Cambridge, UK – Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and playout solutions, is to supply two BrandMaster branding switchers to UTV in Belfast, for its new Broadcast Centre. UTV already uses BrandMasters and other Pixel Power graphics systems for its existing services to Northern Ireland as part of the ITV network, and is carrying the same technology platform over to its new channel UTV Ireland based in Dublin. BrandMaster is the integration of a master control … [Read more...] about Pixel Power brands new channel for Ireland
London – FremantleMedia has secured the global format rights to Animo TV/Kite Entertainment’s Fittest Family. Currently airing on Irish pubcaster RTÉ One as Ireland’s Fittest Family, the primetime series is fast becoming appointment viewing for families throughout Ireland as the series delivers big numbers in its 7.30pm Saturday slot. The six-part series sees twelve uber fit … [Read more...] about MIPTV: FremantleMedia signs up new format “Fittest Family”
Luxembourg – SES announced that a renewal of its contract with Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Asia has been signed. The new agreement will enable SET Asia to serve its subscribers in the UK and Ireland at SES’ prime orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5 degrees East, as well as distribute its platform to affiliates across Europe. SES serves almost 13 million satellite households across the UK and Ireland from its constellation of four satellites positioned at the … [Read more...] about SES renews contract with Sony Entertainment Television Asia
Toronto, Canada – 9 Story Entertainment has announced the sale of its children’s animated comedy Camp Lakebottom (26x22’) to Disney XD U.S., as well as, multiple international Disney channels in the UK; Ireland; Benelux; Italy; Spain (through LUK); CEE including Poland; Asia including Japan, Korea and India; Middle East; Turkey; South and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Camp Lakebottom, produced by 9 Story Entertainment for TELETOON Canada, has also been licensed to ABC … [Read more...] about 9 Story Entertainment’s “Camp Lakebottom” sold to Disney XD U.S.
Mikael Borglund, CEO and Managing Director of Beyond International Limited, has announced the appointment of Michael Murphy as acting General Manager of Beyond Distribution, following the resignation of Fiona Crago. Crago is stepping down to pursue further university studies but says she will remain involved in the industry as a Director of Screenrights. “Fiona has been with Beyond since 1997, when she joined the legal department of the Group. For the past ten years Fiona has been … [Read more...] about Michael Murphy appointed acting General Manager for Beyond Distribution
Sky has entered a new multi-year licensing agreement with NBCUniversal for exclusive television rights in the UK and Ireland to current, upcoming and library feature films for its Sky Movies service. All movies will be made available to Sky customers on-demand on Sky Go, as well as in HD and 3D where available. In addition, Sky has entered a separate agreement with Universal Networks International (UNI) to extend the availability of UNI’s television channels on Sky’s subscription TV … [Read more...] about Sky extends content agreements with NBCUniversal