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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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UKTV to Hold Open Doors Event for Teens & Young Adults

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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New Name for Lagardère Studios’ Distribution Arm

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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Pickbox Lands on MaxTV in Macedonia

ZAGREB: The SVOD service has been added to Macedonian IPTV platform MaxTV, with thousands of hours of content on offer. 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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BBC’s Director of Television to Exit

LONDON: Danny Cohen, the BBC's director of television, is leaving the organization to pursue a new leadership challenge. Cohen's remit covers the strategic, creative, operational and financial leadership of BBC Television, including BBC One, Two, Three and Four. He oversees a team of 3,000-plus people, producing more than 10,000 hours ...

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Sundance Channel Rolls Out on Orange TV in France

NEW YORK/PARIS: AMC Networks International has reached a carriage deal with Orange to make Sundance Channel Global available in France as part of the operator's Cinema and Series TV package. The 24/7 linear channel is available on Orange TV through its ADSL fibre and satellite platforms in France. The service ...

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