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US | PAY TV
AMC Buys Into BBC America
AMC Networks is set to take over the running of BBC America after buying into the US arm of the British broadcaster in a US$200 million deal. This will give AMC a 49.9% stake in the American cable channel. »
INTERNATIONAL | MIPCOM 2014
SPI Steps Into Africa
One of the largest portfolios of movie and thematic channels makes SPI International's content suitable for all viewers. Present at Mipcom, Berk Uziyel showcased content from the distributor's biggest brand, FilmBox, and shared its plans for expansion »
INTERNATIONAL | INTERVIEW
MGM Goes Unscripted
After decades of developing some of the best scripted content, the company signed a deal to distribute titles by Mark Burnett's One Three Media. Present at Mipcom, the company showcased its star product A.D.: Beyond the Bible. »
CANNES | MIPCOM 2014
The Largest Mipcom in History
This Thursday, Mipcom closed its 30th edition with 13,700 attendants from over 112 countries and 4,600 buyers. According to Laurine Garaude, the numbers make this year's event the largest in its history, overtaking 2008's record. »
CANNES | MIPCOM 2014
Maker of Stars
The emergence of short-form online videos brought a new big league player, Maker Studios, producer of some of the most popular YouTube videos. Its CEO talked to ttv about the new medium, the agreement with Disney and its potential. »
CANNES | MIPCOM 2014
Global Ambitions
Present at Mipcom through its new Talpa Global division, Talpa is seeking to expand its international presence, offering innovative formats with a strong digital component. »
CANNES | MIPCOM 2014
Mipcom: Rainy and Productive
A rainy and busy day two proved the industry and the event are at their prime. Plenty of announcements, deals signed, products launched, screenings and an excellent level of lectures and debates. »

Distribution
CANNES | MIPCOM 2014
Canal Once, Comarex Sign Distribution Deal
At Mipcom in Cannes, Comarex announced it has signed a distribution partnership with Mexican educational network Canal Once. »
Production
INTERNATIONAL | MIPCOM 2014
Toonz Buys Imira
Toonz Entertainment has signed a deal to acquire 100% of Spanish company Imira Entertainment. Present at Mipcom, Toonz CEO P. Jayakumar explained to ttv the reasons behind the deal. »




SOMOS Distribution, CCTV Sign Deal in Cannes
Production
US | PRODUCTION
Guardians of the Galaxy Headed to TV
Marvel Television and Disney XD have announced the production of a new animated series that will bring Star Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax and Groot to the small screen. The show is set to premiere on 2015. »
Production
INTERNATIONAL | PRODUCTION
Trans-Atlantic Alliance for TV Productions
Argos Comunicación, Mad Mex Filmanova and Veralia Contenidos Audiovisuales present their joint venture at Mipcom 2014. The Alliance aims to combine resources for the co-production of quality TV fiction. »

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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Distribution »
Sony Pictures to Focus on Israel and Indonesia
Globo Arrives in Panama
SPT Announces Deal with Turner and DLA
Production »
Disney and Azteca Join Forces
Trans-Atlantic Alliance for TV Productions
Toonz Buys Imira
Pay TV »
AMC Buys Into BBC America
A+E Networks to Replace BIO with FYI in Asia
The Restless Giant
Advertising »
Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings Reach Brazil
Today's TV Advertising Limbo
Ads On TV Now Almost as Buzz-worthy as Shows
Events»
FremantleMedia Signs Deal With 360 Powwow
The Largest Mipcom in History
Mipcom: Positive Results
New Media »
Amazon To Debut New Pilot Wave
OTT and Tablets Mirror Ad Viewing on TV
Univision Unveils Bilingual Digital Network
Coverages »
VOD Is Mainstream in Spain
Latin America Goes Multi Screen
Kantar Media: Twitter-Ratings Relation is Real
Tech »
A New and Improved Chromecast
Univision Gives Autonomy to its OTT
TV Makes The Switch to OTT
Free TV »
Telecinco Takes Back the Lead
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