Virgin hires Sky veteran for digital role

Virgin Media has named former Sky Italia programming chief and JimJam founder David Bouchier as its chief digital entertainment officer. The UK-based pay TV operator has tasked Bouchier with leading its content, programming and digital entertainment teams in a bid to “further develop” its television offering. Virgin Media is currently locked in a battle for […]

OSN adds new linear channels to fast-growing OTT service

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has added three new live channels to its OTT TV service OSN Play and has claimed a 60% increase in subscriber registrations and a fourfold increase in viewership for the platform. OSN has added BSkyB’s news channel Sky News, AMC Networks-owned kids channel JimJam and Scripps Networks’ Food Network […]

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 […]

JimJam launches dedicated Polish feed

JimJam has launched a dedicated feed for Poland in partnership with Polsat. Polsat JimJam will show programming selected for the Polish market, which fully localized content and advertising. The channel is carried in Poland on the Cyfrowy Polsat pay TV platform. “A dedicated feed of Polsat JimJam gives us freedom to develop the schedule for […]

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 […]

JimJam launches on MyTV

Chello Zone kids channel JimJam has launched on African pay TV platform MyTV. MyTV is a satellite-delivered service targeting English-language markets in sub-Saharan Africa. JimJam will be broadcast in English as part of the operator’s basic package. Louise Cottrell, vice-president of affiliate sales, Chello Zone, said: “JimJam is currently enjoying great global expansion due to […]

Chello signs Hot deal

European channel operator Chello Zone has inked carriage deals for three of its channels on Hot’s cable platform in Israel. The deals mark the debuts of Outdoor Channel and Fine Living in the region. They will be joined by a Russian language version of Chello’s kids channel JimJam.