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Appropriate Adult Notches Up Most BAFTA TV Noms

LONDON: The ITV drama Appropriate Adult, about serial killer Fred West, scored four nominations for the 2012 BAFTA television awards, including nods for best actor and best actress. The lead actor category features Dominic West for his role in Appropriate Adult, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock, John Simm for Exile ...

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Ofcom Investigating Sky News Over Email Hacking

LONDON: Ofcom is starting an investigation into the unauthorized accessing of private emails by Sky News. The news channel previously admitted that it illegally went into the emails of John Darwin, the "canoe man," who was accused of faking his own death in an insurance scam with his wife. The ...

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European Broadcasters Invest $19.7 Billion in Content Annually

BRUSSELS: A new study reveals that European commercial broadcasters contribute 15 billion euros ($19.7 billion) annually to the audiovisual content sector. The study—Audiovisual Content and Online Growth, commissioned from the E-media Institute by the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)—showed that the aggregate expenditure on content of the largest ...

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Sandi Toksvig Named Creative Director for Sprout Pictures

LONDON: Sandi Toksvig is to join Stephen Fry and Gina Carter at Sprout Pictures, where she will serve as creative director. Toksvig will work closely with Carter, the managing director, and Pip Broughton, the newly appointed creative producer, to create and develop new comedy, drama and entertainment projects. Toksvig and ...

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TMG Scores Iron Man 3

MUNICH: Tele München Group (TMG) has picked up a package of rights for Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2013 in North America. TMG acquired theatrical distribution rights in Germany and Austria, as well as German-language home-video, TV and new-media rights in Germany, ...

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Stephan Adrian Extends Contract with ZDFE

MAINZ: Stephan Adrian, the COO of ZDF Enterprises, has renewed his contract with the company for an additional five-year term. Adrian joined the company in July 1988 as adviser in the tax, insurance and social insurance department. He later took over the department in 1993. He has been in his ...

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Sky Deutschland Wins Bundesliga Rights

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland has sealed a deal with the German Football League (DFL) for the broadcast rights for Bundesliga matches, and is set to pay an average license fee of 486 million euros ($638.7 million) per season. The agreement gives Sky Deutschland the exclusive pay-TV rights for all live Bundesliga and 2nd ...

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FIC Brings FOX to Finnish Market

HELSINKI: FOX International Channels (FIC) has rebranded the recently acquired Suomi TV service as FOX in Finland, also extending its daily broadcasts to 12 hours. FOX Finland will feature entertainment series from the U.S. FOX network, including Family Guy and American Dad, as well as the FIC co-produced series The Walking Dead, among ...

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