Euronews launches first franchise channel in Albania

News broadcaster Euronews Group has teamed up with IN Media group to launch Euronews Albania, a TV and digital media offering targeted at residents of Albania as well as Albanian speakers in Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.  The launch marks the first time that Euronews Group has created a Euronews franchise. Euronews is contributing its expertise […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

Newstag launches Arabic streaming service

Stockholm-based crowd-curated news service Newstag is to launch a new Arabic service, providing a stream of video news stories each day covering international and regional news, culture and entertainment. Newstag Arabic will feature professionally produced news content from suppliers including the Associated Press, AFP and Euronews. Talks are also taking place with prominent news providers […]

Africanews launches iOS app

Euronews’ African channel Africanews has launched an iOS app, offering free access to all news published on the website and live TV. The app, available for iPhones and iPads, offers push notifications for breaking news, the Africanews live stream, a constantly updated timeline, a selection of global news, highlighted videos with thematic playlists, Tweets […]

NBC News takes 25% stake in Euronews

NBC News is due to close its acquisition of a 25% stake in Euronews this week, with the France-based news channel due to be rebranded EuronewsNBC. NBC will pay a reported US$30 million for the stake, with Euronews due to use the investment to staff up and expand its news coverage and programming. Deborah Turness […]

NBC to take 25% stake in Euronews as part of wider international plan

NBC News is to acquire a 25% stake in Euronews, according to various press reports. The European news channel is to be renamed Euronews NBC following the transaction. NBC News chief Andy Lack revealed the move in an internal memo to NBC staff in which he announced that Noah Oppenheim, the executive in charge of […]

Euronews launches in HD on Hotbird

Euronews has launched in HD for the first time. The HD version of the pan-Eueropean news channel is available on the Eutelsat Hotbird satellites at the 13° East orbital slot. Euroonews has tapped media services group Globecast to provide technical services to bring the HD channel to viewers across Europe, North Africa and the Middle […]

Euronews to launch virtual reality news with Google support

Pan-European news channel Euronews is to launch a virtual reality news reporting project with funding from the Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund. Euronews said it will produce regular multilingual 360° interactive news videos with finance from the Google fund, making it the first international news provider to “fully incorporate” 360° interactive video news into […]

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 […]

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