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C&W brings Paramount+ to Caribbean

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts […]

March 29, 2022

Intelsat gifts Early Bird satellite to Smithsonian

Early Bird was the first-ever communications satellite to be placed into geosynchronous orbit and launched in 1965 to a spot over the Atlantic Ocean. The Early Bird satellite was the first to provide direct and nearly instantaneous contact between Europe and North America, handling television and telephony. However, Early Bird had a twin. A totally […]

March 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Smithsonian Channel greenlights Muhammad Ali origin doc

Smithsonian Channel has greenlit the feature length documentary Cassius X: Becoming Ali from leading Scottish indie, Two Rivers Media. Exploring the transformation of Cassius Clay into international boxing icon and activist, Muhammad Ali, Cassius X: Becoming Ali is the first commission from Two Rivers for Smithsonian Channel.  Cassius X: Becoming Ali (2×60 mins for TV broadcast) will be directed by Muta’Ali, the award-winning film director. […]

January 11, 2022

Smithsonian Channel’s Impossible Repairs to debut this autumn

This autumn, Smithsonian Channel delves deep into the guts and bolts of the world’s most innovative, multi-million dollar machines to spotlight the everyday hard hat heroes who oversee their operations in the new original series, Impossible Repairs (6×60’). Hosted by filmmaker, adventurer, and survivalist Mike Davidson, this six-part series spans the globe to give audiences exclusive access […]

August 23, 2021

Smithsonian Channel reveals story behind Israel’s vaccination achievements

From outbreak to lockdown, Israel was at the forefront of rapidly flattening the curve and inspiring the world to follow suit. Smithsonian Channel’s original documentary, VAXXED NATION, produced by Israeli- based leading production company Ananey Studios, provides an intimate look at how Israel – in spite of conflicts – became the world leader in vaccinating its […]

June 28, 2021

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Increased movement and competition on UK DTT platform Freeview is among the developments for 2021 predicted by Chris Parsons, Chief Executive at channel operations specialist MediaPaedia Broadcast. His five predictions are: Covid efficiencies are here to stay 2020 saw unprecedented changes in the broadcast industry, one traditionally based on trade shows and meetings. Production has […]

January 15, 2021