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eOne Puts in Place New U.S. Film & Distribution Leadership

TORONTO: Following its acquisition of Phase 4 Films, Entertainment One (eOne) has brought together a new leadership team for U.S. film and distribution under President Berry Meyerowitz. Sean Monson is tapped as the executive VP of finance and operations for U.S. film and distribution at eOne, while David Richardson serves ...

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SnagFilms Unveils New Streaming Platform for Comedy Shorts

NEW YORK: SnagFilms is gearing up to launch Thundershorts, a new comedy website featuring original short-form programming, on June 26. The new platform will launch with seven episodic short-form series. They include American Viral, about a family's attempts to recapture their YouTube fame; Teachers Lounge, featuring a slew of A-list ...

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World Cup Leads to Eurovision’s Largest Broadcast Operation

GENEVA: International TV distribution network Eurovision is mounting its largest broadcast-services operation yet, distributing HD signals of all 64 World Cup games to rights holders throughout the tournament. The games, including the final, will be broadcast in 4K resolution through Eurovision’s global network. The company will also provide data lines via ...

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TCB Media Rights Lands Scandinavian Sales

LONDON: TCB Media Rights has secured a raft of deals across the Nordic territories, inking agreements with SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and Viasat. The Swedish pubcaster licensed the one-hour specials The Passenger Who Landed a Plane and Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine. NRK3 ...

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U.S. Hispanic Networks’ World Cup Coverage

As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, various Latino networks in the U.S. are hoping specialized coverage and second-screen extensions will satisfy the content demands of this traditionally soccer-crazed audience. Leading the pack in beefed-up football offerings is Univision Communications, which holds the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast rights to the ...

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Video Interview with Red Arrow’s Jan Frouman

NEW YORK: In this video interview, which is available with subtitles in Spanish, Mandarin and French, Jan Frouman, the CEO of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, talks about the company’s foray into U.S. drama and digital video.   For ProSiebenSat.1 Media, ...

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Lifetime U.K. Acquires More Witches of East End

LONDON: Lifetime in the U.K. is adding a second season of the supernatural drama Witches of East End to its schedule for later in 2014. The first season of Witches of East End, which comes from Fox Entertainment Group, was the most popular drama on Lifetime in the U.K. to ...

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Sirens Gets Second Season on USA

NEW YORK: USA Network has ordered a 13-episode second season of the half-hour comedy Sirens from Fox Television Studios and executive producers Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers). The series follows a group of Chicago’s best EMTs who are rock stars professionally, but struggle to keep their ...

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