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Content Reaches Deal with Target Administrators

LONDON: Content Media Corporation has struck a deal with the joint administrators of Target Entertainment and Minotaur International to “provide an ongoing distribution solution for producers and other rights owners, subject to necessary consents.” The loss-making Target Entertainment and Minotaur went into administration at the end of February and no ...

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Sky Brands Internet TV Service

LONDON: Sky’s new Internet TV service, which will offer access to Sky content on broadband-connected devices, will launch under the name NOW TV. NOW TV, set to launch later this year, will feature hundreds of films from Sky Movies, expanding to later include sports and entertainment offerings. There will be no ...

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SevenOne’s What if? Heads to Ukraine

MUNICH: TET in the Ukraine has picked up SevenOne International’s sketch comedy series What if?, produced by Tim van Aelst (Benidorm Bastards). The series features comedy sketches with the question "What if?" that portray a reality that never happened, but easily could have. The first international launch in the Netherlands ...

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Horror Channel Italy Focuses on Italian-Made Movies

LONDON: Chello Zone’s Horror Channel Italy is to premiere a season of films from Italy’s most prolific directorial talents, including Mario Bava, Gabriele Albanesi and Umberto Lenzi. The Made In Italy season of movies, beginning in April, will exclusively feature works from top Italian filmmakers, including the supernatural thriller The ...

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TNT Serie HD Launching on Sky in Germany, Austria

UNTERFÖHRING: The channel TNT Serie HD, which features high-definition broadcasts of shows such as Falling Skies, Two and a Half Men, 30 Rock and more, is joining the Sky platform in Germany and Austria. The new channel, an HD companion of the channel TNT Serie, will be part of the Sky Welt ...

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BBC iPlayer Available on Xbox LIVE

LONDON: Microsoft has brought the BBC iPlayer VOD service to its Xbox LIVE platform for users in the U.K. The BBC’s popular VOD service is now available on every major gaming platform in the U.K. The launch also means that the BBC is the only British content provider to make its programs ...

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Novavision Makes International Sales

PARIS: Novavision has sold its Junior Hidden Camera series to Turner Broadcasting System France for its Cartoon Network channel, among other deals. The candid-camera show Junior Hidden Camera will begin airing on the kids’ channel on April 1. In addition, the Swiss broadcast group RTS has licensed 150 HD comic ...

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FME Hires Regional SVP of Content & Co-Productions

LONDON: Solomon Nwabueze has been appointed to the role of senior VP of content/IP and co-productions for EMEA and the Asia Pacific at FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Based in London, Nwabueze will report into David Ellender, the global CEO of FME. He will be responsible for identifying partnership opportunities and acquiring ...

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ALL3MEDIA to Offer VOD App for Connected TVs

LONDON: ALL3MEDIA is planning to sell its programs direct to consumers through Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Starting this month, Samsung Smart TVs will feature an ALL3MEDIA app. The offering hits LG Smart TVs in April. Both services will initially launch in the U.K., with the U.S. to follow shortly ...

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Channel 4 Scoops Racing Rights from BBC

LONDON: Channel 4 is taking over the terrestrial rights from the BBC for racing events such as the Grand National, Royal Ascot and Epsom Derby starting in 2013. Channel 4 will air what it calls the "crown jewels of the sport" to its schedule for "at least the next four ...

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