Former Fox International boss Lopez launches Wondery » Digital TV Europe

Hernan Lopez has launched Wondery, a new on-demand audio service with backing from Fox, the company he left earlier this week. Lopez was the president of Fox International Channels until Fox shelved the FIC brand and reorganised its international activities earlier this week. Today he announced the Wondery roll out and said Fox will be investing in the new service. It will provide original scripted and factual audio programming that will be released as podcasts. Lopez has […]

Before Rachel Bloom was a Golden Globe winner, she was a YouTube star

Rachel Bloom accepts the award for Best Actress – TV Series, Comedy or Musical for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California LOS ANGELES — Rachel Bloom became the first YouTube star to win a Golden Globe on Sunday for her CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend . The comedy, which debuted on The CW in October of 2015, follows a Manhattan lawyer named […]

Numericable-SFR takes on Canal+ with competition watchdog » Digital TV Europe

Numericable-SFR has lodged a complaint against Canal+ with France’s competition regulator, the Autorité de la Concurrence, over the pay TV group’s distribution practices, according to French financial daily Les Echos. According to Les Echos , citing unnamed sources, the Altice-owned cable and telecom group has taken issue with Canal+’s agreements with distributors such as Orange and Free whereby the pay TV group maintains and direct relationship with the end customer and the telecom operators receive a commission. […]

BeIN Media in ‘biggest output deal’ with Italia Film International » Digital TV Europe

Qatar-based pay TV provider BeIN Media Group has signed a five-year multi-million dollar output deal with Italia Film International, whereby beIN will acquire over 600 movie titles from studios including Disney. Italia Film International is the exclusive distributor of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucas Films movies in the Middle East, and also has exclusive distribution relationships with Dreamworks, Film Nation, The Weinstein Company, Arclight and Lotus Entertainment. The company has expanded its distribution business to Greece, Cyprus, […]

“Cafés Parisiens” – New Documentary production

“Parisian Cafés”: Windows to the Soul of the City by Azadeh Nafissi Synopsis French culture and especially French intellectual culture has always been linked to cafés. From the political groups meetings during the French Revolution to the high culture of the 19th century or from the cultural revival in the 20s and 30s to the French Resistance in WWII, cafés have always been the hub of French society as a place to meet, drink, discuss and relax. […]

Canal+ strikes exclusive deal with Disney for new services » Digital TV Europe

Canal+ Group and Disney have struck a deal that will see Canalsat become the exclusive distributor in France of Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney Channel and new premium service Disney Cinema, Disney catch-up services and new educational on-demand service Disney English. Canal+ said that the deal marked a new stage in its partnership with Disney. The pay broadcaster said that the agreement would strengthen its position in family viewing, with exclusive carriage of four channels that […]