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MTG Renews Hockey Rights for the Nordics

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has inked a five-year partnership with the National Hockey League that will see NHL games broadcast across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. MTG, which has held the NHL rights since 2009, will now show ice hockey games on TV and online through 2021. The group ...

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Spanish Soccer Games to Air on Dutch Sport1 Platforms

AMSTERDAM: Dutch network Sport1 has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for Spain’s La Liga soccer competition. The pickup includes rights to live broadcasts and extended highlights on TV and broadband internet. At least six league games will be televised for each round, with all matches streamed live on Sport1’s online ...

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Lagardère Adds to Acquisitions & Development Team

PARIS: Charlotte Toledano-Detaille is joining Lagardère Entertainment as senior VP of format acquisitions and content development. Toledano-Detaille worked with Endemol France previously, joining the company in 2001 in the development department. She also served as head of sales and acquisitions and was director of that department. Toledano-Detaille later joined Banijay ...

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Endemol Shine UK Ups Nick Mather

LONDON: Endemol Shine UK has promoted Nick Mather from joint managing director of Remarkable Television to the newly expanded role of creative director of the central creative team. In this role, Mather will be responsible for the origination and development of new IP across multiple platforms, identifying new commissioning opportunities ...

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A+E Networks UK Management Restructure

LONDON: Tom Davidson is exiting his role as the managing director of A+E Networks UK, being succeeded by Dean Possenniskie. Possenniskie currently serves as managing director for EMEA at A+E Networks and is a board member of A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and Sky. He assumes ...

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FilmBox Channels Launch on PostTV

LUXEMBOURG: SPI International has inked a deal with POST Luxembourg for the FilmBox brand channels to begin broadcasting on PostTV this month. The PostTV platform provides users with the Mediabox package, which features DocuBox HD, Fightbox HD, FastnFunBox HD and the adult Eroxxx HD. FilmBox Arthouse is offered as part of the ...

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TalkTalk Offering Free Netflix for Six Months

LONDON: TalkTalk is making a special offer for new TalkTalk Plus TV homes to receive Netflix at no additional charge for six months. The exclusive deal provides new TalkTalk Plus TV customers with shows such as Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, as well as ...

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Tony Hall: ‘BBC on Top Creative Form’

LONDON: In a statement issued alongside BBC's Annual Report today, Director-General Tony Hall said that the debate about the organization's future should be rooted not in "ideological arguments," but rather in the "great programs and great services" the pubcaster delivers. "When I look back at last year’s output, I see ...

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BBC Worldwide Hails Record Returns to Pubcaster

LONDON: BBC Worldwide says it delivered record returns to the BBC of £226.5 million ($352.5 million) for the year ended March 31, 2015, while its headline profit in the period fell by 11.9 percent to £138.6 million ($215.8 million). Its overall revenues for the year were £1 billion ($1.6 billion), ...

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