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Managing Director Kelly Webb-Lamb to Exit Shine TV

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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Sky Posts 6-Percent Hike in Quarterly Group Revenue

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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Roku Brings Streaming Players to France

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

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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French OTT Molotov Scores Channel Deals

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

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 ...

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Sky’s Director of Entertainment Channels Steps Down

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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VIMN Placing BET Channel in France

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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Coridass to Remain President & CEO of ZDF Enterprises to 2020

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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