Alterna’TV changes name to Thema Americas

Alterna’TV, the channel distribution business for set up by Eutelsat Americas to distribute Latin American channels overseas, has changed its name to Thema America. The name change comes nine months after the outfit was acquired by French pay TV outfit Canal+ via its Thema channel distribution subsidiary. Thema has been headed by Patrick Rivet, Thema […]

Thema names new distribution chief

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema has appointed Arnaud Verlhac as SVP, distribution. Verlhac replaces Patrick Rivet, who has been appointed to supervise activities in the Americas following Thema’s acquisition of channel aggregator and distributor Alterna’TV. In his new position, Verlhac, who was previously distribution and marketing director at Euronews, will take charge of the distribution of […]

Euronews taps Alterna’TV for Lat Am push

Euronews is tapping Thema-owned Alterna’TV to help it build distribution in Latin America. Canal+ Group-owned Thema recently acquired Alterna’TV, which specializes in representing channels from Latin America, mostly in the US market. Patrick Rivet, senior vice-president of distribution at Thema said that Alterna’TV “has worked tirelessly to build, develop and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships […]

Canal+ acquires Alterna’TV

Canal+ Group has acquired Alterna’TV, the platform set up by Eutelsat Americas to distribute Latin American channels overseas, notably in North America. Aterna’TV channels are currently received by over six million subscribers in the Americas via cable and internet TV. Along with the acquisition, which was carried out via its Thema channel distribution subsidiary, Canal+ […]

YFE and Motors TV team up with Alterna’TV for Americas

Eutelsat-owned channel distributor Alterna’TV is to distribute German kids channel provider Your Family Entertainment’s (YFE) a channel and related content based on the Fix&Foxi kids animation series to its partners in 25 countries in the Americas. Fix&Foxi were created by German comic artist and publisher Rolf Kauka, and the channel will feature other Kauka characters. […]

Eutelsat’s Alterna’TV launches channel in Colombia

A new wellness and well-being cable channel has launched on Colombian pay TV platform Movistar. already is already distributed on other platforms in Latin America after its parent, Alterna’TV, closed deals, and is now on the Telefónica-owned Spanish-speaking operator Movistar. Alterna’TV, which is a subsidiary of telecoms company Eutelsat Americas, launched last October. […]

France’s Trace launches Trace Sport Stars in the US, Latin America

Trace TV, the French youth-focused thematic channel provider, is launching its Trace Sport Stars network in the US and Latin American after signing a deal with channel distributer Alterna’TV. A subsidiary of Latin American satellite service provider Satmex, Alterna’TV ha experience in distributing original entertainment channels throughout Latin America and to the Spanish speaking communities of […]