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MGM Channel for Bulgaria

MGM Networks, has signed an agreement with Warburg Pincus-backed Eurocom, the largest cable operator in Bulgaria's capital, to launch a local language version of The MGM Channel beginning in October.…

Raindance movies online

The Raindance Film Festival will this week become the first to simultaneously show its movies via the web, claiming the initiative could help establish a new revenue model for independent…

The History Channel on demand in Korea

The History Channel has made its Video on Demand debut in Korea following recently signed agreements with Gretech and Hanaro Telecom. Through the deal with Gretech, The History Channel has…

AOL signs ABC

Walt Disney’s ABC has become the latest major network to strike a deal with AOL allowing its full-length prime-time shows to be available free on the Time Warner-owned portal. ABC…

MTV 'active' network

Viacom’s MTV is to launch a new Internet social network sponsored by foundations operated by the founders of Microsoft and AOL to encourage youth activism. The site, Think.MTV.com, is designed…

Penthouse TV for US

New Frontier Media, a producer and distributor of general and adult-themed entertainment, has made an exclusive, long-contract with Penthouse Media Group, of one of the world’s leading men’s lifestyle publications,…

Arsenal signs for Setanta

Arsenal and Setanta have signed a six-year deal for a club channel to be screened on the satellite broadcaster, providing the Premier League club with a new income stream for…

Virgin 1, October 1

Virgin 1, the general entertainment channel that aims to take on Sky One, will launch on October 1st. The channel will be available on Freeview, satellite and cable. Virgin Media’s…

Web-only show 'Quarterlife'

The creative minds behind such TV shows as 'Thirtysomething' and 'My So-Called Life' are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking…

BBC scores Super Bowl rights

BBC Sport will broadcast the Super Bowl live, over the next two years, having signed an exclusive free-to-air deal with the NFL. The deal will also include exclusive free-to-air highlights…

Zinkia and Vodafone Spain's Pocoyo TV

Spanish animation company Zinkia has teamed up with Vodafone Spain to create Spain's first kids‚ mobile TV channel, Pocoyo TV. The streamed channel, which debuts during September 2007 in Spain…

TV Cabo to add 15 new TV channels

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV operator TV Cabo will launch 15 new channels by the end of the year, taking the total number to 103. Currently, TV Cabo…

ROK inks deal with Warid Telecom

ROK Entertainment, the UK-based mobile applications development company, has reached agreement with Pakistan mobile operator, Warid Telecom, to provide streamed mobile TV over Warid’s existing 2.5G network. Warid Telecom –…

News Corp sticks with iTunes

News Corp has no plans to pull its television shows from iTunes like NBC Universal, but has echoed the media industry’s calls for Apple to offer more flexible pricing. Peter…

iTunes movie rentals?

Apple is said to be talking with major Hollywood studios about adding 30-day rentals to its iTunes online media store. Apple is believed to be working towards starting the new…