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Court becomes Tru

One of the best-known cable networks in the US is demolishing a 16-year-old brand in a bold bid to become even bigger. Court TV will become “truTV” in one of…

4oD strikes FX deal

Channel 4's On-Demand service 4oD has inked a deal with FX, the Fox-owned entertainment channel. The deal, only the second third-party deal Channel 4 has struck after its agreement with…

Virgin Media boosts channel line-up

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed the addition of new children’s, entertainment and movie channels from CSC Media and Sparrowhawk. Virgin Media TV customers are now able to receive Diva…

ITN content free on iTunes

ITN is making its mobile news and entertainment content available for free to ipod users and other portable video players. The deal will allow customers to download ITN's latest news…

Verizon Minisode Network

Verizon Wireless has formed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to offer The Minisode Network on V CAST. The channel offers four to six minute versions of the studio's television…

Dave TV hailed

UKTV has hailed the launch of the Dave channel (which replaced UKG2) as a success, with ratings for the company’s overall Freeview offering up 27 per cent in the channel’s…

MySpaceTV originals

MySpaceTV unveiled its first original Web series to give its users a television-like experience with the interactive benefits of the Internet. “Roommates” will track the lives of four women in…

Axiom.TV family-focused Internet TV channel

Axiom.TV is set to Beta launch the first comprehensive technology to make Internet TV user- friendly, legal and safe for families. To celebrate its international Beta launch, Axiom.TV will give…

BBC expanding Euro channel business

BBC Worldwide plans to launch up to 14 channels across Europe over the next 12 months, with Africa and Scandinavia the next markets set to roll-out its new suite of…

'I'm a Celebrity…' live online

ITV has teamed up with Microsoft to offer web coverage of the next series of 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!', in November, through the MSN portal – the…

BBC keeps rights to US Masters golf

The BBC has retained the UK broadcasting and online rights to the US Masters golf tournament up to 2010. Sky had been keen to wrest away rights from the BBC,…

Lin puts YouTube in TV

Lin, a multiple station owner in the US, is partnering with YouTube to launch dedicated YouTube channels for its 31 stations. The sites will feature a mix of news content…

O2TV offers Disney films

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic has signed a contract The Walt Disney Company for the distribution of its films through O2TV fixed-line television. In addition to new titles, Telefónica O2 also…

Premiere slumps on Kirch return

Shares in Premiere slumped as it emerged its former owner Leo Kirch had won the rights to market Bundesliga football for the next six years. Kirch, now aged 81, saw…

Dailymotion brings CNN to Europe

Dailymotion, the independent video sharing site, and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe have confirmed an agreement to make news, entertainment and animation programming available to audiences across Europe. The agreement…

No comment from EuroNews on YouTube

From Colin Mann in Cannes International news channel EuroNews has created a new channel based on its No Comment programme. On No Comment TV, Internet users will be able to…