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Sport1 Netherlands Re-Ups for UEFA Champions League

AMSTERDAM: Chellomedia’s Sport1 channel in the Netherlands has renewed its agreement for the broadcast rights for the UEFA Champions League for the next three seasons. Sport1 is signed up to provide live coverage and edited highlights across its channels and online until 2015. Sport1 is also set to broadcast the ...

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Poland’s Platform ‘n’ Launches OTT Service

WARSAW: The Polish DTH service Platform ‘n’ has unveiled a new OTT service, nVOD NET, which delivers offerings from HBO On Demand and the TVN Player. nVOD NET transforms the Platform ‘n’ satellite receiver into a multimedia home-entertainment terminal. The service delivers a broad selection of films, documentaries, TV series and ...

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BBC One Commissions More Mrs. Brown’s Boys

LONDON: Season three of the BBC One sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys has been commissioned prior to the second season’s run. Mrs. Brown’s Boys is created, written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown. The series features the cast of the stage production that the TV show is based on. ...

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VIZ Media Europe Names New President

PARIS: Hyoe Narita has been promoted to the role of president of VIZ Media Europe (VME). Narita, the former executive VP at VIZ Media in San Francisco, will replace John Easum, who will be stepping down at the end of the month to pursue new initiatives. Narita will be responsible ...

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talkbackTHAMES to Split Brand into Four Labels

LONDON: The British production house talkbackTHAMES is ditching its name as part of a restructure that splits the brand into four separate departments under the new division FremantleMedia UK. Effective January 1, 2012, the restructure divides the indie producer into separate costumer-focused label brands focused on comedy, comedy entertainment, entertainment ...

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TMG Ups Holding in Odeon Film

MUNICH: Tele München Group (TMG) has picked up around 850,000 additional shares in Odeon Film, upping its stake from 33 percent to more than 40 percent. Odeon Film is one of Germany’s leading independent production companies, with a catalogue of around 78 TV series with approximately 2,600 episodes, 174 TV movies, ...

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Platform ‘n’ Adds Five New HD Channels

WARSAW: Five additional HD channels have joined the lineup of Poland’s Platform ‘n’, bringing the total number of high-def offerings available through the service to 33. TVN Turbo HD and TVN Style HD will launch on November 4. TVN Turbo HD is a thematic channel aimed at men that is dedicated ...

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TV3 Triumphs in Competition Authority Complaint Against RTÉ

BRUSSELS: The Competition Authority in Ireland has completed its investigation into RTÉ‘s commercial practices, following a complaint lodged by TV3, with the pubcaster agreeing to abolish its "share deal" scheme. The Irish free-to-air channel TV3 took issue with the public broadcaster, saying that RTÉ was abusing its dominance in TV ...

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Study: TV Ads Deliver Most Profit

LONDON: A new study has found that TV advertising delivers the best return on investment (ROI) of any advertising medium, with ROI that is up 22 percent over the last five years. The Playback 3 independent study, commissioned from Ebiquity by Thinkbox, analyzed 3,000 ad campaigns across nine advertising sectors between ...

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Dallas Reboot Finds U.K. Home

LONDON/BURBANK: Channel 5 has picked up the exclusive U.K. rights for the new U.S. drama Dallas in a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the popular drama that ran from 1978 to 1991 about the Ewing oil and cattle-ranching dynasty. The remake stars ...

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