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FilmBox Nabs Titles for Hungary, Romania

NEW YORK: SPI International has acquired a number of first- and second-run movies from Freeman for broadcast on FilmBox channels in Hungary and Romania. Titles involved in the agreement include The Humbling, a dramedy led by Al Pacino; The Homesman, with Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank; and the new ...

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FYI Orders Two Fashion-Centric Original Series

NEW YORK: A+E Networks’ FYI is debuting the two style-focused original series Get Swank’d and Style Unzipped in August. In makeover series Get Swank’d, self-proclaimed “Southern glam besties” Emily Dees Boulden and Nicole Noles embark on a trend-setting road trip across the U.S. giving locals makeovers in the “Swankmobile,” a ...

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MTG Renews Hockey Rights for the Nordics

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has inked a five-year partnership with the National Hockey League that will see NHL games broadcast across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. MTG, which has held the NHL rights since 2009, will now show ice hockey games on TV and online through 2021. The group ...

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TLC, Discovery Turbo Set for New Zealand

AUCKLAND: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is bringing the TLC and Discovery Turbo channels into New Zealand via Sky. There are already localized versions of the global brands Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in New Zealand, as well as the local lifestyle channels Food TV and Living Channel. TLC joins the Sky ...

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The Americans Moves to ITV Encore

LONDON: ITV in the U.K. has nabbed the exclusive rights for the third and fourth seasons of the U.S. drama The Americans, which will now be airing on ITV Encore. Co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions, the series is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The first ...

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New Factual Commissioning Editor for Channel 5

LONDON: Sean Doyle, who previously worked for the BBC, has joined Channel 5 as the network's commissioning editor for factual, effective immediately. Doyle will work under Ben Frow, Channel 5's director of programming. He is charged with developing new areas of factual programming as the network continues to improve its ...

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FremantleMedia International Taps Former Kanal D Exec

LONDON: Amaç Erol Us, who most recently served as a sales and acquisitions exec at Kanal D, is to head up sales for the Middle East, Africa and Southeastern Europe at FremantleMedia International. Us will be reporting to Anahita Kheder, the company's senior VP for the Middle East, Africa and ...

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Promotions within MTG Content Team

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has promoted Vanda Rapti and Christian Albeck within the group-wide content team. Rapti has been appointed to senior VP of acquisitions, responsible for the company’s ready-made content purchases across all areas. Rapti had joined MTG’s legal team in 2003 and moved to acquisitions in 2011. Albeck has been ...

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ESPN International Renews Rights for Spanish Soccer in Brazil

MIAMI: ESPN International has extended its exclusive rights in Brazil for the Spanish soccer leagues La Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante, clinching a five-year multimedia agreement lasting until the 2019-20 season. The agreement includes exclusive TV and internet rights, along with non-exclusive radio rights, for all league matches per season. ...

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