In Brief: HBO, Caiway, Canal+, F1
February 18, 2013 09.09 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Dutch cable operator Kabel Noord will add the three HBO channels to its line-up on March 1. A monthly subscription will cost €15.95 and includes access to HBO Go. Kabel Noord serves around 25,000 homes in the Northern part of the Netherlands.

CIF (Communication Infrastructure Fund) has acquired the cable network CAI Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and will upgrade the network to offer triple play products. CIF’s wholly owned subsidiary Caiway will start to roll out its product from April onwards including digital TV and radio.

Canal+ has acquired the live Formula 1 rights for France. Starting on March 17, the broadcaster will broadcast the Australian GP from Melbourne. Live coverages will be encrypted, but Canal+ will also broadcast free to air a special magazine programme during every race.