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Number of European HD Channels on the Rise

STRASBOURG: There was a 47.8-percent increase in the number of HD channels in Europe last year, with 375 new networks launched in the E.U. in total, according to figures from the MAVISE TV database. According to MAVISE, at the end of 2011 there were approximately 612 HD channels available in Europe; this ...

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Parthenon Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

HERTFORDSHIRE: Parthenon Entertainment is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as it heads to MIPTV with 110 hours of programming and a range of new topical titles.   Parthenon will bring content to MIPTV such as The Embezzlers: Inside the Soviet Mafia, a six-part HD series which reveals corruption and embezzlement at ...

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UKTV Licenses Miramax Films

LONDON/SANTA MONICA: A number of films from the Miramax portfolio will be made available to UKTV subscribers in the U.K. and Ireland across basic pay and DTT channels.  UKTV operates ten channel brands—Watch, Gold, Dave, Alibi, Yesterday, Blighty, Eden, Home, Really and Good Food—in addition to other services. Miramax films ...

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AXN Sci-Fi Russia On Board for Metal Hurlant Chronicles

MODENA: Panini Media and AXN Sci-Fi Russia have entered a deal for the pay-TV rights for the series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, bringing seasons one and two of the show to Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia and Lithuania, among other territories.  Season will starts this summer, airing on AXN Sci-Fi in Armenia, ...

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Stars Set to Grace the Palais

PARIS: Among the star talent headed to Cannes are Julian Fellowes, Elle Macpherson and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Jean Reno and René Balcer will be on hand to promote the new series Le Grand, presented by Atlantique Productions in partnership with TF1 and distributor SevenOne International. Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter, ...

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Licenses Awarded for Six New French DTT Channels

PARIS: The French audiovisual regulator Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) has selected the six new channels for its DTT platform, including TF1 Group’s HD1. The new channel will be “devoted to creativity and to all forms of French and foreign narrative drama,” according to a statement from TF1. It will ...

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Endemol Names Dutch Managing Director

LONDON: Laurens Drillich will be the new managing director at the Endemol Netherlands Media Group starting this summer. Drillich is currently the creative director at Endemol, and will take over the new position when Peter Adrichem steps down July 31, 2012. Drillich will oversee all of Endemol Netherlands Media Group’s ...

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New SVP of Acquisitions at Viasat Broadcasting

STOCKHOLM: Viasat Broadcasting has upped Jakob Mejlhede to the role of senior VP of acquisitions and programming, responsible for free- and pay-TV channels across 35 countries. Mejlhede has been with the company for five years and takes on the new post with immediate effect. He is based in London and is ...

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