Channel Launches


Alchimie to launch 30 VOD channels across France, UK, Spain and Italy in deal with Samsung

Content aggregation and distribution company Alchimie has become an accredited Samsung partner, in a move that will allow it to distribute over 30 on demand channels on Samsung’s TV Plus platform across France, UK, Spain and Italy.  The channels will be made up of 40,000 hours of factual content from across Europe, with Alchimie saying […]

Nine Entertainment and Discovery in talks over new channel

Australian media giant Nine Entertainment is reportedly in talks to launch a new network in partnership with Discovery. The proposed channel will be called Rush and feature programming from Discovery, which is behind brands including Science Channel, Turbo and Animal Planet. Neither Nine nor Discovery confirmed the new channel plans but the Rush brand has […]

A+E’s History channel to be rebranded Sky History

A+E Networks and Sky have announced a new joint venture channel Sky History. The new channel will replace A+E Networks’ UK channel History in Spring 2020, a statement from the broadcaster said. Sky History will continue to be operated by A+E Networks, and serves as its flagship brand alongside Crime+Investigation, Sky History2 (formerly History2), Lifetime […]

Rakuten TV launches Kids TV channel

AVOD platform Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the new Kids TV channel. As the title would suggest, the channel will offer a range of children’s content and launches in partnership with Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures and Lingokids. Rakuten TV is available in more than 42 countries, with the company claiming to be […]

BeIN Sports Xtra lands on Pluto

Free-to-air channel beIN Sports Xtra has launched on ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV in the US.  The channel initially launched in November 2019 on the Roku Channel, utilising beIN’s existing English and Spanish feed to drive awareness of the brand and content “that would otherwise be crowded out of the live premiere window given the extensive rights […]

BeIN Sports Xtra joins Xumo TV lineup

BeIN Sports has continued the expansion of its free-to-air channel, beIN Sports Xtra, with the announcement of availability on Xumo TV. The channel will initially launch on Xumo TV in the US before being made available in Canada. Joining a growing list of over 190 channels, beIN Sports Xtra will be available in 45 million […]

beIN Sports Xtra launches on Samsung TV Plus

Broadcaster beIN Media has agreed a deal to bring its free-to-air channel beIN Sports Xtra to Samsung TV Plus.  The channel initially launched in November 2019 on the Roku Channel, utilising beIN’s existing English and Spanish feed to drive awareness of the brand and content “that would otherwise be crowded out of the live premiere […]

VoxAfrica launches on Freeview OTT platform Channelbox

Pan-African bi-lingual TV Channel VoxAfrica has launched on the UK’s Freeview DTT service via Channelbox. Channelbox launched in September 2019 as a streaming TV service that bundles a curated selection of free-to-air TV channels of various genres and languages, delivering them to the Freeview platform OTT. VoxAfrica will sit alongside TV channels such as France24, […]

LaLigaSportsTV launches on Android TV

OTT platform LaLigaSportsTV has launched on Android TV. Not to be confused with La Liga TV, the recently-launched premium pay TV channel that broadcasts all of the league’s domestic football matches, LaLigaSportsTV offers viewers access to every matchday of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala (LNFS – National Futsal League), the Liga ASOBAL (Spain’s premier […]

Pluto TV launches two British channels

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new channels dedicated to UK productions. The first, Pluto TV Made in Britain, will be a 24/7 channel which will showcase a range of TV series and films which are centred around British popular celebrities, athletes and criminals. Titles on the channel include Harry & […]