AMC to take control of BBC America

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in AIB News, Slider

BBC America, the BBC’s commercial arm, will now be operated by American entertainment company AMC Networks, following a $200m (£125m) deal. AMC, a company boosted by the tremendous success of its AMC Channel dramas Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, will manage BBC America as a standalone alongside other channels in the AMC Networks portfolio, including IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv. AMC bought a 49.9% stake in the Corporation, while...

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Fran Unsworth named new Director of BBC World Service

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in AIB news archive

Francesca Unsworth has been appointed Director of the BBC World Service Group. In this role she will lead the BBC’s global news services – BBC World Service, BBC World News and BBC.com/news – as well as BBC Monitoring, and will chair the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action. The BBC’s global news services have a weekly audience of 265m. Fran will also continue to act as deputy to the Director...

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arvato Systems at CCW 2014, New York

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in AIB News

arvato Systems will show future-oriented software solutions for Media Asset Management at this year’s Content and Communication World in New York. In a conference session, arvato Systems technology experts will also brief delegates on the challenges of cross-media TV and advertising scheduling and will show how customized IT support can help organizations to optimize their strategies for the future.   With around 7,000 attendees, CCW is...

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Sony Pictures Television to acquire stakes in some Dori Media Group channels and operations in Israel and Indonesia

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in AIB News

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Dori Media Group (DMG) announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby SPT will acquire 50% of the VIVA and VIVA Plus channels and the VIVA Walla online free video-on-demand (FVOD) service in Israel, along with 50% of DMG’s Baby TV operations in Indonesia.   Andy Kaplan, President of Sony Pictures Television’s worldwide networks, said: “This acquisition builds on our strategy to...

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DW English radio programming for Africa now available a.m.

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in AIB News

As of Sunday, October 26, Deutsche Welle English radio programming for Africa will be broadcast in the mornings. From Monday to Friday for an hour each at 4:00, 5:00 and 7:00 UTC, DW will provide news and information on the latest developments in Africa, as well as on important international and German issues. “With the new programming schedule, DW is reacting to changes in media consumption behavior by many Africans, who tend to listen...

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France 24 signes new distribution deals in Asia-Pacific

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in AIB News

France 24 has concluded a series of new distribution agreements, thus strengthening its presence in English and French in Cambodia, Indonesia, Australia and French Polynesia. Cambodia: In Cambodia, France 24 English and French channels are now available on Supernet’s IPTV basic offer in Phnom Penh. Within the offer SuperTV, the channel is available on channels 16 (English) and 63 (in French) and on channels 18 (in English) and 42 (in French) in...

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