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CTC Media appoints new head of Peretz Channel

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Russia’s CTC Media has appointed the chief executive of U TV, Ruben Oganesyan, as the head of its Peretz Channel. Oganesyan will join Peretz on… Read more

Sports lifestyle firm plots MCN push with ex-Discovery exec

Bullseye TV co-founder and former Discovery Communications executive Dee Smith has landed the post of director of content at sports lifestyle group Factory Media, which… Read more

MTG launches Viasat channels in Seychelles

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Modern Times Group has launched its four Viasat factual pay TV channels via cable operator Intelvision in the Republic of Seychelles. Viasat Crime, Viasat Explore,… Read more

AMC appoints SundanceTV president as BBC America boss

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BBC America 49.9% stakeholder, AMC Networks, has appointed SundanceTV executive Sarah Barnett as president and general manager of BBC America. Barnett, who has been at… Read more

Lionsgate, CBS linked with Starz takeover

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US reports are linking CBS Corp. and Lionsgate Entertainment to a US$5 billion (€4 billion) takeover of Starz. A deal with CBS would mean the… Read more

Bear Grylls, Barcroft launch on YouTube net

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Adventurer Bear Grylls is partnering with UK production group Barcroft Media to create a adrenaline-fuelled YouTube channel. Bear Grylls Adventure launches on November 28 as… Read more

Birmingham local TV licence transferred to Kaleidoscope TV

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Ofcom has agreed that the local TV licence for Birmingham will be transferred from Birmingham Local TV (BLTV), which fell into administration during the summer,… Read more

Multi-screening now mainstream, says ad sales bodies’ research

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Using multiple screens at the same time and engaging with social media while watching TV is now mainstream across European markets, according to figures compiled… Read more

Disney pledges to hit quota amid Italian toon row

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Disney Italy will not seek a further year’s exemption to an EU law that dictates European channels must invest 10% of local revenues on local… Read more

Cirkus secures distribution with Norway’s Get

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On-demand service Cirkus, which offers the ‘Best of British’ programming to international markets, has secured a distribution deal with Norwegian cable operator Get. The deal… Read more