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Event Preview: MIPTV

NEW YORK: Laurine Garaude, the director of the television division at Reed MIDEM, offers up a look at some of the highlights of this year’s MIPTV, which runs from Sunday, April 1, to Wednesday, April 4. MIPTV kicks off with a "Super Sunday" lineup of panels and keynotes addressing digital ...

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RTL Readies Launch of New German Channel

COLOGNE: RTL Nitro, a free-TV channel from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland set to launch in Germany on April 1, will feature a number of U.S. hits, including Modern Family, alongside crime shows, classic sitcoms, movies and more. RTL Nitro will give Modern Family its German free-TV premiere. Also on the roster ...

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TMG Picks Up Rights for New Charlie Sheen Sitcom

MUNICH/SANTA MONICA: Tele München Group (TMG) has secured the rights for the upcoming sitcom Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen, for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland from Lionsgate’s international television division. The sitcom is based on Revolution Studio’s 2003 feature film Anger Management, which starred Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson and Marisa ...

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Inbetweeners Stars Set for New Sky 1 Comedy

LONDON: Sky 1 HD has placed a full series order for the new comedy series Chickens, written by and starring Inbetweeners Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and up-and-comer Jonny Sweet. Chickens will go into production in December 2012 for broadcast in the summer of 2013. The sitcom features three young men ...

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Sky Deutschland to Offer Films on the iPhone

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Film customers in Germany and Austria are gaining access to the latest blockbuster films on demand on their iPhone and iPod touch through Sky Go. The expansion of the Sky Go service brings films to the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and the Xbox 360 as well as the ...

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AB International Presents Kaboul Kitchen

PARIS: The new Canal+ original comedy Kaboul Kitchen, set within a restaurant in Afghanistan, is among the highlights of the AB International catalogue. The 12×26-minute series airs in prime time in France on Canal+. The show is set in Afghanistan in 2005. It stars Jackie, the manager of the Kaboul ...

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World Screen DISCOP Istanbul Preview Now Available

Event Preview: DISCOP Istanbul Following a successful launch in 2011, DISCOP Istanbul is back for a second edition, to take place February 28 to March 1. Hundreds of companies have signed up for the event, a mix of content buyers and suppliers representing broadcasters, pay-TV operators, mobile networks, alternative distribution ...

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Sky Italia Wins Battle in Mediaset World Cup Case

MILAN: The ICC Court of Arbitration has rejected claims from RTI (Mediaset Group) against Sky Italia regarding a dispute over the 2010 FIFA World Cup. RTI has been alleging that Sky purchased the broadcast rights breaching the prohibition imposed by the "Undertakings" that the pay-TV signed with the European Commission in ...

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Viasat Extends Rights for NFL in Nordic Region

STOCKHOLM: Viasat Broadcasting has extended its live broadcasting rights for the National Football League (NFL) in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, through to the 2017 season. The rights include live broadcast coverage on free and pay TV, and live simulcast for mobile phones and the Internet. Beginning with the 2012 ...

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MIPTV Builds Up Super Sunday Program

PARIS: The Super Sunday event program at MIPTV, which is also open to MIPCube participants, will feature keynotes from Amazon’s Anthony Bay, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka and Discovery’s JB Perrette. MIPTV kicks off on Sunday, April 1, and runs until Wednesday, April 4. The Super Sunday program is focused on Connected ...

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