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Canal+ chief ousted over ‘Guignols’ controversy

French media group Vivendi has sacked Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show Les Guignols. Canal Plus parent…

Employment and exports boom for UK creative industries

Finding released by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) reveal employment within the UK’s creative industries is increasing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK…

Netflix looks for local content in Japan

Netflix looks for local content in Japan

Netflix plans more alliances with Japanese content providers as it debuts in the country later this year. The new tie ups would help the company offer more films, drama programs,…

Amazon greenlights 3rd season of Transparent

Amazon has greenlit a third season of the Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent, which will become available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime in 2016. In addition, series creator Jill…

ITV acquires Twofour Group

ITV is set to acquire Boom Supervisory Limited, the holding company of the Twofour Group, as the commercial broadcaster continues to strengthen its global content business. The acquisition supports ITV…

BBC Trust: Creative quotas ‘not proper competition’

BBC Trust: Creative quotas ‘not proper competition’

The BBC Trust has concluded that the Corporation’s current ‘Window of Creative Competition’, where in-house and independent producers compete for 25 per cent of eligible BBC TV commissions, is not…

Fuji original content for Netflix

Japan broadcaster Fuji Television Network has confirmed it will create original programmes for distribution by Netflix as the streaming streaming service makes its first foray into the Japanese market this…

Top Gear trio heading to Netflix?

Richard Hammond and James May are said to be “very close” to turning down a £4.6 million (€6.3m) BBC offer to return to Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson. The TV…

LeTV to invest €0.7bn in Hong Kong TV market

Chinese online video and internet TV content provider LeTV has revealed that the company plans to invest HKD 6 billion (€0.7bn) on content production and copyright licensing in Hong Kong…

UKTV new production facility

UKTV will launch its new production studios at its London headquarters next month. The facility will create 12 new job roles, forming an expanded team of 28 creatives and production…

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