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Shine Network & Endemol Creative Operations Merged

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: Endemol Shine Group has unveiled its newly merged Endemol Shine Creative Networks structure, a combined business that will be led by Lisa Perrin, currently the managing director of Shine Networks. Iris Boelhouwer, a 20-year Endemol veteran who has been overseeing the creative and format distribution teams as managing director ...

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Horror Channel Gets Freeview Launch

LONDON: Horror Channel has secured carriage on Freeview in the U.K., making it available to an additional 17 million homes. The launch marks a 90 percent DTT coverage for Horror Channel in the U.K. The service will join Freeview as of March 13. Recent Horror Channel premieres include Quentin Tarantino’s ...

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Eurosport Picks Up Exclusive Rights for MLS Matches

PARIS: As part of a new four-year deal, pan-European network Eurosport is slated to broadcast Major League Soccer (MLS) matches across most of its territories starting this month. The agreement covers all of the channel’s European territories except for the U.K. The first game of the North American league to ...

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DRG Makes Drama Push with New Development Deals

LONDON: DRG has inked exclusive first-look deals with three British indies, all aimed at boosting its drama development roster. One of the deals is with Three River Fiction (TRF), which focuses on creating high-end drama productions and popular returning series for U.K. and international broadcasters. The distributor will have first ...

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Digital Delivers for RTL Group in Full-Year Results

LUXEMBOURG: RTL Group’s digital revenue continued to show dynamic growth in 2014, though overall revenue for the group was relatively flat for the full year. Reported group revenue was stable at 5.81 billion euros ($6.4 billion). Higher revenue from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and from acquisitions—consolidation of BroadbandTV, SpotXchange and 495 ...

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ITV Full-Year Profit Rises

LONDON: ITV reported strong revenue growth for 2014, with pre-tax profit up 23 percent to £712 million ($1.09 billion) and a 6 percent gain in net ad revenue. Group external revenue was up 8 percent to £2.6 billion ($3.9 billion), and for the fifth year in a row ITV achieved ...

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Endemol Shine Group Restructures Nordic Businesses

STOCKHOLM: Endemol Shine Group has reshaped its Nordic businesses to form Endemol Shine Nordics, with the combined operations representing the largest production group in the region. Endemol Shine Nordics will incorporate group companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, among them Meter Television, STO-CPH Produktion, Filmlance International, Friday TV, Mag5 ...

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MIPTV to Spotlight the Nordics

PARIS: MIPTV has lined up a special Focus on the Nordics, to feature more than 20 broadcasters, producers, creatives, distributors and digital media players from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The conference lineup will include the Show-and-Tell: The Nordic Innovators, which will examine the Nordic culture of innovation that has ...

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French Pay-TV Operator OCS Ties Up with Sony in Multiyear Pact

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and OCS have agreed on a multiyear volume deal giving the French pay-TV operator exclusive access to a wide range of box-office hits and award-winning TV series. OCS scored the exclusive first-run rights for all of SPT’s new feature films, including Elysium, White House Down, ...

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