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TVN & Ringier Axel Springer Enter Negotiations for Onet

WARSAW: Poland’s TVN is in talks with Ringier Axel Springer to sell its Onet.pl Internet portal. The exclusive talks are said to run until the end of May. TVN would still retain a minority stake in Onet, Poland’s leading Internet portal, and would continue to be involved in the joint ...

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Global iPlayer Adds More Sporting Events

LONDON: On the heels of its first sports deal, announced earlier this week, the Global BBC iPlayer has added to its lineup the Virgin London Marathon and John Smith’s Grand National. The pilot VOD service recently picked up the Xchanging Boat Race. It has now added two new sporting events, ...

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Marc Dorcel Touts 10-Percent Growth in 2011

PARIS: Marc Dorcel saw a 10-percent increase in its business volume last year, with sales figures reaching 25.5 million euros. The group attributes the success to a number of different factors, among them their prowess in 3D content. Marc Dorcel has more than 200 exclusive adult programs specifically designed for ...

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Channel 5 Takes On Fear Factor

LONDON: The U.S. reality show Fear Factor, produced by Endemol USA, has been picked up by Channel 5 in the U.K. to air on its digital service 5*. The show first aired in the U.S. in May 2001 and was brought back after a five-year absence on NBC in December ...

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New Christiane Amanpour Series Set for CNN International

LONDON: Christiane Amanpour’s new series, Amanpour, is to launch on April 16, serving as the centerpiece of a new CNN International lineup. The show will air in prime time in Europe and around the globe in more than 200 territories. The half-hour series will air twice during European prime time. ...

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Sky Pacts with MGM for James Bond Film Catalogue

LONDON: Sky has scored the entire James Bond film library from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios for its Sky Movies service, where the titles will be available starting in October. Sky Movies Showcase HD customers gain access to 22 official Bond titles from EON Productions. Two non-EON titles, Casino Royale and Never Say Never ...

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BBC One Lines Up New Comedy

LONDON: The latest addition to the BBC One comedy roster is Me & Mrs. Jones, starring Sarah Alexander (Coupling) and Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly). The show is created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), directed by Nick Hurran (Outside Edge, Doctor Who) and produced ...

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CBS Drama to Air Cheers

LONDON: The CBS Drama channel is building up its new evening Happy Hour block with the addition of the hit classic sitcom Cheers. The channel will launch the very first episode of the hit show on May 10 at 6 p.m. Double episodes will air weekdays at 6 p.m. as ...

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Paul Heaney Exiting Role at Cineflix Rights

LONDON: Paul Heaney, the president and managing director of Cineflix Rights, is leaving the company at the end of May. Chris Bonney, the CEO of rights for Cineflix Media, will cover the role in the interim period. Heaney said: “I’ve had a fantastic ten years at Cineflix growing the distribution operation from ...

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Global BBC iPlayer Takes Rights for First Sporting Event

LONDON: The Xchanging Boat Race sports event is now available to subscribers of the Global BBC iPlayer in a number of territories, including Australia, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. The Xchanging Boat Race is one of the world’s oldest sporting rivalries. The annual race takes place on the River ...

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