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French OTT Molotov Scores Channel Deals

October 20, 2015

PARIS: The French OTT platform Molotov, which was created by Jean-David Blanc and Pierre Lescure, has secured deals with more than 80 channels ahead of its launch. The platform was announced in June by Blanc, the founder of French cinema entertainment service AlloCiné, and Lescure, founder of CANAL+. Ahead of …

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Roku Brings Streaming Players to France

October 20, 2015

PARIS: Roku is delivering its streaming players in France, offering channels such as Netflix, YouTube and France 24. Other channels available in France are Google Play, Spotify, YouTube and Daily Motion, as well as the soon-to-be-added from LA VOD videofutur, Deezer, ARTE and others. Roku is rolling out three streaming …

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UKTV Play Launches on Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick

October 20, 2015

LONDON: UKTV has rolled out its on-demand service UKTV Play for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The service provides catch-up and on-demand access to programs from UKTV’s free-to-air channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama. The UKTV Play app on Amazon Fire TV devices includes a new feature that …

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Louise Holmes to Lead Comedy Central & MTV UK Programming

October 21, 2015

LONDON: Viacom has revealed a new management team responsible for the programming of its Comedy Central and MTV brands in the U.K., which will be led by Louise Holmes. Holmes previously oversaw programming for just Comedy Central UK. She will now lead a combined creative leadership team as VP of …

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Sky Posts 6-Percent Hike in Quarterly Group Revenue

October 21, 2015

LONDON: Sky has reported that its first-quarter group revenue is up 6 percent to £2.8 billion ($4.3 billion), with profit up 10 percent to £375 million ($580 million). Jeremy Darroch, Sky's group chief executive, commented: "We have made a strong start to the year with customers responding well to the …

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Managing Director Kelly Webb-Lamb to Exit Shine TV

October 21, 2015

LONDON: Kelly Webb-Lamb, Shine TV's current managing director, is slated to leave the company at the end of the year. Webb-Lamb joined Shine TV as creative director in 2012. She became the company's managing director the following year. Before she steps down, she will collaborate with Shine TV's senior team …

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MTG Reports Record Q3 Sales

October 22, 2015

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has posted healthy third-quarter sales, thanks in part to higher viewing levels, strong customer intake and rising market shares, as well as the addition of a number of new digital businesses. Sales were up 5 percent at constant FX and up 3 percent on an …

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Live at the Apollo Moving to BBC Two

October 22, 2015

LONDON: Next month, Live at the Apollo is set to premiere on its new home, BBC Two. Moving from BBC One to BBC Two, the 11th season of the show will feature a lineup that includes Alan Carr, Dara O Briain, Noel Fielding, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane …

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ZED to Rep Kino Lorber Titles in Europe

October 22, 2015

PARIS: ZED has inked a deal with Kino Lorber to handle the European distribution of select documentaries and classic films from the latter company's catalogue. The agreement includes the docs Seeds of Time (2014), directed by Sandy McLeod, and the 1970 Oscar-nominated King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis. It …

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Victoria Powell Forms Initiative for London-Based Producers

October 22, 2015

LONDON: Veteran TV executive Victoria Powell has launched a new accelerator program for independent TV production companies based in London. Titled Indielab, the initiative will offer up to 15 outfits an opportunity to pitch for up to £2 million ($3.1 million) in private equity investment per company and high-level training …