Distribution - In Brief


- Music and sports broadcaster Trace has appointed Laurent Dumeau as CEO of Trace Sports. Dumeau will oversee all activities of the recently launched channel that is dedicated to sports celebrities. He will also be in charge of global affiliate sales for Trace music channels Trace Urban HD, Trace Tropical HD and Trace Africa. Dumeau was previously senior-vice president of global affiliate sales at Universal Networks International. Already available in over 30 countries, Trace Africa, the music channel dedicated to African music, has launched in France on SFR’s IPTV platform. The channel, which airs music videos, concerts and documentaries, is available in the African Premium package of SFR’s “Neuf Box” DSL service.

- As of Jan. 2012, Sony now has 46 channels operating across the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, broadcasting in 19 languages across 52 territories.

- Mondo TV S.p.A. has been appointed by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited as the exclusive agent and representative for free TV and pay TV broadcast rights sales of Turner's kids library programmes (including Ben 10) in key markets across the Middle East and North Africa for the next three years.The agreement entitles Mondo TV to sub-license in first instance a total of around 581 programming hours, which include the worldwide successful series and TV movies such as Ben 10 and Generator Rex. (Source : Mondo TV Official Website)