SBS aquires Channel Five Finland

Cash rich b'caster continues its channel roll out

Scandinavian broadcaster SBS Broadcasting has bought interactive Channel Five Finland for an undisclosed sum as part of its rollout of digital channels across Europe.

“We plan to launch interactive music-formatted channels making use of the synergies from our general-interest TV stations but also to a large extent the radio know-how we have acquired from our 53 radio channels in the Nordic territories,” said Christian Anting, senior VP of digital media for SBS.

Flush with cash from healthy earnings in 2003, SBS recently announced it would launch a TV channel in the Flemish section of Belgium. The channel, yet to be named, will target women 20-49 and launch Oct. 1.

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