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MIPTV Spotlight: ATRESMEDIA

April 12, 2015

CANNES: From scripted fare to factual titles, ATRESMEDIA is showcasing a range of content in Cannes. The comedy Down Below tracks the romance between a man from the northern part of Spain and the head nurse of a hospital in the south. Tell Me a Story, meanwhile, is a collection …

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MIPTV Spotlight: Global Screen

April 12, 2015

CANNES: New from Global Screen, the Holocaust drama Naked Among Wolves is directed by Philipp Kadelbach, who is also the director of the International Emmy Award-winning miniseries Generation War. “Set in late March 1945, it tells the story of a group of political prisoners who try to hide a 3-year-old …

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MIPTV Spotlight: Imagina International Sales

April 12, 2015

CANNES: Imagina International Sales, which distributes a variety of genres, from series, TV movies and formats to feature films and documentaries, is presenting Black Forest at MIPTV. The series tells the story of a seemingly quiet village where two families fight for control of the local lumber industry. A specialized …

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SPI International Scores NBCU Features

April 13, 2015

CANNES: SPI International has licensed a slew of titles from NBCUniversal for its FilmBox Premium movie channel in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, among them Fast and Furious 6. Nearly 100 titles are coming to SPI through the deal, including first-run features. The slate includes 47 Ronin, with Keanu Reeves; …

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Norway’s TV2 Licenses Spike TV Series

April 13, 2015

CANNES: A number of popular series from the U.S. network Spike TV are headed to TV2 in Norway, including three seasons of Catch a Contractor. Viacom International Media Networks inked a multiyear package deal with TV2 that also included the first season of Gym Rescue. Also part of the pact …

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maxdome & Sony Sign Extensive Rights Agreement

April 13, 2015

UNTERFÖHRING: maxdome has concluded a new agreement with Sony Pictures Television involving more than 700 series and movies for digital use. The deal sees more than 130 movies and TV series from the studio being added each year to the maxdome package. Offerings include the film Django Unchained and series …

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Germany’s Mainstream Media Plans New Channel Launches

April 13, 2015

ISMANING: German broadcaster Mainstream Media is expanding its TV business, forming a cooperation with Crystal Clear Entertainment and IMMS for the joint exploitation of international channel concepts. Mainstream Media has a 25-percent stake as a founding partner in My Cinema Europe (MCE). Crystal Clear holds 50 percent and IMMS the …

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MTG Scores UEFA Champions League Football for Finland

April 15, 2015

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has landed the rights to air all matches from the UEFA Champions League in Finland for three years on Viaplay and Viasat Sport Finland. Starting with the 2015-16 season, the brand-new Viasat Sport Finland channel will show key matches live, with local commentary, every Tuesday …

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Maker Studios Content Heads to CANALPLAY

April 15, 2015

CANNES: Canal+ Group's streaming service CANALPLAY is launching Maker On Demand, a new offering delivering access to short-form content from Disney-owned Maker Studios. Available to CANALPLAY subscribers at no additional cost, Maker on Demand is launching this summer. It will be the first SVOD platform in France to deliver Maker …

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Production Starts on Film Chronicling Famed von Trapp Family

April 16, 2015

MUNICH/SALZBURG: Production has begun in Germany on The Trapp Family: A Life of Music, a film about the real-life clan that inspired The Sound of Music. Based on the autobiography of Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of the celebrated family, the film is expected to shoot until mid June …