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Telefónica seals €750m deal for Canal+ Spain

Prisa and Telefónica have definitively agreed the sale of Prisa’s 56% stake in pay TV platform Canal+’s holding company to the Spanish telecom giant for €750 million. The agreement follows Prisa’s acceptance in principal of Telefónica’s offer to buy the majority stake in the platform on May 7. The deal will give Teleféonica, which already […]

The Writers’ Room sells in 114 territories

The first season of Sundance Channel’s The Writers’ Room has been sold into over 114 territories. The series, hosted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Jim Rash, takes viewers inside the writers room of popular television shows, and has been picked up in Australia by ABC, Sky’s SoHo in New Zealand, Sky Italia and Spain’s DTS. Electronic […]

Commission starts TV rights probe

Formal antitrust proceedings to examine programming agreements between US studios and European pay TV broadcasters are underway and could ultimately be extended to include other distributors, the European Commission confirmed today. EU spokesman Antoine Colombani told TBI this morning that the focus of the rights probe is currently restricted to the Hollywood Studios and their dealings […]

MIPTV News: First Hand sends docs to US, Europe

Swiss-based documentary sales house First Hand Films has closed deals for its documentaries in the US and with pubcasters across Europe. Non-commercial cable channel Link TV in the US has bought Shadows of Liberty: The Media Monopoly in American Journalism (pictured), which takes a hard-hitting look at the impact of corporate control over media outlets. […]