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    Default tRANSPONDER NEWS 26.07.2007

    2007-07-25
    EuroBird 1, 28.5°E- Sky Digital: A new channel has started in DVB-S Clear: Aaj Tak (India) on 11259.00MHz, pol.V SR:27500 FEC:2/3 SID:52159 PID:2319/2322 Hindi.
    - Sky Digital: A new channel has started in DVB-S Clear: Pop +1 (United Kingdom) on 11343.00MHz, pol.V SR:27500 FEC:2/3 SID:52351 PID:2333/2336 English.
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Travel Channel +1: PID:2320/2321 English SID:52412 (11390.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - Clear).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Creative TV: PID:2318/2319 English SID:52425 (11390.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - Clear).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Fantasy 1: PID:2350/2351 English SID:50100 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard). 21h-6h30
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Gay TV UK: PID:2324/2325 English SID:50671 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Fantasy 2: PID:2332/2333 English SID:50672 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot All Girl: PID:2329/2330 English SID:50673 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for TV X 2: PID:2318/2319 English SID:50674 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard). 21h-7h CET
    - Sky Digital: New PID for TV X 3: PID:2321/2322 English SID:50675 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard). 21h-7h CET
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot Raw: PID:2335/2336 English SID:50677 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for TVXtra: PID:2353/2354 English SID:50679 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot R: PID:2312/2313 English SID:50680 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot Wives: PID:2340/2341 English SID:50681 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot 40+ Wives: PID:2343/2344 English SID:50682 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).
    - Sky Digital: New PID for Red Hot amateur: PID:2337/2338 English SID:50683 (11585.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:2/3 - VideoGuard).

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    Eutelsat W2, 16°E- New FEC for TV Pika on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:1 PID:101/102 Slovenian - Clear).
    - New FEC for Carli TV on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:2 PID:201/202 Slovenian - Clear).
    - New FEC for Svet Plus on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:4 PID:401/402 Serbian - Clear).
    - New FEC for Vikom RTV on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:6 PID:601/602 Bosnian - Clear).
    - Total TV: New FEC for Pop TV Slovenia on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:21 PID:2101/2102 Slovenian - VideoGuard).
    - Total TV: New FEC for Kanal A Slovenia on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:22 PID:2201/2202 Slovenian - VideoGuard).
    - Total TV: New FEC for TV 3 Slovenija on 12728.00MHz, pol.V: FEC:2/3 ( SR:26050 SID:23 PID:2301/2302 Slovenian - Clear).

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    Intelsat 901, 18°W- New PID for Telereporter Sud: PID:301/401 Italian SID:1 (11057.50MHz, pol.H SR:1950 FEC:5/6 - Clear).

    Astra 1D, 23.5°E- Canal Digitaal & Euro1080: EXQI Europe is now encrypted in ****** 2 & Mediaguard 2 (10758.00MHz, pol.V SR:22000 FEC:7/8 SID:2 PID:34 [MPEG-4]/35 English).
    - Canal Digitaal & Euro1080: HD 1 is now encrypted in ****** 2 & Mediaguard 2 (10758.00MHz, pol.V SR:22000 FEC:7/8 SID:1081 PID:308 /256 English).

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    Eutelsat W2, 16°E- ITV Partner: MM has left 11012.00MHz, pol.V (DVB-S SID:5 PID:34/35 Bulgarian)
    - ITV Partner: BBT is testing in DVB-S Cryptoworks on 11012.00MHz, pol.V SR:27500 FEC:3/4 SID:50 PID:34/35 Bulgarian.

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    Hotbird 7A, 13°E- A testcard identified Family Life TV has started in Clear on 11296.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:3/4 SID:8424 PID:690/.

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    Hotbird 8, 13°E- VIP.TV Italia is back on 11785.00MHz, pol.H SR:27500 FEC:3/4 SID:13302 after a break ( PID:2832/2833 Italian - Clear).

