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DISCOP West Asia Closes on a Strong Note

ISTANBUL: DISCOP West Asia closed today on a wave of upbeat sentiment, particularly in regard to the presence of Pakistan. DISCOP General Manager Patrick Zuchowicki confirmed that three of the country’s four main broadcasters were at the market for the ...

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Highlights Unveiled for MIPCube

PARIS: MIPCube will again take place during MIPTV this year, with a lineup of events and conferences that includes speakers from Twitter, Warner Bros. and Machinima. As part of a series of case studies, Dan Biddle, the head of broadcast partnerships at Twitter UK, will look at how the micro-blogging ...

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Power Sells Event Drama Package to RTL

LONDON: RTL has licensed a premium event drama package from Power for free-TV broadcast on Croatia’s RTL Televizija, RTL 2 and RTL +. Titles includes Ring of Fire and Exploding Sun, two apocalypse-themed miniseries; Treasure Island, an adaptation of the classic pirate adventure novel; and Neverland, the prequel to Peter Pan. The ...

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Astral & Bell Promise More Canadian Content Spending Post-Merger

MONTREAL: As they officially submit their revised application to the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Astral Media and Bell have outlined several initiatives that will be put in place if the merger is approved. The tangible benefits package of C$174.64 million proposed by Astral and Bell will mean more development ...

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ITVS GE to Showcase The Big Reunion in Cannes

LONDON: This MIPTV ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing to market The Big Reunion, an entertainment format from ITV Studios. The Big Reunion brings together once-successful musical pop groups that have broken up. The show will watch as bandmates undergo a period of training before their first reunion performance. The ...

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Up Close with Showtime’s New Doc Strand

NEW YORK: The U.S. pay service Showtime is making its foray into original documentaries. Showtime has become known for its distinctive and cutting-edge original series, including Weeds, House of Lies, Nurse Jackie and, of course, the megahit Homeland. “Showtime is at a place now where people give our shows the ...

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TMG Goes for Gold Circle Comedy Film

MUNICH: Tele München Group (TMG) has purchased the rights for Gold Circle’s Search Party, a comedy, from Good Universe. The deal includes the German and Austrian rights, as well as the television rights for the remainder of German-speaking Europe. The movie is written by Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller (American Pie ...

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My Man Can Travels to Thailand

HONG KONG/MUNICH: Red Arrow International has licensed the format My Man Can to MCOT in Thailand for a long-running production order, with the local title Fan-Chan-Keng. Workpoint Entertainment is doing the local version, which airs on MCOT, one of Thailand’s largest state-owned public broadcasters. The format, created by Redseven Entertainment, ...

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Beyond Secures Slew of Sales in Iberia

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution has sold 150 hours of factual programming to a number of broadcasters in the Iberian region. Mediaset Iberia picked up 104 hours of Love It or List It, including the fourth and fifth seasons and renewals for all previous episodes. The company also went for 28 episodes of ...

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