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Alfred Haber Takes on Spike TV Awards

PALISADES PARK, July 10: Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) has picked up the international distribution rights to the Spike TV Scream Awards, honoring the best in the horror, science-fiction and fantasy genres. AHDI’s deal with the MTV Networks-owned male-skewing Spike TV ...

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Cosgrove Hall Invests in Korean Animated Title

MANCHESTER, July 10: Cosgrove Hall Films has made its first foray into owning its own content, taking a “significant share” in an animated series from Korean creators Imagestone and London-based Village Productions that has been acquired for broadcast by the ...

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EBU Names New President

GENEVA, July 10: Fritz Pleitgen, the director general of WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk), has been elected as the new president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Pleitgen succeeds Arne Wessberg (YLE), who held the role for six years. The EBU also ...

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ORF Ups Dreier to New Business Sales Role

VIENNA, July 10: The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) has promoted Berend Dreier to sales executive for new business as the company looks to expand its sales to IPTV platforms. Dreier reports to ORF’s head of sales and acquisitions, Beatrice Riesenfelder. ...

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Commission Approves RTP Restructuring

BRUSSELS, July 7: The European Commission has approved the financial restructuring agreement signed between the Portuguese government and RTP aimed at reducing the pubcaster’s 1 billion euros debt. The restructuring deal, which was signed in September 2003 and runs until ...

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Discovery Tops PAX Asia Survey

SINGAPORE, July 7: Discovery Channel is the number one regional cable and satellite channel in Asia for the ninth consecutive year for past month, past week and yesterday viewership, according to the latest quarterly Pan-Asian Cross Media Study (PAX) conducted ...

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Latin American Sales for Granada

LONDON, July 7: Granada International has secured new Latin American deals with GloboSat and A&E Latin America on titles such as Hell’s Kitchen and The Prince’s Trust 30th Birthday Live. GloboSat in Brazil secured Hell’s Kitchen, which is now in ...

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Nick Deal on Ricky Sprocket

VANCOUVER, July 7: Ricky Sprocket—Showbiz Boy, a new animated series from Bejuba! Entertainment, Snowden Fine Productions and Studio B Productions, has been licensed to Nickelodeon channels in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Scandinavia, as well ...

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