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Issue # 143
8 March 2019
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ITV Studios Australia to produce Love Island New Zealand for Three

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group’s award-winning, record-breaking format Love Island has been commissioned by Three in New Zealand, taking the total number of original commissions to 12. New Zealand becomes 12th territory to commission the global hit format. Love Island NZ will be produced by ITV Studios Australia, in what will be its first production for a New Zealand network.

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Mediaset enhances its DTT offer with an additional channel and extra content

Mediaset widens its DTT offer with Mediaset Italia 2, distributed on the newly acquired channel 66. The free thematic channel targeted to a young male audience, now available on channels 120 and 66, will offer extra content to its viewers with a dedicated selection of films, cartoons and exclusive TV series, such as the military drama “The Brave”.

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NENT Group's next original series is international drama `Commando'

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is partnering with award-winning director Per-Olav Sørensen to create the international drama series ‘Commando’, based on actual events and set in Norway, Libya and the UK. The series will premiere across the Nordic region exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service.

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RTL Group: The Land of Opportunity

RTL AdConnect’s first advisory board was set up to discuss further development and opportunities in the US for sales houses. With a strong team of 5 people divided into two offices in New York and Los Angeles, RTL AdConnect is pursuing one of the main axis of its GET strategy (Grow, Expand, Transform) in the US market, reaching out to global advertisers as well as local brands wishing to branch out into Europe.

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Sky Sports adds NTT IndyCar Series to thrilling line-up of motor racing in 2019

Sky Sports will show every round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, including the world-famous Indianapolis 500, on the Sky Sports F1 channel after agreeing a new partnership with INDYCAR. The agreement means that every qualifying session and every race from all 17 rounds, starting with the 2019 curtain-raiser in St Petersburg, Florida on 10 March, will be live on Sky Sports F1. 

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UPCOMING EU POLICY EVENTS IN MARCH 2019

 

  • 11-14/03/19 EP Plenary Session, Strasbourg
  • 18/03/19 EP JURI Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 18/03/19 EP IMCO Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 18/03/19 EP CULT Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 18-19/03/19 Romanian Presidency Conference on cinematographic co-productions and co-operations in the audiovisual field, Bucharest
  • 18-22/03/19 European Media Literacy Week
  • 21-22/03/19 European Council, Brussels
  • 25-28/03/19 EP Plenary Session, Strasbourg
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