Euronews names chief product officer

International news channel Euronews has named Dorota Smaggia as chief product officer and appointed her as a member of the company’s executive board.  Smaggia, who joined Euronews in 2010, previously launched the social video platform Unruly in France and has also worked for news video aggregator Akamedia, music platform Jamendo, Medialive and XtraMusic. “Euronews is […]

Euronews signs deal with Inter for Ukrainian channel

International news channel Euronews has struck a deal with Ukrainian broadcaster Inter Media Group to develop and strengthen the Ukrainian version of Euronews. The agreement, which includes technical and content exchange, was approved by the Euronews Supervisory Board in Paris and has been officially signed at the beginning of March, making the Inter Media Group […]

Egyptian tycoon Sawiris to take majority stake in Euronews

London-based Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris is to take a majority stake in Euronews under a plan adopted by the international news broadcaster’s board.  The news channel’s supervisory board has already approved a €35 million capital increase and authorised CEO Michael Peters to enter negotiations for 60 days for one of Sawiris’ investment vehicles to […]

Euronews extends African reach ahead of new channel debut

News channel Euronews has extended its reach in Lusophone Africa thanks to a new agreement with South Africa-based pay TV provider DStv, and has launched a programming strand on the Ouest TV channel in Francophone Africa. The latest deals come ahead of Euronews’ planned launch of Africanews, a dedicated multilingual pan-African news channel later this […]

Euronews to provide content for MSN

News channel Euronews has teamed up with Microsoft to provide a selection of programming to MSN users in 10 languages. Euronews content will be delivered via the recently-launched new MSN news portal in 29 countires. Euronews on MSN will be available on multiple deivces including desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. Euronews content will be available […]

EE TV customers now get BBC connected red button

UK mobile operator EE’s EE TV customers can now access BBC connected red button services. EE TV has also added Dailymotion, Deezer, Euronews, Cloudio TV and Hopster applications to its platform.  Viewers can use the BBC’s connected red button directly from BBC channels to access iPlayer and the BBC Sport and News Apps, offering live sport, video […]

Euronews teams up with Parrot for in-car distribution

News channel Euronews has teamed up with automotive entertainment systems specialist Parrot to provide an app on the latter’s new Asteroid range of connected multimedia systems. The app, which will be available by the end of this year, according to Euronews, will deliver news updates in real time to cars equipped with a Parrot Asteroid […]

Euronews to add sports programming with SportAccord

News channel Euronews has signed what it describes as “a historic collaboration” partnership with SportAccord to distribute original sports programming across its network of channels.  Under the agreement, Euronews will, amongst other things, run a weekly sports-programme, Sports United, starting from January 2015, as well as several special magazine shows, focusing on specific sports. Euronews […]

Euronews launches two new YouTube channels

Euronews has launched two new YouTube channels, Euronews Business and Euronews Discover.  Euronews Business will focus on business news and analysis, while Euronews Discover will focus on nature, the animal world, festivals and travel. The two new channels join Euronews Knowledge, the broadcaster’s first thematic channel – dedicated to science, space and technology – which […]

Euronews launches on TVPlayer

Pan-European news channel Euronews has launched on UK live OTT TV streaming player TVPlayer. TVPlayer is operated by Simplestream and streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s major free-to-air broadcasters. The addition of Euronews takes the number of channels on the service to over 45. TVPlayer can be watched via the […]