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Children’s
Rai YOYO

Rai YOYO is one of the most important Italian channels for pre-school children, their parents and teachers, and a leader in terms of audience among Italian and European channels dedicated to children, ranking in the Italian “top 10″. With a large amount of internally produced programmes (45%), and important co-productions and purchased programmes, Rai YOYO focuses on the values of family, friendship and respect. Other distinctive features are aspects of Italian culture, a first approach to the English language, the consistency of the programming based on the pace of activities of small children throughout the day and the use of a uniform graphic language recognisable in all the formats.
Rai YOYO broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellites.

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RTL Kockica

RTL Kockica, the first free-to-air channel for children on the Croatian TV landscape started broadcasting on 11 January 2014. Its diverse programme line-up which is both educational and entertaining, is a combination of locally produced shows and licensed formats, from cartoons for the youngest viewers to documentaries and family film for older children. Programme content on RTL Kockica is fully adjusted to children’s daily activities and segmented into three units: morning programmes for preschoolers, followed by programmes for school children, and evening programmes for young teens and families.
RTL Kockica broadcasts via EUTELSAT16A

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Yourfamily

Yourfamily, the only remaining independent German channel in the kids, youth and family segment, provides 24/7 animation, live action series and films for preschooler, kids, teens and the whole family. Yourfamily is the 3fireplace3 bringing all generations together. Programmes, shown without commercials, encourage creative urges and language fluency and cultivate identifcation with well-known characters. The channel started in November 2007 on the Eutelsat/Kabelkiosk platform and is distributed via cable, DTH, IPTV and mobile networks to more than 750,000 homes within the offers of all major operators in the German-speaking territory.
Yourfamily broadcasts via EUTELSAT 9A

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Cinema
Kinoklub

Kinoklub is a channel for Russian film buffs and aficionados of elite movies. The channel mostly broadcasts festival films, author experiments and films by famous directors. Its distinctive line-up includes films first presented at festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Moscow and live programmes on films and events during key festivals. Kinoklub shows at least 28 new films each month and has carved out a unique place in Russia’s offer of film channels with a revamped schedule focusing on new festival films.
Kinoklub broadcasts via the EUTELSAT 36A and B satellites.

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KinoweltTV

Throughout its ten years of operations KinoweltTV has dedicated itself to cult classic films, with no advertising breaks during each film, and special features on exceptional directors and actors. The channel is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was earlier this year acquired by AMC/Sundance Channel, increasing its exposure to high-class international productions.
KinoweltTV broadcasts via EUTELSAT 9A

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Moviemax Turk HD

Launched in December 2013 and available in the DigiTurk platform, Moviemax Turk HD focuses on the latest and best examples of Turkish cinema as well as national and international films awarded at leading festivals.
The channel adds to the premium stable of Moviemax permanent and events-driven film channels that all broadcast in HD.
Moviemax Turk HD broadcasts via EUTELSAT 7A.

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Sky Cinema 1 HD

Itay’s Sky Cinema 1 HD is dedicated to great premieres and mini-series. It offers new releases and the most popular films of the season, from Hollywood blockbusters to the biggest Italian and European box office hits. New films are broadcast every week with a special date on Mondays with Premiere Sky Cinema 1 HD that shows exclusive premieres. The channel’s schedule also features a number of Sky’s most iconic original productions.
Sky Cinema 1 HD is broadcast via Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD satellites.

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Sports
Eurosport

Eurosport, the number one pan-European TV channel, this year celebrates 25 years of live sports broadcasting. The channel dedicates over 5,000 hours a year to live sport including iconic events such as Grand Slam tennis, the Tour de France and Le Mans 24 Hours race. Live daily action, enhanced by commentary and analysis from experts whose knowledge and insight bring added value, is watched by 18 million viewers in Europe every day. Eurosport brings passion and credibility to its fans through coverage of 120 different sports and is watched in 136 million homes in Europe alone.
Eurosport broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellitesEUTELSAT 7A,EUTELSAT 9AEUTELSAT 10AEUTELSAT 16AEUTELSAT 36A, andEUTELSAT 5 West A.