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    Turksat 2A, 42°E- A new channel has started in DVB-S Clear: Ilahi (Turkey) on 12507.00MHz, pol.H SR:3900 FEC:5/6 SID:7 PID:61/62 Turkish.
    - New SID for Berat TV on 12507.00MHz, pol.H FEC:5/6 SR:3900: SID:2 ( PID:37/38 Turkish - Clear).
    - Yurdum is back on 12507.00MHz, pol.H SR:3900 FEC:5/6 SID:3 after a break ( PID:43/44 Turkish - Clear).
    - Kanal 55 has left 12507.00MHz, pol.H (DVB-S SID:3 PID:43/44 Turkish)
    - Sineklasic 1 Arma has left 12507.00MHz, pol.H (DVB-S SID:2 PID:37/38 Turkish), it is no longer transmitted by satellite in Europe (Ku Band)
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    Default News 26.07.07

    Setanta plans sports news channel:


    Setanta is to launch a sports news channel on the Virgin Media cable platform in the latest challenge to BSkyB's supremacy in pay-TV programming.

    The new channel will plug the gap left by Sky Sports News, which has not been available to cable TV viewers since the beginning of March, when Sky and Virgin failed to agree terms for a new distribution deal for the former's basic channels.

    Although the disappearance of high-profile Sky One shows such as Lost and 24 garnered most attention, one source close to Virgin said the company had been "surprised" at the level of customer complaints about losing Sky Sports News.

    The deal also strengthens the burgeoning anti-Sky alliance between Virgin and Setanta, which are both striving to undermine the UK pay-TV market leader.

    Providing top-level sports coverage, much of it live, has been a key driver in building Sky's 8.6 million subscriber base in the UK and Ireland.

    Setanta's sports news channel will launch in time for the start of the football season on August 11, when the Irish group will also break Sky's virtual monopoly on live Premiership rights.

    The company's sports programming will be available for purchase on satellite, cable and the BT Vision broadband service, but also on digital terrestrial platform Freeview, where Sky has so far been unable to launch a pay-TV offering including live football.

    Last week Setanta agreed new pricing terms with Virgin, making its sports channels available for just £8 a month - and free to customers who take Virgin Media's XL basic TV package.

    Setanta has also unveiled a new price plan for Freeview and satellite viewers, slashing the price of its sports channel offering to £9.99 a month.

    On BT Vision, customers can pay £12 per month for Setanta's 46 live Premiership games, as well as other sporting fixtures including 242 Premiership games available on demand from 10pm on match day.

    Separately today, Virgin's high court claim that Sky has abused its dominant position in the pay-TV market has been scheduled for trial next year.

    Andrew Morritt, chancellor of the high court, formally approved a timetable under which documents will be exchanged in March, followed by a trial some months later, Reuters reported.

    Meanwhile, Virgin has asked for first round bids from potential buyers, which could be prepared to pay as much as £11.5bn including debt.

    Earlier this month, Virgin confirmed it had received an approach, understood to be from the private equity group Carlyle.

    Since then, a consortium involving four private equity houses - Providence, KKR, Cinven and Blackstone - has also entered the fray, as has US buyout firm TPG.

    Apax Partners is also believed to be interested in the auction, which is being conducted by Goldman Sachs.

    Potential trade buyers so far mentioned are Viacom, Time Warner, John Malone's Liberty Media and US cable group Comcast.

    Interested parties are being asked to submit first bids in the first 10 days of August, with second round bids likely to go in by mid-September.

    Both Setanta and Virgin declined to comment.
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    Nuts TV to launch on Freeview:


    Lads magazine spin-off Nuts TV will launch on Freeview this autumn in an overnight block.

    The channel, currently available online, is a partnership between Turner Broadcasting System and IPC Media.

    Programming is made by ETV.

    Nuts TV will offer live 'lads' programming and interactivity. The first stage of launch will be a four-hour block airing on Freeview from 9pm to 1am every night. It will start on 12 September.

    The carriage on Freeview has been agreed but a channel number has not been allocated. There are plans to add the channel to more platforms at a later stage.

    Programming will be live on five nights a week. Hosted highlights will be available for the remaining two.

    Former ITV executive Joe Talbot recently joined Nuts TV as director of programming.

    Advertising sales for the TV block will be handled by Turner Broadcasting System.
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    Hallmark launches Diva TV for women:


    LONDON - Sparrowhawk Media, the company behind the Hallmark Channel, has renewed its ad sales contract with Sky Media as it prepares to launch a new channel, Diva TV, to be aimed at women aged 25 and over.

    The broadcaster extended its contract with Sky Media until 2010, choosing the sales house from a shortlist of five after a pitch.
    The contract also covers Diva TV, which launches on Sky in October, and two further launches.

    The two new channels will either be time shifted or mixed content, showing Hallmark content at different times and providing extra services.
    There are no dates set for the launch of these channels.
    The deal between Hallmark and Sky, brokered by BLM, is understood to be vital for Sky Media, which has sold advertising on the channel since its launch in 2000.

