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Great changes are afoot in the German media market, in the wake of rapid technological developments and a new system for collecting license fees.   This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Europe.   Is the new system for collecting public broadcaster license fees at odds ...

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DLA Brings Alvaro Palacios On Board

MIAMI: Alvaro Palacios has become the new chief revenue officer (CRO) and director of sales and marketing for DLA, which develops entertainment products for VOD platforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. Based in Miami, Palacios will work under Antonio Barreto, the company’s CEO. His responsibilities will include managing the ...

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NBCU’s Menendez on Building Brands & Growing International Revenues

PREMIUM: Belinda Menendez, the president of NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International, talks about expanding NBCU’s portfolio of international channels and selling content in today’s multiplatform digital world. WS: The international television distribution business is vastly different today from what it was ten to 15 years ago. What factors ...

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NBC Begins Series Orders

UNIVERSAL CITY: Five new series have already been announced for NBC’s 2013-14 schedule, including About a Boy, based on the Nick Hornby novel and 2002 movie of the same name. Minnie Driver is attached to star in About a Boy, alongside David Walton. Also getting an order are the comedies ...

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now TV Rolls Out New Channel in Malaysia

HONG KONG: PCCW’s now TV platform in Hong Kong has rolled out a new channel in Malaysia, on the IPTV service HyppTV, devoted to Asian feature films. now Bagou Movie Channel is a joint initiative of quad-play operator now TV, Huayi Brothers, Peter Chan’s Shine Focus and Edko Films. It features first-run ...

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More Through the Wormhole on the Way

SILVER SPRING: Morgan Freeman is returning to Science Channel as the host of the fourth installment of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, premiering June 5. Nine all-new episodes will examine questions about space, science and humankind. Some of the questions tackled in the upcoming season are: "When Does Life ...

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Channel 5 Lines Up Film on Oscar Pistorius Trial

LONDON: Channel 5 is due to debut the tentatively titled Blade Runner on Trial: The Evidence, a special focused on the upcoming trial for Oscar Pistorius, an athlete accused of murdering his girlfriend. Blade Runner on Trial: The Evidence will feature a replica of the crime scene and examine important ...

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Elementary Heads to London for Season Two Opener

NEW YORK: Marking the first time that the CBS drama has shot on location outside of New York, Elementary is filming its second season premiere episode in London. The two-hour season one finale is slated for May 16 on CBS. In the season two opener, Sherlock is called to London ...

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Vikings Set for LOVEFiLM

LONDON: The epic docudrama Vikings, which launched in the U.S. on HISTORY, is making its way to LOVEFiLM Instant in the U.K. and Germany. Starting May 24, all nine episodes of Vikings will be available exclusively on the streaming service in the U.K. It debuts in Germany on June 15, ...

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