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BBC Worldwide Reports “Steady” Gains

LONDON: Publishing its 2012/2013 annual review, the BBC reported total income of £5.1 billion ($7.7 billion), mostly from license fees, with £1.1 billion ($1.7 billion) in revenues generated by the pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. BBC Worldwide showed a 1-percent increase in profit to £156 million ($235.3 million) on revenues that were ...

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MGM International Television Names Asia-Pacific Chief

LOS ANGELES: Greg Robertson, formerly with Warner Bros., is joining MGM International Television Distribution to serve as its Asia Pacific senior VP. Reporting to Chris Ottinger, president of international television distribution and acquisitions, Robertson will be responsible for driving the growth of the TV distribution operation across the Asia Pacific, based in ...

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VH1 Renews Scripted Drama

NEW YORK: The highest-rated new U.S. summer scripted cable series for the 18 to 49 set, Hit the Floor has been given a second season order by VH1. The show has led its time slot in cable on Monday nights among 18 to 49 and 18 to 34, averaging 1.9 million ...

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Case Study: Exit

NEW YORK: Fredrik af Malmborg, the managing director of Eccho Rights, talks to World Screen Newsflash about Exit, a game-show format that originated in Japan. Originally produced by Kenichiro Akiyama, Exit began as a one-hour prime-time program titled Dero! on ...

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MediaCorp Steps Up Content Sales in Vietnam

SINGAPORE: Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp has licensed 1,000 hours of content to Vietnamese distributor Goldia One Vision Company as part of a flurry of recent deals in the country. Goldia One Vision has licensed all dramas produced by MediaCorp for distribution to both terrestrial and cable outlets. In addition, TV Pro ...

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Tim Kring

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of World Screen.   Writer and creator Tim Kring has often tackled innovative and ambitious TV concepts: the Emmy Award–winning Heroes featured people discovering they had superpowers; Touch blends science, suspense, ...

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BBCWW Names Management Team for LatAm, Hispanic Business

MIAMI: Fred Medina, executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide Latin America/U.S. Hispanic, has announced his new senior management team operating out of the company’s Miami offices. New to the operation are Karen Harrison as VP of finance; Alejandra Olea as VP of integrated sales, operating across channel distribution, program ...

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BabyTV Expands Publishing Presence in LatAm, U.K.

LONDON: FOX International Channels’ BabyTV has secured a new licensing deal with Latin America’s V&R Editoras and has extended its contract with Itsyourstory Ltd. for photo personalized books in the U.K. and Ireland. V&R’s first four BabyTV book titles are already available in Mexico at such retailers as department store chain ...

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Spotlight on Animation from Spain

Over the years Spain has proven to be a hot spot when it comes to high-quality animated programming. Animation from Spain is the banner that represents all animation content and companies from the country. It receives support from the Spanish Institute for Foreign Commerce and the Spanish Federation of Audiovisual ...

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Twofour Makes a Splash!

From ITV to the BBC, Channel 4 to Sky Atlantic, Twofour’s programming has made its way to all the U.K.’s major broadcasters. In the last year, Twofour produced more than 200 hours of original broadcast programming. This includes a mix of provocative documentaries, observational specials, entertainment shows, factual entertainment and ...

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