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Viacom settles legal case with Google

Media giants Viacom and Google have put to bed their long-running copyright battle, a move they say is a reflection of a “growing collaborative dialogue”. An out of court settlement means the litigation, which Viacom first brought forward in 2007 and garnered attention around the world, is now over. Terms were not discussed but numerous […]

Paramount rolling out in Russia and Hungary

Viacom has struck new carriage deals for the Paramount Channel in Russia and Hungary. In Russia the channel, which is programmed with features from Paramount and other US studios, launched on Rostelecom today (February 18). It is carried in the pay TV operator’s Movie’ and ‘Maximum’ packages. The channel has also launched in Hungary on […]

Fox buys Paramount of LAPTV channels business

Fox has bought fellow studio Paramount out of the LAPTV channels business. LAPTV operates premium movie channels in Latin America and was operated as a three-way joint venture between Fox, MGM and Paramount. Last year Fox’s channels division, FIC, bought MGM’s share of the business and has now done the same with Paramount. The deal […]

P7S1 inks Hunger Games TV deal

ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up free-to-air TV rights to a raft of upcoming Lionsgate movies including the third and fourth instalments of The Hunger Games franchise. ProSieben has German and Austrian free TV rights to Lionsgate’s movies in Germany and Austria. It also has second window pay TV and VOD rights. The German broadcast group concluded […]

HBO tipped to make Indian formats after Eros deal

HBO Asia and Indian movie producer and distributor Eros International have joined forces and will launch two channels together in India: HBO Defined and HBO Hits. Analysts said they expect the deal to clear the way for Indian versions of hit HBO shows. Patrick Yau from finance house Peel Hunt noted: “As part of the […]

Turtle Power

Viacom acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment in late 2009 for US$60 million and the resulting new TV series debuted on September 29 on Nick in the US with a two-episode double-header. When Ciro Nieli found out Nickelodeon had bought the Turtles he knocked on their door with […]