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eir to Acquire Setanta Sports Ireland

DUBLIN: Ireland's largest telecommunications company, eir, has purchased Setanta Sports Channel Ireland, marking its entry into the TV-content market. Setanta Sports Ireland offers a range of exclusive sports content, including Live Barclays Premier League Games, every UEFA Champions League game and exclusive Europa League games, FA Cup, exclusive European Rugby ...

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UKTV Channels Launch on Freesat

LONDON: Freesat is set to feature the UKTV channels Yesterday, Drama and Really. The three channels will become available on the subscription-free satellite TV service later this month. Drama is set to premiere Call the Midwife and the film Captain Webb, while Really will debut Louis Theroux: Behind Bars. Medieval Murder ...

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Perform Group Scores Exclusive Premier League Rights in Germany

LONDON: Perform Group has secured an exclusive deal to broadcast live and on-demand English Premier League matches in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein from the start of the 2016-17 season. The three-year deal also allows Perform to broadcast live and on-demand English Premier League matches in Switzerland and Luxembourg on a ...

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BBC’s Alan Yentob Resigns Over Charity Scandal

LONDON: Long-time BBC exec Alan Yentob is stepping down from his current role as the corporation’s creative director amidst a financial scandal involving his Kids Company charity. Yentob, who has been with the BBC for nearly five decades, will stand down at the end of this year. He will nonetheless ...

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Management Shakeup at MTG Digital Businesses

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) is shuffling some of its management, following its investment in a number of scale new digital ventures and reorganization into a country management structure over the past six months. The MTGx core video-on-demand technical functions for both the Play and Viaplay services are being united ...

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A+E Networks & RTL Nederland Pact for Ad Sales

LONDON: A+E Networks and RTL Nederland have entered a two-year partnership to support advertising and sales activities for the channel brands HISTORY and Crime + Investigation (CI) in the Netherlands. The collaboration is set to begin January 1. As part of the agreement, RTL Nederland will represent both HISTORY and ...

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La Liga Lands $2.8 Billion Domestic TV Deal

MADRID: The Spanish football league La Liga has signed a domestic TV deal worth a minimum 2.65 billion euros ($2.8 billion) for the next three seasons. Telefonica's Movistar will have first choice of one match from each round of fixtures for 250 million euros ($265 million) a season. Mediapro will ...

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Sky Vision Ties Up with LittleRock Pictures

LONDON: Sky Vision has entered into an exclusive first-look development deal with LittleRock Pictures, a newly formed production company based in London. Under the agreement, Sky Vision will support the development of scripted content by the company for international distribution. LittleRock Pictures, which specializes in comedy and drama, was founded ...

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ORF-Enterprise Sells Factual Content & More at German Screenings

LEIPZIG: At this year's German Screenings, ORF-Enterprise sold a variety of programming, including several Universum nature and wildlife docs, to broadcasters around the globe. Universum's Making an Ancient Forest: Kalkalpen National Park, Dolomites: In the Heroes' Garden and Waterland Warriors: The Beavers Are Back are headed to RAI in Italy and SRF ...

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