Category Archives: TV channels / Content

4KUNIVERSE channel to roll out across EMEA

4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat. The channel will be introduced on Eutelsats Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be reaching cable and IPTV networks. 4KUNIVERSE will beam original TV series, movies, [...]

Mediapro, Vice Studios ink co-production deal for Latin America

Audiovisual group Mediapro and Vice Studios have signed an agreement to co-develop and co-produce original scripted TV series. The alliance begins with Border Republic. This series is set on the border between U.S. and Mexico, in Matamoros and Brownsville cities. In the context of the construction of the U.S.-Mexico wall, the series will show the [...]

MGE and SBS sign distribution deal

Mega Global Entertainment (MGE), the independent distributor led by Esperanza Garay, announced an agreement with the Korean network SBS to distribute content in Asia. At the same time, MGE will exclusively represent the drama catalog of the channel throughout Latin America. The fantastic thriller “El regalo de Dios: 14 días”, which was aired as a [...]

SPI introduces new Turkish TV series channel in SA

SPI/FilmBox is extending its worldwide TV channel portfolio with the Timeless Drama Channel featuring Turkish TV series such as Kurt Seyit and Sura, The Uncle in Black, 20 Minutes, The End and more. Timeless Drama Channel will beam in HD and is now available for distribution in DTH platforms, cable networks, mobile and Smart TV as well [...]

DirecTV offers multiplatform coverage of NBA games

DirecTV will offer up to 123 NBA games of the 2018-2019 season – starting on October 16 – live and in HD on DirecTV Sports 2 and with online access through DIRECTVSports.com and DirecTV Sports App. Subscribers can access to additional programming by subscribing to the exclusive NBA League Pass package. There will be 96 [...]

ESPN launches dedicated women’s sports brand in Mexico

ESPN has launched in Mexico espnW, its dedicated womens brand, which includes content initiatives to engage and inspire women across ESPNs linear, digital and social platforms. The brand will feature a mix of inspirational, lifestyle stories around sporting events and provide more coverage of female athletes and womens sports. The launch of espnW in Mexico [...]

Open News set to shake up television news

eMedia Investments will launch Open News, on Thursday, 1 November 2018. The channel will be available exclusively on Openview every evening from 5PM to 11PM, bolstering the free-to-air satellite platforms current news offering. Open News will keep news viewers informed and entertained with a fast-paced overview of the top local and international news stories. Through [...]

Turner consolidates content production strategy

Turner Latin America has already produced more than 9,500 hours of content for its entertainment brands, its free-to-air TV channel Chilevisión, and for third-party players, just one year after opening its integral production department. Some of the titles are “Privet Russia” for TNT Sports and “Un pequeño gran viaje” for TNT. Among the titles of [...]

BBC Lifestyle unveiled brand new look in South Africa

During the bi-annual Upfront event of BBC Studios in Johannesburg, BBC Lifestyle showcased its brand-new look. The lifestyle channel on DStv has a stylish and in vogue new look highlighting a fresh set of designs and objects around the channels ambition and engaging lifestyle content. As from 20th November, the brand makeover will launch new [...]