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Reflecting Change

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. Asia’s biggest pay-TV brands are coming to grips with new technologies, investing more in content and doing all they can to attract ad dollars. As Asia’s multichannel business convened in Hong Kong for the annual CASBAA Convention ...

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Steven Moffat

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Europe. In 1963, the BBC premiered a quirky science-fiction show about an alien who called himself the Doctor, traveling through space and time in a blue police box called the TARDIS. With a plot device that allowed the Doctor ...

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Al Jazeera America Suing AT&T

NEW YORK: Al Jazeera America, which made its debut yesterday, has filed a lawsuit against AT&T’s U-verse after the provider dropped the channel. The decision by AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV service came from a contract dispute over terms to carry the new network. Al Jazeera has responded by suing for breach of ...

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Ben Donald

Ben Donald, the executive producer of international drama at BBC Worldwide, tells TV Drama about what’s needed to create healthy co-production partnerships with broadcasters across Europe. TV DRAMA: Can you tell us about the role you play in structuring some of BBC Worldwide’s drama co-production deals? DONALD: A British producer ...

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Amit Ziv Promoted at EPIX

NEW YORK: EPIX has promoted Amit Ziv to VP of business operations, development and strategy from senior director of business operations and strategy. In his new role Ziv will be expected to handle strategic business planning. He will collaborate with EPIX executive leadership in managing content distribution agreements, developing and ...

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Sendokai Champions Lands on Syfy Kids

LONDON: Nottingham Forest has licensed Sendokai Champions, an animated action series, to KidsCo for broadcast on the Syfy Kids programming block this October in CEE, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Sendokai Champions is co-produced by Kotoc and Spanish Television Corporation TVE. The show centers on a group of teenagers who ...

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CASBAA to Host Formats Asia Program

HONG KONG: The CASBAA Convention will serve as the host for Formats Asia, which takes place on October 23 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Organized by Lightning International, Formats Asia provides a venue for buyers and sellers to share successes and discuss challenges of formats. It brings together content ...

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TSA Scores Barca TV Media Rights in the Asia Pacific

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian sports marketing agency TSA has secured a deal with MediaPro, the Spanish distributor and production company representing FC Barcelona for its official club channel, Barca TV. TSA will be the exclusive distributor for the current La Liga champions in the Asia Pacific. Barca TV produces two weekly ...

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Bob Baskerville Elevated to New Post at Scripps Networks Interactive

KNOXVILLE: Bob Baskerville, who currently serves as the COO of Scripps Networks Interactive’s international business, has been appointed as the company’s chief information officer. Baskerville succeeds Ron Johnson, the current chief information officer who is intending to retire at the end of the year. Baskerville will report to Mark Hale, ...

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NBC News Digital Sets Up Original Video Unit

NEW YORK: NBC News Digital Group has established an original video unit, with an in-house production team dedicated to creating video for social media, mobile and the web. The unit will create video for brands such as NBC News Digital and TODAY Digital. Bill Smee will be leading the team as executive ...

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