Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
06/02/2008

History Channel UK Appoints Chello Zone As Distribution Representative

The History Channel UK, a joint venture of A&E Television Networks (AETN) and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), has appointed Chello Zone, a business unit of Chellomedia, to serve as distribution representative for The History Channel to pay TV platforms in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Additionally, Chellomedia is providing a range of broadcast services, including digitization and signal distribution, content language versioning, and scheduling through their facilities at the Digital Media Centre in Amsterdam.
Following a year in which The History Channel expanded its reach in Europe with the launch of both standard definition and high definition services in Scandinavia and the Benelux, the network's roll out continues with an anticipated launch in Central Europe in Q2 2008.
Chello Zone's representation business is unrivalled across the region and offers its sales and channel management service to over 35 clients.
Now available in over 135 countries to more than 235 million TV households, The History Channel is the only international television network devoted exclusively to historical programming, featuring informative and entertaining series, specials and documentaries.
The network reveals the power and passion of history, allowing viewers to experience history personally and connect their own lives to the great lives and events of the past. The History Channel features award-winning programming that covers a variety of topics, including ancient history, contemporary history, military history and conflict, and technology and transport.
The History Channel was first launched by AETN in January 1995 in the United States.
The UK joint venture with Sky launched in November 1995 and operates The History Channel, The Biography Channel, Crime & Investigation Network and The History Channel HD in the UK.
The joint venture also operates The History Channel and The History Channel HD in Scandinavia, the Benelux, Sub-Sahara Africa and Greece, as well as Crime & Investigation Network in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Ian McDonough, Commercial Director of The History Channel UK added: “We have a clear commitment to investment in the localization of our channels, and Chello Zone, with its great expertise and regional experience is the perfect partner to ensure this strategy is a success in Central Europe.”
Louise Cottrell, Vice President Affiliate Sales at Chello Zone commented: "This is a significant agreement for us.
"The History Channel is one of the most respected worldwide brands with a strong and clear programming strategy. We are confident that their unique and diverse range of high quality programming will prove very popular with audiences in the region," she said.
(DS)

Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

17/11/2014
Studiotech Belgium To Partner With ORTM To Develop Its Second TV Channel
The Mali Office of Radio and Television (ORTM) has selected Studiotech Belgium as partner for the development of its second TV channel. Studiotech Bel
31/10/2011
History Continues International Distribution Growth
History, the flagship channel of leading media content company, A+E Networks, has secured further distribution in Hungary through an agreement with An
28/04/2010
History Channel's America Completes Post
A global visual entertainment services group has teamed up with TV production company Nutopia and the History Channel to post a 12-part series America
21/10/2009
Soldiers Recall Troubles On History Channel
A new TV series is to focus on the Northern Ireland Troubles - this time from a military perspective. As this year's Poppy Day remembrance approaches,
27/01/2009
Concrete Sees The Light With Channel 4's New History Of Christianity Series
Concrete was approached by Pioneer Productions to design and create a logo for a new series of eight episodes for Channel 4 titled: 'Christianity: A H
08/12/2008
Smithsonian Channel And Skyworks To Produce Biggest Aerial Series In TV History
A high definition "birds eye view" of the visual splendor of each of the 50 states will be the focus of a new series, 'Aerial America', commissioned b
10/07/2008
Arqiva To Support Launch Of 'Military History'
Arqiva has announced it is supporting the launch of 'Military History' – the latest channel from well-known broadcaster The History Channel – onto the
18/01/2007
Broadcast Networks Helps Solent TV Make Broadcasting History
Solent TV, the UK’s first not-for-profit commercial local television station, recently went live on the SKY platform using new facilities that were
10/03/2014
RTS Holds West England Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) held its West of England Awards last night, welcoming the television and broadcast community of the west to the Bri
14/05/2001
CHANNEL 4 LAUNCH 4 VENTURES LIMITED
CHANNEL 4 have published their Annual Report for 2000 and formally launched a new incorporated company, 4 Ventures Limited, to manage all their film a
26/11/2014
Thomson Video Networks Launch The CONVINce Project
Thomson Video Networks have launched the CONVINcE project, a consortium of 18 partners in five European countries that will address the challenges of
30/10/2014
EC/Japan Develop High Speed Networks
The European Commission and Japan have announced four research projects that will seek to develop new technologies for high-speed networks in dense us
23/11/2010
BBC One 'Discovers' 20,000 Years Of History
The BBC and Discovery Channel US have announced a major new landmark series in which Andrew Marr embarks on the greatest story ever told - the epic st
03/04/2012
Chello DMC To Playout ShortsTV
Chello DMC has been selected by Shorts HD to provide playout and content management services for the channel, as well as representation services in th
04/11/2008
Chello Zone Reports Further Success In CEE
Multi-channel operator Chello Zone has confirmed a cluster of new launches and renewals for Chello Zone channels in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).