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VOOM HD's ‘Virgin’ launch into UK

From Colin Mann in Cannes VOOM HD Networks has inked an agreement with UK quad-play operator Virgin Media, to trial the global VOOM HD channel starting in October 2007 as part Virgin Media’s 50Mbs Broadband Pilot in the UK. The deal, brokered by international broadcaster and distributor of thematic channels Chello Zone (formerly Zonemedia), marks […]

October 10, 2007

Virgin Media to offer C4 HD

Virgin Media and Channel 4 have agreed a deal where the cable operator will offer High Definition (HD) content from Channel 4 via its on demand service. Subscribers will be able to view a selection of Channel 4 programming (in Standard as well as HD) up to seven days after original transmission free of charge. […]

October 10, 2007

MTG and Canal agree non-exclusivity

Modern Times Group (MTG), has revealed that MTG Norway and Canal Digital have signed a non-exclusivity agreement, whereby both parties have agreed not to exclusively distribute any of the five most watched channels in Norway. NRK1 and NRK2 are already distributed on both the Viasat and the Canal Digital satellite pay-TV platforms, and both TV […]

October 9, 2007

Prom Queen goes abroad

Web TV series “Prom Queen,” produced by former Walt Disney Chief Executive Michael Eisner, is heading to France and Japan under deals that will revamp the short Web films into programming for local audiences. “Prom Queen” has drawn media industry interest by making a case for how entertainment tailored to the Internet can be extended […]

October 9, 2007

ABC News on Kamera

ABC International Television and Internet and mobile TV specialist aggregator Kamera have closed an agreement to distribute news video content from ABC News. The deal will enable Kamera to market ABC News' portfolio of news content to mobile operators and online platforms worldwide, excluding North America. Kamera will distribute, pitch and package ABC News content […]

October 9, 2007

Virgin Media beefs up online content

Virgin Media has launched three new services a major online content, it will offer shows from its recently launched digital TV service Virgin 1, as well as games and music content. Virgin has also signed deals with music platforms OD2 and Vidzone to supply it with music tracks and videos in preparation to ramp up […]

October 9, 2007

ITN boosts Joost line up

ITN has signed a deal with IPTV platform Joost to provide its news, entertainment and sports content and a new weekly programme entitled Movie Buff. ITN will keep Joost viewers up to date with all the latest UK, world, sports, showbiz and business news throughout the day. Joost viewers can also tune into weather from […]

October 9, 2007

Joost launched Off the Fence

ndependent production and distribution company Off the Fence has partnered with Joost, the broadcast-quality Internet television service, to launch two new channels via their online platform – 'Off the Fence Go Wild' and 'Off the Fence Explore'. The channels will air a schedule of wildlife programming and science documentaries.

October 5, 2007

ESPN Star in US

ESPN Star Sports is launching a version of SportsCenter in South East Asia, as well as Hong Kong and China. SportsCenter is consistently one of the highest rated programs on American television. It has been broadcast more than any other show in American television history, with over 30,000 unique episodes aired so far. Covering American […]

October 4, 2007

MTV for Hungary

MTV Networks International's (MTVNI) has launched MTV Hungary, the latest addition to its growing portfolio of channels in Central and Eastern Europe. The MTV channel will be a fully localised service and joins the other MTVNI channel brands, VIVA, VHI European and Nickelodeon, which are also available in Hungary. The 24 hour, advertiser-supported, Hungarian language […]

October 4, 2007