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Panini Group Targets TV Distribution

MODENA: The Panini Group, which celebrated its 50th birthday last year, has launched the new Panini Media unit, which operates as part of The Licensing Machine (TLM) and is focused on the TV distribution arena. Panini Media has a catalogue that spans sci-fi, crime, fantasy and drama, as well as animated ...

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MP & Silva Scores European Rights for French Ligue 1

LONDON: MP & Silva has secured a deal with Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) and Al Jazeera Sports (AJS) for the distribution of French Ligue 1 rights in Europe for the seasons 2012-13 to 2014-15. MP & Silva will also manage the international distribution of the Internet betting rights for ...

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Ofcom Probes Deeper into Murdoch-BSkyB Ties

LONDON: U.K. media regulator Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether BSkyB is a "fit and proper" owner of a broadcast license. The watchdog has formed a team, dubbed Project Apple, as part of an assessment that will also evaluate whether James Murdoch should sit on the board of ...

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Global Screen Makes Sales at EFM

MUNICH: Global Screen, a joint venture between Telepool and Bavaria Media, recently presented its content ranging from independent productions to 3-D animation at the European Film Market. Global Screen sold The Heineken Kidnapping to MPI Media in the U.S., while Transmission Films in Australia and TriArt in Sweden picked up ...

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FME Lands Deals for Bellator

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has secured international TV sales for Bellator Fighting Championships, the mixed martial arts brand. FME exclusively represents the TV distribution and brand licensing rights for Bellator and has sold the TV rights for the tournament to a number of broadcasters around the world. Deals include Big ...

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Channel 4 to Launch New Catch-Up Service

LONDON: Channel 4 has unveiled plans to launch a new TV channel, 4seven, which will allow viewers to watch repeats of its most popular shows starting this summer. The channel has been developed under the code name Project Shuffle. It will allow viewers who missed Channel 4’s live broadcast the ...

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eOne Builds Out European TV Operations

LONDON/TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) is planning to expand its European television operations, with Peter Emerson, the president of eOne Television International, relocating to the company’s London hub. Emerson will continue to build on eOne’s TV slate. He continues to hold responsibility and oversee all international sales, co-productions and distribution ...

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Zodiak Rights Restructures Acquisitions Team

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has appointed Glen Hansen as the senior VP of acquisitions and business development of North America. Hansen, who joins Zodiak Rights from FOX LOOK, where he was the head of sales for finished programming and formats, is responsible for spearheading Zodiak Rights’ third party acquisitions in the ...

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Watch Adds North American Primeval Series to Lineup

LONDON: The UKTV channel Watch has picked up the North American version of Primeval, which is based on the hit U.K. series from Impossible Pictures. Production has begun on SPACE’s original action series Primeval: New World, which will be distributed internationally by Entertainment One (eOne). The last installment of the ...

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U.K. TV Ad Revenue Hits All-Time High

LONDON: Total advertising revenue for television in the U.K. was up 2.2 percent in 2011, reaching a new record high of £4.36 billion ($6.85 billion), according to Thinkbox. The total U.K. ad market rose approximately 1.5 percent, which means that linear TV’s share of total advertising has increased for the ...

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