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Mediabrief - The ACT Newsletter
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Issue # 68
12 May 2017
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ACT welcomes Guillaume de Posch as new President

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) announces that Guillaume de Posch, Co-CEO of RTL Group, has been unanimously elected President of the ACT by the General Assembly. With almost 25 years of experience in the European TV industry, Guillaume de Posch brings unique expertise, leadership and a wide international network to the ACT.

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Commercial Broadcasters in Europe assess Digital Single Market Strategy at halfway point

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) congratulates the Commission as the DSM strategy reaches half-way point – with significant achievements including the Portability Regulation. This is an important opportunity for commercial broadcasters to reaffirm some principles that are key to maintaining a vibrant media in the EU that delivers for citizens and consumers, supports one million European Audiovisual (AV) jobs and a €93 billion annual contribution to the EU economy.

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CANAL+ GROUPE extends its rights on Formula One motor racing

Canal+ Groupe extends its rights to Formula One motor racing. The agreement will allow the Group to broadcast Formula 1, Formula 2 and GP3 for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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MTG extends rights to UEFA Champions League to 2021

MTG secured the Scandinavian media rights to the UEFA Champions League until 2021. MTG will broadcast football matches via free-TV, Viasat channels and Viaplay streaming service.

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RTL Group: Good Programming, Now and In The Future

On 3 May 2017, UFA Co-CEOs Wolf Bauer and Nico Hofmann participated in a panel discussion during the 40th Media Summit in Potsdam, where they took a look back at the company’s tradition-steeped history and gave an outlook on the future of the production business.

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Viacom: A new survey of kids in 30 countries reveals a generation of passionate gamers

For kids around the world, video games are a source of fun in their everyday lives. To learn more about their gaming experiences, Viacom Global Insights recently surveyed kids in 30 countries, including 4,800 kids 6 to 11 years old.

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