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Virgin news channel?

Virgin Media is exploring the possibility of launching a dedicated news channel with ITN as content supplier. The mooted Virgin News, which would likely broadcast on a 24-hour rolling format,…

DIC launches kid's channel

DIC Entertainment has launched KidsCo, a joint venture children’s channel it owns along with Sparrowhawk Media and Corus Entertainment, in Romania, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and Poland. The children’s brand management…

FA auctions international rights

The English Football Association has put out the tender for the international broadcast rights to air live FA Cup and England home matches from 2008 to 2012. The FA is…

RR Sat for Loral

RRSat Global Communications Network announced that it has signed an agreement with Loral Skynet to offer distribution of video content to the Asian Market via a powerful digital platform using…

ump on Tiscali

JTV shows from around the world will be streamed in the UK through Tiscali under a deal with on-demand broadcaster JumpTV. The partnership will see JumpTV install its video players…

Canal Plus Internet TV deals

Canal Plus has signed deals with France Telecom’s Orange, Neuf Cegetel and Iliad’s Free to supply content from some of its channels via the internet. Subscribers to the three Internet…

Simply Sports channels

Online video group Simply Media is diversifying into male-oriented programming, having acquiring a majority stake in online golf channel GolfBug.tv for an undisclosed sum. The group has announced plans to…

Spanish soccer war hots up

From David Del Valle in Madrid The dispute between Sogecable, owner of Cuatro and Digital Plus, and Mediapro, shareholder in TV channel La Sexta, over football TV rights has intensified…

BT, Sony video phone on PSP

BT Group and Sony have unveiled new software that will allow gamers using portable PlayStations to make video and voice calls and send instant messaging. They said the Go!Messenger wireless…

Viasat Scandinavia adds Warner Bros

Viasat Broadcasting has entered a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for Warner’s feature films to be aired on Viasat OnDemand and CDON on demand services in Scandinavia.…

TVE International pulls out of Hispasat

From David Del Valle in Madrid TVE International’s transmissions to Europe cannot be watched anymore through Hispasat (30º West) as the channel has controversially decided to pull out of the…

Aniboom on YouTube

Aniboom, an Internet site for animators to create and share original clips, is launching its own channel on video site YouTube. A small start-up founded in Israel last year, Aniboom…

OFT to look at CRR

The Office of Fair Trading will make its decision on whether to review contracts rights renewal by the end of summer. With the start of the TV trading season –…

BBC, O2 tie up

BBC Worldwide's Digital Media division announces a new content partnership with mobile operator O2. Under the deal, BBC Worldwide will provide a range of branded mobile content to be retailed…

Premier soccer streamed for US

Vividas, the video streaming technology company, announces a three year deal with Fox Soccer Channel (FSC) to stream Barclays Premier League football matches in the USA. Over 150 matches will…