Go Back   Eurocardsharing > General Discussions > General Satellite News > Latest Satellite News

Latest Satellite News Discussion, Sundance Channel launches on Free at General Satellite News forum; By Robert Briel September 7, 2009 07.49 UK The Sundance Channel, bringing a selection of films, documentaries and original programmes, ...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Sundance Channel launches on Free
Senior Member
manikr's Avatar
Posts: 177

Level: 12 [♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥]
Life: 0 / 283
Magic: 59 / 7095
Experience: 35%

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Join Date: Aug 2009
Sundance Channel launches on Free - 07-September-2009, 10:45

By Robert Briel
September 7, 2009 07.49 UK

The Sundance Channel, bringing a selection of films, documentaries and original programmes, has launched on Frances IPTV platform Free.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel, acquired by Rainbow Media in May 2008, already reaches more than 30 million subscribers in the US. Its launch on Free marks its third international carriage deal, although Free will be the first to physically debut Sundance Channel in France. (Earlier, the channel announced a carriage deal with French cabler Numricable, but apparently actual distribution still has to start; see Broadband TV News passim).

On the eve of our 10th anniversary, we are ecstatic that Free will be first to broadcast Sundance Channel in France, a real opportunity for all of us and a fitting match, said Maxime Lombardini, Frees general manager, in a statement. Like Robert Redford gave new creative breath to independent cinema, we believe Free shares that pioneering spirit, having launched several innovative internet and TV products over the past 10 years.

We are very pleased with the early international response to Sundance as a global channel offering, said Ed Carroll, COO, Rainbow Entertainment Services. Every new carriage deal brings us closer to fulfilling the vision Robert Redford and Rainbow Media share for Sundance Channel, and we are happy to count another true innovator among our affiliates. We look forward to helping Free usher in its 10th anniversary with the launch of one of our most respected brands.

The 24/7 linear Sundance Channel will be offered in both SD and HD as part of Frees premium movie package, and with French subtitles. Future plans also include an SVOD offering.

The channel also recently launched on Telenet in Belgium.
Reply With Quote


channel, free, launches, sundance

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

ECS on RSS ECS on Twitter ECS on Facebook ECS on Youtube
Follow us on:

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2002 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.