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Starz Secures Output Deal with C More in the Nordics

STOCKHOLM/BEVERLY HILLS: C More Entertainment, Starz Digital and Starz Worldwide Distribution have aligned for a multiyear, content licensing output deal for exclusive first-run SVOD and pay-TV rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. As part of the pact, new Starz original series, including Ash vs Evil Dead, Flesh and Bone ...

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MTG Launching Pair of New Channels in the Nordics

STOCKHOLM: MTG is slated to launch two new channels, Viasat Series and Viasat Film Hits, in the Nordic region on November 10. Available in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, Viasat Series will offer viewers a combination of new shows and existing hits from around the globe. All content will also be ...

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Factual & Scripted Sales for ORF-Enterprise

VIENNA: Austria’s ORF-Enterprise wrapped up MIPCOM last week with a slew of factual sales, including pickups for titles from its Universum strand. Among those documentaries was Vanishing Kings: Lions of the Namib, which was acquired by National Geographic Channels International, Canada’s Explora and Sweden’s SVT. The latter also went for ...

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RTS Video: BBC’s Tony Hall

NEW YORK: Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC, took part in this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, where he spoke about the future of the British public broadcaster.   brightcove.createExperiences(); The footage was created by the Royal Television Society. It was recorded at the RTS Cambridge Convention, which took place ...

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France’s CANAL+ Group Strengthens Ties with Disney

CANNES: CANAL+ Group and Disney Media Distribution have renewed their wide-ranging programming partnership, which includes first-run feature films and SVOD services. As part of the new pact, starting in January 2016 the French pay-TV operator will be offering Walt Disney Pictures titles, Marvel Studios, Disney/Pixar and Lucasfilm movies. This includes Marvel’s ...

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Channel 4 Backs Sacha Baron Cohen’s New TV Indie

LONDON: Channel 4 has purchased an equity stake in Spelthorne Community Television, a new U.K.-based indie set up by Ali G partners Sacha Baron Cohen and former Objective Productions' chief executive Andrew Newman. Spelthorne Community Television, named after Ali G’s Staines hometown, will specialize in scripted TV comedy and comedy ...

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TLC Rolls Out in Turkey

SILVER SPRING/ISTANBUL: Following its acquisition of the Turkish national free-to-air entertainment channel CNBC-e from Doğuş Media Group, Discovery Communications is set to launch its flagship global entertainment and lifestyle network TLC in Turkey. Due to launch in Turkey in November, TLC will air nonscripted and scripted international content, including lifestyle, ...

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TVN Preps Online Originals for Poland

CANNES: Poland's TVN is producing a slate of original series for its OTT platform, including a version of Web Therapy starring award-winning actress Agata Kulesza. The OTT originals strategy was unveiled by TVN president and CEO Markus Tellenbach at a press conference in Cannes this morning. “TVN’s original online ...

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Turkish Carriage for SPI Channels & FilmBox Live VOD Service

CANNES: Six channels from SPI International’s portfolio are being launched by Türksat/Teledünya, the largest cable operator in Turkey. FilmBox and FilmBox Arthouse (movie channels), FightBox and Fast’nFunBox (sports channels), DocuBox (a documentary channel) and an international music channel, 360TuneBox, were added to the Türksat/Teledünya lineup. All channels are currently being localized ...

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