News Bulletin: SBS signs UEFA rights; Angelina Jolie to direct Netflix film

By AdNews | 24 July 2015

SBS signs free-to-air rights for UEFA Champions League

SBS has signed free-to-air broadcast rights for the next three seasons of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League, in an agreement with subscription channel beIN Sport.

SBS has been a broadcast partner of the UEFA Champions League since 1992. The new agreement will include the broadcast of one live match on Wednesday and a weekly one hour highlights show on Thursday that will cover the matches from every rounds.

The coverage will commence with the UEFA Champions League play offs on August 19.

Qantas boosts loyalty offering; new retailers in the mix

Qantas has included an additional 16 retailers into the Qantas Online Mall, which gives Qantas Frequent Flyer members the ability to earn points while they shop.

New retailers include Oroton, Lorna Jane, Peter Alexander as well as Forever New, Smiggle and Uniqlo.

Qantas loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said the move boost the opportunities available for Qantas Frequent Flyer members.

"Our members earned over 4.8 million rewards last financial year – the most popular being flights and upgrades to business class," Grant said.

"But a growing number of members are also exploring other ways to earn and use points and the success of the Online Mall is a great example of that.”

Angelina Jolie to direct Netflix Original film

Angelina Jolie Pitt will direct an adaptation of novel First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers as a Netflix Original film.

The novel is the memoir of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the Khmer Rouge regime.

Jolie Pitt will direct and produce the film from a script co-adapted with Ung. Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh will also be a producer.

The film will be made available to Netflix members in late 2016 and will be submitted to major international festivals.

Pacific Magazines hires

Pacific Magazines has named Emily Sak as its head of insights and strategy.

Sak has worked with Pacific Magazines for the past nine years, beginning as graduate market research analyst. Most recently, she has been acting in the role of research and strategy manager, overseeing the research operations for the past six months.

Sak has replaced Sabrina Chan who left the company for a new role.

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