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BT Sport presenters, programmes and studio details

BT Sport has added new programmes and presenters to its network of channels and revealed more details about its state of the art studios. New programmes include BT Sport Live,…

ITV acquires Thinkfactory Media

ITV has confirmed it is acquiring a controlling stake in Thinkfactory Media, a US producer of reality, entertainment and drama, including the Emmy award-winning Hatfields & McCoys. ITV will pay…

Netflix, Dreamworks original programming deal

Netflix, Dreamworks original programming deal

Video streaming service Netflix will increase its original programming slate through a new, multi-year deal with DreamWorks – the maker of movies such as Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. DreamWorks…

Look abroad for content profit

Three CEOs told delegates here they should be more aggressive on international growth. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Liberty Global boss Mike Fries and Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman all said international…

MTG Studios acquires DRG

MTG Studios acquires DRG

Modern Times Group, the international entertainment broadcasting group, has revealed that MTG Studios has signed an agreement to acquire Digital Rights Group (DRG) from Ingenious Media. The UK independent content…

Time Warner in China investment initiative

Time Warner in China investment initiative

Time Warner Inc and China Media Capital, China’s leading investment fund focused on media and entertainment, have formed a strategic investment partnership. The news was revealed in the western Chinese…

Strike kills Paris tennis audio

Strike kills Paris tennis audio

Spanish viewers to Canal Plus’ coverage of the important Roland Garros tennis tournament will not be able to hear the grunts from the players or the spectator’s applause, because a…

Amazon OKs five original series after viewer vote

Amazon has announced the five original TV series it will make this year after seeking customer feedback on 14 pilot shows. Political comedy Alpha House, starring John Goodman, and Betas,…

Netflix Q1: 2m new subs

Netflix Q1: 2m new subs

A first-quarter gain of just over 2 million subscribers to its streaming service helped Netflix shares soar, passing $200 a share in after-hours trading for the first time since 2011.…

MTV cancels Buckwild

MTV has cancelled its top-rating reality show Buckwild, days after the death of its 21-year old star Shain Gandee. The show was in the middle of shooting its second season.…