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Coridass Extends ZDF Contract

MAINZ, June 19: Alexander Coridass has signed a new five-year contract to remain at the helm of ZDF Enterprises. Coridass is the president and CEO of the company, which is a division of German pubcaster ZDF. He has overseen ZDF ...

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Record Attendance Expected for DISCOP

BUDAPEST, June 19: DISCOP, which kicks off this week in Budapest, is expecting 1,325 individual participants, a 36-percent increase on last year. The event, now in its 15th year, anticipates 786 buyers representing 370 companies, including 54 from Hungary, 30 ...

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ITV, Pact in New Media Agreement

LONDON, June 19: ITV has reached an agreement with the trade body Pact over the online, VOD and mobile rights to independent productions. According to the new terms of trade, ITV can offer shows on demand during the run of ...

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Disney Hosts New Media Showcase in Asia

SINGAPORE, June 19: Buena Vista International Television (BVITV), along with Walt Disney Internet Group, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN Star Sports and ABC, hosted a New Media Showcase in Singapore today. Representatives from broadcast outlets, mobile operators, content aggregators, ISPs and ...

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Adult Swim Programming Heads to Canada

TORONTO, June 19: As part of its fall schedule this year, Canada’s Teletoon has picked up six series from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block for its late-night, 18-to-34-targeted programming lineup. "By acquiring the original Adult Swim titles, Teletoon is fulfilling ...

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Rainbow, SkyLife in HD Programming Deal

NEW YORK, June 19: DTH platform SkyLife’s SkyHD channel in Korea is set to launch a daily two-hour block of programming drawn from five VOOM brands operated by Rainbow HD Holdings. The prime-time two-hour block will feature content from Ultra ...

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BVITV Closes Deals in Cyprus

CYPRUS/LONDON, June 19: Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) has signed multi-year, multi-genre agreements with Cypriot pay-TV broadcaster Lumiere TV (LTV), in collaboration with the public free-TV broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC). The deals cover a slate of blockbuster movies, Disney ...

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ITN Rebrands Archive Footage Arm

LONDON, June 19: ITN is rebranding its ITN Archive operation as ITN Source, with plans to invest £1 million to further build its footage and 3G content businesses. The new corporate identity is intended to underpin the company’s strategy of ...

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Endemol Launches New Talent Show

HILVERSUM, June 19: Endemol International has acquired the select worldwide rights to produce local versions of the music talent format Singalong. Endemol has a one-year-option on the show, developed by Sweden’s Friday TV. The deal for worldwide rights excludes the ...

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