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Kids round-up: ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy; ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ increases LatAm foothold; YouTube Kids arrives on Freesat

CTC Media’s ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy WarnerMedia-owned preschool network Cartoonito and German distributor and co-prod Koch Films GmbH have signed deals with APC Kids to expand CTC Media’s animation Kid-E-Cats presence in Italy. After already airing the first two seasons, Cartoonito has signed a new FTA deal for the third season, while Koch Films has […]

Freesat hires head of product

Free-to-air satellite TV provider Freesat has hired David Thomas as head of product. Thomas joins Freesat from fintech start-up Novastone Media, where he was also head of product, overseeing the strategic vision and development of a web, iOS and Android app; as well as integrations with external public IM channels such as WhatsApp, WeChat and […]

Bike channel rides onto Freesat

Cycling channel Bike has launched on Freesat in the UK, marking its free TV launch in the territory. The specialist digital channel rolled out on the free-to-air satellite service today and will be channel 251 in the free-to-air satellite service’s EPG. Bike was founded by former Scripps exec Filippo Ubaldini, who is CEO of the […]

UKTV takes channels to Freesat

UK multichannel programmer UKTV is to launch three of its channels on free-to-view satellite platform Freesat, marking a significant shift in the company’s platform strategy. Factual channel Yesterday, entertainment service Drama and female-focused reality channel Really will be available on the satellite service from later this month, bringing shows including Call the Midwife, Louis Theroux: […]

CBS Drama joins Freeview in the UK

CBS Drama is to launch on digital free-to-air platform Freeview in the UK, and has acquired three library titles from CBS Studios International. The network is currently carried on the Sky and Virgin Media pay TV satellite platforms and Freesat. The new deal means it will now be available in 90% of the UK’s television […]

New UK kids channel for Freeview

UK free-to-air platform Freeview has added a new children’s channel to its line-up for the first time in eight years. CSC Media Group-owned Pop, a channel aimed at kids aged 4-9, launched on the platform yesterday, taking Freeview EPG slot 75. Pop offers shows such as Littlest Pet Shop, Sally Bollywood and My Little Pony. […]

QVC launches two new channels

Shopping network QVC is launching two new channels in the UK – QVC Style and QVC Extra. The networks go live next week and will be available 24 hours a day via Sky, Freesat and on Freeview for viewers with internet connected TVs. Viewers can also tune in online on QVC’s UK website. The QVC […]