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New Totally Spies! App

PARIS: Marathon Media and Château de Versailles Spectacles have come out with Totally Spies: Operation Versailles, an educational application for iOS and Android mobile devices. Developed by ActiPlay, Totally Spies: Operation Versailles is based on a special double-episode from the sixth season of Totally Spies!, which is produced by Marathon ...

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Court Sides with DISH on Hopper DVR Ruling

ENGLEWOOD: The United States Court of Appeals has upheld a previous ruling that rejects the Fox Broadcasting Company’s efforts to ban DISH subscribers from using ad-skipping and automatic recording features on the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR. The issue is with the PrimeTime Anytime feature that allows consumers to record prime-time ...

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Channel 4 Launches Mobile Offline Viewing Service

LONDON: Channel 4 has become the first U.K. commercial broadcaster to offer free offline mobile catch-up content. The 4oD feature, available for free, allows viewers to download and catch up with a slew of Channel 4 shows via their smartphone or tablet. The programs are available for 30 days after ...

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EBU Welcomes New Greek Media Law

GENEVA: The EBU has issued an open letter welcoming the Greek Parliament’s adoption of a new law that lays the groundwork for a valid public service broadcaster to be created in the country. EBU leadership wrote an open letter to Greece’s Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and relevant unions offering ...

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RTL Signs German OTT Deal with Magine

COLOGNE/STOCKHOLM: Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is making six of its channels available to German viewers on the Magine online-based TV delivery platform. RTL, VOX, n-tv, RTL NITRO, Super RTL and RTL II are being added to Magine as part of its subscription package. Currently, Magine is available only on Apple devices and ...

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Cineflix Media Restructures

MONTREAL: In an effort to capitalize on growth in the U.S. and U.K. markets, Cineflix Media is restructuring its unscripted operations. Glen Salzman will be overseeing all production financing and business development, while co-founder and co-CEO Katherine Buck will lead strategic planning as well as executive and creative team management. ...

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New Season of The Next Step Begins Filming

TORONTO: Temple Street Productions has kicked off principal photography on the second season of The Next Step, a popular tween drama series that airs on Family Channel. Internationally distributed by BBC Worldwide, The Next Step revolves around a group of competitive dancers. The cast of the reality-style show is led ...

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TF1 Quarterly Operating Profit Up

PARIS: The TF1 group posted an operating profit of 86.5 million euros ($114.2 million) for the second quarter, an 11-percent gain on the same period a year ago. For the first half of 2013, consolidated revenue was 1.2 billion euros ($1.58 billion), down 7.2 percent year on year. For the ...

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NGCI’s Hamish Mykura on Current Commissions

NEW YORK: Hamish Mykura, the executive VP and head of international content for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), reveals some exclusive information to TV Real about current commissions. The core values of the National Geographic brand have remained the same throughout its 125-year heritage, dating back to the launch of ...

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WE tv Enters into Scripted Arena

NEW YORK: WE tv has given the go-ahead to The Divide, the network’s first original scripted series, which is being produced by AMC Studios. Starring Marin Ireland (Homeland) and Damon Gupton (Prime Suspect), The Divide focuses on a case worker and district attorney who are trying to prove the innocence ...

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