News7

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News7
News7 logo.jpeg
Launched 1996 (as PDM)
2000 (as Demo TV)
3 March 2003 (as BBT)
7 March 2013 (as News7)
Closed 16 September 2016; 16 months ago (2016-09-16)
Owned by Crown Media
Country Bulgaria
Formerly called PDM (1996-2000)
Demo TV (2000-2003)
BBT (2003-2013)
Sister channel(s) TV7, Sport7, Super7
Website http://www.news7.bg/

News7 was a Bulgarian television channel, owned by Crown Media along with its sister channels TV7, Sport7 and Super7. It airs news and sports events, such as the Bulgarian Football Championship, and lifestyle bulletins. It is also the main sponsor to the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group. The channel is part of the CNN International network, along with CNN Türk. It launched as the private cable television PDM in 1996 broadcasting in Sofia. It was rebranded to Demo TV in 2000 and to BBT in 2003, when it became a national cable and satellite network, later airing terrestrially in over 50 cities and towns in Bulgaria. The channel was bought by TV7 in 2012 and rebranded as News7 on 7 March 2013. News7 ceased broadcasting of original programming on 1 February 2016 due to bankruptcy. The channel was officially closed down on 16 September 2016, after its broadcasting license was taken down by the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media.