London riots doc debuts on Dailymotion

Video portal Dailymotion will launch Riot from Wrong, a new documentary about the riots that shook the English capital, London, in 2011. The one-off doc from Future Artists and Fully Focused Productions follows a group of young Londoners as they examine the media and police reaction to the riots as well as speaking to their […]

Orange to invest extra €30m into Dailymotion

Orange’s CEO has confirmed the company will invest a further €30 million (US$39.7 million) in developing video sharing site Dailymotion following its failure to strike a deal with Yahoo! to take a stake in the operation. CEO Stéphane Richard told financial daily Les Echos that Orange had decided to develop the site using internal resources. […]

Discovery goes Turbo in Turkey

Pay TV operator Discovery has launched new HD channels including a new brand – Discovery Turbo Xtra HD – in Central and Eastern Europe. Discovery Turbo Xtra HD launches today on the D-Smart platform in Turkey and Orange Romania’s recently launched TV service. The channel’s programming focuses on male-focused areas of interest including cars, engineering […]

Sundance Channel launches dedicated Polish feed

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, is launching a dedicated Polish feed of the Sundance Channel. Sundance Channel Polska will feature Polish language on-air promos, versioned programming and grassroots promotions, and will replace the Sundance Channel’s Eastern European regional feed that’s currently available in the country. The linear channel will be available […]

Ruling opens Canal+ channels to web rivals

Canal+ has published reference offers for its seven Ciné+ movie channels, allowing ISPs to make the services available to their users for the first time. Previously the seven channels – Ciné+ Premier, Frisson, Emotion, Famiz, Classic, Club and Star were only available to cable operator Numericable as a third party provider. Now ISPs including Orange, […]

Orange will look for partner for Dailymotion

Orange plans to invest between €30 and €50 million in Dailymotion and will not divest the online video site in the short term, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. However, it does plan to seek a strategic partner for Dailymotion in the autumn to contribute to its development and, in particular, to help establish it in […]

Spotify plans push into TV

Internet-powered music service Spotify is planning to make a bigger push into the living room, with more smart TV apps and set-top deployments in the works. Speaking to TBI-sister title DTVE ahead of his keynote panel discussion at TV Connect, Spotify’s global head of platform partnerships, Pascal De Mul, said that the firm was “was […]

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