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Channel 5 Picks Up Betrayal

LONDON: Channel 5 has purchased the exclusive first-run U.K. broadcasting rights for the upcoming ABC drama Betrayal. The series premieres on September 29 in the U.S., and the Channel 5 debut is expected to follow closely behind. The drama, created by David Zabel, is produced by ABC Studios. It stars Hannah ...

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LOVEFiLM Scores Viacom Content for Streaming

LONDON: LOVEFiLM has added hundreds of hours of reality series, comedy and children’s entertainment to its instant streaming service thanks to a deal with Viacom International Media Networks. Popular kids’ series such as Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, SpongeBob SquarePants, ...

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“Place-Shifting” Dubbed Newest Viewing Trend

STOCKHOLM: A new report from Ericsson ConsumerLab finds that people are increasingly watching one piece of content across several locations and times, calling the latest trend “place-shifted viewing.” In its fourth annual survey looking at consumer viewing trends, Ericsson ConsumerLabs reports that 72 percent of respondents say they use mobile ...

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NBCU Intl. Hires VP for Sports Distribution & Business Development

LONDON: NBCUniversal (NBCU) International Television Distribution has named Rhys Beer as its VP of sports distribution and business development, a newly created position. In his new post, Beer is expected to handle growth opportunities and generate revenue through the sales of the company’s existing sports content. He will develop a ...

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Banijay to Introduce New Talent Show at MIPCOM

LONDON: Banijay International plans to present Mentor, an entertainment format scheduled to premiere on Danish channel DR1 this Friday, to global buyers in Cannes. Unlike conventional talent shows, in Mentor it is the professionals training the contestants that are voted off. At the end of the live eight-episode program, one of ...

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Armando Iannucci

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. Known in the U.K. for his biting political satire on the BBC’s The Thick of It and its spin-off, the critically acclaimed film In the Loop, Armando Iannucci’s ...

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TCB’s Fresh Approach

A relatively new player in the factual distribution market, TCB Media Rights was launched by Heaney, who previously served as president and managing director of Cineflix Rights. Heaney has taken the experience and know-how he gained from his time there and is now focused on building up his own company, ...

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New Broadcast Operations Senior Director for A+E Networks UK

LONDON: A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, has appointed Remi Abayomi as its senior director of broadcast operations. Abayomi will be charged with increasing the broadcasting operations infrastructure for the company’s networks in the U.K., Central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Greece and Africa. ...

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Studio 100 Presents Super Mega Hyper Pets

TOULOUSE: Super Mega Hyper Pets, a new preschool series from Studio 100 Animation, is on the slate for this year’s Cartoon Forum, to be held from September 17 to 20 in Toulouse, France. Super Mega Hyper Pets is meant for 4- to 6-year-old children. The show is about a young boy ...

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