    Richard Hawking, operations director at Sky Media, said: "Sky has a strong male offering, especially as we have Sky Sports, so the Hallmark channel is an integral part of Sky's content as it delivers well to the female demographic."
    Hallmark is second only to Sky One in terms of its female commercial impact delivery.

    The Hallmark Channel decided to review its sales contract with Sky Media earlier this year, after Sky initiated negations aimed at cutting the price it paid to broadcast the channel (Media Week, 3 April, page 3).
    As well as the competitive pitch among five sales houses, Sparrowhawk also briefly considered setting up its own operation.
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    Payload for Lockheed Martin-Built Missile Warning Satellite Completes Extensive Environmental Test Phase

    Lockheed Martin said the payload for the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, a key milestone in preparation for launch of this first-of-its-kind satellite.

    SBIRS will provide early warning of ballistic missile launches and support other missions simultaneously, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, the SBIRS prime contractor, and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, the payload subcontractor, are developing SBIRS for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, Calif. Air Force Space Command operates the SBIRS system.

    The successful test, conducted at Northrop Grumman's Azusa facilities from March 11 to June 15, demonstrated the function and performance of the fully integrated GEO-1 payload in vacuum conditions at temperatures bounding the environments expected when the SBIRS satellite is on orbit.

    Key aspects of the test included radiometric performance, simultaneous tasking of both sensors against moving IR targets, on-board target processing against cluttered backgrounds, data downlink formatting and spacecraft interface verification. Test evaluation shows the GEO sensor will perform in family with the SBIRS HEO payload sensor now on orbit.

    The GEO payloads feature a scanning sensor that will provide for short revisit times over its full field of view and a staring sensor that can be tasked for step-stare or dedicated stare operations over smaller areas. The GEO scanner and other payload components such as the focal plane assembly, and processing algorithms are identical to those used on SBIRS highly elliptical orbit (HEO) payloads, the first of which has completed initial on-orbit deployment and checkout and demonstrated that its performance meets or exceeds specifications.

    "This test, performed over a three-month period, is testimony to the team's drive to attain operational excellence and mission success on this vital national security program," said Mark Crowley, Lockheed Martin's SBIRS vice president. "Our team has completed a series of major milestones and is poised to begin final assembly, integration and test following delivery of the critical payload."

    Northrop Grumman will now prepare the payload for delivery to Lockheed Martin's facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities in early August where it will be integrated with the GEO-1 spacecraft. Lockheed Martin is currently under contract to provide two HEO payloads and two GEO satellites, as well as the ground-based assets to receive and process the infrared data.
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    ViaSat to Acquire JAST Antenna Systems:


    ViaSat, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT), a producer of innovative satellite and other digital communication products, has agreed to acquire privately held JAST Antenna Systems. JAST develops microwave circuits and antennas for terrestrial and satellite applications, specializing in small, low profile antennas for mobile satellite communications.

    Terms of the transaction include an initial purchase price of approximately $2.0 million and additional consideration of up to $4.5 million to be paid in cash and/or stock based on JAST meeting certain financial performance and technology development targets over the next two years. The acquisition is expected to have no material impact to ViaSat non-GAAP (pro forma) earnings during the next twelve months. However, ViaSat has not completed its valuation analysis and, accordingly, has not determined the impact to GAAP earnings. The acquisition is expected to be completed within 30 days.

    "ViaSat has been working on a number of attractive market opportunities in mobile satellite and terrestrial communication markets," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO. "JAST has expertise, innovative technology, and market relationships that improve our competitive position in these markets. And, their location in Switzerland can help us better support our European partners and initiatives."

    "Becoming part of ViaSat opens up many new possibilities for our antenna technologies and the strong complementarity of the technologies will strengthen our position in the worldwide market," said Ferdinando Tiezzi, JAST managing director. "We share a common culture of innovation and vision in the future of mobile satellite communications. The new strength this merger brings us will be especially valuable in further advancing our mobile antenna technology and capturing market share going forward."

    JAST Antenna Systems, based in Lausanne , Switzerland , is focused on the design and development of innovative antenna technologies. The company provides custom design, development, prototyping and testing of antennas for land vehicles, boats, and aircraft.
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    Hustler TV and Diabolic Digital Sign Worldwide Exclusive VOD and PPV Agreement:


    LFP Broadcasting LLC, parent company of Hustler TV, today announced a new world exclusive agreement with Diabolic Digital. Hustler TV will be the PPV and VOD distributor for both current releases, as well as a broad selection of quality library titles.

