Global Showbiz Briefs: Universal Channel Coming To Germany; French, English Renew Film Partnership

Universal Channel Launches September 5 In Germany

Universal Networks International today unveiled Universal Channel Germany, its first launch of a flagship channel in the country. Fresh from a rebranding that includes a new look, logo and tagline — “100% Character” — the channel goes live September 5 on Sky Deutschland and Deutsche Telecom. A core channel brand for NBCUniversal International Television channels unit, Universal Channel is seen in 103 countries and delivered in 16 languages around the world.

French And English Film Chiefs Renew Partnership

Olivier-René Veillon, Executive Director of the Ile de France Film Commission, and Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London, renewed the partnership agreement between the two capital cities at the Cannes Film Festival. The partnership will bring together production and post production talents from London and Ile de France to attend two major film industry events either side of the Channel, laying the foundation for collaboration to develop their common goal of promoting their respective regions to national and international productions.

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