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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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