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Sky Arts Revamps, Makes Raft of Commissions

LONDON: There are a number of changes being implemented across Sky Arts channels, bolstered by an increased investment in home-grown TV and arts projects. Sky previously committed to increase its annual investment in home-grown programming to £600 million by 2014; Sky Arts will see its programming budget increase three-fold. Building ...

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Canal+ Scores Disney Titles for SVOD Service

PARIS: More than 100 titles from the Disney library, including movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, are headed to the Canal+ subscription-based VOD service Canalplay Infinity. The new SVOD service is available on DSL nets provided by key French operators such as SFR, ...

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Sky Deutschland Bulks Up Film Slate

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland has signed agreements with a trio of German independents that add movies such as Intouchables, Ides of March and The Expendables 2 to its lineup. The new contracts, with Splendid, Telepool and Tobis, include the exclusive pay-TV rights to some 30 films until 2014. Further titles include ...

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Andreas Bartl Exits ProSiebenSat.1

UNTERFÖHRING: Andreas Bartl, the chief German TV officer at ProSiebenSat.1 Media, is leaving the company as of March 1, with plans to become an independent media entrepreneur. His new company, Bartl Media, will focus on developing new TV stations, programming and fostering artistic talents. He will be advising ProSiebenSat.1 Media ...

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Inbetweeners Stars Set for New Sky 1 Comedy

LONDON: Sky 1 HD has placed a full series order for the new comedy series Chickens, written by and starring Inbetweeners Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and up-and-comer Jonny Sweet. Chickens will go into production in December 2012 for broadcast in the summer of 2013. The sitcom features three young men ...

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TMG Picks Up Rights for New Charlie Sheen Sitcom

MUNICH/SANTA MONICA: Tele München Group (TMG) has secured the rights for the upcoming sitcom Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen, for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland from Lionsgate’s international television division. The sitcom is based on Revolution Studio’s 2003 feature film Anger Management, which starred Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson and Marisa ...

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RTL Readies Launch of New German Channel

COLOGNE: RTL Nitro, a free-TV channel from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland set to launch in Germany on April 1, will feature a number of U.S. hits, including Modern Family, alongside crime shows, classic sitcoms, movies and more. RTL Nitro will give Modern Family its German free-TV premiere. Also on the roster ...

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Event Preview: MIPTV

NEW YORK: Laurine Garaude, the director of the television division at Reed MIDEM, offers up a look at some of the highlights of this year’s MIPTV, which runs from Sunday, April 1, to Wednesday, April 4. MIPTV kicks off with a "Super Sunday" lineup of panels and keynotes addressing digital ...

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AB International Presents Kaboul Kitchen

PARIS: The new Canal+ original comedy Kaboul Kitchen, set within a restaurant in Afghanistan, is among the highlights of the AB International catalogue. The 12×26-minute series airs in prime time in France on Canal+. The show is set in Afghanistan in 2005. It stars Jackie, the manager of the Kaboul ...

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Sky Deutschland to Offer Films on the iPhone

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Film customers in Germany and Austria are gaining access to the latest blockbuster films on demand on their iPhone and iPod touch through Sky Go. The expansion of the Sky Go service brings films to the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and the Xbox 360 as well as the ...

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