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Fairbairn exits as Scripps takes channels in-house

Kathy Fairbairn, the director of programming for Food Network and Fine Living and the former JimJam boss, has exited AMC Networks after the channels’ owner, Scripps Network Interactive, took its operation back in-house. The Scripps channels had been operated by Chello Zone, the channel operator that was part of Chellomedia, which was acquired by AMC […]

Chello Zone strikes deal with Multimedia Polska

Chello Zone has secured carriage for its CBS Drama and CBS Europa channels on Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska’s platform. The deal, which represents an expansion of the reach of the channels in Poland, means that the two services will join CBS Reality on Multimedia Polska’s platform. Louise Cottrell, VP affiliate sales for Chello Zone, […]

Chello Zone taps Polsat for ad sales in renewed carriage deal

CBS Chello Zone has struck a multi-year deal with Polish pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat to renew carriage of its channels CBS Europa, CBS Drama, CBS Action and CBS Reality.  Chello Zone’s action sports and lifestyle network, Extreme Sports Channel, which features exclusive WWE content in the region, has also been renewed. Under the terms […]

CBS channels debut in Africa

CBS Action and CBS Drama are set to launch in Africa for the first time as part of a new four-channel deal between broadcaster Chello Zone and Africa’s MultiChoice.  Both channels will appear on MultiChoice-owned DTH platform DStv across Africa, along with Chello Zone children’s channel JimJam and Hollywood movie channel MGM. Chello Zone has […]

Chello takes SPT titles for Turkey

Chello Zone has acquired more than 50 titles from Sony Pictures Television for Turkish channel Moviemax Speed. Chello brokered the deal on behalf of pay TV platform Digiturk, which owns the action and adventure movie net. The deal comprises 41 feature films such as Anaconda, Boyz ‘n the Hood and Street Fighter, six miniseries including […]

JimJam launches on Russia’s Tricolor TV

Chello Zone is set to launch its pre-school kidss network JimJam on Russian satellite platform Tricolor TV on June 1.  The network will launch to coincide with Tricolor’s new kid’s tier of content, which it announced earlier this month, and will be the second Chello Zone channel to be carried by Tricolor after the Outdoor […]

Jim Jam launches Benelux feed

Chello Zone has launched a new version of its pre-school network Jim Jam, aimed at Dutch-speaking viewers, that will cover the Benelux region.  Chello Zone’s platform partners in Belgium and the Netherlands, including Ziggo, UPC Nederland, CAIW Media, Glashart Media and Delta Kabelcomfort will air the feed. Further operators, including those in Luxembourg, are also […]

New look for CBS Chello Zone channels

The CBS Chello Zone Channels Partnership, the partnership between CBS and Liberty Global’s content arm, has unveiled a new on-air look for its UK and EMEA channels. From today, viewers across EMEA will see the new on air looks created by Studio Hansa, which is designed to reinforce the distinct identities of each channel.  The […]

CBS Drama launches on Virgin Media

CBS Drama is to launch on UK cable platform Virgin Media after parent company CBS Chello Zone Channels closed a deal with the operator. The channel, which is currently available on BSkyB’s satellite platform and free-to-air satellite service Freesat, airs series including Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Dallas. This is the latest CBS Chello […]

CBS rebrand set for December

Broadcasters Chello Zone and CBS Studios International will launch newly rebranded CBS channels across Europe, Middle East and Africa on December 3 after receiving regulatory approval from the relevant competition authorities.  Chellomedia announced an agreement in August to create new CBS-branded channels from Chello Zone’s existing bouquet of channels in 83 territories across Europe, the […]