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SPI’s FunBox 4K UHD to Air La Bohème

WARSAW: SPI International has acquired worldwide rights for the 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) opera La Bohème from DBW Communication and will air the program on its first 4K/UHD channel, FunBox 4K UHD. La Bohème, composed by Giacomo Puccini, was directed by ...

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Trio of Channels Join Videocon d2h Platform

MUMBAI: Indian DTH service Videocon d2h is now offering Viacom 18's Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD channels, as well as FOX Entertainment Group's Nat Geo WILD HD. Colors Infinity will bring such hit American series as Fargo, Orange Is the New Black, Better Call Saul, Forever, The Big C, ...

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U.K. Indie betty Launches U.S. Arm

LONDON: The U.K. production outfit betty is launching a U.S. unit, which will be led by Discovery Networks International veteran Jon Sechrist. Sechrist will serve as senior VP and head of production and development. He joins the company later this month, taking on oversight for the current slate that includes ...

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Televisa Internacional Game Shows

The format catalogue of Televisa Internacional has grown quite extensively in just a relatively short period of time. “In about a year and a half, we went from being a company that had four or five formats to now aiming to have at least 25 formats after this MIPCOM,” says ...

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The Affair Lands on Oz’s Presto

SYDNEY: All ten episodes from the first season of the Golden Globe-winning drama series The Affair are now available to stream exclusively on Presto in Australia. The Affair centers on the romantic relationship between a man and a woman who are both married to other people. The show, which stars ...

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LBCI Wins Back Channels in Al-Waleed Bin Talal Lawsuit

PARIS: The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) is claiming victory in its lawsuit against Al-Waleed Bin Talal, and is able to recover channels it says were "hacked" by the Saudi prince. Following a decision from the French judiciary that was hearing the case, the Lebanese TV station has regained possession ...

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E4 Scores Rush Hour & Containment

LONDON: E4 has acquired the drama series Rush Hour and Containment, which are set to debut in 2016. Rush Hour is a reimagining of the New Line Cinema feature-film franchise about a maverick L.A.P.D. detective and a detective from Hong Kong who always follows the rules. The two must find ...

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Netflix’s Sci-Fi Series Sense8 Gets Second Season

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has given a second-season greenlight to its original series Sense8, created by The Matrix directors Andy and Lana Wachowski. The sci-fi show’s first season premiered on the video-streaming hub on June 5. Its plot centers on eight strangers around the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally ...

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Twofour Producing Royal Navy Docuseries for Channel 4

LONDON: Channel 4 has commissioned Twofour to produce Royal Navy Sailor School, a documentary series focused on a group of young men and women entering the Royal Navy. Royal Navy Sailor School will feature behind-the-scenes access to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, following the intense journey that turns ordinary individuals into ...

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Nine Out of Ten U.S. Pay-TV Services Lost Subs in Q2

LONDON: The top ten pay-TV services in the U.S. shed more than 400,000 digital television subscribers between them in the second quarter, with the decline in subs now offsetting a small gain earlier in the year. According to the informitv Multiscreen Index, nine out of the top ten services in ...

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