Channel Launches

Film1 launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands

SPI International-owned Film1 has launched three of its channels on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Amazon Prime Video Channels launched across Spain, Italy and the Netherlands this week, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Film1 is the latest addition in the Dutch country, with […]

Haystack News adds live streaming from ABC News, CBSN and others

Ad-supported streaming service Haystack News has added 24/7 live viewing from a number of leading news networks. Haystack has built up its name as an aggregator of local, national and world news content, but will hope to reach a new audience with the addition of 16 channels, led by Disney’s ABC News Live and CBSN […]

Arirang TV selects Globecast for Western Europe Simply K-Pop launch

South Korean English-language TV network Arirang TV has announced an extended partnership with satellite operator Globecast to launch its HD channel in Western Europe. The deal will see the Simply K-Pop music channel, which is aimed at international audiences, broadcast across the region on satellite Astra 1L at 19.2°E. Arirang TV, operated by the Korea […]

Verley’s France Channel teams up with Netgem ahead of US launch

France Channel, a BritBox-like international SVOD service for French original programming, is to launch in the US early next year after concluding an agreement with Netgem to provide its distribution technology platform. The service, the brainchild of former France Télévisions and Canal+ executive Julien Verley, will deliver French original programming abroad, with the US service […]

TiVo+ bolstered with Pluto TV channels launches

TiVo has announced an expanded partnership with ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV to incorporate 72 featured channels to its TiVo+ AVOD platform.  TiVo+ is the company’s ad-supported streaming offer which debuted on the TiVo Edge DVR set-top-box in October 2019. Serving as the company’s answer to The Roku Channel, it was launched with content from XUMO, Jukin […]

Kabelio AG selects Eutelsat Hotbird for channel launches

Switzerland’s Kabelio AG has selected Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite neighborhood to launch a new Swiss direct-to-home HD platform. The pair have signed a multi-year contract that will allow Kabelio to leverage the reach of the satellite to target Swiss audiences at home and throughout Europe. The new Kabelio channel line-up was launched in mid-October and features […]

Horse & Country launches on Samsung TV+ in the UK

Equestrian sports network Horse & Country TV (H&C) has launched its advertising-supported service on Samsung TV+ in the UK. H&C will be available on all post-2016 smart TV models from Samsung giving viewers access to content including exclusive training and educational shows, entertainment and documentary series. Forthcoming highlights include coverage from France of Les 5 […]

Bloomberg to launch QuickTake as OTT network

Business giant Bloomberg Media will launch its OTT streaming network QuickTake on November 8. QuickTake is a pre-established brand for Bloomberg, with over one million followers on Twitter and over 430,000 on Instagram. It presents easy to digest short-form news updates from around the world on topics ranging from current affairs and business to lifestyle […]

Thema APAC secures Indonesia debut for Stingray

Canal+ Group-owned distributor Thema Asia-Pacific has secured distribution for 4K channels Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K, Stingray Naturescape and HD channel Stingray Djazz with First Media, one of the principal cable TV and fixed broadband internet providers in Indonesia, operated by PT Link Net Tbk. From October 1, First Media subscribers will get access to Stingray’s TV channels. Stingray […]

AMC doubles channels on Antenna Hungária

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has announced a multi-year channel distribution deal with Hungary’s state-owned broadcast operator Antenna Hungária. The long term deal will see all of AMCNI CNE’s television channels available in Antenna Hungária’s MinDigTV Extra subscription package as of 6 September these new channels include Minimax, JimJam, Sport2, […]