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Issue # 162
6 September 2019
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Mediaset reaches distribution agreement with Amazon Prime Video for its series “Made in Italy”

Mediaset and Amazon Prime Video signed an exclusive agreement for the online distribution of the series “Made in Italy”, co-produced by Mediaset’s fully owned subsidiary Taodue. This is the first time the US streaming platform acquires first window rights for the distribution of Italian content. The series, which describes the rise of Milan as Italian fashion hub in the 1970s thanks to a talented generation of extraordinary designers, will first be streamed on Prime Video and then aired on Mediaset’s flagship channel Canale 5. The agreement signposts the quality of Mediaset’s original content, confirming its role as an international content provider. 

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NENT Group presents action thriller `The Machinery' as next original series

‘The Machinery’, a Swedish-Norwegian action thriller series, will be the next original production from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). The eight-part series is headlined by Norwegian Hollywood star Kristoffer Joner (‘The Revenant’) and will premiere across the Nordic region exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2020.

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RTL Group reports highest-ever first-half revenue

RTL Group announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2019: Group revenue was up 4.2 per cent to a record level of €3,173 million, driven by Fremantle and the digital businesses. RTL Group’s digital revenue grew 21.0 per cent to €513 million, driven by Fremantle, BroadbandTV, SpotX and the Group’s streaming services TV Now and Videoland.

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Go back to school with a little help from all your favourite characters on Sky Kids

Sky Kids launches a specially curated collection of shows designed to help kids navigate the start of the new school year. The Back to School collection runs until 8th September on Sky Q, Sky + and the Sky Kids app and brings together all your kids’ favourite characters in episodes themed around friendship, togetherness, teamwork and education.

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UPCOMING EU POLICY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2019

 

 

  • 2-5/09/19 EP Committees meetings, Brussels
  • 9/09/19 Council Working Party on Telecom, Brussels
  • 10-11/09/19 Finnish Presidency Conference on “Creation, Innovation and Promotion – Competitiveness of European Audiovisual Industry”, Helsinki
  • 12/09/19 Council IP Working Party, Brussels
  • 16-19/09/19 EP Plenary, Strasbourg
  • 22-25/07/19 EP Committees meetings, Brussels
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