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Exclusive Interview: BBC Worldwide’s Jana Bennett

PREMIUM: Jana Bennett, who late last week announced she would be exiting BBC Worldwide as part of a restructure, recently spoke to World Screen about the company’s expanding channel business in Latin America and the new opportunities emerging in markets like Brazil. On Friday, BBC Worldwide announced that Bennett would ...

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Dark Matters Returning to SCIENCE

SILVER SPRING: Host John Noble is fronting a new season of Dark Matters: Twisted but True, which returns to SCIENCE this summer with six world premiere episodes. The show opens forbidden research records of some of the most shocking scientific studies ever executed: gruesome lobotomy experiments, controversial CIA studies and more. ...

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Food Network Orders More Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

NEW YORK: A new season of the daytime series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, featuring country music star Trisha Yearwood, is making its way to Food Network this fall. The show features the music superstar and best-selling cookbook author as she shares her food traditions, updates on classic dishes and shows her ...

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Channel 5 to Spotlight Britain’s Ugliest Dog

LONDON: This fall, Channel 5 has slated an hour-long special dedicated to Mugly, the pooch crowned Britain’s Ugliest Dog who is now going for the title of The World’s Ugliest Dog. Produced by Dead or Alive Films, Mutt Ugly will follow Mugly as he prepares for the competition, travels to ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Tandem Communications

BUDAPEST: With presales already confirmed in more than 120 territories, Tandem Communications is placing its bets on World Without End to be of interest to buyers in Budapest.   The eight-hour event series, adapted from the novel by the best-selling author Ken Follett, will be ready for delivery in the ...

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truTV Brings Back Impractical Jokers

NEW YORK: truTV has ordered a second season of the hidden-camera show Impractical Jokers, with 15 new episodes to start rolling out in December.  The show follows four lifelong friends—Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano—who take dares to a new level. They compete in awkward and ...

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Jana Bennett Exiting BBC Worldwide

LONDON: Jana Bennett, the president of worldwide networks and the Global iPlayer at BBC Worldwide, is leaving the company this fall, following a major restructure focused on regional business lines.   BBC Worldwide is restructuring the business from divisional to geographic lines. Rather than global divisions, the structure will be broken ...

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Sky Makes Slew of New Commissions

LONDON: In keeping with its commitment to increase investments in original British content, BSkyB has ordered a raft of comedies and dramas for Sky1 HD, including a project from Skins writer Lucy Kirkwood titled The Smoke, alongside a host of entertainment and factual programs and more. On the drama slate, ...

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