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NBC staffs up with new roles at channels business

NBCUniversal has created two new positions in its international channels division and hired executives from BT Vision and UKTV. Sarah Lloyd-Baker has been appointed VP, marketing, UK and Kjetil Njoten vice president, creative, UK and emerging markets. Both roles are London-based and both execs will report to Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks International, UK. […]

BT plans TV rebrand, entertainment push

BT is planning to slowly rebrand its TV service from BT Vision to BT TV, and has plans to boost its channel line-up later this year. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event yesterday, BT Retail’s chief executive of TV Marc Watson said that BT is rebranding the division following the launch of its web-connected […]

NBCUI relaunches PictureBox SVOD service

NBCUniversal International has relaunched its feature film subscription on-demand service in the UK and Ireland. PictureBox Films is being given what’s described as a “radical redesign and major rebrand” of the site, which initially launched as a digital TV subscription on-demand service in 2006. The revamped service, which launches today, allows users to access 60 […]

TLC to launch in the UK

Discovery Networks is to launch its female-oriented lifestyle channel TLC in the UK and Ireland at the end of April. The channel will be carried by BSkyB and cable operator Virgin Media, as well as BT Vision and TalkTalk’s YouView platform. TLC will also be available in HD on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms […]

UKTV gets a new look

UKTV is introducing a new on-air look and feel. The UK channel operating group, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, said it is introducing the new look to coincide with its twenty-first year in digital TV. The new look will go live on Tuesday March 26. Chief executive, Darren […]

BT releases YouView and Vision numbers

UK telco BT now has just over 60,000 TV customers with Youview connected TV boxes, the company has revealed. BT said it signed up 21,000 BT Vision customers in the quarter to the end of December. The company ended its fiscal third quarter with 770,000 BT Vision customers. BT is proceeding with its multicast rollout […]