Channel Launches

SPI International brings eight channels to Africa

SPI International has further expanded in Africa via a distribution deal with Digital Virgo. The deal will see eight channels from the SPI Portfolio debut in Africa for Digital Virgo subscribers in countries including Morocco, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, and through the Molotov OTT platform across the entire continent. Molotov, which has 13 […]

Demand Africa comes to South America via Samsung TV Plus

African content streamer Demand Africa has launched on Samsung TV Plus in South America. The channel joins more than 160 free channels available in the region, and will introduce Portuguese speaking audiences across Brazil to content never before broadcast in the continent. The streamer offers thousands of hours of scripted and unscripted content from African […]

Netherlands first stop for FilmBox as SPI International expands brand into Western Europe

SPI International has launched its FilmBox brand in the Netherlands as part of a larger expansion into Western Europe. The titular FilmBox channel launches in the Netherlands with the M7 Group via its Canal Digitaal brand. FilmBox is available in the basic package of Canal Digitaal’s DTH platform for all subscribers at Channel 14, and […]

Estrella Media launches pair of channels on VIZIO SmartCast

Spanish-language media company Estrella Media has launched two channels on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Available for free 24/7 are the EstrellaTV and Estrella News networks. EstrellaTV offers an aggregation of Spanish-language programming including national and local news shows, sports, entertainment, talk, reality, drama, and comedy, primarily produced in its Estrella Studios in Burbank, California. Estrella News […]

Rakuten reveals partnerships with Samsung and ViacomCBS

Japanese group Rakuten has announced a pair of major distribution deals with Samsung and ViacomCBS. The Samsung partnership will see Rakuten expand its free content offering on the Samsung TV Plus VOD service. During April and May, Rakuten TV will roll out a total of 166 new channels in 16 European markets via the service, […]

NEW ID to launch Korean content channels on ZEASN’s WhaleLive platform

Smart TV ecosystem maker ZEASN has announced a partnership with Korean media firm NEW ID, a subsidiary of NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD. The partnership will expand the Korean entertainment content available to viewers of ZEASN’s WhaleLive AVOD service in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. 
 NEW ID, the […]

Playground TV launches Die Kleine 9 VOD kids channel

Playground TV and Your Family Entertainment AG have announced the launch of a dedicated German on-demand kids’ channel. The channel, called Die Kleine 9, will launch with hundreds of episodes in German. Available titles include popular series Fix & Foxi, Die Drachenjäger, Sherm! and Da Boom Crew among others, all provided by Your Family Entertainment […]

beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español launches on VIZIO SmartCast TVs

beIN SPORTS has launched beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español on the VIZIO SmartCast platform.  The free-to-view Spanish language channel is available in the US, and will complement VIZIO’s earlier launch of the English-language channel beIN SPORTS XTRA. The channel offers viewers live sports, news, analysis and highlights, including coverage of LaLiga, Ligue 1, SüperLig, Copa […]

World’s first motorsport news network to launch

Motorsport Network has announced the launch of the world’s first live motorsport rolling news channel.  Offered on its OTT platform, Live will present viewers with breaking news from studios in London and Miami. It will cover news from around the world of motorsports from events such as Formula 1, Formula E, 24 Hours […]

Discovery and beIN renew MENA carriage deal, add Discovery Channel

Discovery has renewed its longstanding MENA partnership with beIN Media Group, the pair have confirmed. The partnership, an extension of one first agreed in 2016, will see the flagship Discovery Channel become available to beIN subscribers. Customers will also continue to have access to Discovery’s channels HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and Arabic food network […]

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