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 […]

Africanews network goes live

Euronews’ sister TV channel, Africanews, has gone live in 33 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.  The 100% Euronews-owned network is available in 7.3 million homes from launch. The channel is broadcast via the SES 4 and SES 5 satellites and distributed by operators across the region. News of the launch date was announced a press conference […]

Euronews’ sister channel Africanews to launch this month

Euronews’ sister TV channel, Africanews, is due to launch across sub-Saharan Africa on April 20, following the launch of the network’s news website in January. At a press conference at MIPTV in Cannes today, Euronews’ director of distribution Arnaud Verlhac said that the pan-African news channel will be broadcast by SES via its SES-4 and […]

Euronews moves into Jamaica with Digicel Play

Euronews is expanding its presence in the Caribbean through a deal with Digicel Play in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The Euronews English service will be available for the first time in Jamaica via Digicel Play, while the operator deal will extend the channel’s reach in Trinidad and Tobago. “This new deal is a clear […]

Africanews goes live today

Euronews’ new African channel, Africanews, will launch today at 18:00 West Africa time in Congo Brazzaville. The channel, which Euronews has hailed as the first pan-African news media service, will be available in French and English on all digital platforms. The service will initially be available via its website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and via […]

Euronews launches in Japan

Euronews has launched for the first time in Japan in partnership with IPTV operator Hikari TV. Euronews’ English and French language services will be available as part of Hikari TVs basic service in HD. “Our company offers seven international channels so that foreign residents and visitors to Japan may also enjoy watching Hikari TV. We […]

Euronews’ Africanews channel to go live in January

Euronews’ new Africanews channel is due to launch across Africa on January 4, the company announced at Discop Africa. The Congo-Brazzaville-based, pan-African news channel, which Euronews first announced in January, will be dedicated to sub-Saharan African and be available in English, French and partially Swahili. Presenting the concept, vision and the mission of Africanews at […]

Sawiris takes majority stake in Euronews

Media Globe Networks, a company owned by the Sawiris Family and managed by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, now holds 53% in Euronews after completing  a €35 million capital increase in the business. The new deal follows several months of exclusive negotiations between Media Globe Networks and Euronews, with the remaining 47% of shares stay with […]

Euronews extends German reach

News channel Euronews has secured expanded its carriage with German cable operator Tele Columbus to reach a total of 900,000 homes across the country. Subscribers of Tele Columbus’ networks in the Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse regions are now able to receive Euronews in German, Arabic, Persian and Turkish, on channel 118 […]