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Exclusive: Beyond names 20th Century Fox alum as CEO, with Kate Llewellyn-Jones exiting

Australia- and UK-based distributor Beyond Rights has appointed a former Twentieth Century Fox exec as its new CEO, TBI has learned, with incumbent Kate Llewellyn-Jones stepping down. David Smyth will take up the role from 3 January next year and replace current CEO Llewellyn-Jones, who is leaving the Pooch Perfect outfit 16 months after taking […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Paramount in EU geoblocking agreement

US studio Paramount has agreed a settlement with the European Commission to no longer geoblock movies from its deals with regional satcaster Sky. The EC has been investigating whether Sky’s film UK and Ireland deals with the major US studios, including Paramount, are anti-competitive, and yesterday’s agreement marks the first result of the inquiry. The […]

Turkey’s D-Smart strikes Fox deal

Turkey’s D-Smart has inked a movie output deal with Twentieth Century Fox, taking the US studio’s films for its pay TV platform. The deal between Fox and Dogan-owned D-Smart has already kicked in and gives the pay TV operator exclusive rights to all Fox movies, as well as numerous catalogue titles. Upcoming Fox titles on […]

ProSiebenSat.1 nabs ‘important’ Disney content deal

ProSiebenSat.1 and The Walt Disney Company have agreed a significant multi-year agreement that gives the former new US series and movies for its free, pay and SVOD channels. The deal is a coup for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, with Disney’s output previously going out in the territory through former local partner RTL. The master-licence agreement includes […]

Cartoon Network buys new Peanuts show

The commercial arm of French pubcaster France Télévisions has sold its animated Peanuts series to Cartoon Network in the US. The shorts, based on the classic Charles M. Schultz comic strip and featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown among others, will go out on the linear Cartoon Network channel, as well as the Cartoon Network app. […]

EU launches antitrust case against Sky, studios

The European Commission is investigating Sky and six Hollywood majors, Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros., for agreeing country-specific content rights deals in the EU. The Commission has sent a statement of objections to the parties alleging that they have put in place contractual restrictions preventing Sky UK from allowing […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Warner Bros. ups distribution exec Stanley

Warner Bros. has elevated John Stanley, giving him responsibility for digital distribution in the UK. Stanley is senior VP and managing director, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics, and will add responsibility for digital sales in the UK as well as consumer products as part of the promotion. He reports […]