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Kanal D Sells Programming Around the Globe

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Kanal D has sold several television shows in various regions, including the Middle East and North Africa. The popular drama Kuzey Guney was acquired by broadcasters in Iran and other parts of MENA. Turkan was sold in French-speaking territories and A Night in June was purchased by a ...

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Tricon Sells 100 Hours of Content

TORONTO: More than 100 hours of factual programming and DVD licenses have been sold by Tricon Films & Television. Documentaries include Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (1×100-minutes), purchased by Israel’s Noga Communications and Viewcom Belgium, which also picked up Garbage! (1×1-hour); Abandon Ship: The Sinking of the SV Concordia (1×1-hour), ...

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Rev. Re-Commissioned for a Third Season

LONDON: A third season of the comedy Rev. has been ordered for BBC Two. Scheduled to air in 2014, Rev. is produced by Big Talk Productions. Development will begin next August.  The series was co-created by James Wood and Tom Hollander, who also stars in the series as the Rev. ...

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Chellomedia to Acquire International MGM Networks

LONDON: Chellomedia is acquiring a number of international networks from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios bouquet. MGM holds on to its network businesses in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany and its joint-venture interests in Brazil and Australia. Chellomedia assumes ownership of channels in Spain, Turkey, Israel, Benelux and Poland, India and Southeast ...

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David Attenborough & Bjork Lead New Channel 4 Doc

LONDON: Channel 4 has picked up a new special from Pulse Films that follows Sir David Attenborough and singer Bjork as they explore the evolution of music. Tentatively titled Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music, the one-off doc will examine our relationship with music and look at how technology ...

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Changes at the Top at ProSiebenSat.1

MUNICH: Several changes have been made within the executive team at ProSiebenSat.1, as Jurgen Horner transitions to the full-time role of chairman of the board after having served in an acting capacity since the departure of Andreas Bartl. Horner, who was the head of Pro7, becomes the managing director of ...

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Channel Profile: Nat Geo Mundo

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PREMIUM: Carmen Larios, the VP of programming and development at Nat Geo Mundo, tells TV Real about how the year-old channel is serving U.S. Hispanic audiences with high-quality nonfiction content. TV REAL: How much original content are you developing? LARIOS: Nat Geo Mundo’s programming is completely tailored for the U.S. ...

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YOU On Demand Lands Paramount Titles for China

NEW YORK: China’s YOU On Demand has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to offer the studio’s titles to its customers for on-demand viewing. Paramount titles will be offered throughout the People’s Republic of China through YOU On Demand’s Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) ...

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Comcast Posts Q2 Profit

PHILADELPHIA: Comcast Corporation reported revenue of $15.2 billion for its second quarter, up 6.1 percent from a year ago, and net income rose to $1.35 billion, up 32 percent. Revenue for NBCUniversal was down slightly, 0.8 percent, to $5.5 billion. Revenue at the cable networks segment grew 3.6 percent to ...

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