Discovery to air Lance Armstrong interview on networks globally

Discovery will simulcast Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong on its networks around the world. Oprah’s interview will be the first the disgraced cyclist has given since a damning report from US anti-doping agency USADA late last year. It will be shown on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the talkshow star’s series on […]

Canal Digital Kabel-TV adds Star bouquet

Norwegian cable operator Canal Digital Kabel-TV has added a raft of channels from South Indian broadcaster Star Network to its pay TV offering. Canal Digital Kabel-TV has launched Star Plus, Star Gold and Star Life OK in the Optional Basic Pack. Star Plus and Star Life OK are general entertainment channels, while Star Gold airs […]

BBC Worldwide introduces advertising in Norway

BBC Entertainment in Norway is to have advertising for the first time in the new year after BBC Worldwide Channels struck a deal with Fox International Channels. The move is intended to increase the amount of money that BBC Entertainment can invest in acquiring and commissioning content for the channel. BBC Entertainment is available in […]

Netflix lowers US targets but hails international growth

Netflix has lowered its full year subscriber target for the US, but said it has witnessed stronger than forecast growth in each of the international markets in which it operates.
As expected, the company reduced its subscriber target in the US from seven to five million net additions as it reported its third-quarter results.
 CEO Reed […]

Canal Digital subscriber losses continue slowdown

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital recorded lower subscriber losses in the third quarter than during the corresponding period of 2011. The telco’s Broadcast division also reported a record high EBIDTA margin. Canal Digital lost 4,000 DTH customers in the three months ending September 2011, compared with a loss of 6,000 a year earlier. […]

BBC Entertainment to join Riks TV

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has signed a carriage deal with Norway’s Riks TV for its BBC Entertainment channel. BBC Entertainment will be added to Riks TV’s DTT platform on November 1. The channel airs series including Dragons’ Den, Alan Carr – Chatty Man and Graham Norton. It will join […]

Trace Sports goes mobile, makes Norwegian debut

Sports celebrity lifestyle channel Trace Sports has expanded its distribution following deals with mobile TV platform Yamgo and Norwegian operator Canal Digital Kabel. The channel, which airs programming based on the lifestyles of famous sports people, is offering content via the Yamgo TV network that streams TV content to internet enabled mobile or tablet devices […]

HBO Nordic strikes programming deals with FME

Forthcoming online video service HBO Nordic has struck its first programming deals for its over-the-top platform, acquiring a raft of content from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The service, which was announced last week, has picked up drama Hit and Miss, which starred Chloe Sevigny and was written by Shameless creator Paul Abbott and Lisa Kudrow-fronted comedy Web […]

HBO joins the on-demand TV fight in the Nordic region

HBO is launching a multiplatform TV service in the Nordic territories, placing it directly in competition with the likes of Voddler and LoveFilm as well as Netflix, which yesterday announced it is launching service in the region.
 HBO said it was launching a “multi-platform video distribution venture”, without clarifying exactly what that would be. It […]

Netflix confirms Scandi launch

Online video streaming service Netflix is to launch in Sweden and across the Nordic region, as first revealed by DTVE sister publication TBI in May. 
This move will mark the latest international launch for the service, which has already launched across Latin America, in Canada and in the UK and Ireland. 
 The service will […]