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Telewest signs 4 new carriage deals

# 8 January 2005, 06:46 by Frank

Telewest announced yesterday that it had secured a “raft” of new TV channels to add to its existing lineup. Commercial terms were actually only signed to carry four new channels, according to the factual information in Telewest’s press release.

The new channels that will be added are:

  • More 4 – a new “General Entertainment” channel venture from Channel 4.
  • Teachers TV – a new channel from the Department for Education and Skills
  • British Eurosport
  • Eurosport 2 – formerly Eurosport News

So far the only launch dates provided are February for Teachers TV and 10 Janurary for Eurosport 2.

In addition to these new channels, Telewest have renewed carriage deals for existing channels, including E4, FilmFour, TV Travel Shop and The Community Channel.

Eric Tveter, President and Chief Operating Officer of Telewest, said: “These new agreements build on the successful December launches of ABC1 and E4+1. We’ve secured some popular existing channels and we’ll be introducing some exciting newcomers too.”

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