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DRG Hires New Marketing Exec

LONDON: DRG has named Charlotte Hargreaves the senior VP of marketing and business development. Hargreaves will report to Jonathan Jackson, the COO of DRG, and will be responsible for new business areas and digital platforms. In addition, she will help to grow the brand development side of the business, acquiring ...

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BBC Chief Reportedly Eyes Year-End Exit

LONDON: Mark Thompson, the director general of the BBC, is said to be planning to step down at the end of this year or early next, after eight years at the helm of the British public broadcaster. The speculation in the U.K. press comes a few days after BBC Trust’s chairman, ...

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Lilyhammer Sets Records for NRK

OSLO: The first episode of Lilyhammer gave Norwegian broadcaster NRK1 its best numbers ever for a drama-series premiere, reaching an overall share of 56.3 percent. Sold worldwide by SevenOne International, Lilyhammer secured a 44.2-percent share in the 12 to 44 demo on NRK1 and outperformed the channel average by 245 ...

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Czech Mini-Series Commissioned for HBO Central Europe

BUDAPEST: Writer and director Agnieszka Holland, whose In Darkness is a contender for best foreign-language film at this year’s Academy Awards, is working on a three-part drama for HBO Central Europe about Czech student activist Jan Palach. The drama will tell the story of Palach, the student who burned himself to death ...

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Sky Italia Expands HD Offerings

MILAN: Sky Italia is rolling out 13 additional high-definition channels on February 1, bringing its total HD slate to 52. More than 70 percent of the platform’s 5 million subscribers are signed up for the HD service, Sky Italia said. The new additions as of next month include Extreme Sports Channel HD and ...

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New Carriage Deals for Sundance Channel

PARK CITY: From the Sundance Film Festival, AMC/Sundance Channel Global announced new carriage deals in Portugal, Belgium, Poland, France and Taiwan. At the end of 2011, Sundance Channel rolled out in Portugal on pay-TV platform ZON Multimédia. The channel has also secured carriage with Belgacom TV in Belgium, adding to previous distribution ...

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Netflix Scores FME Titles for U.K. Platform

LONDON: Netflix’s new streaming service in the U.K. and Ireland has licensed a range of comedy and drama titles from FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), scoring a total of 115 hours. Titles under the deal include Men Behaving Badly, The Naked Civil Servant, The Strip and Falcon Beach. Netflix U.K. subscribers will also ...

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Zodiak Media Group Rebrands, Shuffles Execs

PARIS: A number of key appointments have been made within the Zodiak Media Group, which is being rebranded as Zodiak Media.  Vincent Chalvon Demersay, who remains CEO of Zodiak’s Marathon Media, is appointed chief strategy officer for the group. The role will see him working closely with Jonathan Slow, the group COO ...

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U.K. Linear Viewing Remains at Record Level

LONDON: Britons watched 4 hours and 2 minutes of linear TV a day in 2011, matching the record high set in 2010, with the commercial broadcasters accounting for 64 percent of all viewing. According to Thinkbox, using data from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), commercial TV channels had an ...

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BBC World News Expands French Presence

PARIS: BBC World News has expanded its relationship with French telco SFR for carriage on Neufbox TV, upping its distribution in the country to more than 16 million homes. BBC World News became available last month on SFR’s Neufbox and Neufbox Evolution offers on ADSL and fiber. It was previously ...

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