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BSkyB Buys Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland | ACQUISITION
BSkyB Buys Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland
The UK pay TV broadcaster has acquired Sky Italia and a 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox; in a deal worth US$ 8.3 billion and BSkyB's 21% stake in National Geographic Channel. »
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US HISPANIC | EXECUTIVES
Taking Over the Reins
Seven months into his tenure as President of MundoFox, Ibra Morales talks about his experience working at the Hispanic channel, highlights its current projects and new programming, and shares his goals and expectations for the future. »
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INTERNATIONAL | STREAMING
Netflix Tops 50 Million Subs
The streaming service added 1.69 million net subscribers worldwide during the second quarter of 2014, broadly surpassing its predictions. In addition, the company expects another 2.39 million to join the service during Q3. »
MEXICO | EXECUTIVES
The Name of the Game
High-quality produced and acquired content, backed by renowned brands as Cartoon Network and TNT, allow Turner International to stand out with demanding audiences and overcome the challenges presented by the changing Mexican market. »
US | ACQUISITION
Time Warner's CEO Explains His Decision
Jeff Bewkes released a video in which he explains his reasons for rejecting the US$ 80 billion from 21st Century Fox. He said the sale "is not convenient" for his shareholders. »
UK | ACQUISITION
Liberty Global Acquires ITV Shares
Pay TV giant Libery Global acquired a 6.4% of the UK broadcast TV channel for US$ 824 million. It is a new venture for John Malone?s company in the British Isles. »
UK | ANIMATION
Hit Factory
Following the global success of Wallace and Gromit, British company Aardman Animations continues to take great titles to the market, such as Shaun the Sheep, Morph and its new third-party content. »

Distribution
INTERNATIONAL | DISTRIBUTION
Imira Revs Up Tom Turbo for Global Tour
The Spanish distributor has acquired worldwide rights acquired for the series and film, along with LatAm rights for The Turboosters and YooHoo & Friends. »
Distribution
EUROPE | DISTRIBUTION
RTE Gives Europe Somebody to Love
Wildlife Films' candid documentary about the romantic lives of the disabled, was sold by RTE Global to YLE Finland, TV4 Sweden, Channel 8 Israel and Indigenius for RTVE Spain. »




ACTF Takes World Animal Championships to the UK
Executives
BRAZIL | APPOINTMENT
Globosat Names Director, International Channels
Marcelo Spinola will take on the role and be responsible for expanding the Brazilian programmer's networks in the international market. »
Events
CANNES | EVENTS
The Book of Negroes to Open in Cannes
An exclusive preview of Entertainment One Television's miniseries will be showcased at Mipcom 2014, on Monday, October 13 in the Grand Auditorium of Cannes' Palais des Festivals. »

Frozen Enters All-Time Top 5

After another week at number one in Japan, Disney's Frozen has surpassed the Iron Man 3 to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with US$1.219 billion worldwide. »






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Planet Nemo Sets its Sights on Latin America

The French production and distribution company seeks to tighten the bond with the Latin continent through co-productions, a strate... »
Broadcast
The Stories Behind the Stories

Each day, thousands of Brazilian families tune in to TV Globo´s telenovelas. What is it that makes them so popular? Screenwri... »
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Tokyo Broadcasting System: from East to West

Days ahead of the new Asia TV Forum (ATF), ttv spoke to Naoko Yoshida, director of International Program Sales and Media Bu... »
Satellites
Satellite Operators Bet on Africa

Extremely diverse in terms of infrastructure and service development, the continent´s pay TV market is growing steadily, prov... »
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A Collaboration-Based Future

MDA Singapore´s Yeo Chun Cheng offers a thorough insight on the country´s "vibrant and dynamic TV sector," focusing on its opportunities as a partner for international co-production projects.»

Reports
REPORTS

Distribution »
Marvista to Distribute Hallmark Channel Movies
Peace Point's Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure Goes into Season 2
Secuoya Takes The Shower to 15 Countries
Production »
SPT and Telefe Set Up Production Hub
Israeli TV Market Gets Funds
Endemol Partners with Mam Tor Productions Ltd
Pay TV »
BSkyB Buys Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland
Brooklyn Nine Nine Scores Double Emmy Noms
América Móvil Wants Sale in Under Six Months
Advertising »
World Cup Shoots Up Ad Sales
Omnicom and Publicis Call it Quits
Ad Sales Rise in Spain
Events»
Winston Baker to Host 2nd Annual TV and Film Finance Forum
MAI! Joins Bridging The Gap
Lee Hunt to Attend ABTA
New Media »
Univision Unveils Bilingual Digital Network
China Rocks The Web
Netflix Completes Nordic Quest
Coverages »
Univision Closer to Merger
Time Warner Says No to Takeover
Iron Man Flies to the Top
Tech »
Facebook Tops 1 Billion Monthly Users
Netflix Tops 50 Million Subs
Microsoft to Shut Down Production Studios
Free TV »
New Management at TVE
US Broadcast Networks are a "Must Keep"
Liberty Global Acquires ITV Shares
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