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New Polish law could place strict limit on foreign ownership

Polish politicians from the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party are mulling changes in the country’s media rules that could restrict foreign ownership of media assets to as little as 15%, according to local reports. The PiS government plans to introduce new legislation covering concentration of media ownership in the autumn. According to leading daily […]

Viacom eyes all-cash Scripps takeover

Viacom is reportedly eyeing one of the biggest all-cash takeovers in recent US media history by planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for around US$10.6 billion. According to Reuters, New York-based Viacom is willing to fork out cash to finance the deal, which would add the Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to a stable […]

Canal+ drama Belfer tops Polish demand list

A local Canal+ drama is the most in-demand series in Poland, according to exclusive new stats. Belfer took more than 1.3 million more average demand expressions than the second-placed Pretty Little Liars last week, the latest TBI-Parrot Analytics In-demand charts reveal. The seriesis a crime drama for pay TV operator Canal+. Its 6.45 million demands […]

Virgin Media adds France 2, TVN & Russian nets

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has bolstered its offer by securing distribution of channels from France, Poland and Russia. The channels will be offered through the Virgin Worldbox app from today as branded ‘bouquets’, allowing ex-pats to watch programming from their home territories. From France, Liberty Global-owned Virgin will offer public broadcast channels France […]

TVN Media names new board president

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has appointed Piotr Tyborowicz as president of the board of its sales subsidiary, TVN Media. Tyborowicz, who heads TVN’s ad sales division, takes over from TVN CEO and managing director, Jim Samples, who will now head the firm’s supervisory board. At the same time TVN appointed Piotr Korycki as vice […]

CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

TVN inks new Warner Bros. deal

Polish broadcaster TVN has agreed a new deal with Warner Bros., covering the studios TV series and features. The agreement gives TVN the free TV and basic pay rights to a raft of new and catalogue titles. Series included in the deal include Lethal Weapon (pictured) and Lucifer. Feature films include The Lego Movie, Godzilla, American Sniper, Fantastic […]

TVN to stream Drone Racing League

TVN is set to debut Drone Racing League in Poland via its over-the-top streaming service player.pl. DRL races will be available to view via player.pl’s premium Player Plus pay-monthly offering. “Drone Racing League is a sport of the future,” said TVN in a statement. “Complicated tracks and remarkable speed up to 160km/h, makes it the most […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

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