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BBC Worldwide to Launch More Lifestyle Licensing Programs

LONDON: BBC Worldwide is to launch licensing programs for Kirstie Allsopp, BBC GoodFood and Gardeners’ World, which join MasterChef as key brands in the company’s licensing portfolio. Last spring, Kirstie Allsop launched her debut range of home ware and gifts in Marks & Spencer, which continues into 2012. New lines ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Sees Increased Attendance

LOS ANGELES/PARIS: The second edition of DISCOP Istanbul had a 25-percent increase in attendance over last year’s inaugural edition. A total of 337 companies from 51 countries and 628 delegates attended the event, with 128 international exhibiting companies. This is an increase of 33 exhibiting companies compared to last year. ...

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U.K. TV Ad Revenue Hits All-Time High

LONDON: Total advertising revenue for television in the U.K. was up 2.2 percent in 2011, reaching a new record high of £4.36 billion ($6.85 billion), according to Thinkbox. The total U.K. ad market rose approximately 1.5 percent, which means that linear TV’s share of total advertising has increased for the ...

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Roma Khanna to Receive Award at MIPCube

PARIS: Roma Khanna, the president of the television group and digital at MGM, is the recipient of the inaugural MIPCube 2012 Media Architect of the Future Award, to be presented during a Visionary talk on March 31. The award recognizes an industry figure who has helped define the new TV landscape, ...

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RTL Group Delivers Higher Profit

LUXEMBOURG: Net profit at RTL Group was up 8.9 percent last year, while revenue grew 4.2 percent to 5.765 billion euros ($7.6 billion). Full-year profit reached 795 million euros ($1 billion). EBITDA was relatively flat at 1.134 billion euros ($1.46 billion). Much of the growth is attributed to strengths at FremantleMedia ...

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Hebburn Coming to BBC Two

LONDON: BBC Two has commissioned Hebburn, a comedy based on comedian Jason Cook’s upbringing in North East England. Cook, who is writing the show along with Graham Duff, will play the lovable yet rogue Ramsey, inspired by Chris Ramsey. The character version of Jason leaves his small town for Manchester ...

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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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