General International TV Channels Thread

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E4 (the channel that broadcasts Adult Swim in the UK), will be launching a new channel called E4 Extra (using 4Music's existing channel slot). Box Hits will close, with 4Music taking its old channel slot. 4Music will transition back to a channel focusing purely on music.


interesting name for that (although that makes me confusing about saying as "4Extra").
 

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SYFY in UK will become Sky Sci-Fi. Something that they took too long to do.

Will this happen the same in Germany, or the Sky channels and the NBCU channels here are still operated by different teams?
 

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SYFY in UK will become Sky Sci-Fi. Something that they took too long to do.

Will this happen the same in Germany, or the Sky channels and the NBCU channels here are still operated by different teams?
The German team for NBCU channels indeed seems still different, it's been not amalgamated effectively.

I guess inevitable move anyway..I see people disappointed that it's not Sky Fy, but Sky Fy is not a genre, unlike Sky Sci Fi.
It'd also have problems about expanding to Italy (if it ever happens, which I doubt), as Sky Fy almost looks like "schifo" (shit adj., Or disgusting) or its "Sky counterpart" "skyfo", a term which is sometimes used by some internet communities in order to criticizs Sky lol
 

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The German team for NBCU channels indeed seems still different, it's been not amalgamated effectively.

I guess inevitable move anyway..I see people disappointed that it's not Sky Fy, but Sky Fy is not a genre, unlike Sky Sci Fi.
It'd also have problems about expanding to Italy (if it ever happens, which I doubt), as Sky Fy almost looks like "schifo" (shit adj., Or disgusting) or its "Sky counterpart" "skyfo", a term which is sometimes used by some internet communities in order to criticizs Sky lol
IMHO, I'd be happy to get Sky Sci-Fi in Italy. They would finally fill the gap left by AXN Sci-Fi back in 2017 (!).
 

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I think "comedy channels" tend to be fiasco's here in Italy, see Comedy Central; the American sitcoms aren't hugely appreciated as they're in certain other countries, even less more challenging American sitcoms, e.g. the likes of 3rd rock from the Sun, Seinfeld.

Some of course are successful, like TBBT, just not as a whole, on a whole dedicated channel.

And I don't think they've been able to buy the rights for TBBT anyway.

Now, there needs to be a mixture of Italian comedy production too, and I don't think Sky Italia wants to do that
 

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SYFY in UK will become Sky Sci-Fi. Something that they took too long to do.

Will this happen the same in Germany, or the Sky channels and the NBCU channels here are still operated by different teams?

Or in other words Sky Cinema B-Movies.

An interesting fact about Syfy, is that it launched on the same day as Disney Channel UK.
 

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Or in other words Sky Cinema B-Movies.
I think it'll receive a boost now that it'll become one of the Sky channels, they didn't know what to do with that as of lately, as major Syfy content moved to Sky Max, and so on.

Now, of course Syfy typical "B movies" will remain, but I think many newer sci fi content will easily be more available there
 

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ETC sets to cease broadcast on June 20 and to be replace with Solar Flix (DTT) and ScreamFlix (Cable).
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Permission for HGTV Pan-Regional (Portuguese).

The Media Authority decides Discovery Communications Benelux B.V., with effect from June 1st, 2022, for a period of five years, to grant permission as a commercial media institution to provide a commercial television broadcasting service via a program channel called “HGTV Pan-Regional (Portuguese)”.

 
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SolarFlix launch promo was uploaded to ETC (precursor to that channel)'s facebook and instagram page.
 

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Universal Channel Hungary continuities from Xmas 2010. I remember the ad-break ident well, as well as the later variant, which was pink and had a different music.

Also, at the end of the Xmas movies promo, the Hungarian section mistakenly says "Filmek a Universal Channel", the -en suffix is missing.
 
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It seems CBS Justice UK (with most content going to Drama) is going to close or its content getting closer to Horror Channel, which hints to a possible rebrand or closure.

I guess it'd be better to merge the two operations into something like CBS Chill, rather than having Horror Channel without a CBS branding (and removing it from the movie section), which sticks out like a sore thumb, given it also has a CBS branding, aside from the name
 

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It seems CBS Justice UK (with most content going to Drama) is going to close or its content getting closer to Horror Channel, which hints to a possible rebrand or closure.

I guess it'd be better to merge the two operations into something like CBS Chill, rather than having Horror Channel without a CBS branding (and removing it from the movie section), which sticks out like a sore thumb, given it also has a CBS branding, aside from the name
CBS Horror can't be an option for Horror? I know it sounds funny...
Also, maybe it's just me, but I did realize that 5Action was pretty much ParGlo taking an huge page from CBS Action's book.
 

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CBS Horror can't be an option for Horror? I know it sounds funny...
Also, maybe it's just me, but I did realize that 5Action was pretty much ParGlo taking an huge page from CBS Action's book.
It makes no sense, given the huge sci-fi content there, it needs a much better name.

Anyway 5Action was indeed inspired by CBS Action, but I think it fits it rather well
 

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