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Raft of extra carriage for Denmark’s free-TV channels

Modern Times Group (MTG) has inked new carriage deals for its free-to-air channels TV3 and TV3 Puls. The channels will be carried on the Canal Digital platform in Denmark, marking the first time that they have been on the Telenor-owned platform. Separately, MTG said it will add SBS’s free-to-air Danish channels, Kanal 4 and Kanal […]

Sierra/Engine bringing Korean drama to the West

US producer and distributor Sierra/Engine Television has picked up rights to hit Korean drama Cruel Temptation and will shop it as a scripted format internationally. Sierra/Engine Television picked up the rights from SBS International, the commercial arm of Korean free-to-air broadcaster SBS. The US company will team with former Sony senior VP Brendan Fitzgerald’s company, Pomodoro […]

Banijay wins Popstars format dispute with Talpa

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Talpa cannot launch ‘The Next Popstar’ format under that name because it is too similar to ‘Popstars‘, the format ultimately owned by Banijay. The District Court of The Hague issued a ruling yesterday that the title of the upcoming Talpa talent show was too similar to that […]

Australia’s SBS announced 2013 slate

Australian public broadcaster SBS has announced its 2013 programming slate with a raft of local productions and international acquisitions including IFC action comedy Bullet in the Face. The network picked up Australian rights to the Eddie Izzard fronted series (pictured), which is distributed internationally by TF1 International and produced by Canada’s Muse Entertainment. Other international […]

UK multichannel operators programming spend hits £2.2 billion

The main providers of commercial digital channels in the UK spent a cumulative £2.2 billion on content last year, according to new research. Oliver & Ohlbaum’s Economic Impact Report for COBA, the industry body for UK-based multichannel operators, breaks down the programming spend of the group’s membership, which includes Discovery, BSkyB, Fox International Channels, NBCUniversal, […]

UK multichannel programming spend rockets to £623 million

Commercial multichannel broadcasters spent £623 million on content last year, a 31% year-on-year increase. A report compiled by Oliver & Ohlbaum for the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) showed that investment in original first-run programming increased sharply last year, as did money spent on acquisitions of finished shows. Many multichannel broadcasters, notably BSkyB, have upped their […]

SBS renews controversial comedy series Housos

Australian public broadcaster SBS has renewed controversial comedy series Housos for a second season. The politically incorrect comedy, which stars Paul Fenech and is set in a fictional housing estate, originally aired on SBS One and has been commissioned for a further nine episodes. It is distributed internationally by the sales of SBS. Tony Iffland, […]

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