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AB Group names date for SVOD launch

French channel provider AB Group is to launch subscription video-on-demand offering Jook Video, on March 21, somewhat later than originally planned. Jean-Michel Fava, president of the group’s pay TV service ABSat, said at the end of last year that the service would launch on January 10, a date that was itself later than initially envisaged. […]

Blinkbox takes James Bond catalogue in MGM deal

Blinkbox has inked a deal with MGM for the catalogue of James Bond movies. The streaming service, which is owned by UK retailer Tesco, will get all installments in the iconic franchise, including the latest release Skyfall. That and the other 22 Bond titles will be available to stream and to buy from next Monday. […]

Matthew Baxter resurfaces at Liverpool TV

Former MGM channels exec Matthew Baxter has been hired to run Liverpool Football Club’s TV service. As Chief Media Officer Baxter will have overall responsibility for the club’s channel and digital operations. At MGM he was senior VP, worldwide distribution at the company’s channels division. Prior to that he has worked at Warner Bros., Disney […]

Miramax ups Beth Minehart and Joe Patrick

Independent US studio Miramax has promoted two of its executives, Beth Minehart and Joe Patrick. Patrick has been upped to executive VP, worldwide television. He joined Miramax from MGM in March 2011 as senior VP, head of domestic television & digital sales, and was named head of worldwide sales for Miramax in September 2011. Minehart […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan firm buys $400m in-flight business

Global Eagle, the media investment company run by Harry Sloane and Jeff Sagansky, has bought two in-flight entertainment businesses for $430 million. It has inked a deal for Row 44 and Frankfurt-listed Advanced Inflight Alliance (AIA) with the aim of creating the world’s largest in-flight entertainment operation. AIA supplies TV and movies as well as […]

MGM’s Vikings to set sail at MIPCOM

MGM Television will be pre-selling its upcoming drama series Vikings at MIPCOM next month. The studio’s 9x60mins series revolves around the Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times, follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok as he rises to become king of the Viking tribes. MGM has international rights to the series outside Ireland […]

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