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eOne Hires Charlotte van Weede for Sales Role

TORONTO/LONDON: Charlotte van Weede has been appointed to the newly created role of head of sales for Entertainment One’s (eOne) international film division, based in the company’s London office. Van Weede will report to Sally Caplan, the managing director, and they will work closely with Charlotte Mickie and her Canadian-based ...

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global Signs New Carriage Deal

NEW YORK: Liberty Global has broadened its relationship with AMC/Sundance Channel Global, resulting in extended carriage across Europe. Sundance Channel will make its debut in Romania on Focus Sat, while the channel’s distribution gets expanded in Hungary with a launch on Liberty Global’s UPC cable system. An expanded carriage deal ...

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ABC Shows Available on LOVEFiLM in Germany

MUNICH: A number of series from ABC Studios, including Desperate Housewives, Cougar Town and Castle, are being made available through LOVEFiLM’s online video library in Germany. The agreement sees new complete seasons of ABC Studios shows added each month. Titles include Lost, Scrubs, Private Practice, The Ghost Whisperer and Legend ...

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Event Preview: MIPCube

PARIS: Reed MIDEM’s Laurine Garaude highlights the new pre-MIPTV event MIPCube, which aims to spotlight innovation in digital media.   One of MIPTV’s accelerator events, taking place alongside MIPDoc and MIPFormats on the Friday and Saturday before the market, MIPCube is being billed as "the innovation lab for the future ...

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Syco Hires New Head of U.K. Media

LONDON: Syco Entertainment has appointed Ben Todd to the role of head of media for the U.K., effective April 10. Todd will be responsible for Syco Entertainment’s public relations and media-related activity in the U.K. for Syco’s music and television properties, including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Red or ...

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Exclusive Interview: Dogan TV’s Irfan Sahin

PREMIUM: Irfan Sahin, the CEO of Dogan TV, talks to TV Europe about the factors that have led to Kanal D’s success. Kanal D is the undisputed market leader in Turkey, with broadcast, production and international-distribution businesses. In 2010, it was the most-watched network for 308 days out of 365 ...

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Sky Go Expands to New Devices in Italy

MILAN: Sky Italia has brought the Sky Go on-demand service to PCs, Macs and iPhones. Sky Go is offered for free to all Sky HD customers, accounting for 73 percent of the more than 5 million households that have a Sky subscription. The service can now be used on personal ...

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Sony Buys Majority Holding in Silver River Productions

LONDON: Building out its international production business, Sony Pictures Television has purchased a majority stake in the U.K. indie Silver River Productions, which develops content across a range of genres, from factual to comedy to drama. Silver River’s slate currently includes the prime-time programs The Town That Never Retired (BBC ...

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Red Arrow Makes U.K. Investment

MUNICH: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has taken on a majority interest in the U.K. entertainment production outfit CPL Productions, behind titles such as Sky One’s A League of Their Own and When the Dog Dies. The purchase marks the first investment by Red Arrow in the British non-scripted market. CPL’s ...

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ZDFE Secures Reese Witherspoon Comedy

MAINZ/MUNICH: ZDF Enterprises and Koch Media have landed the rights for the Reese Witherspoon comedy Rule #1 for distribution in Germany and Austria. Rule #1 was purchased from Foresight Unlimited and distribution throughout theaters is set for next year. The film stars Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Pleasantville, Walk the Line) ...

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