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Content Inks First-Look Deal with Artists Studio

LONDON: Content Television has entered into an agreement with Artists Studio, giving it an exclusive first look on acquiring the international rights for all productions developed by the U.K. outfit independently of third-party commissions. Artists Studio works with scriptwriters and authors through partnerships to empower creators by giving them more ...

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ZDF Enterprises Turns 20

NEW YORK: Alexander Coridass, the president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, talks about the company’s many accomplishments, which are all focused on one objective: quality programming. WS: As a commercial entity, how has ZDF Enterprises contributed to ZDF? CORIDASS: Our main job is to generate additional income for ZDF. As ...

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Zodiak UK CEO Departing

LONDON: Joely Fether, the CEO of Zodiak UK and Benelux, is leaving the post after 16 years with the company, with David Frank, the CEO of Zodiak Media, taking over direct oversight. Fether became CEO in 2010, after the acquisition of RDF Media by Zodiak Entertainment. Frank, whose remit is ...

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ZDFE to Mark 20th Anniversary at MIPTV

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises is commemorating its 20th anniversary by showcasing a slate of new premium programs at MIPTV, which will also mark the official launch of its new corporate structure. The company previously announced a new corporate structure that divided the business into genre-specific units. MIPTV will be the first ...

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Shine 360° Names New Director of Licensing

LONDON: David Christopher has been appointed to the newly created position of director of licensing at Shine Group’s Shine 360°, effective immediately. In his new role, Christopher will be responsible for all U.K. and multi-territory licensing and brand extensions, across consumer products and publishing, retail, digital and interactive, and live ...

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Extreme Sports Channel to Live Stream Via Xbox 360

LONDON: Extreme Sports Channel has inked an innovative deal to live stream a sporting event through the Xbox 360 game console. The BMX Finals of the 13th annual Simple Sessions BMX and skateboarding contest will be available to stream across EMEA through Xbox LIVE, the channel’s website and session.ee/live. This ...

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SBS Broadcasting CEO Steps Down

AMSTERDAM: Georgette Schlick is stepping down from her role as the CEO of SBS Broadcasting in the Netherlands, with Hans Edin taking over on an interim basis. Edin is currently the president of Nelonen Media, Sanoma’s Finnish TV and radio operations. Sanoma is a shareholder in SBS, alongside Talpa. The search ...

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Former 4Rights MD Launches Cue Card Media

LONDON: Mike Morris, who previously served as the managing director of Channel 4’s commercial arm, has launched his own consultancy and IP development outfit, Cue Card Media. Cue Card received financial backing from Paul Higgins and Will Clarke, the founders of Optimum Releasing. The venture will provide consultancy to rights owners, ...

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Event Preview: MIPTV

PARIS: Laurine Garaude previews some of the highlights of MIPTV 2013, which runs from April 8 to 11. MIPTV celebrates a key milestone this year—the market has now been in operation for 50 years. The brainchild of Bernard Chevry, the first MIPTV took place in Lyon in 1963, with just ...

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