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Hulu CEO Kilar to leave this quarter

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and chief technologyofficer Rich Tom are to leave the US online TV company during the first quarter. In a blog posting on Hulu’s site, Kilar said he and Tom would leave at roughly the same time, and that he was working with the Hulu board to ensure a smooth transition. Kilar […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

Banijay sells Stars in Danger diving format into China

Banijay has shopped Stars in Danger: High Diving into China. The format, part of a dispute between Banijay and Eyeworks, has been shopped to satellite broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite Channel and a 10x90mins series is slated to debut in a primetime slot next spring. As per the German format, devised by Banijay Group company Brainpool and […]

FX UK rebrands as Fox, acquires Louie

Fox International Channels has rebranded its UK pay TV channel FX to Fox and has acquired a raft of series including Louie as part of its revamp. The channel rebrand will happen on January 11 next year. The company has acquired Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution’s eponymous comedy Louie, chat show The Ricki Lake Show, […]

C More snags Miramax programming deal

Nordic pay TV platform C More has inked a content deal with Miramax. The agreement gives the pay TV service a raft of Miramax movie titles including There Will Be Blood, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Chicago, Jackie Brown, The Hours and Scream. C More can show the movies on its linear channels as well […]

Shine names Katrina Neylon as Ruth Clarke’s replacement

The distribution arm of Shine has promoted Katrina Neylon to senior VP, head of EMEA, filling the role vacated by Ruth Clarke earlier this year. Neylon will run a six-strong team and report to Shine International boss Nadine Nohr. She joined shine as director of sales in 2011 since when she has brokered deals including […]

NBC Universal takes EPL rights from Fox

NBC Universal has acquired the exclusive US media rights to the English Premier League. Under the three-year deal, NBCU will become the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 Premier League matches across all platforms and devices in the US from the 2013-2014 season. NBCU outbid current rights-holder Fox and is thought […]

Austria’s ORF sells crime and Universum docs at MIPCOM

ORF Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has inked a raft of MIPCOM deals for its crime and for its documentary programming. It has sold its drama series Four Women and a Funeral to cable channels run by Fox and Sony. Sony’s AXN has acquired the crime drama for its AXN channel […]

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 […]

MTV named the biggest TV channel in Europe

Viacom’s MTV is the most widely distributed channel in Europe, according to new research. The youth-skewed channel is carried by 123 operators across the continent and beats Disney Channel and the Discovery Channel, which are second and third with 122 and 121 operators respectively. National Geographic and Eurosport were the fourth and fifth most distributed […]