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Japan’s WOWOW Reorganizes Management Structure

TOKYO: The Japanese premium pay-TV broadcaster WOWOW has implemented a new organizational structure by splitting its production and programming department into two separate divisions. The production division will be led by Eiji Omura, who will oversee the various production sub-departments categorized into movies, sports, drama and music. The programming unit, which ...

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Channel 5 Explores Weight-Related Subjects

LONDON: Channel 5 has six new documentaries that all deal with weight-related issues as part of its new Supersize Season. Among them, Saving Britain’s Biggest Man is about a 41 year old who is bed-bound due to his obesity. His goal is to reduce his weight and get the point ...

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New HISTORY Series Follows Family of Brooklyn-Based Movers

NEW YORK: HISTORY has a new original series launching next month, The Great Santini Brothers, which follows a family-owned moving business in Brooklyn, NY. Debuting September 15 at 10 p.m., The Great Santini Brothers features owners George and Joe Sr., who have dedicated their lives to the family business and ...

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Univision Deportes, tlnovelas Score Further Carriage

NEW YORK: Cox Communications has added the Univision Deportes network and Univision tlnovelas to its Spanish-language offerings in Arizona, Nevada and California. Univision Deportes is dedicated to sports, delivering news, entertainment and interactivity. Univision tlnovelas brings viewers some of the biggest telenovela hits of all time. Programming partner Televisa has ...

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New GSN Game Show Probes What Men Really Think

SANTA MONICA: GSN has ordered 40 episodes of the new original series Mind of a Man, a half-hour game show in which two female contestants try to figure out what men really think. Over three rounds, the female contestants will try to determine the correct answers to questions previously answered ...

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National Geographic Television Hires for Programming & Development

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Television has tapped Tim Pastore, previously the VP of factual production and programming at BBC Worldwide Productions, as its new executive VP of programming and development. Pastore is based in New York and reports to Brooke Runnette, the president of National Geographic Television. While with BBC ...

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Mance Media Ties Up with Continental Media

LOS ANGELES: Mance Media has signed a worldwide distribution pact with Continental Media to handle the TV rights for its first-run features, among them Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, starring Battleship’s Drew Rauch. Mance Media will be presenting eight new features to buyers in Cannes at MIPCOM through the deal. ...

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Nick Assembles All-Star Cast for Caper TV Movie

SANTA MONICA: The new Nickelodeon original TV movie Swindle, which debuts August 24, features an ensemble cast led by Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande from Sam & Cat, Noah Crawford and Chris O’Neal from How to Rock, Ciara Bravo from Big Time Rush and iCarly’s Noah Munck. Swindle is a ...

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Maya the Bee Heads to Czech Republic

SCHELLE: Studio 100 is bringing the CGI animated series Maya the Bee to the Czech Republic on CTV’s new kids’ channel ČT:D starting September 2. The series will air weekdays at 5:05 p.m. with reruns at 8:35 a.m. It will be broadcast during the popular prime-time show Kouzelna skolka. In ...

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