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The global trends shaping the TV industry today, brought to you by the MIP Markets team (MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIPDoc, MIPFormats & MIPJunior)
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Do films and television shows need product placements? | Product Placement News

Do films and television shows need product placements? | Product Placement News | TV Trends | Scoop.it
More than ten years ago, products were chasing movies—looking for product placement opportunities for promotion. Today, the table has been turned with studios (Do films and television shows need product placements?
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Wayne Garvie Named Chief Creative Officer, International Production At Sony Pictures TV

Wayne Garvie Named Chief Creative Officer, International Production At Sony Pictures TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Sony Pictures TV International Production head Andrea Wong has hired a top creative executive.
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CBS launches SVoD in Italy

CBS launches SVoD in Italy | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LA SCREENINGS: CBS Studios International is launching a subscription video-on-demand channel in Italy, in partnership with a local partner.
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WorldScreen.com - TV Formats - Articles

WorldScreen.com - TV Formats - Articles | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Last week, the big five U.S. networks unveiled the new programming on their 2012-13 schedules. However, not all the concepts are “new” exactly, as a number of these series have been adapted from shows abroad.

In the way of scripted fare, The Family Tools, set for ABC’s midseason lineup, is based on the British sitcom White Van Man, which was produced by ITV Studios. Adrian Poynton, the creator of White Van Man, is serving as co-creator on the American version, which is being produced by ITV Studios America and ABC Studios. Also on ABC’s midseason roster, the new drama Red Widow is based on the Dutch format Penoza. The series is being adapted for U.S. television by Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg

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Cable Show 2012: Verizon, Comcast to Launch New Video Venture

Cable Show 2012: Verizon, Comcast to Launch New Video Venture | TV Trends | Scoop.it
BOSTON – Verizon Wireless is launching Viewdini, a new portal for mobile users to aggregate, search out and get delivery of all kinds of video content, in association with Comcast Cable, it was announced Tuesday at the opening general session of...
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Comcast unveils new TV platform with apps, social home screen

Comcast unveils new TV platform with apps, social home screen | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Comcast has taken the wraps off a new cloud-based platform that turns the TV set into an interactive experience and the iPhone or iPad into a multi-gesture remote control.
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Networks embark with Odysseus

Networks embark with Odysseus | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Broadcasters in Italy, Finland, Brazil and Slovakia are onboard a new scripted series based on Homer's The Odyssey.
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Tax breaks ‘no cure-all for UK kids’

Tax breaks ‘no cure-all for UK kids’ | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The UK children's content business has voiced support for the government's promised production tax breaks but warned problems with locally created programming remain.
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Africa on the Move: Doc Zone - CBC-TV

Africa on the Move: Doc Zone - CBC-TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A dazzling four-part documentary series that captures the vibrancy of Africa's diverse people and rich cultures. We'll meet men and women, many of them young, who embody the amazing changes occurring on a daily basis across 53 countries.
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Cannes gets 'trashed' with two meaty documentaries < French news | Expatica France

Cannes gets 'trashed' with two meaty documentaries < French news | Expatica France | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Two high-profile documentaries exposing the impact of reckless waste dumping on local communities and public health brought a dose of consciousness-raising to the Cannes glamour fest Tuesday.
"Polluting Paradise", a five-year labour of love by Turkish-German director and Cannes favourite Fatih Akin, and "Trashed", produced by British actor Jeremy Irons, question consumer society's approach to rubbish in distinct ways.

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Moskito hatches Angry Birds scripts | News | C21Media

Moskito hatches Angry Birds scripts | News | C21Media | TV Trends | Scoop.it

A Helsinki-based prodco has been tapped to pen the scripts for the upcoming animated series based on Angry Birds.

 

Moskito Television Oy, part of indie production alliance Nordic Independent Creative Entertainment, has joined compatriot Rovio, the game franchise’s producer, on the project.

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U.K. Regulator: BSkyB No Longer Has Material Advantage in Pay TV Movies

U.K. Regulator: BSkyB No Longer Has Material Advantage in Pay TV Movies | TV Trends | Scoop.it

The U.K.'s Competition Commission has found that pay TV giant BSkyB no longer has a material advantage over competitors in terms of its pay TV movie offerings amid the rise of streaming video providers.

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Mediaah!: Will cross-media restrictions force Star, Zee & Sun to exit distribution? | MxM India

Mediaah!: Will cross-media restrictions force Star, Zee & Sun to exit distribution? | MxM India | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The government has reportedly asked TRAI to review issues dealing with cross-media ownership. The question is if and when implemented, there could be a significant change in dynamics in media ownership.
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Abu Dhabi to offer production rebate

Abu Dhabi to offer production rebate | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The incentive program, to be operational from September 1, will offer a rebate of up to 30% of qualifying spend for TV, documentary, and music video makers, as well as feature film and advertising production.
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Is ‘hate watching’ a new social TV sport?

Is ‘hate watching’ a new social TV sport? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Watching spectacularly bad TV shows for the sheer pleasure of mocking them with your friends is not new — remember Mystery Science Theater 3000 mocking bad movies?
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Hollywood, Digital Media Players Unite to Launch L.A. Incubator

Hollywood, Digital Media Players Unite to Launch L.A. Incubator | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A new digital incubator and co-working company is targeting the space where the entertainment business and technology converge.
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Best in Branded Content to be Rewarded at the Webbies | ADMA Blog

Doug Scott, President of OgilvyEntertainment, kicked off with a state of the industry, calling 2012 the tipping point for branded content as brands are looking for new ways to engage consumers and the entertainment market ...
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TiVo targets tablets, mobiles

TiVo targets tablets, mobiles | TV Trends | Scoop.it
TiVo has launched two new products that will allow customers to stream content to secondary TV screens, mobiles and tablets.
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MediaPost Publications Turner Makes Branded Entertainment Push 05/22/2012

During their upfront presentation in New York last week, Turner twins TBS and TNT revealed a new strategy that will see the cable networks expand their offerings by creating or distributing more branded video entertainment across devices.

As it turns out, the Time Warner company has wasted little time adopting the new strategy, having already struck partnerships with two prominent online video producers -- Funny or Die and DumbDumb -- this month.

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Interview with Michael Moore: Why We Need Documentaries | Directors Live

Interview with Michael Moore: Why We Need Documentaries | Directors Live | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Michael Moore explains why we need documentaries about America: http://t.co/Slc0ZJk5 @Directorslive...
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TV still top for A+E

TV still top for A+E | TV Trends | Scoop.it
GAMES FOR TV: A+E Networks has enjoyed social games success with a Pawn Stars spin-off, but UK digital director Dan Whiley stresses Facebook is still second to TV for the company.
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