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German Screenings Wraps Up with Host of Sales

LEIPZIG: Buyers from 20 countries picked up a slew of content at this year’s German Screenings, which wrapped up its 40th edition today. Global Screen closed a deal for a package of more than ten TV movies to STV Slovakia, with Just Bridge (DVD Benelux) signing the rights to the ...

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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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New Leadership in Place at Shine TV

LONDON: Tanya Shaw has been promoted to managing director of Shine TV, while Tim Whitwell was elevated to the role of creative director. Shaw is currently the creative director, having joined the company in 2014 from a role as commissioning editor for factual features and formats at the BBC. Whitwell ...

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UKTV Taps Former Sky Exec as General Counsel

LONDON: UKTV is expanding its senior leadership team with the appointment of Samantha Hammonds as general counsel, effective in January. In this newly created role, Hammonds will lead all legal and business affairs operations. She will be responsible for helping UKTV execute its commercial and corporate strategy, protect its intellectual ...

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Duchess Street Productions Hires Exec from Raw TV

LONDON: Bob & Co's Duchess Street Productions has hired Miriam Brent, a former development editor at Raw TV, as the company's script executive, effective today. In her new position, Brent will be responsible for developing Duchess Street's slate of high-end original drama and dramatic adaptations. She will also offer editorial ...

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Discovery Communications & Eurosport Tap Execs for Olympics Coverage

LONDON/PARIS: Discovery Communications has announced several new appointments at Eurosport in order to better focus on Olympics coverage for the 2018-24 cycle. The company’s Olympic Games leadership organization team will comprise five key functional areas. Jean-Thierry Augustin has been appointed as the president of sports development and Olympic commercialization, adding ...

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MoMedia Hires Head of Business Development

LONDON: Nelly Voukaki, who spent the last nine years in various roles at the Antenna Group, has been tapped to fill the newly created post of business development director at MoMedia. Voukaki will be reporting to Lucas Bertrand, the CEO of MoMedia. She is tasked with bringing new brand partners ...

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BBC Trust Approves BBC Three Move, iPlayer Expansion

LONDON: BBC Trust has made decisions on a range of proposals for the public broadcaster, including moving BBC Three online and expanding the iPlayer to be more than a catch-up service. The pubcaster’s trustees determined that there is a “clear public value” in making BBC Three an online-only service, “as ...

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FremantleMedia Invests in Full Fat TV

LONDON: FremantleMedia has taken a 25-percent stake in the factual-entertainment indie Full Fat TV, which was established by the former managing director of Endemol label Remarkable TV, Colette Foster. Full Fat TV is focused on producing factual entertainment and feature formats. The company is headquartered in Birmingham. During her time ...

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Tony Hall Backs External Regulation of the BBC

LONDON: In a speech to the Cardiff Business Club, BBC Director-General Tony Hall said that he backs the full external regulation of the corporation. Hall expressed that he would welcome the BBC to be regulated by an external regulator, outside of the BBC Trust—one that "holds our feet firmly to ...

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