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Exclusive Interview: ITV Studios’ Kevin Lygo

March 9, 2015

PREMIUM: Kevin Lygo, the managing director of ITV Studios, talks to TV Europe about ITV Studios’ growth in the U.S. and elsewhere. TV EUROPE: ITV Studios has been an integral part of ITV’s Transformation Plan to develop more revenue streams. What factors have been driving ITV Studios’ strong performance? LYGO: …

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Shine Network & Endemol Creative Operations Merged

March 9, 2015

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: Endemol Shine Group has unveiled its newly merged Endemol Shine Creative Networks structure, a combined business that will be led by Lisa Perrin, currently the managing director of Shine Networks. Iris Boelhouwer, a 20-year Endemol veteran who has been overseeing the creative and format distribution teams as managing director …

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Horror Channel Gets Freeview Launch

March 9, 2015

LONDON: Horror Channel has secured carriage on Freeview in the U.K., making it available to an additional 17 million homes. The launch marks a 90 percent DTT coverage for Horror Channel in the U.K. The service will join Freeview as of March 13. Recent Horror Channel premieres include Quentin Tarantino’s …

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BBC Facing Further Cost Reductions to Hit Long-Term Savings Targets

March 10, 2015

LONDON: A new report by the U.K.'s National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the BBC exceeded its savings target for 2013-14, but cautions that "more significant and potentially riskier changes" may be needed for the long term. The report found that overall savings of £374 million ($564 million) reported …

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ZDFE & Sony Music Entertainment Germany Enter VOD Agreement

March 10, 2015

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and Sony Music Entertainment Germany have struck up an agreement for the marketing of moving image material in the field of music content. Content from ZDF’s archives of various music programs and shows, including ZDF Hitparade, Disco, Wanna bet!?, and all other programs featuring artists signed …

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all3media international Hires New CEE Sales Exec

March 10, 2015

LONDON: Elise Woolfe, formerly a sales executive at Shine International, has joined all3media international to lead the company’s sales in Central and Eastern Europe. As senior sales executive, Woolfe will manage the distribution of all3media international’s diverse portfolio in the CEE region. She’ll join the company this month, reporting to …

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STUDIOCANAL Splits TV Distribution & Production Units

March 10, 2015

PARIS: STUDIOCANAL has separated distribution and production for its TV business unit, in a move to bolster its production of international and local television series. A reinforced sales and marketing team will operate under the STUDIOCANAL banner, headed by Katrina Neylon, the newly appointed executive VP of sales and marketing …

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Interim CEO in Place at RTL Hungary

March 11, 2015

LUXEMBOURG: Andreas Rudas has been named interim CEO of RTL Hungary, in addition to his responsibilities as executive VP of regional operations and business development for CEE and Asia at RTL Group. A new permanent CEO of RTL Hungary will be announced in due course. The group intends to appoint …

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ITV Buys Talpa Media for $530 Million

March 12, 2015

LONDON: ITV plc is set to acquire John de Mol's Talpa Media for an initial cash consideration of approximately £355 million ($528.4 million). ITV will pay an initial cash consideration of £355 million for 100 percent of Talpa’s fully diluted share capital with further payments dependent on Talpa’s future performance. …

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Endemol Shine Group Establishes Iberian Hub

March 12, 2015

AMSTERDAM: Endemol Shine Group has launched a new regional creative and production hub in Iberia, incorporating all group companies in Spain and Portugal, including Shine Iberia, Zeppelin, Gestmusic, Diagonal TV and Endemol Portugal. Dubbed Endemol Shine Iberia, the new center will be led by Pilar Blasco, currently the MD of …