FilmBox comes to Ziggo

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its flagship channel FilmBox in the Netherlands with Ziggo. The deal will provide all 3.1 million Ziggo customers with access to FilmBox and its curated selection of Hollywood films.  FilmBox first launched in the Netherlands in mid-2021, and is now available on Canal Digitaal, DELTA, Caiway,, Kabelnoord, Plinq, […]

Etisalat UAE launches Switch TV streamer with Synamedia and 3SS

e&’s UAE-based business Etisalat UAE has agreed a tech partnership with Synamedia and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS). The companies will collaborate to add a lean back TV experience for the operator’s DTC streaming service Switch TV, currently available on LG and Smart TVs along with Apple TV STBs.  The smart TV app is based on […]

Telecom Italia delivers live sports over mABR with Broadpeak

Content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technology provider is working with Telecom Italia (TIM) to enable live sports streaming using multicast ABR (mABR) technology. Using Broadpeak’s mABR solution, TIM says it is delivering live third-party sports content to subscribers with an improved Quality of Experience. Broadpeak’s mABR solution includes the BkE200 transcaster server, nanoCDN […]

beIN introduces new UI, channels and subscriber packages for MENA

beIN Media Group has announced the launch of upgraded packages, new channels and a facelift for its STB user interface.  The new packages available across the MENA region promise to provide subscribers with additional benefits, and replace the existing basic, entertainment, sports, premium and elite tiers.  The new tiers include the Together package, which offers […]

New lifestyle and cooking channel for Portugal

Portuguese thematic channel provider Dreamia is launching a new home lifestyle and cooking channel on NOS’s pay TV network. Casa e Cozinha will debut on April 8 and will be dedicated to home design, cooking, fashion, beauty, travel and wellbeing. NOS said that the launch was taking place at a time when Portuguese people are […]

Premier Sports to broadcast all of Arsenal’s pre-season matches

British pay television channel Premier Sports has secured the exclusive rights to Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures. The channel will air all of the club’s friendly matches building up to the 2019-20 season, starting with the match away to Boreham Wood on July 6 – a match which resulted in an 3-3 draw for a young Gunners […]

ShortsTV extends Dutch distribution

ShortsTV, the short movie channel, has extended its distribution in the Netherlands. The linear TV channel has launched on T-Mobile and Caiway in the country. ShortsTV is fully localised in Dutch. The channel was already available in the Netherlands in Ziggo’s Movies & Series XL package, Delta’s Plus Package, Kabeltex’s ‘Plus Pakket Totaal’ and on […]

Sky Deutschland extends deal with Turner

Sky Deutschland has extended and expanded its distribution partnership with Turner Broadcast. The deal with Turner Germany means that Sky customers will continue to have access to TNT Film, TNT Series, TNT Comedy, Boomerang and Cartoon Network, bringing content including flagship German series 4 Blocks. As part of the deal, TNT Comedy will be made […]

Eleven Sports to launch two new channels in the UK

Eleven Sports has partnered with IMG in the UK and Ireland for the launch of two new sports channels, which will include live rights to Serie A and LaLiga football.  Eleven Sports 1 and Eleven Sports 2 will launch this August in the UK and Ireland via a forthcoming online streaming platform from Eleven, with more […]

AMC Networks International extends M7 deal

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has extended it long-standing partnership with pay TV operator M7 Group. The new deal comes into effect on March 1, 2018 and will allow subscribers of Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to continue to access AMCNI CNE’s portfolio of eight TV channels. The […]

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