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NATPE Europe Recap

Bob Jenkins was in Prague this week reporting on the speakers and sessions taking place at NATPE Europe and surveying attendees about trends in CEE. Another edition of NATPE Europe has come to a close, after four days that included screenings from Hollywood studios, sessions on formats and co-productions, a ...

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STV Productions Taps Discovery Exec as Creative Director

LONDON: Dan Korn, who most recently was serving as head of special projects at Discovery Networks International, has joined STV Productions in the role of creative director, with a particular focus on specialist factual and returnable programming. Korn will be based at STV Productions’ office in London and will take ...

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FilmBox HD Now Available on Bulgaria’s blizoo

NEW YORK: SPI International has announced that the FilmBox HD channel is being offered on blizoo, a leading cable TV operator in Bulgaria. FilmBox HD provides a selection of movie genres, including drama, comedy, thriller and horror, as well as television series. The network has launched on blizoo as part ...

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Gold Goes for Comedy Series Exploring Stand-Up Legends

LONDON: UKTV’s comedy channel Gold is set to debut sometime this year Legends of Stand-Up & Bernard Righton, a six-part series celebrating the world’s greatest comedians. Performer John Thomson will host the show as his alter ego, club comedian Bernard Righton. Archive footage will be used to highlight routines by ...

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Talpa Media Takes Over Full Control of Talpa Germany

HILVERSUM: Talpa Media is purchasing the remaining 50.1 percent stake in Talpa Germany from Axel Springer, giving it full control of the German production outfit. Talpa acquired 49.9 percent of Talpa Germany, previously named Schwartzkopff TV, in December 2014. Mutual options for a total sale were granted in the course ...

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Endemol Shine UK Chairman to Exit Post

LONDON: Lucas Church is leaving his role as chairman of Endemol Shine UK this fall. Church had been appointed to his current post when Endemol's U.K. business was combined with Shine Group's in January. He first joined the company as head of business affairs at the U.K. label Initial in ...

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Former Warp Films COO Joins Archery Pictures

LONDON: Alex Marshall has been hired as COO of Archery Pictures, a film and TV production venture launched last year by Liza Marshall and Kris Thykier. Marshall had been serving as COO of Warp Films since 2008, serving as executive producer on many of the company's productions, including Four Lions ...

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Endemol Shine Group Brings Together Commercial Teams

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: Endemol Shine Group has unveiled its new commercial partnerships team, which brings together the Shine 360° and Endemol international commercial groups under the same banner. The new team will be managed by Branco Scherer, who is promoted to managing director of commercial partnerships. Scherer's responsibilities include identifying and investing ...

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David Frank to Launch New Platform for TV Content Sales

LONDON: David Frank's Dial Square 86 is prepping the launch of The RightsXchange (TRX), a new online marketplace for the sale and acquisition of TV content rights. The new service will be led by Matthew Frank as CEO and Nigel Pickard as president, with David Frank as executive chairman. A ...

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