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Hulu Teams with Lionsgate, Plan B for Supernatural Comedy

LOS ANGELES: Hulu has ordered the ten-episode comedy Deadbeat, co-produced by Lionsgate and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The supernatural comedy is from creators Cody Heller and Brett Konner, who previously worked on the FX show Wilfred. It focuses on a male medium who helps New York’s ghosts to settle ...

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Time Warner Cable App Hits Xbox Live

NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable’s TWC TV application is now available on the Xbox 360 console, delivering subscribers who are Xbox Live Gold members the ability to watch up to 300 live TV channels. The TWC TV app for Xbox Live allows customers to share and see what friends are watching and ...

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Europe Drags Down Full Global TV Ad Recovery

LONDON: Digital TV Research reports that TV advertising spending was up by 4.4 percent last year to $167 billion, but only 2.8-percent growth is expected for this year due to the recession in several European territories. Global TV ad spending is expected to ...

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beIN Sports Scores Thai Carriage

BANGKOK: Expanding its Asian presence, beIN Sports is set to be offered on Thailand's leading pay-TV platform, TrueVisions, beginning this week. The channel, beIN SPORTS 1, will become available to the platform's subscribers tomorrow (February 5). The channel holds the broadcast rights for, among others, the Scottish Professional Football League, ...

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Kevin Lygo

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Europe. In 2012, ITV Studios’ Come Dine with Me accounted for more than 5,000 broadcast hours around the world, making it the year’s most-screened format. Since originating on Channel 4, the dinner-party format has been adapted in 30-plus markets, ...

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Exclusive Interview: MTG’s Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

PREMIUM: Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, the president and CEO of Modern Times Group, talks about how compelling storytelling is the fuel that drives his businesses. WS: MTG has recently acquired a 92.4-percent stake in DRG and a 51-percent stake in NovemberFilm. What motivated these acquisitions? MADSEN LINDEMANN: It is important for ...

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Nadine Nohr

With The Bridge and Broadchurch, Shine International is in the enviable position of having the distribution rights to two of this year’s most talked about new dramas. The first is the American adaptation of the hit Swedish-Danish drama Bron; the latter a smash hit for ITV that recently premiered in ...

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Keshet International to Bring Rising Star to Cannes

TEL AVIV: This MIPCOM Keshet International plans to offer buyers the international format rights for Rising Star, an interactive talent show. Rising Star is a live singing competition that aims to discover the next big musical star. The contestants are evaluated by four judges as well as home viewers, who ...

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Pierre Conte to Lead GroupM France

LONDON: Pierre Conte has become the new CEO of GroupM France, overseeing the local media investment management operations. Conte takes up the new role as of September 16, reporting to Dominic Grainger, the CEO of GroupM EMEA. He succeeds Bruno Kemoun and Eryck Rebbough, who will continue to support and ...

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