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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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New Sky Atlantic Comedy from Julia Davis

LONDON: Julia Davis, who's behind the hits Nighty Night and Hunderby, has written a new six-part comedy for Sky Atlantic, Robin's Test. The comedy is about a group of couples on a birthday camping trip to Dorset. It stars Davis, alongside Rufus Jones (W1A), Vicki Pepperdine (Together) Steve Pemberton (Inside ...

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BBC iPlayer Now Available on Apple TV

LONDON: The BBC iPlayer, which has been available on devices such as Roku and Chromecast, has finally launched on Apple TV in the U.K. The dedicated app rolled out in time for the holidays. It features a 30-day window for catch-up content, plus streaming of shows from BBC One, Two, ...

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Ofcom: U.K. Leads the World for ‘Hi-Tech TV Viewing’

LONDON: Ofcom's latest International Communications Market Report shows that U.K. viewers are using more hi-tech TV gadgets than any other major country, though traditional live TV still remains the most popular way of tuning in. Ofcom research suggests that 70 percent of U.K. adults (31 million) will watch TV using ...

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FremantleMedia Backs New Indie Producer Man Alive

LONDON: Justin Gorman, the former head of entertainment at Channel 4, has launched an independent television production company, Man Alive Entertainment, with FremantleMedia acquiring a 25 percent stake. FremantleMedia also has the option to increase its share in the future. The new outfit will develop and produce large-scale entertainment and ...

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Endemol Shine UK Takes Stake in Douglas Road

LONDON: Endemol Shine UK has picked up a 50 percent stake in the production company Douglas Road, which was established last year by Lenny Henry and Barbara Emile. The agreement will see Endemol Shine International taking on worldwide distribution for new IP created by Douglas Road. The company's recent credits ...

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DRG Forms Alliance with Outline Productions

LONDON: DRG has entered into a content partnership with Outline Productions following the recent announcement that Outline was commissioned to produce a U.K. version of the DRG format Born On. Under the agreement, DRG will help Outline to expand its business and contribute to a development fund to invest in ...

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EU Proposes Cross-Border Access to Online Content

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has proposed new regulations for access to online content services across country borders, in addition to outlining its vision to modernize current EU copyright rules. Currently, Europeans traveling within the EU may be cut off from online services providing films, sports broadcasts, music, e-books or games ...

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New CEO Appointed at WeiT Media

MOSCOW: Endemol Shine Group has revealed that Yulia Sumacheva was recently named CEO of WeiT Media, a leading production company in Russia with a portfolio of scripted and nonscripted programming. As CEO, Sumacheva will continue to be supported in her day-to-day operations by COO Roman Elistraiov. She began working for ...

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Bonnier Broadcasting Hires New Chief Technical Officer

STOCKHOLM: Bonnier Broadcasting has named Henri Caddeo its new chief technical officer, with the exec slated to take up the role in the spring. Caddeo will have broad responsibility for technology for Bonnier’s entire business area, and will coordinate and develop the technology organizations within the TV4 Group, SVOD service ...

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