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Extra: Cineflix Rights grows acquisitions team; Pluto TV expands into Europe

Felicia Litovitz joins Cineflix Rights Felicia Litovitz (pictured) is leaving her post as director of distribution at Fremantle to join Cineflix Rights in the newly created role of VP of acquisitions, ...
May 29, 2019

Felicia Litovitz joins Cineflix Rights

Felicia Litovitz (pictured) is leaving her post as director of distribution at Fremantle to join Cineflix Rights in the newly created role of VP of acquisitions, North America.

She will build the company’s factual and scripted catalog from U.S. and Canadian production partners, as well as secure distribution rights through first-look, development and output deals, pre-sales and coproductions.

Based in the Toronto office, she’ll lead the Cineflix Rights’ North American acquisitions team alongside Giuliana Benvenuto, manager of acquisitions for North America, and report to Richard Life, head of acquisitions.

Before Fremantle, where Litovitz represented titles such as Jamie Oliver, Project Runway, and Family Feud, she was at Corus Entertainment as manager of content acquisitions.

Pluto TV expands into Europe with Amazon Fire

The free streaming TV service Pluto TV has launched in the UK, Germany and Austria on Amazon Fire TV devices and Amazon Fire tablets.

The expansion brings more than 50 of its Viacom brand channels to the UK, and more than 20 in Germany and Austria, and those channels include MTV Pluto TV, MTV Dating

Pluto TV, recently acquired by Viacom, has also launched branded channels MTV Pluto TV, MTV Dating and MTV The Shores in Germany and Austria. MTV Pluto TV features classic reality programming such as Teen Mom and Pimp My Ride, MTV Dating features the best of MTV’s love and dating programming, while MTV The Shores is a new pop-up channel with Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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