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German Screenings Wrapped with Success for ORF-Enterprise

VIENNA: At this year’s German Screenings, which took place from November 27 to December 1 in Berlin, ORF-Enterprise landed deals on a number of documentaries, including offerings from the Universum strand, as well as fiction titles. The organizers of the German Screenings—ORF-Enterprise, Telepool, Bavaria Media, Studio Hamburg, united docs and ...

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EBU Focused on Bringing Connected TV to European Homes

GENEVA: Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) such as Austria’s ORF, DR in Denmark and and ARD and ZDF in Germany are teaming up to help bring Internet-connect TV into European homes in 2012. More than 20 EBU members—including RTBF in Belgium, YLE in Finland, Czech TV, RAI in Italy and ...

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Canal+ Finalizes Channels Deal with Bolloré

PARIS: Canal+ Group has signed the definitive agreement for buying the Bolloré Group’s free-to-air channels, Direct 8 and Direct Star. Canal+ now takes on the Direct 8 and Direct Star channels in two steps, as well as the advertising sales division. Canal+ also has the option to acquire everything at ...

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DW Series Being Adapted for Mandarin-Speaking Audiences

BONN: Deutsche Welle’s daily European lifestyle magazine euromaxx is getting repackaged by CNCDP China for the Chinese market and other Mandarin-speaking audiences. Under the co-production agreement, CNCDP China will create a Mandarin version, with 78 hours of programming. CNCDP will have broadcast rights for all of its channels and distribution ...

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Spanish Companies Prep for ATF Attendance

SINGAPORE: Spanish producers and distributors such as Imagina International Sales, Imira Entertainment, Motion Pictures and Vértice Sales are heading to the Asia TV Forum and will exhibit at the Spanish pavilion under the banner of Audiovisual from Spain. The Spanish pavilion is organized by FAPAE (Federation of Audiovisual Producer’s Associations ...

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ITV Studios Forms Scripted JV Production Outfit

LONDON: ITV Studios and the former Channel 4 drama commissioners Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane have set up a new joint-venture scripted production company, Noho Film and TV. Campbell and Wulff-Cochrane have spent the last two years at Channel 4 heading up the drama commissioning, with credits that include, among others, ...

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Sky Italia Withdraws Bid for DTT Slot

MILAN: Sky Italia has withdrawn its application to compete for a digital terrestrial frequency in Italy, saying that the so-called "beauty contest" is too slow and is making investment planning too difficult. Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development initiated a competition for the six frequencies after getting authorization from the European ...

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The Hour Heads to Netflix in Canada, Latin America

LONDON: The raft of sales Shine International has wrapped up for the spy thriller The Hour includes a deal with Netflix for Canada and Latin America. The 6×1-hour production, from Kudos Film and Television, was sold by Shine International into more than 80 territories. Among those picking up the drama, ...

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More Premium Movie Offerings from Platform ‘n’

WARSAW: Four new premium HD movie channels have been added to the lineup of Poland’s Platform ‘n’, bringing subscribers films such as Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2. nPremium, nPremium2, nPremium3 and nPremium4 will be available starting December 15. An exclusive output deal with Twentieth Century Fox kicks off January 2012, ...

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Spanish Companies Gear Up for MyContent

DUBAI: The Spanish pavilion at the MyContent market in Dubai will feature seven companies hailing from Spain, among them Imagina International Sales, Imira Entertainment and Zinkia. The Spanish presence at The Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre is organized by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) in collaboration with ...

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