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RAI to launch four international channels

From Branislav Pekic Rome Italian state broadcaster RAI has announced that its international subsidiary, RAI International, will be rebranded as RAI Italia. The name change is intended to call attention…

BBC and Sky share RFL

The BBC has secured exclusive rights to show rugby league’s Challenge Cup live in 2009, 2010 and 2011 in a deal covering television and online. An England international will also…

Top Up TV tops up channels

Top Up TV, which provides premium TV content on UK DTT platform Freeview is to offer subscribers programmes from National Geographic Channel and The SCI FI channel. The channels join…

Setanta scores World Cup matches

Setanta has secured the rights to four of England’s five away qualifying matches for the 2010 football World Cup, including the team’s match with Croatia. The Irish pay-TV broadcaster has…

BiBC signs distribution deal with Sony BMG

The British Internet Broadcasting Company (BiBC) has signed an audio, video and long form video content deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK). This deal will allow BiBC to distribute…

Paramount movies for BT Vision

BT Vision has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to make around 150 films distributed by Paramount available from the BT Vision. Download Store users will now be…

History Channel and Crime Network for Top UP TV

The History Channel UK and Top Up TV have reached an agreement to launch The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network on Top Up TV Anytime in the UK.…

Warner Bros UK channel

Warner Bros is to launch its own channel, branded Warner TV, on Virgin Media and BT Vision’s on-demand service. The channel, which is the UK’s first devoted to TV series…

Tiscali UK signs Setanta

Tiscali UK has secured a deal to stream Setanta Sports channels live on its website. The deal will enable Tiscali customers to watch sports content online for £7.99 a month…

ITV mobile communities

ITV will launch a series of mobile communities for its shows that will be branded MyITV, including X-Factor, Loose Women, Britain's Got Talent, ITV Sport (covering the English Premier League,…