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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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