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DW Series Being Adapted for Mandarin-Speaking Audiences

BONN: Deutsche Welle’s daily European lifestyle magazine euromaxx is getting repackaged by CNCDP China for the Chinese market and other Mandarin-speaking audiences. Under the co-production agreement, CNCDP China will create a Mandarin version, with 78 hours of programming. CNCDP will have broadcast rights for all of its channels and distribution ...

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More Premium Movie Offerings from Platform ‘n’

WARSAW: Four new premium HD movie channels have been added to the lineup of Poland’s Platform ‘n’, bringing subscribers films such as Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2. nPremium, nPremium2, nPremium3 and nPremium4 will be available starting December 15. An exclusive output deal with Twentieth Century Fox kicks off January 2012, ...

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The Hour Heads to Netflix in Canada, Latin America

LONDON: The raft of sales Shine International has wrapped up for the spy thriller The Hour includes a deal with Netflix for Canada and Latin America. The 6×1-hour production, from Kudos Film and Television, was sold by Shine International into more than 80 territories. Among those picking up the drama, ...

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Sky Italia Withdraws Bid for DTT Slot

MILAN: Sky Italia has withdrawn its application to compete for a digital terrestrial frequency in Italy, saying that the so-called "beauty contest" is too slow and is making investment planning too difficult. Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development initiated a competition for the six frequencies after getting authorization from the European ...

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New Software Opens Up Time-Shifting Possibilities

PREMIUM: A U.K.-based television software company is enabling over-the-air broadcasters to add time-shift channels without satellite, cable or the Internet, reports Jay Stuart. Motive Television’s Television Anytime solution involves adding software to the existing infrastructure of any television or online platform to make possible features such as VOD and time-shift ...

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James Murdoch Re-Elected as BSkyB Chair

LONDON: James Murdoch has been re-elected as the chairman of BSkyB, with 81.24 percent voting in his favor at the company’s annual shareholder meeting and 18.76 percent against. Around one-third of independent shareholders voted against his reappointment, including Standard Life Investments, which manages more than 6 million shares in BSkyB. ...

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ITV Picks Up Package of Warner Bros. Titles

LONDON/BURBANK: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is among the titles ITV has secured in a new multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that also includes the free-to-air rights for films such as 300 and I Am Legend. ITV will serve as the free-to-air home for the broadcast premiere ...

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Spanish Companies Gear Up for MyContent

DUBAI: The Spanish pavilion at the MyContent market in Dubai will feature seven companies hailing from Spain, among them Imagina International Sales, Imira Entertainment and Zinkia. The Spanish presence at The Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre is organized by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) in collaboration with ...

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Poland’s Platform ‘n’ Launches OTT Service

WARSAW: The Polish DTH service Platform ‘n’ has unveiled a new OTT service, nVOD NET, which delivers offerings from HBO On Demand and the TVN Player. nVOD NET transforms the Platform ‘n’ satellite receiver into a multimedia home-entertainment terminal. The service delivers a broad selection of films, documentaries, TV series and ...

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Sport1 Netherlands Re-Ups for UEFA Champions League

AMSTERDAM: Chellomedia’s Sport1 channel in the Netherlands has renewed its agreement for the broadcast rights for the UEFA Champions League for the next three seasons. Sport1 is signed up to provide live coverage and edited highlights across its channels and online until 2015. Sport1 is also set to broadcast the ...

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