Universal Networks

New acquisitions for Universal Channel

Universal Channel has acquired the UK premiere rights to mystery-adventure drama Sleepy Hollow, and new contemporary crime drama Graceland, from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. These acquisitions join Bates Motel as part of the roll-out of new programming to complement the channel’s refreshed on-air look, according to Universal Channel. Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks […]

Douglas named new UK boss for Universal Networks International

Universal Networks International has named Nicky Douglas as managing director, UK. Douglas will have oversight of UNI’s portfolio of channels in the UK, reporting into Duccio Donati, executive vice-president, Universal Networks International. The company operates channels Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network and Movies 24. Douglas previously led ed her own consultancy […]

Cyfrowy Polsat launches new channels

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is launching two new channels on its platform – 13th Street Universal and TLC HD. 13th Street Universal will be the fifth Universal Networks International channel that Cyfrowy Polsat will offer. It already airs the Universal Channel, Universal Channel HD, SciFi Universal and E! Entertainment. The network will be […]

Universal Networks goes HD in Africa

Universal Networks International has launched HD versions of its Universal Channel and Studio Universal channels on Multichoice’s DStv platform in Africa. Universal Networks launched a standard definition version of Studio Universal on DStv last October. The channel offers action and comedy movies and has become the number two movie channel in South Africa, according to […]

Studio Universal launches in 47 African countries

Universal Networks has signed a carriage deal with African pay TV operator MultiChoice that will see its Studio Universal movie channel reach 47 countries across the continent. Studio Universal will be available on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in the Premium and Compact bouquets. The channel airs blockbuster and comedy movies and offers a range of themed […]