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Issue # 145
5 April 2019
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ITV: Soccer Aid for Unicef is back for 2019 with new famous faces and a move to London

ITV and Unicef UK announced Soccer Aid for Unicef is back and better than ever before with the star-studded football match of super celebs and football legends, taking place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday 16th June.

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Mediaset supported the “Fact Checking Day” against disinformation

Mediaset joined the “Fact Checking Day”, the international day promoting the fight against disinformation, celebrated on 2 April. In order to raise awareness and inform its public, the Group aired a dedicated spot on its channels to underline its commitment to tackle false information distributed online by offering high quality and trusted news to its viewers.

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NENT Group's next original series is crime drama `Box 21'

The next original series from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is the drama ‘Box 21’, which is based on the bestselling crime novel by Swedish writers Roslund & Hellström. ‘Box 21’ is produced by Miso Film and will premiere across the Nordic region in 2020 exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service.

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RTL Group: Kicking for the kids!

The German Football Association (DFB) and ‘Stiftung RTL - Wir helfen Kindern’ are campaigning hard to help children in Germany and around the world. Their cooperation kicked off last week, to coincide with the start of a series of international clashes broadcast live on RTL Television and TV Now in 2019. Their slogan? "The DFB and RTL Foundation: Helping children and making their dreams come true."

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Sky original production Tin Star commissioned for a third series

An explosive third and final series of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed drama Tin Star has been commissioned. Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie return as the Worth family in the final chapter of the trilogy, produced by leading independent producers Kudos and Gaumont UK and created by British writer Rowan Joffe. The third instalment (6 x 60’) will go into production later this year and will be set in and around Liverpool, culminating with the Worth family returning to the UK to confront their menacing past.

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TF1 and Netflix: agreement on “Le Bazar de la Charité” series

TF1 and Netflix have concluded an unprecedented partnership agreement, initiated by TF1 Studio, around the production of the series “Le Bazar de la Charité”. The 8x52-minute series takes viewers to Paris in November 1897 on the site of a devastating fire destroyed the Bazar and killed members of high society.

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UPCOMING EU POLICY EVENTS IN APRIL 2019

 

  • 1-4/04/19 WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and related Rights, Geneva
  • 3-4/04/19 EP Mini-Plenary session, Brussels
  • 8/04/19 EP CULT Committee meeting, Brussels
  • 8-11/04/19 MIPTV, Cannes
  • 11/04/19 Council High Level Group on Competitiveness and Growth, Brussels
  • 15-18/04/19 EP Plenary Session, Strasbourg

 

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