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BBC2 controller Jane Root is thinking about revamping the Beeb's look during primetime. Several series might be casualties as a result: Looking Good, Home Front, The Travel Show, and The Antiques Show...
December 1, 1999

BBC2 controller Jane Root is thinking about revamping the Beeb’s look during primetime. Several series might be casualties as a result: Looking Good, Home Front, The Travel Show, and The Antiques Show

ZDTV, the cable technology channel, has joined with Channel 8 to launch ZDTV Israel. Additionally, APTN and ZDTV have initiated the first global news feed dedicated to technology. The ten-minute satellite feed will be available Tuesday through Friday

Discovery has launched the Discovery Channel Global Education Fund, a non-profit charity intended to provide technology and training to rural and disadvantaged community centers

ESPN has bought out the 50% share owned by Brazil’s TEVCAP to take full ownership of the Brazilian version of its sports net

Discovery has signed a carriage agreement for the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet with both of Hungary’s cable associations: the Hungarian Cable Association and Hungarian Cable Television. Together, the two associations represent 1.3 million Hungarian subscribers

ESPN Internet Ventures registered more than 1.3 billion page views last October, the first time a sports page topped the billion mark in a single month. The site, according to ESPN, averaged 32 million hits per week

Discovery has launched five cable channels into Croatia through KATEL, the Croatian Cable Association. The channels include: Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel & Adventure, Civilization and Sci-Trek

London’s Zone Vision has bought a 50% stake in the European operations of the action doc channel QuesTV. QuesTV is currently owned by QTV Communications in the U.S.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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