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MTG to Sell Off Bet24

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) is selling its Bet24 online betting operation to Unibet for 13.5 million euros ($17.7 million). MTG’s Nordic Betting subsidiary signed an agreement with the Unibet Group, though the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. It is expected to be complete by the end of Q2. ...

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BBC Launches Sport App for Connected TVs

LONDON: The BBC has unveiled a new app for connected TVs that brings audiences access to interactive coverage of major sporting events using the BBC Red Button. The BBC Sport app will initially focus on Formula 1, delivering live streams, on-demand video and additional content with race action. During races that are ...

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TF1 to Air UEFA Euro 2012 & 2016

PARIS: TF1 has signed up to broadcast the headlining matches of the UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016 football events. For the Euro 2012 event in Poland and Ukraine, coverage kicks off June 8. TF1 will broadcast the first match of the French team in the group rounds as well as ...

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blinkbox to Offer Disney Content in U.K. & Ireland

LONDON: The online movie service blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney U.K. and Ireland to allow its customers to buy or rent the latest titles instantly on multiple devices, many day-and-date with their DVD release. Under the agreement, certain movies, such as War Horse from DreamWorks Films, and Disney’s The ...

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Chellomedia Channel Takes Bosnian Rights to Champions League

LONDON: Chellomedia’s Bosnian free-to-air joint-venture channel OBN has scored the broadcast rights for the UEFA Champions League for the next three seasons. The deal, which begins with the 2012-13 season, allows OBN the exclusive first pick of the Wednesday night UEFA matches, as well as the highlights, semi-finals and final. ...

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AB Takes Lilyhammer

MUNICH: SevenOne International has sold the dramedy Lilyhammer, which stars American musician and actor Steven Van Zandt, to AB Groupe in France. Lilyhammer features Van Zandt as a New York mobster who enters the Witness Protection Program and hides out in Norway. The series has already aired on Netflix in ...

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Shine UK Names Director of New Business

LONDON: Alex Connock has been appointed to the newly created role of director of new business at Shine Group’s U.K. operation, assisting its British producers in identifying and driving new opportunities. Connock will report to joint chairmen of Shine UK, Henrietta Conrad and Jane Featherstone. He will work with the ...

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Sky Atlantic HD Germany Sets Launch Date

MUNICH: Sky Deutschland is to launch the Sky Atlantic HD channel, which exclusively presents content from HBO, on May 23. Sky Atlantic HD will premiere the second season of the hit series Game of Thrones, airing for the first time in Germany and Austria. Additional programming highlights at the launch ...

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Endemol Names New CEO After Bassetti Exits

LONDON: Just Spee, who has been serving as chief financial officer at Endemol, is being elevated to CEO, following the departure of Marco Bassetti.  Bassetti joined Endemol in 1997, when the Italian production outfit Aran was acquired by the group. He became chief operating officer in October 2007, then becoming ...

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