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ProSiebenSat.1’s maxdome Gains Sony Titles

COLOGNE: Sony Pictures Television Sales Deutschland and the ProSiebenSat.1 Group have signed a VOD output deal that brings a host of new film and TV offerings to the maxdome service. Titles covered under the new deal include The Smurfs, Bad Teacher and Zookeeper. On the TV side, series such as Breaking Bad, ...

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Exclusive Interview: Sky Deutschland’s Gary Davey

PREMIUM: Gary Davey, the executive VP of programming at pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland, tells World Screen about his approach to acquisitions, nonlinear deals and windowing. WS: Can you tell us about your recent output deal with Tele München? DAVEY: One of the unique things about Germany is the influence of ...

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Zodiak’s Lucky Day Scores Raft of Commissions

LONDON: Lucky Day Productions, a Zodiak Media Group company, has secured a number of new commissions, with production under way on four series expected in 2012 for BBC and Channel 4. Secret Location, a 20-episode hour-long series, was commissioned by Channel 4 for daytime. The new property format takes house ...

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Camilla Hammer Named CEO of Shine International

LONDON: Modern Times Group (MTG) exec Camilla Hammer has been appointed as the CEO of Shine Group’s sales and distribution division, Shine International. Hammer will be based in London, following Shine’s recent relocation from Los Angeles. She will lead an international team of 42, responsible for the exploitation of worldwide ...

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Ofcom Makes Local TV Proposals

LONDON: The U.K. regulator Ofcom has identified 20 sites for local TV stations should the proposed legislation get passed by Parliament. Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grimsby, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Preston, Southampton and Swansea are the locations Ofcom will advertise ...

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New CEO at Lime Pictures

LONDON: Lesley Douglas, the former controller of BBC Radio 2, has been made chief executive of the ALL3MEDIA company Lime Pictures. Douglas, who will start her new role in 2012, is currently the managing director of commercial media partnerships and Globe TV at Universal Music UK. She will take the ...

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C4 Commissions Rude Tube Christmas Special

LONDON: Channel 4 has slated the hour-long special Rude Tube’s Epic Christmas to run on Christmas day, following the success of Rude Tube season five. Channel 4 commissioned October Films to produce the special, which is hosted by Alex Zane, who presents the 50 greatest online Christmas clips featuring bad ...

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BBC & ITV to Share Euro 2012 Rights

LONDON: BBC and ITV have committed to sharing the official broadcast rights for the UEFA Euro 2012 in the U.K. The 31 matches of the competition will be broadcast live by both the BBC and ITV. They will split the games, each showing 16 matches, including the final, which both will broadcast. ...

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Channel 5 Takes The Lying Game, Gilmore Girls

LONDON: Channel 5 has scooped up the exclusive U.K. rights for the ABC Family drama The Lying Game for its 5* digital channel, along with the series Gilmore Girls. The Lying Game, which is set for prime time on 5* starting next spring, is based on the novels by Sara ...

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Shine Group Sets Up Outfit for Young Content Makers

LONDON: Shine Group and youth engagement specialist Livity have partnered to create a new production company that is exclusively dedicated to young content makers from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. The as-yet-unnamed venture will be headed by Ben Hall, previously the managing director of Shine Group division Shine Network, and will ...

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