Thursday, April 04, 2019

International Broadcasters, Including VIMN Start Moving Broadcast Licences Away From The UK

Originally published: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Update (4/4/2019): You know what? Brexit has been on the cards for nearly three years now, March 28 - when the UK was meant to have left the EU (something I personally don't want) came and went, and the UK is still in the same position as it was when the referendum results were first announced. We have the most useless politicians on the planet. Danny Dyer was right with what he called them (search for it, I'm not saying it here!).

Anyway, Ofcom is reporting that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has handed back its U.K. broadcasting licences for the Irish versions of Nickelodeon (Eire), Nick Jr. (Eire), Nick Jr. Too (ROI), Nicktoons (Eire), and the defunct Nicktoons Replay (Eire), operated by Nickelodeon U.K. Limited, as well as the licences for Comedy Central Ireland and Comedy Central Extra Ire (Paramount UK Partnership) and MTV Ireland and MTV Music 24 (Viacom International Media Networks U.K. Limited). It is understood that the channels now use licences from Czech Radio Regulator RRTV for their continued distribution.

Again, British politicians - useless!

Update (22/2/2019): It seems that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and MTV Networks are preparing for a no deal Brexit, which has become much more of a possibility over the last month thanks to the UK's incompetent leaders on all sides of the political spectrum (I'm looking at you, May and Corbyn).

The Czech Radio Regulator RRTV (Radio and Television Broadcasting Council) has granted MTV Networks satellite licenses for the continued distribution of Nickelodeon UK, Nick Jr. UK, Nick Jr. Too (UK), Nicktoons UK, Comedy Central UK, Comedy Central + 1 (UK), Comedy Central Extra (UK), MTV UK in Ireland, which will remain a member of the European Union (EU). The licenses are valid for 12 years.

At the same time, the Council informs the EU Member State, Ireland that MTV Networks with its Czech license can be broadcast in its territory.

Additionally, RRTV has granted MTV Networks a satellite licence for its MTV Music 24 channel, which will be broadcast in the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa. The license is for a music television channel aimed at young people focusing on American and international productions. MTV Music 24 will be broadcast 24 hours a day in English. The license is valid for 12 years.

At the same time, RRTV informs the EU Member States (European Union), ie Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, that MTV Music 24 has a Czech License.

The MTV Networks broadcaster has registered MTV Networks as a satellite broadcaster in Ireland, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates, where MTV Base, MTV Music, MTV Music, MTV ROCKS, MTV OMG, VH1, MTV Live HD broadcast.

Original post:

Anticipating Brexit, broadcasters, including Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), 21st Century Fox, and Viceland have started moving their broadcast licences from the UK.

Seeking an alternative, Viacom International Media Networks has obtained licences in The Netherlands for its bouquet of channels aimed at France audiences: Nickelodeon (France), Nickelodeon Junior (France), Nickelodeon Teen (France), MTV (France), MTV Hits (France), BET (France), and Paramount Channel (France). Also, a number of VIMN channels for Denmark now operate under a Dutch licence.

21st Century Fox has also decided to license National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild in Spain, as well as the Dutch language versions of Fox and National Geographic Channel intended for Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Viceland is now using a Dutch licence for its Dutch and Belgian (Dutch language) channels.

At the moment, more than 750 channels based in Britain and licenced by media regulator Ofcom can currently broadcast throughout the European Union without restriction because Britain is part of the EU’s single market, but this is all set to change after Brexit.

A number of other channel providers with bases in Britain are expected to follow suit, including Discovery, Disney, the Modern Times Group, and Turner Broadcasting.


9 licencí pro satelitní vysílání MTV

Pražská společnost MTV Networks může přes satelit vysílat 9 programů s českou licencí. Rozhodl o tom český regulátor médií RRTV (Rada pro rozhlasové a televizní vysílání) na svém posledním čtvrtém zasedání konaném v tomto týdnu.

RRTV udělila MTV Networks satelitní licence pro šíření programů Comedy Central, Comedy Central +1, Comedy Central Extra, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. Too, Nicktoons pro šíření programů na území Irska. Licence platí 12 let.

Podle licencí jsou Comedy Central (+1) a Comedy Central Extra všeobecně zábavními programy zaměřené na americkou produkci. MTV je hudebním a zábavním televizním programem pro mládež cílený na americkou a mezinárodní produkci. Nickelodeon a Nicktoons jsou dětské televizní programy zaměřené na americkou produkci. Nick Jr. a Nick Jr. Too jsou stanice zaměřené na americké pořady pro předškolní děti.

Rada zároveň informuje členský stát EU, tj. Irsko, že na jeho území se mohou vysílat programy MTV Networks s českou licencí.

Devátá satelitní licence MTV Networks je pro stanici MTV Music 24. Ta se bude vysílat na území těchto zemí: Rakousko, Chorvatsko, Dánsko, Finsko, Německo, Maďarsko, Izrael, Lotyšsko, Litva, Lucembursko, Malta, Nizozemsko, Norsko, Polsko, Portugalsko, Slovinsko, Španělsko, Švédsko, Švýcarsko, Jihoafrická republika. Podle licence se jedná o hudební televizní program pro mládež se zaměřením na americkou a mezinárodní produkci. Kanál MTV Music 24 bude vysílat 24 hodin denně v angličtině. Licence platí 12 let.

RRTV zároveň informuje členské státy EU (Evropské unie), tj. Rakousko, Chorvatsko, Dánsko, Finsko, Německo, Maďarsko, Lotyšsko, Litva, Lucembursko, Malta, Nizozemsko, Polsko, Portugalsko, Slovinsko, Španělsko a Švédsko, kde se může vysílat program MTV Music 24 s českou licencí.

Regulátor RRTV zároveň zaregistroval společnost MTV Networks jako provozovatele převzatého vysílání šířeného prostřednictvím satelitu a to na území těchto zemí: Irsko, Albánie, Andorra, Rakousko, Bělorusko, Belgie, Bosna a Hercegovina, Bulharsko, Česká republika, Dánsko, Estonsko, Finsko, Německo, Řecko, Maďarsko, Indonésie, Izrael, Kyrgyzstán, Lotyšsko, Litva, Lucembursko, Makedonie, Malajsie, Malta, Mikronésie, Mongolsko, Černá Hora, Myanmar, Nizozemsko, Norsko, Filipíny, Polsko, Portugalsko, Rumunsko, Rusko, Samoa, Srbsko, Singapur, Slovensko, Slovinsko, Španělsko, Švédsko, Švýcarsko, Tchaj-wan, Thajsko, Tonga, Turecko, Ukrajina a Spojené arabské emiráty, kde může šířit stanice MTV Base, MTV Classic, MTV Hits, Club MTV, MTV Music (ROI feed), MTV ROCKS, MTV OMG, VH1, MTV Live HD.


Sources: Broadband TV News, TVBEurope; H/T: Huge thanks to Regular Capital!; Additional sources: Google Translate,, Anime Superhero Forums /@Francisque, @Moleoman.
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