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News brief: Hackers target Ukraine Today

Hackers have taken down the website of the Ukraine Today news channel. The channel said yesterday that its site had come under a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting its host servers in Ukraine. The result, Ukraine Today said, was that its site unavailable in several international territories. The news channel noted it and […]

Ukraine’s 1+1 preps international news channel

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 is testing Ukraine Today, an international news channel, ahead of launching it on free-to-air satellite at the end of next month. At launch the channel will be programmed in English, but 1+1 said there are plans to add a Russian-language version “in the course of time”. 1+1 has led calls for […]

HBO Europe buys North Korea doc

HBO Europe has acquired a documentary about North Korean refugees hiding in China, one of a number of deals distributor First Hand Films has secured. HBO’s deal is for the 1x58mins The Defector – Escape from North Korea, which is filmed undercover and follows the journey thousands of North Koreans make to China. Elsewhere, RSI […]

News brief: TVE purchases Java docs

Spanish public broadcaster TVE is among buyers of current affairs and documentary programming from France’s Java Films. TVE has bought a new doc from current affairs strand Underhand Tactics, a 52-mins show titled The Untaxables from Premieres Lignes about how major companies avoid paying corporation tax, plus Tabloids! Anything For a Scoop and Tracked Down: […]

Russia Today first news net to hit a billion on YouTube

News network Russia Today (RT) has passed one billion video views on YouTube, marking the first time a TV news channel has reached the milestone figure on the site. The global news network, which broadcasts from Moscow and Washington studios and can be seen on cable networks around the world, first launched on YouTube in […]