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Channel 5 & MTV UK Plan Joint Broadcast for 2014 MTV EMA

October 29, 2014

LONDON: The 2014 MTV EMA music awards show is to broadcast live simultaneously on both Channel 5 and MTV in the U.K. for the first time this year. Nicki Minaj is hosting the event, which will air on Sunday, November 9, with a one-hour time delay at 9 p.m. on …

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Sky Deutschland Launches OTT Service

October 30, 2014

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland has unveiled a standalone online TV service, Sky Online, which makes it possible to access a range of premium content directly through the Internet. Sky Online allows users without a traditional Sky subscription to register for a separate monthly contract to be able to enjoy the latest …

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Turner & Sky Deutschland Extend Partnership

October 31, 2014

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland and Turner Broadcasting System have extended their partnership for several more years and have expanded the pact to include more nonlinear rights. Viewers can watch the U.S. series Salem on TNT Serie, the original production InStyle: Das TV-Magazin on TNT Glitz and Die Cartoon Network Praktikanten: Jimi …

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Mike Moriarty Named MD of AMC Networks International – Zone

October 31, 2014

NEW YORK: Mike Moriarty, currently the managing director of AMC Networks’ Central Europe operations and digital media facility DMC, will now also oversee AMC Networks International – Zone, the company has announced. Moriarty’s expanded remit takes over the role occupied by Dermot Shortt, formerly head of AMC Networks International – …

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AFM Spotlight: Red Arrow International

October 31, 2014

SANTA MONICA: Each of the three top highlights from Red Arrow International has “outstanding talent on and off camera,” according to Irina Ignatiew, the company’s managing director of global scripted distribution. Oscar winners Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman star in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. The project also boasts Oscar-nominated …

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Sky Deutschland Posts First Quarterly Net Profit in Seven Years

November 3, 2014

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland reported a first-quarter net profit of 12.3 million euros ($15.4 million), with nearly 100,000 new subscribers. The German pay-TV company marked its first quarterly profit since 2007. However, Brian Sullivan, CEO, warned that Sky Deutschland will have more loss-making quarters before posting annual net profit. He commented: …

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RTL Group Buys Majority Stake in StyleHaul

November 3, 2014

LUXEMBOURG/LOS ANGELES: RTL Group is acquiring a controlling stake in the online video network StyleHaul for $107 million. The group is increasing its shareholding to 93.6 percent, up from 22.3 percent. RTL Group will then have the opportunity to acquire the remaining equity, which is owned by StyleHaul's management and …

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New VP of Digital for VIMN Northern Europe

November 3, 2014

BERLIN: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe has appointed Mathias Blüm as head of its digital unit. In the role of VP of digital media for Northern Europe, Blüm’s tasks will include the development of the digital business as well as potential partnerships and the creation and implementation of …

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YouView Adds Netflix to Offer

November 4, 2014

LONDON: Netflix has launched on the U.K. Internet TV service YouView, bringing with it box sets of hits such as Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. Also available are The Originals, Homeland and Bojack Horseman, along with films such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of …

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Another Season of Two Tribes for BBC Daytime

November 4, 2014

LONDON: BBC Daytime has ordered a second season of Two Tribes, a fast-paced quiz show from Endemol's Remarkable Television. Led by Richard Osman, Two Tribes looks on as contestants are split into tribes based on what they have in common. The program recently enjoyed a successful first season after debuting …