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Event Preview: MIPCube

PARIS: Reed MIDEM’s Laurine Garaude highlights the new pre-MIPTV event MIPCube, which aims to spotlight innovation in digital media.   One of MIPTV’s accelerator events, taking place alongside MIPDoc and MIPFormats on the Friday and Saturday before the market, MIPCube is being billed as "the innovation lab for the future ...

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Syco Hires New Head of U.K. Media

LONDON: Syco Entertainment has appointed Ben Todd to the role of head of media for the U.K., effective April 10. Todd will be responsible for Syco Entertainment’s public relations and media-related activity in the U.K. for Syco’s music and television properties, including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Red or ...

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Exclusive Interview: Dogan TV’s Irfan Sahin

PREMIUM: Irfan Sahin, the CEO of Dogan TV, talks to TV Europe about the factors that have led to Kanal D’s success. Kanal D is the undisputed market leader in Turkey, with broadcast, production and international-distribution businesses. In 2010, it was the most-watched network for 308 days out of 365 ...

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Sky Go Expands to New Devices in Italy

MILAN: Sky Italia has brought the Sky Go on-demand service to PCs, Macs and iPhones. Sky Go is offered for free to all Sky HD customers, accounting for 73 percent of the more than 5 million households that have a Sky subscription. The service can now be used on personal ...

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Sony Buys Majority Holding in Silver River Productions

LONDON: Building out its international production business, Sony Pictures Television has purchased a majority stake in the U.K. indie Silver River Productions, which develops content across a range of genres, from factual to comedy to drama. Silver River’s slate currently includes the prime-time programs The Town That Never Retired (BBC ...

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Red Arrow Makes U.K. Investment

MUNICH: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has taken on a majority interest in the U.K. entertainment production outfit CPL Productions, behind titles such as Sky One’s A League of Their Own and When the Dog Dies. The purchase marks the first investment by Red Arrow in the British non-scripted market. CPL’s ...

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ZDFE Secures Reese Witherspoon Comedy

MAINZ/MUNICH: ZDF Enterprises and Koch Media have landed the rights for the Reese Witherspoon comedy Rule #1 for distribution in Germany and Austria. Rule #1 was purchased from Foresight Unlimited and distribution throughout theaters is set for next year. The film stars Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Pleasantville, Walk the Line) ...

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TMG Signs On for Film Based on Best-Selling Novel

LONDON/STOCKHOLM: Tele München Group (TMG) and NICE FLX Pictures have signed a distribution and investment deal for a film project based on the Swedish book The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Vanished. The film, The Centenarian, will be adapted from the Jonas Jonasson novel that has sold more ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 Unveils Two New Channel Brands

UNTERFÖHRING: In an extension of its pay-TV portfolio, ProSiebenSat.1 is gearing up to launch two new channels this spring: ProSieben FUN and SAT.1 emotions. ProSieben FUN, set to launch in May, will be an entertainment service geared toward young viewers. The 24-hour channel will feature ProSieben’s most successful TV shows and ...

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment Unveils Mr Selfridge

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment is to launch the new 10-part drama Mr Selfridge, about the life of the American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, at MIPTV. The ITV1 drama, to be produced by ITV Studios, was created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies. Ten hour-long episodes have been commissioned and ...

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