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LONDON — Sophie Turner Laing, former managing director of content at U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB, is to head the world's largest independent TV production group, formed by the three-way merger of…
Content market MipTV is looking to show the world it can still be relevant at the age of 50 as some 15,000 execs converge on Cannes to do biz, and attend the ramped up numbers of red-carpet and…
As Mip TV celebrates its 50th birthday, the venerable program market shows few signs of middle-aged meltdown.
By Steve Clarke LONDON — Naomi Campbell, the supermodel and businesswoman, is to star in a U.K. version of reality skein "The Face." Show, a co-production between Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine and…
Rupert Murdoch-controlled U.K. paybox BSkyB has tapped Adam MacDonald as director of its general entertainment channel Sky 1.
Just when industryites were starting to think MipTV had lost its momentum, Reed Midem is giving the 50-year-old Cannes-set mart a makeover, ramping up the creative and red-carpet events with…
Pay TV platform gets into distribution after upping the ante on commissioning content
U.K. paybox BSkyB has acquired independent distribution firm Parthenon Media Group as a springboard to set up its own content sales arm.
In 2010, when U.K. paybox BSkyB announced it was adding comedy to its commissioning slate, few observers thought the satcaster would end up laughing.
LONDON -- The BBC's director general Mark Thompson is expected to leave at the end of the year or early 2013 at the latest.
In the U.K., paybox BSkyB is unrivalled for its portfolio of live, exclusive sports, the cream of U.S. acquisitions and Hollywood movies. But auds looking for some homegrown drama or Brit comedy are…