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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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Novovision Names COO

PARIS: A new chief operating officer has been put in place at Novovision, with Leo Perez appointed to the post. Perez will relocate from Los Angeles to the company’s Paris headquarters, where he will take charge of its operations, sales and business development. He will report to Novovision's CEO, François-Xavier ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ORF-Enterprise

CANNES: The documentary Making an Ancient Forest: Kalkalpen National Park is a highlight of the ORF-Enterprise slate that’s being presented at MIPCOM. “Unique views in Ultra HD 4K make this documentary an extraordinary visual experience for the audience,” says Marion Camus-Oberdorfer, the head of ORF-Enterprise—Content Sales International. Camus-Oberdorfer believes that ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: TM International

CANNES: The feature film The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music, part of the TM International catalogue, has been presold to Lionsgate for the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and is based on the autobiography of Agathe von Trapp. With the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year, ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

CANNES: Among the highlights from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) are Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands and Jekyll and Hyde, a pair of action-adventure series produced by ITV Studios. “We have no doubt that these shows will appeal to our broadcast and digital partners around the world and will ...

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Turkey Steps into the Spotlight at MIPCOM 2015

ISTANBUL: The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) has outlined a series of special events and promotions taking place at MIPCOM, where Turkey is being celebrated as this year's Country of Honour. MIPCOM is set to welcome top Turkish acting talents, including Hülya Avşar, Halit Ergenç, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Beren Saat, Tuğba ...

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MTG Extends English Premier League Rights in Scandinavia

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured another three years of English Premier League soccer matches, adding Finland to a coverage that includes Sweden and Denmark. MTG will exclusively air live games for the 2016-17 to 2018-19 seasons. The matches will be shown on a combination of MTG’s Viasat and ...

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Senior VP of FOX Sports Europe & Africa Steps Down

LONDON: Kelly Butler is set to resign as senior VP of FOX Sports Europe and Africa at FOX International Channels (FIC) Europe and Africa. Butler joined FIC in 2013 when the company acquired Setanta Africa. During her time at FIC, she helped steer the strategic direction and management of several ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: BBC Worldwide

CANNES: Two of the top dramas in BBC Worldwide’s MIPCOM catalogue, War and Peace and Dickensian, draw on classic literature. Andrew Davies is behind the new TV adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and Tony Jordan is taking viewers back to a Victorian London populated by Charles Dickens’ most ...

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