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Warner Bros. Opens U.K. Studio in Leavesden

LEAVESDEN: Warner Bros. has opened a new film and TV studio in Leavesden, the first of its kind to be built in the U.K. in 70 years, the company said. The £100 million ($154.6 million) facility, dubbed Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, is based just outside of Watford, Hertfordshire. It is the ...

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Denmark’s DR Expands Channel Bouquet

COPENHAGEN: The Danish public broadcaster DR has unveiled two new channels that are joining its portfolio in 2013, DR3 and Lille Ramasjang. DR3 will target viewers 15 to 39, with programming that will "surprise, provoke and challenge." Lille Ramasjang will be dedicated to children 3 to 6, complementing the existing ...

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U.K. Broadcasters Outline Social Media Guidelines

LONDON: The British broadcasters ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and other U.K. companies have come together to draw up a set of best practices guidelines to ensure a consistent approach for the use of social media when promoting premium services. The Association of Interactive Media & Entertainment (AIME) ...

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Exclusive Interview: MTG’s Hans-Holger Albrecht

PREMIUM: Hans-Holger Albrecht, the president and CEO of Modern Times Group, tells World Screen how he has been successfully building up the company’s growth areas, steering the group through turbulent economic times in some territories, while always looking ahead to new technologies and opportunities.   With operations that span four ...

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Sky Italia Scores F1 Races

MILAN: Sky Italia has been granted the exclusive rights to broadcast all live races of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship starting from March 2013. Following an agreement with Formula One Management (FOM), Sky Italia will host the live broadcasts for all the events of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship ...

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Ringier Axel Springer Buys Into Poland’s Onet

WARSAW: Ringier Axel Springer is purchasing a 75-percent stake in the Polish online portal Onet.pl from TVN for 956.3 million zlotys ($270.9 million). Onet.pl is Poland’s leading online portal, reaching about 70 percent of the country’s Internet users. Under the terms of the agreement, Ringier Axel Springer Media will establish ...

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Event Preview: NATPE Budapest 


NEW YORK: Marking its first year under the NATPE Budapest banner, the annual event targeting Central and Eastern Europe will again see delegates converge at the Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel for three days of deal-making on the Danube. Formerly known as DISCOP East, the market has been re-branded by its ...

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Exclusive Interview: TV Nova’s Jan Andrusko

PREMIUM: CEO Jan Andrusko talks to World Screen about the strategies that have made TV Nova such a successful broadcaster. When TV Nova launched in the Czech Republic in 1994 it was nothing short of revolutionary. Just a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end ...

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Buyer Profile: Channel 5

LONDON: Katie Keenan, the head of acquisitions for Channel 5 in the U.K., buys a good amount of product from the U.S. for the terrestrial Channel 5 and the digital channels 5*, 5USA and Demand 5. She recently attended the L.A. Screenings, where she found a variety of drama series ...

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Paramount Comedy Grows Russian Footprint, Picks Up Warner Bros. Package

LONDON/MOSCOW: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Russia’s National Cable Networks (NCN) are extending the distribution of the Russian-language Paramount Comedy channel to 4 million households across the country. Paramount Comedy, an extension of the Comedy Central brand, is a 24-hour fully localized and ad-supported premium channel. It broadcasts daily ...

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