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Animasia Shows Headed to Kazakhstan

CANNES: Through a new agreement with Central Asia Media Distribution (CAMD), Animasia Studio titles such as ABC Monsters and Bola Kampung are set for Kazakhstan.  Animasia licensed Balla Bowl Movie 1 & Movie 2 to CAMD, as well as the 26×22-minute series ABC Monsters. The football-focused Bola Kampung is also ...

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Global Screen Reports Strong Demand for Series & Movies

MUNICH/CANNES: Global Screen’s first trip to the market has been a successful one, the company reports, highlighting titles such as the long-running Alarm for Cobra 11.  The sales and distribution JV between Telepool and Bavaria Media, the company says interest remains high for Alarm for Cobra 11. The new season ...

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Blue Chip and Beyond

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Multipart documentaries are sitting alongside expensive wildlife specials in channels’ prime-time schedules. Endangered species have long been favorite subjects for the makers of blue-chip prime-time documentaries. Filmmakers would stalk the few remaining snow leopards or black rhinos or giant pandas for a couple of years to produce beautiful hour-long or ...

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BBC Offering 24 HD Live Olympic Streams

LONDON: The BBC is planning to make its 24 HD live Olympic streams available for cable and satellite providers, complementing the coverage of the games on its flagship channels. Viewers can access the same content that will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website on their TVs as well ...

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James Murdoch Steps Down as Sky Chairman

LONDON: James Murdoch is stepping down as the chairman of BSkyB, with Nicholas Ferguson tapped as his successor and Tom Mockridge named as deputy chairman. Murdoch will remain a non-executive director of the British satellite platform that he used to run as chief executive. Ferguson, who has been a director ...

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Jersey Shore Set for French Rollout

CANNES/LONDON/NEW YORK: TF1 has nabbed the rights to Jersey Shore for its NT1 DTT channel, while also optioning the format from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). In addition, VIMN has closed deals for the Jersey Shore finished series with Musique Plus (Canada), Telenica (Nicaragua) and TV5 (Finland). Jersey Shore: From ...

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Universal Channel U.K. Expands Drama Slate

LONDON: Universal Channel in the U.K. has shored up the rights to the American drama Breakout Kings and the Canadian series King, which are set to debut this month. Breakout Kings is a crime drama from the creators of Prison Break. It follows two U.S. marshals who use former fugitives ...

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Sonar & Ecosse Partner for New Series

CANNES, April 3: Sonar Entertainment is working with acclaimed British production outfit Ecosse Films to develop and produce the new action-adventure series Quartermain. Quartermain is based on stories by Victorian-era author H. Rider Haggard. The series is about Allan Quatermain, a rugged expedition leader based in the wild port of ...

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FilmBox Live to Roll Out on Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

CANNES, April 3: Samsung Electronics Co. is launching a range of new content services on the Samsung Smart TV beginning with FilmBox Live, delivering streaming access to more than 2,000 titles from the SPI International library. FilmBox Live is available as a monthly subscription service and includes seven channels available ...

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The Beet Party Finds Slot on Yoopa

CANNES: The Beet Party, a new animated series from ToonBox Entertainment and Redrover, has found a home on the French Canadian broadcaster Yoopa, a Groupe TVA channel that targets 2- to 6-year-olds.  The short-form series features episodes two minutes in length. A musical comedy, the show is dialogue free and ...

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