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Sky Completes Full Acquisition of Sky Deutschland

LONDON: Sky has officially taken over 100 percent ownership of Sky Deutschland, completing the acquisition of the remaining 4 percent minority shareholding earlier today.  Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s group chief executive, said: “The full acquisition of Sky Deutschland is the latest step in creating an even stronger business for the future. ...

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Flat Profit at Discovery in Q3

SILVER SPRING: Largely due to currency effects at its international operations, Discovery Communications' third-quarter revenues dipped by 1 percent to $1.56 billion, while its profit was flat at $279 million. Nevertheless, the group beat Wall Street estimates with its quarterly ...

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Screening Rooms for MIPJunior Now Online

NEW YORK: Watch clips and access detailed information on hundreds of new preschool, kids' and tween shows on offer at MIPJunior and MIPCOM. Visit the Screening Rooms for MIPJunior here. WorldScreenings.com allows you to search for a show by company, title, keyword, genre and duration. Clips can be watched in ...

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Advocacy Group Formed to Serve Interests of Premium Video Economy

NEW YORK: FreeWheel has aligned with such companies as ABC, A+E Networks, Comcast, Discovery Communications, NBCUniversal and Turner Broadcasting System to form a group that will serve the interests of the premium video industry through "leadership, research and advocacy for standards for the premium video economy." The FreeWheel Council for ...

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Jetpack Inks Deal with Outfit7 for Talking Tom and Friends

LONDON: Jetpack Distribution has signed an agreement with Outfit7 Limited for the global broadcast rights to the app-based Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. Jetpack will have the exclusive global television rights—excluding Asia—to distribute Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. With a voice cast led by Colin Hanks, ...

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ZEE Brings Indian Formats to the World

NEW YORK: Sunita Uchil, the global head of syndication and CRO of international ad sales at Zee Entertainment Enterprises, speaks with TV Formats about what makes the company’s formats successful in India and beyond. India-based Zee Entertainment Enterprises’ (ZEE) library is comprised of more than 200,000 hours of television content. The ...

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Jim Henson Co. & France TV Team for Dinosaur Train Shorts

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company is collaborating with France Télévisions on a series of Dinosaur Train shorts meant to teach young viewers the alphabet. France's Kayenta Productions has been commissioned to develop and produce 26×3-minute shorts featuring Dinosaur Train's Buddy and friends. Each episode will focus on a different letter ...

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