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MIPTV Spotlight: Content Television

March 31, 2015

CANNES: By the time Content Television arrives at MIPTV, the 13-episode drama Olympus will have just launched on Syfy in the U.S., and Jonathan Ford, the company’s executive VP of sales and distribution, believes this timely launch will translate into strong interest for the title at the market. Also from …

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Sky Deutschland to Go Day-and-Date with HBO Premieres

April 1, 2015

UNTERFÖHRING: Sky Deutschland has landed a deal to bring its raft of HBO series to German viewers day-and-date with the original U.S. broadcasts. The agreement kicks off with the April 12 debut of season five of Game of Thrones. Going forward, Sky Deutschland will run new episodes of all HBO …

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New MD at Ambra Banijay Italy

April 1, 2015

ROME: Filippo Cipriano has been elevated from chief creative officer to managing director at Ambra Banijay Italy. Ambra Banijay Italia produces a range of entertainment programs and also develops and distributes TV formats. Recent productions include two primetime shows to be broadcast by RAI Uno in the next few weeks: …

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MIPTV Spotlight: all3media international

April 1, 2015

CANNES: There are two major drama launches for all3media international at MIPTV, Indian Summers and Safe House, “both of which we are very excited about, as they represent the highest standard of U.K. drama production,” says Liza Thompson, the company’s senior VP of program sales. Indian Summers tells the story …

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MIPTV Spotlight: Foxx New Media

April 1, 2015

CANNES: While Foxx New Media is a fresh entrant to the market, the company’s CEO, Martina Liskova, has 15 years of experience working in international media. “Unique in our ability to deliver a fully bespoke and personal service, Foxx New Media believes in listening to the programming needs of its …

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BBC Worldwide Scores Banished Sales, Unveils MIPTV Highlights

April 2, 2015

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has placed the hit drama series Banished with a number of broadcasters around the globe, and has also revealed the company's various plans for this year's MIPTV. Banished, which is launching at MIPTV, has already been sold to Mexico's VEO, Poland's TVP1, Israel's Cellcom, Finland's Yle and Croatia's …

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MIPTV Spotlight: Power

April 6, 2015

CANNES: Power’s wildlife catalogue continues to grow, with an additional season of the heartwarming series The Kalahari Meerkats on offer for MIPTV. “Full of danger, jeopardy and even some romance, this visually stunning series brings the audience a never-before-seen look at these lovable creatures,” says Susan Waddell, the company’s CEO. …

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MIPTV Spotlight: ARTE Sales

April 7, 2015

CANNES: Though its primary focus has been on the distribution of factual content, ARTE Sales, the program-sales arm of European public channel ARTE, is for the first time expanding this year into scripted content. “The [drama] genre is becoming more and more popular in the TV market, so we need …

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BAFTA TV Nominations for Olivia Colman, Benedict Cumberbatch

April 8, 2015

LONDON: Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line of Duty lead the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV nominations with three nods each. Marvellous is nominated in the category for single drama, alongside A Poet in New York, Common and Murdered By My Boyfriend. In the drama …

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Spanish Version of Non Stop People Channel to Launch

April 8, 2015

PARIS: The celebrity news channel Non Stop People is launching with a Spanish version on Telefonica’s Movistar TV platform this June. Non Stop People, a joint venture between Banijay Group and Mediatic System, is dedicated to covering celebrities 24/7. The channel is currently broadcast in France on Canalsat. Starting June …