Channel Launches


All Flamenco launches internationally with Orange France

All Flamenco, the first UHD TV channel dedicated to the Spanish Flamenco, has launched internationally with a distribution agreement  French operator Orange France.   The channel now forms part of the operator’s Spanish bouquet with a potential audience of almost seven million subscribers. The Spanish bouquet comprises eight channels for €6 a month, with Spanish Flamenco sitting alongside Antena 3, Star TVE, Atreseries, Canal 24 […]

H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]

Sky Deutschland to launch pop-up Halloween channel

Sky Deutschland it to launch a pop-up Halloween channel from October 19-November 1. Sky Cinema Halloween HD will offer a collection of 70 horror movies including Halloween – Die Nacht des Grauens (Halloween), Underworld: Blood Wars, Get Out and Annabelle 2. Other content will include an exclusive TV premier of horror remake Es, which will […]

Vivid Red HD arrives on Tele2

Adult entertainment specialist Vivid Entertainment has added its Vivid Red HD channel to Dutch service provider Tele2’s TV line-up. Vivid Red HD, which features content from studio partners Kink, Tushy and Vixen as well as home produced content from Girlsway and Pure Taboo. On Tele2, the channel will be part of the operator’s premium package […]

France 24 taps Arqiva for UK HD launch

News channel France 24 HD has launched in the UK, supplementing the standard definition version of the channel. France 24 has tapped its existing media services provider Arqiva to upgrade its five-year contract with the news broadcaster to incorporate the launch of the HD channel. France 24 has been available in standard definition in the […]

Virgin Media Sport to launch in Ireland next month

Virgin Media in Ireland is due to launch its new Virgin Media Sport channel on September 18. The channel, dubbed by the pay TV provider as ‘Ireland’s new home of European football’ will broadcast Irish-produced coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Virgin Media Sport will be available to all Virgin Media […]

BBC First drama channel to launch in Poland

BBC Studios’ premium British drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Poland in October. The linear TV channel will replace BBC HD and be available in the country via DTH satellite, cable and IPTV providers alongside BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The launch will make the full […]

Liberty Global’s MySports launches new channel

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s sports broadcast unit MySports is launching a new sports channel, MySports One, ahead of the upcoming hockey season – a key event in the Swiss sporting calendar. The channel, which goes live today, will be distributed via UPC and other operators to digital TV customers. MySports One will be serve as […]

New name for Viasat Sport Baltic channel

All Media Baltics, the Providence Equity Partners-backed outfit that took control of Modern Times Group’s assets in the Baltic states last year, has rebranded the Viasat Sport Baltic premium sports channel as TVPlay Sports. The company has said that it will continue the strategy of Viasat Sport Baltic to be the market leader for premium […]

Discovery’s Quest launches on Freeview in HD

Discovery-owned factual channel Quest has launched in high definition on the UK’s Freeview free-to-view platform, featuring a range of shows and sports events. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition on the platform. Quest’s programming line-up includes English Football League (EFL) highlights on Saturday evenings from 21:00 along with a midweek show. EFL […]