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Ofcom: Spending on First-Run U.K. Drama Down 44 Percent

LONDON: In its third review of public service TV broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has raised concerns regarding the decreased spending on first-run U.K. children's programs and dramas. The review examines how the BBC, ITV, STV, UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C have fulfilled the purposes of public service broadcasting. Ofcom ...

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Thomas Ebeling’s Contract Extended at ProSiebenSat.1

MUNICH: The supervisory board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media has extended the contract of CEO Thomas Ebeling, who has held the post since March 2009. Dr. Werner Brandt, the chairman of the ProSiebenSat.1 supervisory board, said: "Since taking office in 2009, Thomas Ebeling has decisively shaped the group's strategy and, with his ...

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Endemol Shine Group Names COO of International Operations

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: Endemol Shine Group has tapped Marina Williams, formerly CEO of Central and Eastern Europe and MENA regions, to serve as COO of international operations. The new post sees Williams with oversight for Endemol Shine Group’s operations across Central and Eastern Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa. She will ...

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New CEO, Deputy CEO in Place at RTL Hungary

LUXEMBOURG: RTL Group has appointed Gabriella Vidus as the new CEO of RTL Hungary, while Péter Kolosi has been elevated to the post of deputy CEO. Vidus has been serving as general manager of RTL Hungary's advertising sales house R-time. She takes on the CEO post at RTL Hungary with ...

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BBC Trust Supports Online-Only BBC Three

LONDON: The BBC Trust has given its provisional approval to moving BBC Three to an online-only service, but is not backing the launch of a +1 channel for BBC One. The Trust carried out a series of "Public Value Tests" for several proposals to evaluate whether any adverse market impact ...

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Vivendi Purchases Dailymotion for $243 Million

PARIS: Vivendi has acquired an 80 percent stake in the online video platform Dailymotion from Orange, for 217 million euros ($243 million). The move gives Vivendi access to a range of music and audiovisual content and allows for the joint development of original content, together with the Universal Music Group ...

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Virgin Media Taps First Digital Entertainment Chief

LONDON: David Bouchier, a veteran of the European pay-TV industry, has been tapped as Virgin Media's first chief digital entertainment officer. The newly created role brings together the content, programming and digital entertainment teams, as the cable operator looks to further develop its proposition in the TV and entertainment market. ...

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