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RTL CBS appoints Asia boss

RTL and CBS have appointed Jonas Engwall CEO of their joint venture pay channels operation in Asia. Engwall will run he JV from Singapore where as he has been based since January as senior VP, RTL Group Asia. Prior to the Singapore move, he has been in various strategy roles at Luxembourg-based broadcast group RTL. […]

‘Russian HBO’ makes a major channels move

Russian producer Amedia has moved into the channels business in a big way, effectively launching HBO in Russia and inking a huge programming deal with CBS Studios International. Founder and president Alexander Akopov tells Stewart Clarke about the company’s plans in the pay TV space. Amedia was until a recently best known as Russia’s biggest […]

New copro partners join CW drama Reign

Frank Siracusa’s Whizbang Films and Vikings coproducer Take 5 Productions have signed up to co-create upcoming CW teen-skewed period drama Reign. The Canadian pair will join CBS Television Studios on the series, which was one of the more popular new season offers at the LA Screenings last month. The CW show follows a young Mary […]

LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Catherine Mackin, UKTV

Catherine Mackin is director of programme acquisitions at UK channel operator UKTV. It runs a suite of digital channels and in recent times has acquired raft of US shows for its Dave, Watch, Alibi and Really channels. As the LA Screenings gets underway, she tells TBI about what UKTV will be looking for this year. […]