EuroNews adds 4 new languages

24-hour news channel ‘euronews' is adding Lithuanian, Romanian, Serbian and Ukrainian services, alongside the channel's existing eight 24/7 languages.

Euronews says the launch of its Ukrainian-language "News" programme block on Ukrainian National Television is now on air. In addition, a part-time Lithuanian service also began airing recently. Since 2004, euronews has teamed up with public channels to adapt and broadcast its flagship programmes in national languages.

The channel now has four of these part-time services: Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Romanian, in addition to its round-the-clock service in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). A Turkish service is scheduled to start in January 2010.

As part of a cooperation agreement with China Central Television (CCTV), euronews is providing CCTV with magazine programmes for translation into Mandarin, and in particular "...uris", dedicated to showcasing European research programmes since 2007.

(Source: Rapid TV News)