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Latin American Sports

As the only channel with exclusive rights for the most important sports leagues in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, Latin American Sports is in a league of its own. The channel brings Latin American sports to every home, with a strong focus on baseball, soccer and volleyball. Latin American Sports airs more than 5,622 hours of original and exclusive content for its fans. “Our vision is to build a healthy entertainment option and at the same time we promote sports activities, we support the dreams of children and young people who want to have an integral development.”
Latin American Sports broadcasts via EUTELSAT 113 West A

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NTV-PLUS Futbol 1 HD

NTV-PLUS Futbol 1 HD is an exclusive NTV-PLUS channel and the only channel in Russia dedicated to leading soccer tournaments and soccer news in high definition. Events covered by NTV-PLUS Futbol 1 HD include the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Barclays Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, the Italian Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga. The channel produced a daily soccer programme during the World Cup in Brazil – “Brazil accent” – showing the most important events, interviews and entertaining anecdotes from Brazil.
NTV-PLUS Futbol 1 HD broadcasts via EUTELSAT 36A and 

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Sky Sport Moto GP HD

Sky Sport Moto GP HD is a brand new channel dedicated to MotoGP, showing unrivalled coverage during race weekends, exclusive content, dedicated TV shows and awesome technical features including full availability on mobile devices and an exclusive four-screen interactive mosaic. The channel is hosted by a world-class team of presenters including Loris Capirossi, three times world champion. Race weekend coverage with 30 hours of live transmissions runs from Thursday to Sunday. Sky Sport Moto GP HD is now also available on the go with the Sky Go app.
Sky Sport Moto GP HD is broadcast via the HOT BIRD satellites.

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Fiction/General Entertainment
Canal Once

Canal Once began broadcasting in 1959 as the first non-profit educational and cultural television station in Mexico, owned and operated by a Mexican institution of higher education. Its audience reflects a real cross-section of the population, with an interest in politics, business, nature, entertainment, art, health and science representing the common denominator. Canal Once also produces educational and non-violent children’s programmes that encourage the audience to interact with programmes. In its own words, Canal Once’s broadcasting ethos is driven by the “vitality and grandeur of Mexico in all its fascinating complexity”.
Canal Once broadcasts via the EUTELSAT 113 West A satellite.

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OCS

OCS is a French thematic service of premium channels dedicated to cinema and series, with OCS Go, a full OCS on-demand experience launched in 2013. OCS offers a selection of exclusive first releases of films and new series thanks to exclusive agreements with major producers including HBO. With US+24 viewers can watch brand new series in English, with subtitles, only 24 hours after release in the United States. In addition to a wealth of exclusive US content, OCS is committed to investing in French and European cinema.
OCS broadcasts via the EUTELSAT 5 West AEUTELSAT 16A and HOT BIRD satellites

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Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel in Poland offers audiences compelling first-run original drama, award-winning independent films from emerging and established directors, and distinctive documentaries. The network showcases hit series from US sister network AMC and produces its own high quality original dramas. This includes “Rectify” – from the producers of the award-wining “Breaking Bad” – which just debuted its second season and will go into production soon on a third season. It also includes the critically acclaimed series “The Red Road,” which was recently renewed for a second season. Sundance Channel also premieres exclusive films fresh from some of the world’s biggest festivals including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, among others.
Sundance Channel broadcasts from Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD position.

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Lifestyle
DMAX

DMAX was a channel revelation of the year in 2013 as the most dynamic channel in terms of audience growth in Italy’s TV market. The channel has launched innovative concepts, such as a trek through Italy’s street food tradition, that have won immediate audience success and quickly consolidated DMAX into a strong brand for men. Its factual entertainment and news line-up has also been boosted by the acquisition of the rights to the prestigious RBS Six Nations Tournament from 2014 to 2017. Programming includes docu-realities and reports about motors, extreme food, ink, crazy auctions, magic. 
DMAX 
broadcasts through Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD satellites.

