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DISCOP Istanbul Continues to Grow Conference Program

LOS ANGELES/PARIS: DISCOP Istanbul organizer Basic Lead has partnered with the TEDxSilkRoad event for an enhanced conference and business networking program. The partnership will result in a day dedicated to "Decoding the Future." Chaired by Ferhan Cook, the curator of TEDxSilkRoad, the "Decoding the Future" session will focus on the ...

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Europe Remains Leader for IPTV

LONDON: With strong consumer demand and active fiber rollouts, Europe continues to be the leader for IPTV, according to the latest estimates from the Broadband Forum. IPTV is approaching 55 million subscribers globally, and European markets account for 23.5 million of those customers. Hybrid Fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) deployments have been on ...

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E4 Picks Up U.S. Comedy Series

LONDON: Channel 4’s digital channel E4 has secured the U.K. broadcast rights to the U.S. comedy series Suburgatory from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Suburgatory will air in the U.K. on E4 this year. The new half-hour series stars Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under, Law & Order, Thirteen), Jane Levy ...

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Parthenon Names New Board Chairman

LONDON: Parthenon Media Group has appointed Charles Gurassa to the role of non-executive chairman of its board of directors. Gurassa is currently the non-executive chairman of the restaurant group Tragus and Genesis Housing Association; the deputy chairman at easyJet and MACH; and a trustee of the National Trust. He was ...

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Syfy U.K. Picks Up Todd & the Book of Pure Evil

LONDON: Syfy has acquired the exclusive U.K. rights for the supernatural comedy series Todd & the Book of Pure Evil in a deal with Entertainment One (eOne). The 13-part first season debuted on Canada’s SPACE channel in 2010, and began its second season in October 2011. Syfy has the rights ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 Group Bulks Up maxdome Offerings

MUNICH: More than 250 movies from Twentieth Century Fox are joining the ProSiebenSat.1 Group VOD portal maxdome. Planet of the Apes, Percy Jackson & the Olympians and Alvin and the Chipmunks are among the titles included in the pact. maxdome is currently Germany’s largest video download site. A total of ...

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Exclusive Interview: ProSiebenSat.1’s Thomas Ebeling

PREMIUM: Thomas Ebeling, the CEO of ProSiebenSat.1, Germany’s leading broadcast group, talks to TV Europe about building on the strengths of the free-TV business, while successfully launching pay-TV and numerous digital ventures. Back in 2000, two television companies, ProSieben Media and Sat.1, merged to form the largest broadcasting group in ...

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BBC Worldwide Showcase On Track for Largest Event Ever

LONDON: BBC Worldwide Showcase is on pace to open its doors to more than 640 international TV buyers, alongside top-line talent, marking its biggest-ever event, which is taking place in Liverpool from February 26 to 29.   Sir Tom Stoppard, Hugh Bonneville, Emilia Fox, Ruth Jones, Jessica Hynes and Michael ...

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Red Arrow’s Snowman Builds Business in Norway

MUNICH: Snowman Productions, the Scandinavian production arm of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, is expanding its business into Norway, with an office in Oslo. Peter Blanck, previously the executive producer at Viasat Broadcasting, will serve as managing director. Magnus Vatn, who joins from serving as head of reality and executive producer ...

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TMG & MGM Strike Multi-Year Output Deal

MUNICH: As part of an exclusive output deal, Tele München Group (TMG) has gained access to the free-TV rights for a number of feature films, including Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies, and TV series from MGM for German-speaking Europe. The deal, which covers a five-year period, includes more than 200 highlights ...

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