Media Weekly Broadcast - The ACT Newsletter
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Issue # 149
3 May 2019
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The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) is a trade body for the commercial broadcasting sector in Europe. Formed in 1989, the ACT has 27 member companies active in 37 European countries, operating and distributing several thousand free-to-air and pay-tv channels and new media services.

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ITV commissions Inside the Duchy

ITV has commissioned Inside the Duchy (working title) from BBC Studios, a brand-new landmark series including exclusive interviews with HRH The Prince of Wales, to mark his 50th working year as The Duke of Cornwall. Across 2x60 episodes, the series will offer an unprecedented insight into The Duchy of Cornwall, which covers more than 130,000 acres across 23 counties, touching coast, countryside and city.

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Mediaset confirms its insight for successful original dramas

Mediaset’s TV drama “L’Amore strappato”, based on the true story of a 7-year-old girl separated from her family due to a gross miscarriage of justice, has been a great audience success. The last episode, aired in prime-time on Mediaset’s flagship channel Canale 5, reached more than 19% audience share. This breathtaking story, starring the famous Italian actress Sabrina Ferilli, fascinated the public and confirmed Mediaset’s commitment to offer high quality free-to-air content to its viewers.

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NENT Group to show W Series motor racing

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to W Series, the world’s first all women motor racing championship. Every race from the 2019 W Series season will be shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-TV channels, with selected races broadcast on NENT Group’s free-TV channels.

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RTL Group: Moving towards Total Video 2.0

The new RTL Group Annual Report captivates with its colourful, vibrant and glossy look. The cover is inspired by the user interface of the Group's streaming services with the variety of programmes and formats across all genres RTL Group offers to its audiences. The Group's strength in video-on-demand (VOD) and content creation is reflected throughout the publication. 

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