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Thema brokers two deals for Russia

Wildlife channel Love Nature 4K has launched on Russian service provider Rostelelecom’s Wink service. The agreement which will provide a raft of Ultra HD natural history shows via the Love Nature linear channel, was brokered by Thema Rus and overseen by Chiara Mckee, VP, EMEA global networks, Blue Ant Media. The launch on Rostelecom expands […]

Thema launches new Arabic VOD offering on Free

Canal+-owned international channel distributor Thema has launched a new Arabic-language video-on-demand package as part of the Le Bouquet Maghreb+ offering it provides on Free’s TV service in France. Maghreb VODis, available at no extra cost to subscribers of Le Bouquet Maghreb+, which costs €7.99 a month. Thema has launched the new VOD service to coincide […]

MyZen TV 4K launches in Slovakia

Lifestyle channel My Zen TV 4K has launched in the Slovakian market on the Antik Telecom platform. MyZen TV 4K started broadcasting its new 100% native 4K signal from July 1 with premium content and lifestyle programs around the four thematic pillars of the chain: daily well-being, life changes, escape, body and soul. Antik Telecom […]

MyZen launches in Greece on Nova

Well-being channel MyZen TV has launched in Greece on DTH platform Nova. Nova is offering MyZen TV to its customers as part of its basic Tter. The deal was arranged by MyZen TV’s distributor, Canal+-owned Thema. MyZen TV, part of the independent French SECOM group, brings lifestyle programmes around the four thematic pillars of daily […]

Canal+ and Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien acquire Mezzo

Vivendi-owned Canal+ and French news publisher Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien have jointly agreed to acquire classic music channel Mezzo from Lagardère Group and France Télévisions. The 50:50 acquisition will see the publishing group take over responsibility for day to day management the of channel, including programming and marketing and communication. Canal+ will commercialise […]

MyZen TV launches 4K offering in Russia

Well-being channel MyZen TV, in partnership with French distribution outfit Thema, has debuted its new 4K TV channel in Russia on the Planeta pay TV platform. Planeta, which was created in 2003, reaches more than 100,000 households in the Ekaterinburg region, and is one of the first operators in Russia to broadcast 4K content. MyZen […]

Salt adds raft of new services to TV platform

Swiss service provider Salt has added a raft of new services including, this week, one of a range of packages targeted at expatriate groups living in Switzerland, Le Bouquet Portugais from French channel aggregator Thema. The Portuguese package will be available without long-term contract commitments for CHF9.95 (€8.73) a month and offers four channels: generalist […]

Alterna’TV changes name to Thema Americas

Alterna’TV, the channel distribution business for set up by Eutelsat Americas to distribute Latin American channels overseas, has changed its name to Thema America. The name change comes nine months after the outfit was acquired by French pay TV outfit Canal+ via its Thema channel distribution subsidiary. Thema has been headed by Patrick Rivet, Thema […]

Canal+ takes 100% control of Thema, names new CEO

Canal+ Group has taken full control of Thema by acquiring 100% of the channel distribution subsidiary’s shares. Thema has also announced that Fabrice Faux will take over as CEO from François Theillet as of July 1. Faux was previously finance and business development director at Canal+ Overseas, the pay TV operator’s international arm. Faux’s appointment […]

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 […]

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