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Reed MIDEM plots MIPCancun expansion

Event organiser Reed MIDEM is planning on an expanded second edition of Latin American-focused market MIPCancun. Following the Cancun, Mexico-based event’s launch last year, the 2015 edition will be held on November 18-20, with what Reed MIDEM describes as an “expanded” line-up. Fifty-one buyers from 16 countries such as Brazil, Canada and the US are […]

AMC lands in Latin America

AMC Networks International is taking its flagship channel brand to Latin American pay TV. A deal with DirecTV Latin America brings the AMC network to seven Spanish-speaking countries, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. AMC launches this month and will offer shows such as recent drama Halt & Catch Fire, plus movies […]

Raft of exec appointments at Viacom intn’l channels

Viacom has upped several of senior channel execs at its international channels, appointing a new boss for the BET, Paramount and Spike channels, and creating a new head of acquisitions position for all of its UK channels. Michael Armstrong will continue to lead the international BET and Paramount channel efforts and oversee the launch of […]

Buyers Briefing: Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia

Name: Andrea Scrosati Title: Executive VP,  programming, news and partner channels, Sky Italia. As the Italian business prepares to become part of Sky Europe, Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati talks to TBI about its programming strategy, increased investment in original drama and entertainment, and what’s coming up at the Italian pay TV platform.   How was MIPCOM […]

HBO and Scorsese making Shutter Island TV series

HBO and Martin Scorsese are developing Ashecliffe, a TV series based on the director’s Shutter Island feature. Paramount released the original movie in 2010 and its TV arm, Paramount Television, will produce the TV spin-off. One of the stars of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, is among the executive producers. The TV series will be set […]

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 […]