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ZDFE & Content Television to Share Distribution for The Fall

LONDON/MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises and Content Television have both taken on international distribution for the new BBC Two crime franchise The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson. The thriller, produced by Artists Studio, features five hour-long installments. ZDF Enterprises is handling distribution for Continental Europe, while Content Television manages the worldwide distribution rights ...

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HISTORY Commemorates Neil Armstrong

NEW YORK: Today, HISTORY is broadcasting a daylong programming event to honor the passing of Neil Armstrong. The day began with Failure is Not an Option, a documentary about the U.S. space program. Produced by Lone Wolf Pictures, the two-hour program aired from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and repeats at ...

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Beyond International Reports Profit Gains

SYDNEY: Beyond International has posted a profit of A$8.5 million ($8.8 million) for the 12 months ended June 30, a gain of 66 percent over the prior year. Revenue increased by 10 percent for the year. Television production revenue was up 7 percent. From the home-entertainment segment, revenue dipped slightly, ...

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YouTube to Feature International Football Action

LONDON: YouTube has struck up a partnership with the digital rights specialist Rightster and the international sports media rights agency MP & Silva to launch Love Football, a new online sports channel. The new dedicated YouTube channel will include highlights from Italy’s ...

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nuvoTV Receives $40 Million Injection

LOS ANGELES: The English-language bi-cultural U.S. network nuvoTV has secured $40 million in financing to expand its original programming slate. The network, aimed at American Latinos, was created more than eight years ago. It currently reaches some 30 million homes. The funding comes from current investors such as Columbia Capital ...

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Left Bank Lands Production Order from ITV1

LONDON: ITV1 has ordered a new three-part drama, The Ice Cream Girls, from Left Bank Productions, which Sony Pictures Television recently bought into. The Ice Cream Girls follows two teenage girls who are accused of murdering their school teacher in 1995. For 17 years the pair are forced to go ...

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Norway’s TV2 Orders More Seasons from Armoza Formats

TEL AVIV: TV2 in Norway has commissioned a second season of Armoza Formats’ Comedians at Work and a third season of Upgrade. Produced by Monster, Comedians at Work (Komiker i Arbeid) is a prime-time comedy hosted by Klaus Sonstad. The show’s eight-episode second season will be broadcast on Wednesdays at ...

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Video Interview: CAKE’s Edward Galton

NEW YORK: Edward Galton, the chief commercial officer and managing director of CAKE, talks to TV Kids about what it takes to cut through the clutter in the kids’ industry nowadays.   Having been in business since 2002, CAKE has seen many changes in the kids’ industry over the last decade. ...

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Exclusive Interview: Marc Cherry

PREMIUM: Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, talks to World Screen about his upcoming show, Devious Maids, for Lifetime. WS: Devious Maids is based on a Mexican telenovela. What appealed to you about the world it depicts? CHERRY: Many years ago, before I became a professional writer, I was ...

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