    "Hustler TV is changing the way people watch adult entertainment by offering studios new ways to reach very targeted and engaged audiences," Michael H. Klein, President, LFP Broadcasting LLC. "We are establishing a new model for adult VOD and PPV entertainment by signing agreements with the top and most popular studios in the business and making them a seamless extension of the Hustler brand."

    "Our goal has always been to provide premium adult entertainment to Diabolic fans everywhere," said Diabolic Digital owner Gregg Alan. "This agreement with Hustler TV will expand our fan base throughout the world and allow us to continue to offer our outstanding product from talented directors to an even bigger marketplace."

    Founded by Alan, Diabolic released its first video on January 15th, 1998 and since then has created some of the most critically acclaimed films in the market. Diabolic recently introduced new packaging and marketing materials to differentiate itself in the marketplace and announced the hiring of the studio's first female director - Melissa Lauren.

    Diabolic Digital will join a broad selection adult content from recognized providers that are already part of the wildly popular Hustler TV PPV and VOD networks. Previously announced Hustler TV exclusive agreements include some of the biggest names in the adult entertainment industry. They include VCA Pictures, Hustler Video, Jules Jordan Video, Red Light District, Evil Angel, Elegant Angel, Tera Patrick's Teravision, Third Degree, Zero Tolerance and Black Ice Limited to name a few.

    Now available worldwide including Europe, Central and South America and Canada, Hustler TV delivers some of the industries top buy rates in adult PPV and VOD. With over 33 years of experience in providing adult entertainment through various different mediums, the Hustler TV networks continue to expand and grow at a rapid pace with new launches every month.
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    Ten Sports sells terrestrial rights to Bangladesh TV:


    Taj Television Ltd, which runs Ten Sports, has sold the exclusive terrestrial rights of the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka to terrestrial broadcaster Bangladesh Television.
    The deal was concluded in conjunction with Ardent Marketing Ltd. and will provide viewers throughout Bangladesh the opportunity to enjoy live coverage of the ODI matches between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
    Taj TV has concluded deals worldwide, providing its cricket coverage to its international broadcast partners which include Zee in Europe, DirecTV in North America and Astro in Malaysia.
    With these syndication arrangements in place, in addition to Ten Sports coverage, the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka is expected to be seen in over 70 million homes globally. Launched in April 2002, Taj TV’s Ten Sports is broadcast from Sharjah, the West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco throughout the Indian sub-continent and Asia, as well as in the United States (Cricket Plus), Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
    Ten Sports also owns the exclusive rights for WWE, the UEFA Champions League, the U.S. Open tennis and World Cup hockey.
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    TV Cabo detects illegal connections:

    Since the start of the year, the Portuguese cable operator TV Cabo has detected 7,000 illegal connections to its cable TV network. It succeeded in signing up 1,000, and informed the regulator Anacom of 200 cases of illegal reception among the remaining 6,000. ATVCabo source told the daily Expresso that the company is investing €2 million a year on monitoring illegal cable connections. According to the new electronic communications legislation which came into force in May, individuals can be fined between €500 and €3,740, while businesses (including cafes and restaurants) risk fines of between €5,000 and €45,000.
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    Steady progress for Cyfra+

    The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has posted revenues of PLN453 million (€120.6 million) for H1 2007, or 8.89% more than for the same period in 2006. At the same time, its net profit amounted to PLN110 million, as opposed to PLN80 million. Despite facing strong competition from both Cyfrowy Polsat and n, Cyfra+ is understood to have increased its subscriber number – the most recently available figure was 950,000 – in the first half of the year. It has also launched two further HD channels, with National Geographic HD and Canal + Film HD now available in addition to Canal+ Sport HD.
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    Voom HD set for Poland:

    Chellomedia-backed Zonemedia is to distribute Voom HD in Poland. According to a local report, the service, which is effectively a ‘showcase’ version of the six channels produced by Voom Networks, could be followed by the introduction of more channels from Zonemedia’s portfolio, including Zone Horror and Zone Fantasy, into the Polish market. Although Voom HD has yet to secure carriage on any specific platforms in Poland, there are likely to be several potential takers. HD services are already offered by two of the country’s three DTH platforms (Cyfra+ and n), with the third (Cyfrowy Polsat) to follow shortly, along with the MSO Multimedia Polska.
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    'Premiere Star': MTV Music, MTV Entertainment and Nick Premium new channels:


