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Report: TV Still Dominant in Australia

SYDNEY: Australians watch an average of 91 hours and 5 minutes of television per month, according to the latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, figures that have held steady for the last ten years even as the technological and entertainment choices evolve. Playback viewing in Australia within seven days of broadcast accounts ...

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WWE Mulls Channel Launch

STAMFORD: Among the key growth initiatives cited by WWE for its 2013-15 business plan, devised to potentially double or triple its current EBITDA results, is the potential launch of a WWE network.  Also part of the plans are the renewal of key content agreements and the execution of its digital ...

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Exclusive Interview: Shine’s Alex Mahon

PREMIUM: Alex Mahon, the CEO of the Shine Group, talks to TV Europe about the group’s expansion and continued quest for top-notch creativity. TV EUROPE: What has been the Shine Group’s growth strategy? What production and media entities have you been looking for and how do they contribute to the ...

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Channel 5 Adds Medical Doc Series to Lineup

LONDON: This spring Channel 5 in the U.K. is scheduled to begin airing Trauma Doctors, a new medical observational documentary series that is being distributed globally by Cineflix Rights. Trauma Doctors focuses on The Royal London Hospital, where a group of medical specialists treat patients with life-threatening injuries. The team ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 Reports Record Results

MUNICH: The ProSiebenSat.1 Group saw its revenues rise by 7.7 percent in 2012 to 2.96 billion euros, thanks to the strong performance from its digital segment and its core free-TV business. The organization called its Digital & Adjacent segment the "strongest growth driver in the financial year 2012." External revenues increased ...

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Germany’s DAF Buys Doc Package from ZDF Enterprises

KULMBACH/MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has licensed a slew of documentaries to the German free-TV broadcaster DAF (Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen). Titles that were sold include documentaries on history, nature and science, such as Austin Stevens, Modern Wonders, Mayday and Alaska State Troopers. The agreement also involves 200 clips from contunico, ZDF Enterprises’ premium short film ...

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Univision Appoints SVP of Digital Operations

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has brought in Mehul Nagrani to serve as its senior VP of digital operations, a newly created role. Nagrani will be responsible for maintaining Univision’s digital performance and financial goals. He will collaborate with department heads to help upgrade capabilities, improve operating vigor and meet the ...

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AARP Entertainment Show to Debut on RLTV

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON, D.C.: AARP’s Movies for Grownups Presents, a new weekly entertainment show based on an existing program, is scheduled to premiere on RLTV later this week. Movies for Grownups Presents gives viewers a preview of box office films geared toward adults over the age of 50. It also features reviews ...

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NATPE Unveils Digital Advisory Board Members

LOS ANGELES: NATPE has announced the representatives for its new Digital Advisory Board, which is meant to help create a broader digital content presence. The new members are Rob Barnett, the founder and CEO of My Damn Channel; Jason Hirschhorn, the ...

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Factual Channels Embrace Scripted Content

NEW YORK: HISTORY, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel are all testing the waters with airing ambitious scripted productions. There have been more and more scripted pieces popping up on the major factual channels as of late. This trend toward historical drama was likely propelled by the success of Hatfields ...

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