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C4 boss slams US studios’ UK takeovers and tech giant threat

David Abraham

Channel 4’s CEO David Abraham has slammed the growing number of US studios owning UK production companies, claiming the term “super indie” has lost its… Read more

Turner hires SBS Discovery exec as Nordic programming boss

Karin Lindström

Turner has recruited Karin Lindström as program director of its entertainment channels in the Nordic region. The duties covered by the role were previously handled… Read more

Sky Deutschland to launch three new HD channels

Gary Davey

Sky Deutschland is gearing up to launch three new high definition channels – two movie networks and one channel dedicated to crime series and documentaries. … Read more

TG4 launches on smart TV, updates player and iPad app

TG4

Irish language broadcaster TG4 has launched a new smart TV app, available on the Samsung, Philips, Opera TV, Sony, Foxxum, Toshiba and Google TV platforms.… Read more

RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan

Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch

RTL Group has posted a €88 million impairment in its first-half results as a consequence of the new advertising tax rules implemented by the Hungarian… Read more

Doctor Who Extra set for BBC iPlayer

Doctor Who

Doctor Who Extra, a new series based on the British sci-fi drama, is launcing exclusively on the BBC iPlayer. The 12-episode series will follow actor… Read more

Poland’s TVN signs news deal with Bloomberg

Maciej Maciejowski, TVN

Polish broadcaster TVN has struck a deal with Bloomberg to distribute the latter’s video content via its TVN x-news service.  The content, which will be… Read more

Former FilmFlex exec Jeff Henry joins newspaper group Archant

Jeff Henry

UK regional newspaper group Archant has named former ITV Consumer and FilmFlex executive Jeff Henry as its new CEO. Henry left his job as CEO… Read more

Canal+ reorganises thematic channels under former France 3 chief

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French pay TV operator Canal+ has named former France Télévisions executive Thierry Langlois as head of its thematic channels, occupying a new post that groups… Read more

UPC DTH adds HBO Go

HBO's Game of Thrones

Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has added OTT TV anywhere service HBO Go to its services in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.… Read more