LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

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Italy / The winners of the 69th Prix Italia

Last weekend the 69th Prix Italia, organised by Rai (Radiotelevisione italiana), presented its awards to fifteen radio and television programmes from across the world. The Italia Prize picks out the most creative work on television, radio and the web, and among this year’s winners are two French programmes: De guerre en fils, a 6 × …

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France / A new documentary slot on France 2

At a press conference on September 26th, France’s leading public channel announced its documentary programming will be strengthened for the 2017/2018 season. 6 documentaries are already scheduled for prime-time broadcast on France 2 this year: they include wild-life (“Le plus bel ami de l’homme”, “Planète bleue” and “La vie secrète des animaux du village”), history …

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Italy / A new DG for Telecom Italia

Having joined Telecom Italia in July, Amos Genish was appointed to the company’s general management team in late September. Genish’ career has taken him from the Israeli army, where he served as captain, to the management of Vivo, a Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish Telefonica group. In January this year he joined the French giant …

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Algeria / the private channel KBC disappears from screens

Shareholders of the Algerian media group El Khabar have decided to close KBC, one of their TV channels. The closure of KBC was made official in a statement on September 20th. Shareholders of the London-based channel called for World Vision, which produced KBC’s Algerian content, to be wound-up. Contacted by the Algerian media, El Khabar …

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Italy / Vivendi wants to create an Italian Canal Plus

By leaning on Telecom Italia, of which it owns 23.9 %, Vivendi wants to launch an Italian version of its pay channel Canal Plus. According to Reuters, Vivendi and Telecom Italia will work together to launch a channel run by a “joint venture acquiring broadcasting rights and producing films and series”. Named Canale Plus, it will …

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Egypt / The Competition Authority judges beIN Sports “illegal”

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) has dealt a blow to beIN Sports, the Qatari bouquet of sports channels, by annulling its contract with the Egyptian operator Cable Network Egypt. According to the ECA’s decision, made public on July 12th, beIN Sports may have “violated Article 8 of the Law on the Protection of Competition by …

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Tunisia / Imminent launch of a new channel Carthage Plus

A new private, general interest television channel, Carthage Plus, will join the Tunisian broadcasting landscape in the next few days.   Created by the Paris-based Tunisian businessman, Lassaad Kheder, Carthage Plus will broadcast from Tunis on the Nilesat satellite, on the frequency formerly used by Attessia TV. The experimental broadcasting period began in August and …

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