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Jeff Ford Exiting Ireland’s TV3

DUBLIN: Jeff Ford is leaving his post as the director of content at TV3 in Ireland in April, planning to relocate to the U.K. and assume a new role with FOX International Channels. The relocation puts Ford back near his home in London. He said in a statement: “It is ...

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Globo’s Fight or Love? Lands in El Salvador

SÃO PAULO: Globo has sold the telenovela Fight or Love? into El Salvador, where it’s set to air February 25 on Canal 4. The comedic novela, a remake of a 1980s title, tells the story of two cousins in the middle of a heated family feud following a multi-million-dollar inheritance. ...

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Dori Media Sends Power Couple to South Africa

TEL AVIV: A 14-episode South African version of Power Couple, a reality format from the Dori Media Group catalogue, is being produced by Afrokaans for broadcast on M-Net. Power Couple watches as eight couples face extreme challenges that test how well they really know each other. The format was created ...

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Zodiak Americas CEO Resigns

LOS ANGELES: Jonny Slow is exiting the role of CEO of Zodiak Americas, with Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, the CEO of Zodiak Media, taking over on an interim basis. Slow, who previously served as chief operating officer of Zodiak Media, oversaw the creation of the Americas business in 2012. He will continue ...

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Sky Half-Year Profit Spikes

LONDON: In its first results that include the Italian and German businesses, Sky posted a 5 percent gain in revenue and a 16 percent surge in operating profit, supported by strong performances in the U.K. and Ireland as well as Germany. Revenue reached £5.6 billion ($8.5 billion) for the six-month ...

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Olivier Bramly Appointed New GM of FIC France

PARIS: Eurosport exec Olivier Bramly has been named general manager for FOX International Channels (FIC) France, with a remit covering French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and the French overseas departments and territories. Bramly is set to take the new role in April, overseeing all business areas including affiliate and content distribution, ...

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CBeebies Commissions Sports Series Footy Pups

LONDON: CBeebies has placed an order for Footy Pups, a show that uses a combination of live action and animation to teach basic sports skills to viewers between the ages of 3 and 6. Hosted by English footballer Rachel Yankey, Footy Pups is meant to inspire kids to become interested ...

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Pukeko Pictures Invests in NZ eBook Company

WELLINGTON: Pukeko Pictures has invested in BeyondTheStory, a New Zealand-based digital company that specializes in interactive technology. The first initiative between the two companies will be a series of The WotWots educational eBooks to accompany the preschool TV show of ...

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