    Premiere Star, the marketing and distribution platform for third party broadcasters planned by German pay-TV operator Premiere, is taking shape, with the signing of MTV Networks to the service.
    The third international broadcaster to join the platform after Turner Broadcasting Systems and NASN, MTV Networks will add pay-TV channels MTV Music, MTV Entertainment and Nick Premium to the platform, due to launch on September 1 via Astra (19.2° East). MTV Music will be available from Premiere Star’s launch, with its sister services to follow in December.
    “We are pleased to be able to welcome these strong brands from the MTV Networks family onboard Premiere Star. With Nick Premium and MTV Entertainment we can offer two real channel premieres. For music fans, children and entertainment lovers there are now three more reasons to subscribe to Premiere Star,” said the Munich-based enterprise’s managing director Wolfram Winter.
    MTV Music offers current chart hits from all genres around the clock without commercials or other interruptions. MTV Entertainment screens selected MTV shows such as Pimp my Ride, Real World, Viva la Bam and Celebrity Death Match. Each day four hours of rock music clips from the 1960s through till today are shown. Nick Premium offers exclusive TV premieres of new series and other popular formats from the children’s channel Nick (Nickelodeon in the UK) which, in contrast to the free-to-air main network, are screened commercial-free.
    Premiere Star will initially offer 13 pay-TV channels for EUR 13 per month to DTH households in Germany and Austria. By year-end the service aims to have expanded to 20 channels. The target group will initially be existing Premiere subscribers, with all satellite households being addressed in the second stage. The venture is backed by Premiere (90%) and German credit institute HypoVereinsbank (10%).
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    Intelsat’s Galaxy 17 satellite operational:

    Intelsat, global provider of commercial satellite services, has confirmed that its new Galaxy 17 satellite is fully operational and providing services. The satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space and launched by Arianespace on 4 May, arrived at 74.05ºW on July 5th and Intelsat took control of the satellite from Thales Alenia Space on July 6th.
    Galaxy 17 will eventually be located at 91ºW and will join Intelsat’s North American cable community within its Galaxy fleet comprised of 15 other satellites that cover North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Once on station, the satellite will offer fresh capacity with its 24 C- and 24 Ku-band transponders for Intelsat’s video, corporate and consumer broadband customers in North America and in the Caribbean.
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    Digital Television to launch HDTV on IPTV:

    Milan-based company Digital Television has announced plans to launch ten DTV channels via IPTV from September. According to President and CEO Giuseppe Sbrissa, the HDTV channels will be dedicated to movies, music, sports and cartoons. The TV package includes 30 Sky Italia pay-TV channels (including movies, sports and football packages), a movie on demand service and digital terrestrial content, plus a personal video recorder function.
    The triple-play offer, costing E40 a month, will also include 24Mbps internet (ADSL2+) plus unlimited voice calls towards fixed telephone numbers and significant discounts for calls towards mobile phones.
    Since it does not have its own infrastructure, Digital Television has opted instead to invest E30 million in unicast technology, which it considers guarantees optimised reception for all subscribers. As a result, the cost of reaching a family will be E20, compared to the E200 to E300 of other operators. Digital Television can also rely on a satellite link for data transmissions, supplied by Eutelsat which recently became a 9 per cent shareholder in the operator.
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    Channel 4 takes 50% stake in Emap TV

    Channel 4 has paid £28 million for a 50% stake in Emap's TV business as part of a "cross-platform music strategy".
    The portfolio includes seven music jukebox channels, mostly born from Emap brands, including The Box, Smash Hits, Q, Kiss, Kerrang, Magic and The Hits.
    The broadcasters will use the joint-venture to "exploit new and emerging digital growth opportunities", with "increased cross-promotional opportunities spanning both media companies' portfolios'".
    Channel 4 is preparing to launch three new digital radio stations next year and has also been mulling the launch of a dedicated TV channel under the 4Music brand following the success of its 'E4 Music' strand.
    C4 chief exec Andy Duncan described the move as a "strategic investment... designed to generate significant revenues that can be reinvested in supporting our public service activity longer term".
    Paul Keenan, chief executive of Emap consumer, added: "Emap and Channel 4 are likeminded partners and together we make a formidable force in an otherwise fragmenting and challenging market."
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