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James Murdoch to give RTS keynote

21st Century Fox boss James Murdoch will give the keynote address at the RTS Cambridge conference this September. The Fox CEO will headline the event with Sky, the pay TV operator the company is in the throes of taking over, the event’s main sponsor this year. Ofcom chief Sharon White will also speak. The UK communications […]

Virgin Media boss Mockridge to chair RTS

Pay TV veteran Tom Mockridge will chair the Royal Television Society board of trustees, replacing the outgoing John Hardie. The RTS said it is also looking for a new president to replace former Endemol exec Sir Peter Bazalgette, who is stepping down after six years at the helm. Mockridge currently runs Liberty Global’s UK cabler Virgin […]

UK execs outline Brexit priorities

Ensuring continued freedom of movement within the European Union is the main Brexit priority for UK TV execs polled at the Royal Television Society’s London conference yesterday. The organisers of the RTS event surveyed the execs in attendance during a ‘Brexit: Bring it On’ session. Overwhelmingly, the key issue was freedom of movement, with 45% […]

NBCU boss Burke headlines RTS London

NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke will headline the Royal Television Society’s annual London conference later this year. Burke will tell delegates about NBCUniversal’s plans to take advantage of shifts in the content landscape and share his expectations for the future of the industry. “We are delighted to welcome Steve Burke as our opening keynote,” said Theresa […]

ZDF sells romance, dark drama in Cannes

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has sold a collection of romantic telemovies to broadcasters in French-speaking Canada and Switzerland, as it launches its MIPCOM slate. Bell Media-owned Canal Vie and Switzerland’s RTS have bought telemovies from the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF. These come from authors such as Johanna Trollope, Dora Heldt, Rosamunde Pilcher, Cecelia Ahern […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

Euro nets buys ORF docs, crime series

Pubcaster France 5 is among buyers of documentary and crime programming from Austria’s ORF. The France Télévisions channel has bought several docs, including Nock – Mountains at Heaven’s Door. Switzerland’s RTS also acquired doc programming from ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of pubcaster ORF. Meanwhile, Romania’s RCS-RDS bought a 200-hour package, while SRF – which […]

H&M doc sells to YLE, TVN

An investigative documentary looking at the practices of clothing retailer H&M has sold to broadcasters such as Finland’s YLE and Poland’s TVN. RTBS in French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland’s RTS and Swedish educational distributor Swedish Film AB have also acquired the 1x52mins The World According to H&M from distributor Java Films. The doc comes from Premiere Lignes […]

H&M doc sells to YLE, TVN

An investigative documentary looking at the practices of clothing retailer H&M has sold to broadcasters such as Finland’s YLE and Poland’s TVN. RTBS in French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland’s RTS and Swedish educational distributor Swedish Film AB have also acquired the 1x52mins The World According to H&M from distributor Java Films. The doc comes from Premiere Lignes […]

Playmobil series Super 4 sales stack up

A range of broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada have acquired the Playmobil-inspired kids animated series Super 4. Neox Kidz, which is part Spain’s Atresmedia; TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal; RTBF in Belgium; RTS in Switzerland; RTL téléKids in Netherlands and Luxembourg; MTV3 in Finland; Canal+ in Poland; Noga in […]