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NOW adding new Alibi, NBC News

Sky’s streaming service NOW is adding two new channels, Alibi and NBC News NOW, available at no additional cost from June 28th. This is further growth on the back of an increased content slate with the launch of Peacock and new channels Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries also added to the Entertainment Membership. […]

June 22, 2022

CNN to launch CNN Business Arabic

International Media Investments (IMI) and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) have signed an agreement for a partnership that will see the creation of CNN Business Arabic, a dedicated digital business platform from the MENA region for Arabic speakers, which will be launched in Q4 2022. Developed and operated by IMI in partnership with CNN, CNN Business […]

June 20, 2022

NewsmaxTV joins ONEHUBTV

NEWSMAXTV, the 24/7 cable news channel, has been in partnership with the complete media and technology solutions provider Vision247, since 2021, with their launch on Vision TV Freeview and now extends this partnership further with their release on Vision247’s OTT platform, ONEHUBTV, now the only OTT platform where Newsmax can be viewed, in the UK.NEWSMAXTV […]

June 20, 2022

CNN-News18 launches Town Hall

CNN-News18, India’s English general news channel, is all set to host the inaugural session of ‘Town Hall,’ an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices will engage in meaningful conversations with India’s most trusted news team. The ‘CNN-News18 Town Hall’ will decode the most relevant and topical issues that are shaping […]

June 16, 2022

Newsflare hires Chapman as Head of Data Analytics

Newsflare, the licensing platform and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), has announced the appointment of Liam Chapman as its new Head of Data Analytics.  This newly created role, one of several key appointments following its £5 million series B funding round, will enable Newsflare to target buyers with highly relevant user-generated video (UGV), and help […]

June 16, 2022

i24NEWS launching in Morocco

The Israel-based international news channel i24NEWS is launching operations in Morocco. i24NEWS CEO Frank Melloul announced the opening of two bureaus in Rabat and Casablanca, from which the channel will operate its studios. In addition to the Tel Aviv headquarters, i24NEWS also broadcasts from studios in France, the US and recently from the UAE. The […]

May 31, 2022

Newsmax launching in Europe via M7

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has announced a long-term satellite and OTT distribution agreement with US-based, conservative news channel Newsmax. Newsmax is the #4 rated news channel in the US and is available in 52 million pay-TV homes in the country through major providers including DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Verizon and more. It is also […]

May 11, 2022Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Arabsat extends Euronews capacity contract

Euronews is extending its contract with Arabsat. Arabsat will provide transmission broadcasts on its BADR-4 satellite (also known as Arabsat 4B). “We are delighted with our long partnership with Euronews, one of the most viewed news channels in Europe and look forward to continue to offer their uniquely rich and varied news on Arabsat BADR-4,” […]

April 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

CNN+ shuts after less than a month

The new owner of CNN, Warner Bros Discovery, is shutting down CNN+ on April 30th. It is less than a month since its launch. “This decision is in line with WBD’s broader direct-to-consumer strategy,” said Chris Licht, the incoming CEO of CNN. “In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service, which […]

April 22, 2022

Report: Significant audience drop for US broadcast news

Despite changing viewing habits, national television remains a dominating medium for entertainment and news-gathering purposes in the US. National TV still has the broadest reach with live broadcasts like Super Bowl LVI drawing nearly 72 million unique US households. This is according to Comscore’s latest TV Trends report, which uses Comscore TV National Measurement to […]

April 21, 2022