Wednesday, 22 February 2017

BBC News: New TV channel for BBC in Scotland

Story from BBC News:

A new TV channel for the BBC in Scotland will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018, director-general Tony Hall has announced.

The channel will have a budget of £30m, equivalent to the amount spent on BBC4.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Oscars on Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Greats will become known as Sky Cinema Oscars from Monday till March 5th.

C21 Media: Sony acquires TruTV in the UK

Story from C21 Media:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has acquired the UK version of TruTV, less than three years after it was launched into the market by Turner Broadcasting.

Discovery: Discovery UK’s Second Free To Air Entertainment Channel Launches Next Month

Story from Discovery Press Office:

Discovery is launching a second free-to-air TV channel on 15 March with brand new real-life entertainment that’s open to all.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Advanced Television: Discovery confirms new UK FTA channel

Story from Advanced Television:

Discovery Communications has confirmed that it will launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK later this year.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Indian Television: Colors HD on Sky from tomorrow

Story from Indian Television:

IndiaCast, a joint venture of Viacom18 and TV18, announced the launch of the high-definition (HD) feed for Colors UK on leading DTH platform, Sky.

Irish Times: TV3 Group audience up 57% and on-demand service grows

Story from Irish Times:

The newly strengthened TV3 Group saw viewership rise by more than 50 per cent in January, with its flagship channel enjoying a 26 per cent year-on-year jump in audience growth.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Irish Independent: Virgin Media backs new €3m TV3 drama as broadcaster develops indigenous programme output

Story from Irish Independent:

TV3 has secured funding from the Virgin Media group for a new €3m drama, as the broadcaster further develops its indigenous programme output.

Friday, 10 February 2017

POP MAX do an Virgin Media no show

Sony's Temporary Kids channel POP MAX did NOT launch on Virgin Media UK after all.

POP MAX was set to launch on February 9th until March 30th base on info from Sky Media.

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Pixar on Saturday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Hits will become known as Sky Cinema Pixar from Saturday till February 19th.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Irish Times: RTÉ to broadcast Ireland women’s Rugby World Cup games

Story from Irish Times:

RTÉ will show all of Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup games plus the WRWC Final across TV, radio and online this August.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Irish Times: Colette Fitzpatrick quits Newstalk show for TV3 role

Story from The Irish Times:

Broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick has quit her role as a co-presenter of the breakfast show on radio station Newstalk after less than six months for a full-time job at TV3.

Monday, 6 February 2017

ARY Digital and ARY News UK closes on Virgin Media UK as Ofcom removes their Licnces to broadcast

ARY Digital (Channel 818) and ARY News UK (819) is no longer broadcast since February 1st.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Irish Independent: Sky and Virgin 'should pay RTE €30m to carry its TV channels'

Story from Irish Independent:

Pay-TV operators Sky and Virgin Media should pay RTE up to €30m a year in order to carry its channels, according to a report by UK experts.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Radio Times: Sky Cinema to launch Sky Cinema Valentine on Monday

Radio Times has confirmed that Sky Cinema Drama and Romance will become know as Sky Cinema Valentine from Monday till February 19th.