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News brief: CABLEready secures 220 hours of sales

US-based distributor CABLEready has secured deals with global broadcasters totaling more than 220 hours. Included in the deals are ones with Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science in Latin America for reality series Saw Dogs and season two of Oddities, respectively. Elsewhere in Latin America, NBC has licensed Hollywood-themed Focus On. Asian Food Channel, Australia’s Foxtel, […]

Ciner Group pays $402m for Show TV

Turkish conglomerate Ciner Group has acquired Turkish commercial channel Show TV for US$402 million. The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), which had seized the Çukurova Group’s stake in the company after the firm had failed to make payments on debts, closed the deal last week according to a statement. Further to that, Ciner Group has […]

Digiturk ‘on the block’

Turkey’s Digitürk may be sold off in whole or in part following a Turkish state fund’s seizure of 12 companies owned by the pay TV operator’s majority owner, Çukurova Group, according to local reports. Sakir Ercan Gül, chairman of the Turkish Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), told Bloomberg at the weekend that the TMSF would […]

Digiturk launches Turkish 4K channel

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk has launched a 4K demonstration channel in partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications. Digiturk said that the channel helps “lay the foundations for the next step change in television broadcasting” and marks the first time the super-HD format has been shown in Turkey. The impact of 4K television was among […]

Broadcasters line up for Horrid Henry

A raft of broadcasters have acquired animated kids series Horrid Henry. The show is produced by UK indie Novel Entertainment and distributed by Zodiak Rights. It has sold it to ERT in Greece, Mediacorp in Singapore, NRK in Norway, Pro Plus in Slovenia and Noga in Israel. Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, ZDF Germany and Digiturk […]

International broadcasters place bets on House of Cards

A host of TV channels around the world have bought Netflix’s Kevin Spacey-fronted drama House of Cards, TBI has learned. The show is distributed by Sony Pictures Television and it has concluded a raft of deals, selling it to broadcasters in Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. These sales are in addition to the […]

Discovery launching five channels on Turkish IPTV

Discovery is launching five of its channels on Turkish IPTV service Tivibu. The IPTV service is run by Turk Telecom subsidiary TTNet and it will carry the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID: Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science and Discovery World channels from later this month. Discovery already has carriage deals with DSmart, Digiturk and Teledunya in […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Prime inks deals for Hollywood shows at MIPCOM

Prime Entertainment Group has concluded a raft of its Hollywood centric programming in the wake of MIPCOM. Sony Asia picked up 52x15mins Hollywood News Feed and Prime said it is in negotiations with Sony for deals for the news series in Germany and Latin America. Turkish pay TV group Digiturk acquired Hollywood on Set, Stars […]