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Factual round-up: ITVS sells Plimsoll’s ‘Planet Earth’; Docubay’s 1091 deal; Love Nature expands in Russia; Kew’s unscripted sales

ITVS pounces on Plimsoll’s natural history series ITV Studios has picked up international distribution rights to Plimsoll Productions’ new natural history series, A Year On Planet Earth. The 6 x 60-minute show is being produced for ITV and is from natural history team Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Earth II), Andrew Jackson (Frozen Planet) and Martha Holmes […]

Discovery channels yanked from Russian platform

Discovery’s channels have been pulled from Russian pay TV platform Tricolor in argument over pricing. The US-listed channel operator distributes a portfolio of eleven channels in Russia through Media Alliance, a new business it formed with Russia’s National Media Group last year, and which ensured compliance with amended local media laws. Media Alliance has now suspended […]

Mixed prospects for CEE pay TV

Almost a third the big pay TV operators in Central and Eastern Europe will shed subscribers in the next five years with a wider economic slowdown in the region hampering their prospects. The forecast comes from Digital TV Research, which noted low subs fees and consumers switching from pay TV to DTT will impact many […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]