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LATAM | PRODUCTION
World Media Pictures, Realfiction Group Join Forces
The companies have announced a new alliance under which they'll jointly produce and distribute new content, which they'll be presenting as ready-mades at the upcoming LA Screenings. »
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US | TRENDS
NBCU Makes Digital Push
NBCUniversal announced it will launch a slate of online-first series to complement its traditional offer, to distribute on its channel websites, Hulu and video-on-demand. »
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US | PAY TV
US Pay TV Rebounds
Despite losing 0.58% of its subscribers in 2013, the pay TV market in the US is forecast to grow in 2014, with a push from IPTV subscriptions that are set to continue growing yearly until 2019. »
ISRAEL | MIPTV 2014
Sharp as a Knife
Dori Media Group started out with a clear focus on telenovelas, and now owns a catalog that now includes dramas, realities, entertainment and even movies. With this extensive portfolio and its new format Power Couple, DMG made waves at Miptv. »
US | VIRTUAL
TV: Entertaining, Priceless and... Irrelevant?
Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR, the virtual reality company recently acquired by Facebook, said TV "will be irrelevant" in the future, replaced by virtual reality headsets. Will this be so? »
US | MIPTV 2014
Eurocinema Plans International Expansion
Launched in 2007 with 500,000 subscribers in the US, on demand channel Eurocinema now reaches 36 million homes, and has recently seen its online version launched. Its next goal is to expand internationally, starting with Latin America. »
US | PLANES
Amazon Gets Smarter
After launching its own STB, the Fire TV, the online giant is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone in the second half of this year, which would join its Kindle Fire tablets. »

Distribution
INTERNATIONAL | DISTRIBUTION
ITV Studios Sells 500+ Hours of Content
Present at Miptv, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a raft of sales across Australia and New Zealand totaling more than 500 hours. »
Executives
US | APPOINTMENTS
Nat Geo US Makes Leadership Changes
Courteney Monroe is elevated to CEO of National Geographic Channels US, to replace David Lyle who is stepping down from the role, and David Hill becomes Chairman of the division. »




Miptv Gets Bitten by DCD Rights
Events
INTERNATIONAL | AWARDS
ORF Wins Two Silver World Medal Awards
Its production Janus and the ORF Universum documentary Schladming - Magic Mountains were each awarded the Silver World Medal at the New York Film Festival in Las Vegas. »
Pay TV
US | PREMIERE
HBO's Game of Ratings
Roughly 6.6 million fans tuned in to HBO on Sunday, April 6 to watch the highly-anticipated season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones, making it the channel's highest-rated episode since The Sopranos finale. »

TV Still Going Strong

Most recent reports predict the death of linear television. Yet, Ofcom finds global telecom industries saw the largest absolute increase in revenues in 2012, with television revenues growing fastest of all to reach US$ 412 billion. »






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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... »
Distribution
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... »
Executives

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.»

Tech
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Guys in Disguise Uncovered in Europe
Passion Distribution Goes to New Heights
Endemol Opens Box in Spain
Production »
Scardamaglia: "Barrabás Is a Universal Story"
Got a Big Idea? Call NBC!
Fertile Ground for Telenovelas
Pay TV »
HBO's Game of Ratings
NHK World Signs Deal with AT&T
Keshet Deals With It Again
Advertising »
Online Ads Surpass Broadcast TV
Digital Ads Grow in Spain
2014, the Year of Online Video
Events»
Save The Date: NEM 2014
ttv daily newsletter to return on April 22
Nab Show Broadens Its Range
New Media »
Univision Unveils Bilingual Digital Network
China Rocks The Web
Netflix Completes Nordic Quest
Coverages »
US Pay TV Rebounds
Small Viewers, Big Trends
Zombies Dominate Ratings
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NBCU Makes Digital Push
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Globo Unveils New Brand Image
Globo Hosted Upfront 2014
Telecinco Wins Again
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