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Cast Lined Up for Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures

SYDNEY/MAINZ: SLR Productions and ZDF Enterprises have announced the actors slated to star in Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, a live-action comedy adventure series that is set to air in Australia. The cast will be led by Remy Brand, a 22-year-old Australian actor who played a guest role in Seven Network’s ...

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Amazon Commits to Children’s Pilot Sara Solves It

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios has greenlit a test pilot for the original children’s series Sara Solves It, about a brother and sister who find the answers to common questions that young children encounter in their daily lives. Co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises, Sara Solves It is created ...

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M6 to Adapt Your Face Sounds Familiar

LONDON: The format Your Face Sounds Familiar is getting a French adaptation courtesy of M6. Licensed by Endemol, the format has sold to more than 19 countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia. It will make its French debut later this year. Nicolas Coppermann, the president of Endemol France, said: ...

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Esquire Networks Greenlights Originals

LOS ANGELES: Esquire Network, which is branding from G4, has ordered two new original series to premiere this summer, one of which is from Ryan Seacrest Productions. How I Rock (working title), from Ryan Seacrest Productions and Citizen Jones, is hosted by NBA superstar Baron Davis, who will profile athletes, musicians, ...

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Pay-TV Market Gets a Boost in MENA Region

LONDON: The number of pay-TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is expected to double between 2011 and 2018, reaching 16 million, according to Digital TV Research, which forecasts that the proportion legitimately paying for signals is also going to rise considerably.  A new report from the group finds ...

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Exclusive Interview: AMC’s Charlie Collier

PREMIUM: Charlie Collier, the president and general manager of AMC, discusses with World Screen the service’s transformation from a niche movie channel to a must-watch cable network. WS: How did original programming transform AMC from a movie channel to the home of some of the best series on television? COLLIER: ...

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Stars in Danger: The High Dive Heads to Turkey

LONDON: Banijay International’s Stars in Danger: The High Dive, a diving competition format, is being adapted in Turkey. Medyapim will produce a 10×90-minute version of the show. The local adaptation is scheduled to debut later this month on Turkey’s Show TV. Stars in Danger: The High Dive watches as celebrity ...

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ITVS GE to Represent New Reality Series

LONDON: Boom Town, a new reality genre show, has been acquired by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE). Part structured reality, part traditional sketch show, Boom Town follows the lives of real people in a fake town. The 6×30-minute format is produced by Knickerbockerglory TV for BBC Three in the ...

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Rive Gauche Acquires Unscripted Wedding Show

LOS ANGELES: The unscripted series Along for the Bride has been picked up by Rive Gauche Television, which plans to present the title at this year’s MIPTV. Along for the Bride watches as an engaged woman and her bridesmaids face a number of challenges while planning a wedding and the ...

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Univision Sets Up Corporate Business Development Group

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has formed a corporate business development group, tapping Tonia O’Connor to serve as its president. The initiative is focused around Univision’s growth and generating revenue opportunities by striking up new partnerships with companies looking to invest in the Hispanic marketplace. O’Connor will lead the group as ...

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