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Film1 to replace Sundance channel with on-demand offering

Dutch channel group Film1 has announced plans to replace its Film1 Sundance channel with an on-demand channel on the Ziggo platform. Sony Pictures Television-owned Film1 said the on-demand channel will launch on Ziggo on August 31, taking channel slot 105 on the EPG, and responds to changing viewing habits. After this date, some of the […]

Report: Liberty Global, Vodafone ‘resume talks’

Liberty Global and Vodafone have resumed talks about a possible corporate tie-up, according to a report by The Register. The online news service, citing unnamed sources, reported that Liberty Global’s chief development officer Andrea Salvato is leading Liberty’s negotiations. Citing what it describes as a well-placed source, The Register says that Vodafone could sell its […]

Vodafone pushes back UK TV service

Vodafone has put its plans to launch a TV service in the UK on hold, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper. The paper cited Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao as saying that the service was ready to launch within weeks if the company felt it was necessary, but said that Vodafone now had other priorities. […]

Viceland lines up March launch for Netherlands

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch in the Netherlands on March 1 via Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator Ziggo. The launch is part of Vice’s expansion into the Benelux region, with the youth lifestyle and culture channel to also go live via Telenet in Belgium on the same day. The Dutch version of the channel will […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

Netflix launches on Liberty Global in Netherlands

Netflix has launched on Liberty Global’s Horizon advanced TV platform in the Netherlands – the first launch of the service by the international cable group following the deal struck between Liberty Global and the streaming video giant in September. Netflix is now available on the Ziggo cable platform in the Netherlands. Ziggo subscribers can access […]

EE launches ‘Watch with Twitter’

EE has become the first TV platform in the UK to partner with Twitter to let users see which television programmes are trending on the social network. The launch of ‘Watch with Twitter’ lets EE customers discover and watch the most talked-about programmes in real time using data provided by Twitter UK. Up to five […]

Viacom launching new Spike channels

Viacom will launch Spike channels in the Netherlands and Hungary next month. The male-skewing cable net is already available in the Netherlands as a five-hour branded block on the Nickelodeon kids service, but will roll out as a full round the clock channel from December 12. It will be carried on the Liberty Global-owned Ziggo […]

Liberty CEO: content is ‘Kong’

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “selective” about content investments, but hinted work is now underway with US studio Lionsgate on a string of shows. Speaking on Liberty Global’s third quarter earnings call, Fries said that Liberty has “four or five great ideas cooking with Lionsgate”, after the cable […]

Telcos are ‘taking over pay TV’

Telecoms companies will account for over half of all pay TV subscriptions in Western Europe and Lat-Am within five years, according to new research. Research house Ovum forecasts that over a quarter of all global pay TV subs will be through telcos, with additions largely going to be driven by organic expansion of IPTV services. […]

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