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Viacom/DIRECTV Spat Continues

NEW YORK/EL SEGUNDO: Viacom says that DIRECTV has "no intention" of working with the company to resolve the carriage fee dispute that has left the platform’s subscribers without access to more than 20 channels, while DIRECTV alleges that Viacom has made EPIX a hurdle in the negotiations. Viacom said in a statement: ...

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GroupM Revises 2012 Ad Forecasts

NEW YORK: Economic uncertainty in Europe and the U.S. has prompted GroupM to lower its forecasts for ad-revenue growth this year from 6.3 percent to 5.1 percent. The group has previously expected global adspend this year to reach $522 billion; it ...

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Video Interview: Tricon’s Andrea Gorfolova

NEW YORK: Andrea Gorfolova, the president of Tricon Films & Television, talks to World Screen Newsflash in this video interview about some of the shifts she’s seen in the industry and how her company has stepped up to meet these challenges.   When Tricon Films & Television entered the marketplace ...

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American Horror Story, Mad Men Top Emmy Nominations

LOS ANGELES: FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s Mad Men each scored a total of 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, followed by Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys with 16 each. Mad Men and Downton Abbey are both up for outstanding drama, alongside Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and ...

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Programmer Profile: Ovation’s Kris Slava

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PREMIUM: Ovation, a U.S. channel devoted to celebrating art, artists and artistic storytelling, is looking for high-quality scripted imports to fill its The Best You’ve Never Seen block, Kris Slava, the senior VP of programming and production, tells World Screen Newsflash. WS: What are some of the shows or blocks ...

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W Network Reveals Fall Schedule

TORONTO: The fall 2012 programming lineup for Corus Entertainment’s W Network will consist of original series such as Come Dine with Me Canada, Love It or List It and Property Brothers. The previously mentioned shows will air on Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Mondays at 10 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 ...

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Ben and Izzy Debuts in North America on Kidobi

LOS ANGELES: Ben and Izzy, an animated series from Rubicon Group, will premiere this month on Kidobi.com, a website featuring preschool programming for American and Canadian audiences. RGH Entertainment’s Ben and Izzy, an animated action-adventure comedy in 3D, tells the ...

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Hulu to Co-Produce New Season of The Thick of It

LOS ANGELES: In its first international co-production, Hulu is working with the BBC on the upcoming fourth season of Armando Iannucci’s acclaimed British comedy The Thick of It, while also securing the streaming rights to the first three seasons. Hulu and Hulu Plus will launch the first three seasons on July 29, ...

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Picture Box Makes Deal for TVOKids Properties

TORONTO: Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has reached a deal with Canada’s TVO to represent several of its original kids’ programs on the international market. First in line is the TVOKids live-action Tumbletown series—which includes Tumbletown Reads, Tumbletown Tales and Inside Tumbletown—featuring animals instructing children on topics like math and reading. ...

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Canamedia Makes International Sales

TORONTO: This summer Canamedia has sold numerous titles to broadcasters in Asia, EMEA, New Zealand and the Americas. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, an hour-long music documentary, was picked up by networks in Brazil, French Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. Thirteen episodes of the 30-minute crime series SCAMMED! was bought by ...

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