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DISCOP Africa Puts South Africa, China in the Spotlight

JOHANNESBURG: China will be the country of honor at DISCOP Africa in November, while South Africa takes center stage at the inaugural DISCOP Africa Express this June. DISCOP Africa Express is a newly launched event from Basic Lead, the same organizers as DISCOP Africa, taking place June 2 to 4 ...

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Endemol Shine Group Establishes Iberian Hub

AMSTERDAM: Endemol Shine Group has launched a new regional creative and production hub in Iberia, incorporating all group companies in Spain and Portugal, including Shine Iberia, Zeppelin, Gestmusic, Diagonal TV and Endemol Portugal. Dubbed Endemol Shine Iberia, the new center will be led by Pilar Blasco, currently the MD of ...

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ITV Buys Talpa Media for $530 Million

LONDON: ITV plc is set to acquire John de Mol's Talpa Media for an initial cash consideration of approximately £355 million ($528.4 million). ITV will pay an initial cash consideration of £355 million for 100 percent of Talpa’s fully diluted share capital with further payments dependent on Talpa’s future performance. ...

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MBC Commissions The Voice Kids for Pan-Arab Broadcast

HILVERSUM: Broadcaster MBC has signed up for a local version of The Voice Kids from Talpa Middle East, to air across the Arab-speaking world next year. The show will be broadcast directly to 23 Arab countries and Arab expats across the world. The greenlight also marks the first commission for ...

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SXSW Fest to Use Brightcove Video Services

SINGAPORE: This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin is set to use cloud-provider Brightcove’s suite of video technologies to deliver live and on-demand video experiences. The event, due to take place March 13 to 22, will utilize the Brightcove Video Cloud online platform to send content across any ...

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Nat Geo Releases Second-Screen Experience for Killing Jesus

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channel has launched a second-screen experience for Killing Jesus ahead of the three-hour TV event’s premiere. Designed in collaboration with digital agency Mullen, the site is designed to immerse viewers into the time of Jesus from three points-of-view, each symbolized by a different crown: the crown ...

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The Fall Returning to BBC Two

LONDON: BBC Two has commissioned a third season of The Fall, the hit psychological thriller starring Gillian Anderson that is produced by Fables in association with Artist Studio. The Fall centers on Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Anderson) and serial killer Paul Spector, who is played by Jamie Dornan. The 5×1-hour ...

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AMC Launching in Brazil via SKY

NEW YORK: Early next month, AMC Networks International is set to launch the AMC channel in Brazil via satellite pay-TV operator SKY. The 24-hour, Portuguese-language linear service will be available starting April 1. The channel will feature exclusive AMC Studios original dramas such as Halt and Catch Fire and The ...

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