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Issue # 123
14 September 2018
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ACT welcomes EP vote on Copyright Directive

 

Following the European Parliament’s vote on the Copyright Directive on the 12th September, commercial broadcasters welcome European Parliament’s decision to address meaningfully the value gap.

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ITV Studios international enters fall season with buoyant production slate

ITV Studios cements leading position as global production powerhouse with multiple new and returning format commissions in Australia, France, Germany and the Nordics.

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RTL Group: Introducing, Fremantle

On 7 September 2018, FremantleMedia introduces a new brand name and identity, embodying the global creative powerhouse the group has become. It represents the creative signature of the global Fremantle family and has been designed to embody the passion and pride of the Fremantle creatives who make over 12,000 hours of original programming, 60 formats and 450 programmes every year worldwide.

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Sky and Channel 4 partner to bring Formula 1®, Tin Star and No Offence to more viewers

TV viewers will soon find it easier to access and enjoy top sport and drama from Sky and Channel 4, thanks to an innovative content partnership between the two broadcasters. The commercial deal, the first of its kind, will mean that highlights of Formula 1® and live coverage of the Formula 1 2019 British Grand Prix will be shown on Channel 4, with Series 1 of the popular Sky original production Tin Star also coming to the channel later this year.

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TF1 Group receives multiple awards at the “Grand Prix of Media CB News"

 

TF1 Group received six awards on the occasion of the 2018 "Grand Prix of Media CB News”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Grand Prix.

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UPCOMING EU POLICY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2018

  • 13/09/18 Council IP Working Party, Brussels
  • 14/09/18 Council Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth, Brussels
  • 24/09/18 EP IMCO Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 24/09/18 EP JURI Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 24/09/18 EP CULT Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 27/09/18 Competitiveness Council, Brussels
  • 27/09/18 Council Working Party on Telecoms, Brussels

 

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