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International fashion and entertainment channel Fashion One has launched on Polish cable operator Inea’s network.The channel offers lifestyle news, celebrity profiles, holiday programmes and red carpet events.“We are excited to launch Fashion One with our valued partner, Inea, and provide contemporary viewers with quality programming that plays prominence to female-driven content in Poznan, Poland. Fashion One’s fashion related stylish variety content will definitely indulge the mind and senses of today’s cosmopolitan urbanites and be their choice of entertainment,” said Ashley Jordan, CEO, Fashion One.
Canal+ Group-owned channel distributer Thema is launching its Motors TV channel on Dish Network’s OTT service, Sling International, in the US.As of this week, Motors TV will be included in Sling’s World Sports Package, alongside five other channels, which is charged at US$10 per month.“I am delighted that our Motors TV North Am channel is now available on the new OTT Sling platform’s World Sports Package, distributed by one of the main TV operators in the United States, DISH,” said Jean-Luc Roy, Motors TV founder and CEO.“This important agreement will give motorsport fans across the USA access to The High Speed Television Channel, the world’s first dedicated motorsport television channel, adding to its 32 million-strong subscribers across 42 European countries.”Sling International offers global programming from nearly 200 channels in 18 languages to US households. The service launched in August follows the rollout of the Sling TV over-the-top offering which launched earlier this year.
European TV content accounts 24% of all episodes found in TVOD catalogues and 19% of all episodes found in SVOD catalogues in Europe, according to a study by the European Audiovisual Observatory.According to the report, national TV series episodes make up the majority of European TV episodes on pay per view or transactional VOD services, accounting for 62% of the total. However, they represent a minority of 32% on subscription VOD services.On average, national TVOD and SVOD services have a higher share of EU TV titles, where the latter account respectively for 45% and 46% of episodes, than multi-country TVOD and SVOD services, where they account for 31% and 25% of episodes respectively.Content from outside the EU and outside the US represents a significant part of TV content on offer in SVOD, and there are more non-EU/non-US titles and episodes available in SVOD than EU titles/episodes, according to the report.The top five EU production countries for TVOD services account for 91.2% of all EU TV titles on such services. These are, in order, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Denmark. The top five EU countries providing content for SVOD services, with an 84.1% share of EU content, are the UK, France, Spain, Sweden and Germany.The report is based on the analysis of 29 SVOD catalogues and 32 TVOD catalogues.. The data was collected during November and December 2018The SVOD sample is based on 16 Netflix country catalogues, with an average 1,018 cumulated titles, but with significant differences between markets. Only Now TV in the UK has a comparable sized catalogue, with 744 titles.