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Total TV Adds FilmBox Channels in the Balkans

BELGRADE/WARSAW: SPI International has secured carriage for eight channels from its FilmBox bouquet with Total TV in the Balkans. The channel lineup includes three movie networks—FilmBox HD, FilmBox Plus SD and FilmBox Arthouse SD—as well as DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD and FightBox HD. The package will also feature two adult ...

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Happy Valley, True Detective Score BAFTA TV Wins

LONDON: The BAFTA TV Awards, which took place last night, saw Happy Valley scoring the win for drama series, while True Detective won the prize for international. Happy Valley beat out Line of Duty, The Missing and Peaky Blinders in the drama category. Georgina Campbell won for lead actress for ...

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Cédric Hazard Joins PMA to Launch French Subsidiary

PARIS: Cédric Hazard, formerly the head of international distribution at ARTE France, has joined PMA Film & Television to launch its French subsidiary. Hazard was with ARTE France for 11 years. With PMA Film & Television, he will be managing all operations of the French branch of the company. He ...

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E.U. Outlines Plans to Create Digital Single Market

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, which would effectively put in place a unified regulatory framework for the internet across the 28 E.U. member states. The Digital Single Market Strategy is built on three pillars: better access for consumers and businesses ...

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Three New Commissioners in Place at Sky

LONDON: Sky has added to its non-scripted team with the appointment of three new commissioners across entertainment and factual. Shirley Jones, Bill Hobbins and James Quinn will join the company this month to commission entertainment and factual content across the Sky portfolio of channels. Jones has held executive producer roles ...

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Two New Seasons of Red Dwarf Heading to Dave

LONDON: UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave has ordered two new seasons of the classic sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf. The sitcom’s 11th and 12th seasons will begin production this fall and will air on the British network in 2016 and 2017. The original Red Dwarf first aired in 1988 on BBC Two. ...

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Pier Silvio Berlusconi Named CEO of Mediaset

ROME: The board of directors at Mediaset have elected Pier Silvio Berlusconi as its new deputy chairman and chief executive. Pier Silvio Berlusconi is the son of Mediaset founder and former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. He also retains his role as VP of the company. He is to replace ...

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Sky Movies Scores Star Wars Library

LONDON: Sky Movies has secured the rights for all six films in the Star Wars saga, planning a 48-hour marathon to launch the collection. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire ...

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