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Novavision Adds to Sales Team

PARIS: Novavision has brought on Allison Glasgow-Lafontaine to handle sales for such territories as Europe, North America and the Middle East. Glasgow-Lafontaine takes over for Nathalie Nenning. Starting in September, Nenning will be located in Singapore, with plans to launch her in project in the acquisitions and distribution of French ...

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Sky Deutschland Scores Film Package from Tele München

MUNICH: Sky Deutschland has secured a package of film rights from Tele München Group (TMG), including the exclusive TV premieres for Magic Mike, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 and more. The agreement provides Sky with the exclusive German pay-TV rights for a number of current blockbusters as well as library titles. ...

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Sky’s NOW TV Available on Xbox

LONDON: Sky has brought its NOW TV video streaming service to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 platform, where it is available starting today. The Xbox 360 version of the app delivers HD-ready video as well. Existing customers can log into the new Xbox 360 app for access to Sky’s content at no ...

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A+E Networks UK Appoints VP of Commercial Operations

LONDON: Bakori Davis, formerly the VP of content distribution at Viacom Media Network, has been hired as the VP of commercial operations for A+E Networks UK, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Davis will manage channel distribution in Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordics, Greece, Benelux, Iceland, Africa, the ...

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BBC Two & HBO Greenlight Christopher Guest Comedy Series

LONDON: Mockumentary filmmaker Christopher Guest and Irish actor Chris O’Dowd are on board for Family Tree, a new doc-style comedy series for BBC Two and HBO. The eight-part half-hour comedy will be similar to other mockumentaries from Guest, such as This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show. The series will star ...

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MTG Expands Viasat Bouquet in Nordic Region

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) is launching 11 HD channels and four catch-up services as part of its Viasat offerings in the Nordic market. The premium pay-TV sports channel Viasat Golf and the pay-TV factual channels Viasat History, Viasat Explorer, Viasat Nature and Viasat Crime will be launched in HD in Sweden, ...

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Canal+ & Mediapro to Share Football Rights for Spain

MADRID: Mediapro and Prisa’s Canal+ have reached an agreement to share La Liga broadcasting rights, settling a dispute that had threatened to delay the start of the season, which kicks off tomorrow. The three-year agreement sees Prisa’s Canal+ taking on the exclusive pay-TV rights for 28 games featuring Real Madrid, FC ...

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BBC Worldwide Selects Six Start-Ups for Digital Program

LONDON: Six U.K.-based digital media start-up companies have been selected to take part in the first BBC Worldwide Labs initiative. MiniMonos, wireWAX, Foodity, Krowd 9, Flooved and KO-SU have been selected by BBC Worldwide for the first program. These start-ups are offered workspace within BBC Worldwide’s offices in West London, starting September ...

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