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FOKUS TV

FOKUS TV is the first, free-to-air Polish channel focused on educational and entertainment programmes. Since its launch in April 2014, the channel has built up an audience of more than two million viewers per day. Its vision is to be the first channel in Poland that not only educates, but also entertains, inspires and gets viewers excited about knowledge! It offers exclusive entertainment that broadens horizons and includes educational and informative programmes, as well as a rich variety of documentary films. After four months of broadcasting, FOKUS TV was already ranked third among the top documentary channels in Poland!
FOKUS TV broadcasts through Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD satellites

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TURKMAX GURME HD

Launched in February 2014, TURKMAX GURME HD was set up in a record four months. In this short time it succeeded in conceiving a gourmet channel format and developed content, using chefs specialised in different cuisines, regions and countries. High-quality production, high-definition broadcasting and leveraging social networks to engage with viewers underpin TURKMAX GURME HD‘s ethos. Both the history of food and the keys to unlock mysteries of the most complex culinary creations are presented, from world classics and Anatolian cooking techniques to the unknowns of Ottoman cuisine.
TURKMAX GURME HD broadcasts via EUTELSAT 7A.

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Best Programme
CUCKOO KIDS

CUCKOO KIDS

Cuckoo kids sensitively addresses the rarely discussed phenomena of children and fathers in family situations discovering they are not genetically connected. This emotional journey raises questions for all family members: for the child on his or her relationship with an absent biological father and a present non-biological father; for the mother on a relationship kept secret from her family; and on the father for the extra-conjugal relationship and its consequences. The programme delicately interviews children who have discovered this situation and considers that paternal discrepancy or a “cuckoo kid” is far more common than we might think, concerning one child in every school class in Switzerland.

FURTHER EAST WITH DAVID TWEED

FURTHER EAST WITH DAVID TWEED

Five cities. Seven time zones. Three weeks. One epic journey. There’s plenty more to Siberia and Mongolia than cold desolation. Bloomberg Television’s David Tweed travels through the misunderstood Far East, meeting a raft of big characters along the way. Eastern Siberia and Mongolia are rich in natural resources, but that’s not all. From yogi businessmen and rock stars, to former sumo wrestlers and drifting champions – David Tweed introduces you to the Far East, through the eyes of people who do business here.
Further East with David Tweed is a 23 minute special.

GOMORRAH

GOMORRAH

From Sky Italia, Cattleya and Fandango co-producer, and International distributor Beta Films, Gomorrah (12×50) is the first Italian series to be sold in over 100 countries worldwide, following its critical success in 2014 in its home country of Italy. This action-packed series is based on Roberto Saviano’s best-selling novel that exposed the inner sanctum of organised crime in Naples run by the Camorra and triggered unheard of reaction in Italy. Saviano’s saga has been compared by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine to The Sopranos for its raw and imaginative tableau of the violent rules and lives of those belonging to the Neapolitan Camorra. For Variety, it sets new standards in Italian fiction, while for The Guardian in the UK Gomorrah is not far from the Baltimore of The Wire and the Brooklyn of Good Fellas.

THE HIGHEST LEVEL

THE HIGHEST LEVEL

The Highest Level follows the production of a CD featuring the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Their collaboration tackles some of the most challenging works for piano and orchestra: Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Will they be able to reinterpret these complex masterpieces and turn them into something new and convincing in just four days? Lang Lang: “Both pieces are so full of life and rhythmic energy – I find them wholly contemporary.” Sir Simon Rattle: “I don’t know when I’ve ever heard a pianist who was able to be more uncannily accurate in this Bartok piece and still have the ability in reserve to make it dance.”

