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BBC One Commissions More Mrs. Brown’s Boys

LONDON: Season three of the BBC One sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys has been commissioned prior to the second season’s run. Mrs. Brown’s Boys is created, written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown. The series features the cast of the stage production that the TV show is based on. ...

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TMG Ups Holding in Odeon Film

MUNICH: Tele München Group (TMG) has picked up around 850,000 additional shares in Odeon Film, upping its stake from 33 percent to more than 40 percent. Odeon Film is one of Germany’s leading independent production companies, with a catalogue of around 78 TV series with approximately 2,600 episodes, 174 TV movies, ...

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Study: TV Ads Deliver Most Profit

LONDON: A new study has found that TV advertising delivers the best return on investment (ROI) of any advertising medium, with ROI that is up 22 percent over the last five years. The Playback 3 independent study, commissioned from Ebiquity by Thinkbox, analyzed 3,000 ad campaigns across nine advertising sectors between ...

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TV3 Triumphs in Competition Authority Complaint Against RTÉ

BRUSSELS: The Competition Authority in Ireland has completed its investigation into RTÉ‘s commercial practices, following a complaint lodged by TV3, with the pubcaster agreeing to abolish its "share deal" scheme. The Irish free-to-air channel TV3 took issue with the public broadcaster, saying that RTÉ was abusing its dominance in TV ...

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Platform ‘n’ Adds Five New HD Channels

WARSAW: Five additional HD channels have joined the lineup of Poland’s Platform ‘n’, bringing the total number of high-def offerings available through the service to 33. TVN Turbo HD and TVN Style HD will launch on November 4. TVN Turbo HD is a thematic channel aimed at men that is dedicated ...

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maxdome Scores Disney Titles

MUNICH: ProSiebenSat.1 is bringing an additional 500 titles to its German VOD service maxdome, scoring an agreement with Disney for kids’ and family programming and feature films. The Disney content will be available through maxdome on a transactional basis and within the subscription package. The deal covers current episodes of ...

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Dallas Reboot Finds U.K. Home

LONDON/BURBANK: Channel 5 has picked up the exclusive U.K. rights for the new U.S. drama Dallas in a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the popular drama that ran from 1978 to 1991 about the Ewing oil and cattle-ranching dynasty. The remake stars ...

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