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Pickbox Lands on MaxTV in Macedonia

October 14, 2015

ZAGREB: The SVOD service Pickbox.tv has been added to Macedonian IPTV platform MaxTV, with thousands of hours of content on offer. Pickbox.tv launched in May 2014 in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. The service is available through iOS and Android devices, as well as via its …

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New Name for Lagardère Studios’ Distribution Arm

October 14, 2015

PARIS: Lagardère Entertainment Rights, which is run by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet and functions as the distribution arm of Lagardère Studios, is changing its name to Lagardère Studios Distribution. The name change comes as part of the group’s international expansion. The two main strategic goals of the expansion are to strengthen the company’s acquisitions strategy and …

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ProSiebenSat.1 Sets New Financial Targets for 2018

October 15, 2015

MUNICH: ProSiebenSat.1 Group has set new financial targets for 2018, as the company is growing faster than originally planned in all segments. ProSiebenSat.1 aims to increase its revenues by 1.85 billion euros ($2.11 billion) to around 4.2 billion euros ($4.8 billion) compared to 2012. Initially, an increase of 1 billion …

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VIMN Placing BET Channel in France

October 15, 2015

LONDON: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and BET International have revealed that BET will launch a 24-hour channel and multiscreen service in France next month. The channel will offer a window into "U.S. Black Culture" inspired by urban culture, music, fashion and society. It is slated to begin broadcasting on …

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Attendance Spikes at SPORTELMonaco 2015

October 15, 2015

MONACO: This year’s edition of SPORTELMonaco welcomed 994 companies from 75 countries, registering a 24-percent increase in new participating companies. The annual convention, which kicked off on October 12 and wraps up tonight, saw a total of 2,786 attendees, according to SPORTEL general manager Amparo Di Fede. Next year’s event …

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UKTV to Hold Open Doors Event for Teens & Young Adults

October 15, 2015

LONDON: UKTV has partnered with Creative Skillset to host an Open Doors event for young people seeking to learn about the television industry. Set to take place on November 18, the event is part of UKTV’s efforts to offer industry access for young people. It provides individuals aged 16 to …

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Coridass to Remain President & CEO of ZDF Enterprises to 2020

October 15, 2015

MAINZ: Alexander Coridass has extended his contract as president and CEO and spokesman of the management board at ZDF Enterprises to 2020. Coridass has helmed the company since 1998. He said, “There is a clear direction for the years to come: we will continue to develop German and international projects for both …

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Sky’s Director of Entertainment Channels Steps Down

October 16, 2015

LONDON: Stuart Murphy, Sky’s director of entertainment channels, has announced his departure from the role in order to pursue other creative opportunities. Murphy has been with Sky for six and a half years. During that time, he has overseen the expansion of the Sky entertainment channels, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, …

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ITV Enters £100 Million Deal to Acquire UTV’s Television Business

October 19, 2015

LONDON: ITV has agreed to acquire 100 percent of UTV, which owns the television assets of UTV Media, for £100 million ($155 million). When the acquisition is complete, ITV will own 13 of the 15 regional licenses for the Channel 3 network; the combined business will benefit from ITV’s continued …

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Ofcom to Regulate U.K. VOD Services In-House

October 19, 2015

LONDON: Ofcom is bringing the regulation of U.K. VOD program services in-house, taking over for co-regulator Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) starting January 1. The decision follows an Ofcom review, which found that acting as sole regulator for VOD programs would be a more effective model for the future than …