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NeweN Distribution Makes New Hires, Updates Website

PARIS: Telfrance’s NeweN Distribution has made several new appointments and has changed its website, which now gives subscribers access to such enriched content as requests for DVDs, online application forms and programs in streaming. Julien Leroux has become the senior VP of international sales. In this role he will be ...

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Channels Returning to Vietnamese Pay TV

HANOI/HONG KONG: The landscape for international channels in the Vietnamese pay-TV sector has "vastly improved" according to CASBAA, following confusion over new licensing regulations implemented in the country. Vietnamese platforms dropped a number of international channel brands last month after new legislation came into play requiring networks to receive an editing ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Kanal D

BUDAPEST: The story in Kanal D’s Mercy centers on a young woman who has overcome many difficulties in her life through hard work and determination and is on the road to success. Lost City tells the stories of human tragedies caused by poverty and discrimination, the problems of workers, and ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Caracol Television

BUDAPEST: The top three highlights that Caracol Television is presenting at NATPE Budapest are quite different from each other, but all contain “Caracol DNA,” according to Roberto Corrente, the company’s sales executive for Eastern Europe and Asia. Corrente describes this as a “unique blend of impressive production values with stories ...

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Denmark’s TV 2 Signs Up for Red Bull Sports Content

SALZBURG: Denmark’s TV 2 is partnering with Red Bull Media House to bring a range of action sports and lifestyle content to Scandinavian audiences. The arrangement includes three World Series Competitions (Red Bull Cliff Diving, Red Bull X-Fighters and Red Bull Crashed Ice), a doc on the soccer superstar Thierry ...

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Greek Government in Crisis Over ERT Closure

ATHENS: Greek pubcaster ERT remains officially closed, despite a court ruling that its transmissions should resume, while a rift in the country’s governing coalition widens over the handling of the crisis. The Democratic Left has pulled off the ruling coalition after talks over the future of public broadcasting in Greece broke ...

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WESTDOC Lines Up Keynotes

LOS ANGELES: Filmmaker Ondi Timoner and Kelly Day, the CEO of Blip, are taking part in this year’s WESTDOC conference as keynote presenters. Timoner will be discussing the convergence of art and entrepreneurship in the digital media landscape. Timoner has become an expert on digital self-distribution and crowd-funding platforms, having ...

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ITV Goes for Dramedy About Bed & Breakfast

LONDON: ITV has ordered Edge of Heaven, a 6×1-hour comedic drama series, from Hartswood Films. Edge of Heaven revolves around the members of Taylor-Chatterjee family, who operate a 1980s-themed bed and breakfast in Margate. The cast of the show will be led by Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Justine Michelle Cain (WPC56, ...

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SBS Discovery Orders More Night Patrol for Norway

LONDON: SBS Discovery Norway has commissioned two more seasons of the reality show The Night Patrol for its Max channel, with ITV Studios Norway set to produce the additional 96 episodes ordered. The Night Patrol was a breakout hit in Finland, where it airs on JIM. Each episode of the ...

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MUTV Builds Up Global Presence

MANCHESTER: Manchester United has extended its dedicated TV channel, MUTV, into new territories, including its first launches in Myanmar and Norway. SkyNet in Myanmar is bringing the channel to the country for the first time. A deal with TV2 does the ...

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