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C More Renews Pacts with MGM & Paramount

STOCKHOLM: Two separate agreements have been signed by C More, one with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and another with Paramount Pictures, that renew its access to the pay-TV rights for film packages. The exclusive multi-year agreement with MGM gives C More’s subscribers access to the pay-TV premiere of a number of films for TV, ...

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Sky+ Rolls Out New Catch-Up Service

LONDON: Sky in the U.K. has made a number of enhancements to its DVR service, Sky+, including rolling out a new seven-day catch-up TV section. More than 9 million Sky subscribing homes have the Sky+ PVR. Users can now access the seven-day Catch Up TV, featuring Sky’s own shows as ...

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Disney Acquires German Free-to-Air Channel

MUNICH: The Walt Disney Company has bought the German commercial channel Das Vierte. The purchase is still subject to approval by the German federal cartel office Bundeskartellamt. Das Vierte, which translates to The Fourth, was purchased by Disney from the Russian media executive Dmitry Lesnevsky. Disney is already present in ...

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Eccho Rights to Present New Formats & Series

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights, the new distribution branch of the Sparks/Eccho Group, is slated to offer an array of new formats and series this MIPCOM. Unscripted formats include titles such as Exit, a room-escape challenge variety show from NTV; My Way, a KBS entertainment reality format involving a singing competition in ...

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BBC Three Commissions New Sitcom

LONDON: The Secret Dude Society, a tentatively-titled sitcom, has been ordered by BBC Three from Zodiak Media’s The Comedy Unit. The 6×30-minute studio show will be written and performed by Pappy’s, a popular U.K. comedy trio made up of Tom Parry, Matthew Crosby and Ben Clark. Filming will commence in 2013 at ...

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Dave to Air Cliff Diving World Series

LONDON: UKTV’s Dave is bringing the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to British television for the first time ever, airing seven half-hour competitions this fall. Dave has also re-ordered the freestyle motocross series Red Bull X-Fighters for a fifth season. UMTV, which has been producing Red Bull X-Fighters for ...

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RTVE Highlights Isabel

MADRID: Content from Televisión Española, including the historical series Isabel, will be presented for international buyers at MIPCOM by RTVE’s commercial department. Isabel is a prime-time series that spotlights Spain’s Isabella the Catholic. The drama is being offered by RTVE alongside the new comedy Stamos okupa2. The series features Carmen ...

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MTG Studios Bolsters International Sales Team

STOCKHOLM: Jonas Linnander-Manfred has been named the new managing director of international sales for MTG Studios, effective October 15. In his new role, Linnander-Manfred will work toward transforming the company—formerly named Modern Studios—into one of the industry’s top content providers. Linnander-Manfred previously worked for ITV Studios Nordic, where he served as the director of international ...

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Ofcom Declares Sky “Fit and Proper”

LONDON: Ofcom has ruled that Sky is a "fit and proper" license holder, but declares that James Murdoch "repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him." Of James Murdoch, Ofcom said: "his failure to initiate action on his own account on a number of occasions" was both ...

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