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New COO of Drama at Zodiak France

PARIS: Zodiak France has named Marc Nowak as COO of drama, a newly created post that helps to bolster its drama unit. Nowak is currently the general manager of Zodiak Rights Paris. He will take up the new post as of October 1, reporting to Gaspard de Chavagnac, the CEO ...

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MTG Unveils New Branding

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) is launching a new corporate identity and logo, and is also renaming its London broadcasting operations from Viasat to MTG and its international wholesale channel business from Viasat World to MTG World. MTG has adopted ...

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James Murdoch

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. James Murdoch began his career at News Corporation, working for the conglomerate’s Asian satellite television group STAR TV and serving as chairman and CEO from 2000 to 2003. ...

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Sky Invests in U.S. Ad Technology Firm

LONDON: Sky has invested $5 million in the U.S. advertising technology firm Sharethrough. Sharethrough offers software that enables publishers to monetize their sites and apps with adverts that are non-interruptive and stylistically similar to the surrounding content. For advertisers, Sharethrough’s software provides them with an automated solution to match online ...

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Exclusive Interview: Nickelodeon’s Russell Hicks

PREMIUM: Russell Hicks, the president of content development and production at Nickelodeon Group, shares with TV Kids his approach to having a strong development slate, a portfolio of returning hits and a variety of pathways to discovering new talent. TV KIDS: What do kids expect from Nickelodeon today? HICKS: The ...

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World Screen Content Trendsetter Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, World Screen is teaming up with Reed MIDEM at MIPCOM to present the Content Trendsetter Awards to four programming executives to honor their contributions to the television industry. This year’s winners, ITV’s Sasha Breslau, Globo’s ...

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World Screen Format Trendsetter Awards

For some 15 years, shows based on formats have been holding prized prime-time slots on broadcast outlets large and small all around the world. What started with Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? evolved into Idols, Deal or No Deal, Got Talent and Come Dine with ...

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FOX’s Simon Andreae

Since its inception, FOX in the U.S. has rarely shied away from trying out new, sometimes controversial, genre-pushing reality concepts. Last year, when the network was in need of a new unscripted programming chief, it found in Simon Andreae an executive with a very similar reputation. A well-known face in ...

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