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Two years after leaving, the international French-language service is now back on Hot Bird, broadcasting free-to-air to viewers across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

NBC News Now will officially launch on UK television on Monday 7th March. This follows several weeks of test transmissions on satellite.

Test transmissions for News UK’s brand-new news and current affairs channel have begun on satellite, ahead of its launch this spring.

NBC News Now has become an encrypted channel via satellite following several weeks of free-to-air tests.

Sky and Freesat viewers look set to lose access to Russia’s news channel RT due to EU sanctions. Both TV providers rely on Luxembourg-based SES to deliver their channels to viewers in the British Isles.

After nine years away, 4Music will be available to Sky viewers in the Republic of Ireland from March.

The EU says it will ban Moscow-based news channel RT and radio station Sputnik, meanwhile UK regulator Ofcom launches 15 investigations into RT’s output.

The Arabic version of the news channel will cease broadcasts on Astra 1L at the end of February, concentrating on distribution via Hot Bird.