Category: LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

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Croatia / First screening of Uspjeh, an HBO Europe production

The first original series produced in a Balkan country by the European subsidiary of the American HBO is Croatian. Entitled Uspjeh – Success – it is written by Marjan Alčevski, winner of the “HBO Adria First Draft” competition. This six-part series was shot in Zagreb, and directed by Bosnian film-maker Danis Tanovic. Uspjeh is a …

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Egypt / After a short interruption, the channels of the beIN SPORTS group return to Egyptian screens

The beIN SPORTS group stopped broadcasting on January 8th, following a disagreement with Cable Network Egypt (CNE), owned by ERTU (the Egyptian Radio and Television Union). The Qatari pay channel reported on its Facebook page that the black-out was due to “CNE’s refusal to accept reasonable commercial terms.” The situation between beIN SPORTS and Egypt …

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Spain / Vodafone to axe 1,200 jobs

Vodafone

On January 10th the British telecommunications group announced its intention to cut up to 1,200 jobs in its Spanish subsidiary, almost a quarter of the total number of employees (5,014 in March 2018). The UK group has 14.1 million mobile customers in Spain and 3.3 million internet subscribers. To justify this vast lay-off, Vodafone cited …

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France / Audience for French channels: France Télévisions in front

France TV

On December 31st Médiamétrie published its data on French television’s audience ratings for 2018. The public television group France Televisions is in the overall lead, with 28.4% of audience share. That is slightly ahead of the privately owned TF1 group, which has 27.6% audience share across its various channels. Nevertheless the individual channel most watched …

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Greece / The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation is financing co-productions

ERT

The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the state-owned Greek radio and television corporation, will help finance 21 new co-productions, both Greek and international. This funding is the first of a series of investments decided by the new board of directors, who replaced the previous board which resigned only a day after the opening of Thessalonika International …

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Morocco / 2M launches “Africa Women Experts”, a digital platform for women

2M

On November 5th the “Parity and Diversity” committee of the Moroccan channel 2M announced the launch of the first digital platform for professional African women. Khadija Boujanoui, chair of the committee, said the ambition of this “constructive interaction platform [is] to create a dialogue between well-qualified women on the African continent,” adding that the goal …

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Albania / Launch of Euronews Albania

Euronews Albania

On Monday, November 5th Euronews announced the launch of its first franchise, in Albania. The French group, founded in 1993 and based in Lyon, has teamed up with IN Media Group to launch “Euronews Albania”. As of next year, Euronews Albania will be offering television content and digital media targeted at Albanian-speaking viewers and Internet …

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