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Oliver Fahlbusch to Lead Corporate Communications for RTL Group

LUXEMBOURG: Oliver Fahlbusch is taking on responsibilities as the head of RTL Group’s corporate communications, effective July 1.  Fahlbusch joined RTL Group in August 2006, as deputy head of corporate communications. He also previously held successive positions at Bertelsmann’s corporate communications department from April 2000 to July 2006. He became a member ...

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TiVo Enters Swedish Partnership for Smart TV Service

STOCKHOLM/ALVISO: The Swedish triple-play provider Com Hem has aligned with TiVo to offer access to traditional TV programming, extensive VOD libraries, OTT content and apps through a fully integrated viewing experience.  Com Hem and TiVo have entered into a mutually exclusive distribution agreement that will enable viewers to access an ...

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LOVEFiLM Gains Titles from Twentieth Century Fox

LONDON: Recent and upcoming movies and TV shows from the Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution catalogue are going to be available for streaming on LOVEFiLM via a new multi-year deal between the two outfits.  Members can instantly stream content in what is the second pay-TV window for Twentieth Century Fox ...

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Sky Deutschland Renews Access to SPT Titles

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland has extended its volume deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), scoring the exclusive pay-TV and SVOD rights to current and upcoming film releases such as Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spiderman 3D and Total Recall. The multi-year continuation covers all current Sony Pictures films on all ...

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Sundance Channel Joins Poland’s Platform n

WARSAW/NEW YORK: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has brought the Sundance Channel to the DTH platform n in Poland.  The service is available in HD as part of the Film Hits package for n subscribers. Through a combined offering with n, Orange subscribers on the Film Hits tier will also gain access ...

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Sky Makes Slew of New Commissions

LONDON: In keeping with its commitment to increase investments in original British content, BSkyB has ordered a raft of comedies and dramas for Sky1 HD, including a project from Skins writer Lucy Kirkwood titled The Smoke, alongside a host of entertainment and factual programs and more. On the drama slate, ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Tandem Communications

BUDAPEST: With presales already confirmed in more than 120 territories, Tandem Communications is placing its bets on World Without End to be of interest to buyers in Budapest.   The eight-hour event series, adapted from the novel by the best-selling author Ken Follett, will be ready for delivery in the ...

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Jana Bennett Exiting BBC Worldwide

LONDON: Jana Bennett, the president of worldwide networks and the Global iPlayer at BBC Worldwide, is leaving the company this fall, following a major restructure focused on regional business lines.   BBC Worldwide is restructuring the business from divisional to geographic lines. Rather than global divisions, the structure will be broken ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Power

BUDAPEST: Action-adventure and disaster titles continue to do well across Central and Eastern Europe, says Steve Turney, the VP of sales and acquisitions at Power.   “They offer the spectacle and escapism that can set a channel’s schedule apart.”   In keeping with this trend, Power is presenting buyers at ...

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NBCU Hires for Creative & Marketing Roles

LONDON: NBCUniversal International Television has appointed Marco Giusti as VP of creative and Seema Kotecha as VP of marketing, both to be based in London. Giusti takes on the newly created role to lead the creative evolution of the channel’s portfolio. The remit includes leadership of the on-air team for ...

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