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Sky Brands Internet TV Service

March 21, 2012

LONDON: Sky’s new Internet TV service, which will offer access to Sky content on broadband-connected devices, will launch under the name NOW TV. NOW TV, set to launch later this year, will feature hundreds of films from Sky Movies, expanding to later include sports and entertainment offerings. There will be no …

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Content Reaches Deal with Target Administrators

March 21, 2012

LONDON: Content Media Corporation has struck a deal with the joint administrators of Target Entertainment and Minotaur International to “provide an ongoing distribution solution for producers and other rights owners, subject to necessary consents.” The loss-making Target Entertainment and Minotaur went into administration at the end of February and no …

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MIPTV Reports Increased Registration from Producers

March 21, 2012

PARIS: The number of production companies currently registered for MIPTV is up 25 percent on the year prior, and of the 1,220 international production outfits registered to date, 326 are first-time attendees. MIPTV is offering a number of dedicated events and conferences for producers. This includes the Drama CoProXchange and …

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FME Hires Execs for Live Experiences Divisions

March 21, 2012

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has made new hires in an effort to continue the growth of its global live experiences divisions. Chris Arrowsmith was named the VP of live experiences for the U.K., while Margee Brown was appointed to the role of creative development director for the Asia Pacific and …

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SevenOne’s What if? Heads to Ukraine

March 21, 2012

MUNICH: TET in the Ukraine has picked up SevenOne International’s sketch comedy series What if?, produced by Tim van Aelst (Benidorm Bastards). The series features comedy sketches with the question "What if?" that portray a reality that never happened, but easily could have. The first international launch in the Netherlands …

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Sky Deutschland Continues to Bulk Up HD Roster

March 22, 2012

UNTERFÖHRING: MTV Live HD is the latest high-definition channel to join the Sky Deutschland lineup. The channel will be added to the Sky Welt package, available to all Sky HD customers in Germany and Austria. The channel will replace the SD VH1 Classic. The MTV and Nicktoons channels will continue …

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LOVEFiLM’s Streaming More Popular Than DVDs

March 22, 2012

LONDON: For the first time ever, members of LOVEFiLM streamed more films and TV series instantly via the Internet than rented DVDs, Blu-rays and games. The number of films and TV episodes streamed online exceeded the number of DVDs, Blu-rays and games rented by more than 20 percent. This is an increase …

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Beta Film Lines Up New Content

March 22, 2012

MUNICH: Beta Film is heading to MIPTV with a lineup of 200 hours of international programming, including Tom Fontana’s new project, Copper. Beta Film will present Fontana’s (Borgia) new ten-episode, one-hour series Copper, a crime story set in 1860s New York City that centers on an Irish-immigrant cop working the …

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Pulse Hires New Head of Development

March 22, 2012

LONDON: Pulse has expanded its TV department with the addition of former ITV Studios exec Danny Carvalho as the head of development. Carvalho will report to Jilly Pearce, the head of TV. He will be responsible for spearheading Pulse’s move into developing innovative formats, as well as creating shows with …

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Heineken Named MIPTV 2012 Brand of the Year

March 23, 2012

PARIS: Heineken will receive the second annual MIPTV Brand of the Year Award, presented as part of the Branded Entertainment Programme. Europe’s largest brewer has been selected based on its commitment and innovation in the field of branded entertainment. Cyril Charzat, the senior director of the global Heineken brand, at …