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BBC Three Sends Scripted Comedy to BBC iPlayer

LONDON: BBC Three plans to debut all of its scripted comedy programming on BBC iPlayer starting at the end of next month. The launch will allow viewers to watch BBC Three scripted comedy series on the service a week before they air on television. It will start off with the ...

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CNN Films Preps Hillary Clinton Doc

LOS ANGELES: CNN Films has commissioned a feature-length documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton from the Academy Award-winning producer and director Charles Ferguson. The doc is currently in preproduction. It is anticipated to premiere in 2014, with a theatrical run ahead of airing on CNN. The project will look at the ...

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America’s Got Talent to Tour the U.S.

BURBANK: Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia have revealed that a number of acts from the eighth season of America’s Got Talent are slated to participate in a live tour of the U.S. this fall. America’s Got Talent Live will make stops in more than 30 cities around the country. It is ...

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Revolt TV Gets Launch Team in Place

LOS ANGELES: The upcoming cable channel Revolt TV, founded by Sean Combs, has named the executive team that will lead the service through its launch. Keith Clinkscales will serve as CEO, while Andy Schuon will serve as president. Val Boreland will take on the role of executive VP of programming ...

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New South Korean-Singaporean Kids’ Co-Pro

SEOUL: The South Korean animation production house Electric Circus has entered into a co-production agreement with the Singapore-based studio Tiny Island Productions for G-Fighters. The 26×22-minute CGI action-adventure series is supported by SBA, KOCCA, EBS, SK Broadband and CJ E&M. G-Fighters is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2014. ...

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More Gravity Falls for Disney Channel

BURBANK: Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Gravity Falls, a popular animated comedy series. Gravity Falls focuses on Dipper and Mable Pines, twin brother and sister who are spending the summer with their bizarre great uncle Stan in the town of Gravity Falls. The voice cast is led ...

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LOVEFiLM to Offer Food Network, Travel Channel Programming

LONDON: Amazon’s LOVEFiLM has struck a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive for a range of food- and lifestyle-focused content from Food Network and Travel Channel to become available for instant streaming. This marks LOVEFiLM Instant’s foray into the cooking and lifestyle genres. Shows headed to the service as part of ...

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New CEO at CTC Media

MOSCOW: CTC Media has named Yuliana Slashcheva as its new CEO, effective August 1, replacing Boris Podolsky, who has decided to leave the company in order to pursue other interests. Slashcheva was most recently the president and CEO of Mikhailov & Partners, which is Russia’s largest domestic strategic communications company. CTC Media ...

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Time Warner Cable & CBS Extend Negotiations

LOS ANGELES: Time Warner Cable and CBS Corporation have agreed to extend their negotiating deadline until 5 p.m. on August 2, after a short blackout period in some markets around midnight last night was quickly reversed. The two companies have been at odds over fees to be paid by Time ...

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