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News brief: Alhurra buys Prime content

US-operated Arabic-language channel Alhurra TV has acquired 208 episodes of celebrity and entertainment programming from France’s Prime Entertainment Group. The package comprises 104 episodes of Hollywood News Feed and 104 of Zoom In, and covers 28 territories. The Arabic versions of the shows will be available two days after the English-language originals.

Premium VOD platform AOL On launching in UK

US-based digital company AOL is launching its premium web vide platform AOL On Network in the UK and has signed up a batch of content providers for its debut. The premium syndication platform included curated and original content and already operates in North America. In the UK, it will sit alongside branded content distribution business […]

MIPTV News: Prime sells Hollywood show to BSkyB

UK satcaster BSkyB has picked up a series about iconic film directors from Prime Entertainment Group. The show will be part of Prime’s MIPTV slate and the Paris-based distributor has concluded the deal in the run-up to the market. The UK pay TV operator has acquired 78x26mins Hollywood’s Best Film Directors. Its deal covers all […]