Vectone readies another new channel launch


Vectone is expanding its TV network at a fast rate. The broadcaster has revealed its immediate plans, which also include the addition of two further channels.

Vectone recently became the first to launch a UK Asian shopping channel on Sky Digital and is now in the process of talking serious about its channels future.

Come late-September, Vectone will be encrypting Vectone Bangla and Vectone Tamil. Both channels have been performing exceptionally well and the subscription revenue will be seen as a welcoming gesture, which until now have been running free-to-air. Also due to the overwhelming response to Vectone Bangla’s revamped avatar, in which the channel has been content-sharing with Bangladeshi’s NTV channel, Vectone will be launching a second Bangla channel later in the year.

The new Bengali channel will be content sharing with another Bangladesh based channel called Channel I. Vectone is already awaiting license details from Ofcom on the new service and once received, the channel will be going live.

This latest move will also result in Vectone’s existing Bangla channel being re-branded to Vectone NTV and the forthcoming Bangla channel likely being known as Vectone Channel I.

Vectone also confirmed to Biz Asia that it will be launching yet another new channel come early 2006. The new service will be known as Vectone Singhalese, once again tapping into a relatively new market.

Keep it with us for the very latest on the new channels.

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