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BT Offers Netflix in 4K

LONDON: BT has become the first TV service in the U.K. to support 4K Netflix streaming, offering Ultra HD content through a set-top box. The UHD content can be accessed through an updated version of the Netflix app on Ultra HD YouView+ set-top box. Users also need to have Netflix's ...

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U.K. Formula 1 Coverage Moves from BBC to Channel 4

LONDON: Channel 4 will become the new terrestrial home of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2016-18, as the BBC has ended its contract early due to cost-cutting measures. As part of a new deal agreed to with Formula 1 World Championship Limited, Channel 4 will air ten live ...

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France’s LCI Channel Receives Approval for Free-to-Air Move

PARIS: The French media regulator Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) has authorized the migration of LCI to free-to-air DTT, subject to "commitments." The French news channel has been operating since 1994. The CSA has now cleared the way for the service to become available on freeview DTT. Around 20 million ...

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Digital UK Begins Consultation on Usage of BBC Three Slot

LONDON: Digital UK, which manages the logical channel number (LCN) listings for DTT/Freeview, has launched a consultation about what to do with BBC Three's channel position once the service moves online. With the BBC Trust's decision to transition BBC Three to an online-only service, the SD and HD linear services ...

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New Drama & Comedy EP for TV4 Group

STOCKHOLM: Johanna Bergenstråhle has been hired by TV4 Group as executive producer of drama and comedy, effective January 11. Bergenstråhle joins TV4 Group from Jarowskij, where she produced the Swedish-American comedy Welcome to Sweden. She has also produced a number of movies and series, including the feature-film trilogy JerryMaya's Detective Agency for ...

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More SPI International/FilmBox Channels Land in Austria

WARSAW/VIENNA: Austria’s A1 TV has added two thematic channels from SPI International/FilmBox’s pay-TV portfolio to its offering. DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD are now part of A1 TV’s English-language Premium TV package. DocuBox HD showcases a collection of award-winning documentary features that explore the mysteries of Earth. Meanwhile, car racing, ...

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Former BBC Worldwide, all3media Execs Form Production Venture

LONDON: William Miller, formerly the head of talent at BBC Worldwide, and Ruth Wrigley, who previously served as all3media's head of entertainment and formats, have launched a new independent production outfit, Raconteur Associates. Raconteur Associates will focus on developing non-scripted programming and formats. Its aim will be on developing and ...

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TV France International Unveils 2015 Export Award Winners

PARIS: TV France International has revealed the winners of this year's Export Awards, which recognize the sales companies behind the best-selling French productions around the world. The victor in the animation category was PGS Entertainment for ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks. The other nominees were Millimages for Mouk and Xilam Animation ...

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