Music
Kino Polska Muzyka

Rare footage from a rock festival in the 80′s? Bootlegged video of that cult New Wave band? Indie music videos from the 90′s? Kino Polska Muzykahas it all. Being a music buff is also about being able to get to the backstage – and that’s what we provide, too. In our talk shows musicians gossip, tell stories, explain lyrics, comment on videos. Kino Polska Muzyka is a music TV channel designed as a time machine, taking viewers on a journey through the past decades of Polish popular culture. It has created a unique channel concept with the most popular Polish musical performers, bands and entertainment events of the 20th century.
Kino Polska Myzika 
broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellites.

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MTV Live HD

MTV Live HD features the best live music from across the globe: from intimate studio sessions, to festival and event performances, to MTV World Stage every Friday, coupled with behind the scenes on tour, on set & interview specials via our exclusive access to the hottest music talent around – all in spectacular HD. MTV Live HD is unique in its proposition and provides content for all different tastes in its target group. No other channel delivers as much HD Live content as MTV Live HD does within bringing festivals, studio sessions and event directly into viewers living rooms.
MTV Live HD broadcasts through EUTELSAT 7AEUTELSAT 16A,EUTELSAT 36A/B.

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Radio Italia TV

Radio Italia TV channel is entirely dedicated to Italian pop music. Since 1982 the Radio Italia TV team has specialised in the production and supply of programmess dedicated to Italian music. We believe that the Italian musical tradition is one of the forms of ‘made in Italy’, and can be appreciated in Italy but also around the world. Its sequence of music videos reflects long and painstaking work by a group of people in touch with different musical requests of our audience. Every detail is designed to make sure that the TV channel can be followed by an audience of any age.
Radio Italia TV broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellites.

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TRACE Urban

Available in 130 countries, TRACE Urban is the undisputed leading youth brand that gives a unique insight into urban music and culture. Combining the most popular urban music genres, focusing on the latest in R&B, hip-hop, dance, rhythmic pop, plus urban and international beats. TRACE Urbanfeatures top urban music videos, exclusive interviews of urban celebrities and original features.
TRACE Urban broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellitesEUTELSAT 36A/B,EUTELSAT 7 West AEUTELSAT 9A.

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News
Euronews

Euronews shows up-to-the minute news bulletins every 30 minutes with the latest world news, sport, business, European affairs, weather forecasts and live breaking news. News bulletins are complete and concise with priority given to facts and stories. Core news services are complemented by current affairs, lifestyle programming and the most striking images from around the world featured without commentary in the award-winning programme, “No Comment”. Euronews is committed to covering world news with integrity and neutrality in 13 languages and is an active and innovative media company in the digital space as the first European media to be available on Google Glass. The channel also has a strong presence in social media and video sharing websites with, amongst others, a network of 20 YouTube channels, thereby adding viewers to its traditional communication channels.
Euronews broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellitesEUTELSAT 7A,EUTELSAT 9A, EUTELSAT 16AEUTELSAT 36A/B

 

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France 24

France 24 offers a unique perspective: a French approach to world affairs. In the 2013/2014 season, France 24 launched new magazines that share an overriding feature: they strive to place the human dimension right at the heart of the channel’s programmes. The Observers, for instance, is a distinctive show dedicated to those who help write the history of the world, day by day. Its human, participative dimension is emblematic of France 24. It features amateur images and eyewitness accounts via webcam from ‘Observers’ from all over the world. France 24 has also boosted its responsiveness by increasing the frequency of news bulletins in key news segments, with a greater focus on live broadcasts and reports from its network of correspondents around the world.
France 24 broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellites and EUTELSAT 16A

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Polsat News

Thanks to the commitment and professionalism of its news team, Polsat News has gained and consolidated its position in Poland’s news channel market. This all-news channel aims to be at the heart of events, not only by a sheer presence, but also, and this has been recognised and appreciated by viewers, by aiming to present the views of all parties in a conflict or case – so that viewers have the opportunity to draw their own conclusions. This ethos underscores its slogan “Polsat News – Always in the middle of events.”
Polsat News broadcasts via the HOT BIRD satellites.

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