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New Monkey Show Swings Into TELETOON Lineup

TORONTO: Rocket Monkeys, an original kids’ series, is slated to debut on TELETOON next week during the network’s Can’t Miss Thursdays programming block. The show follows the adventures of a pair of clumsy primates named Gus and Wally. It features the vocal talents of Mark McKinney, Seán Cullen and Mark Edwards. ...

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Ragdoll Hires New Commercial Director

LONDON: Ragdoll Worldwide has named Stephen Gould, a veteran of the children’s media and consumer products licensing business, to the newly created position of commercial director, effective immediately. In his new role, Gould will work under CEO Mark Hollingsworth and will be based at Pinewood Studios. As commercial director, his responsibilities ...

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Globo to Highlight Crazy About Them at NATPE

SÃO PAULO: This NATPE Globo is set to showcase Crazy About Them, a comedy starring Du Moscovis. The 14×30-minute HD series revolves around a character named Leo, who coaches a female beach soccer team and lives with his grandmother, daughter and ex-stepdaughter. Gloria Menezes, Laura Barreto, Luisa Arraes and Deborah Secco also appear ...

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Sprout Ups Mark Sacher

PHILADELPHIA: Mark Sacher has been promoted within the research team at the preschool network Sprout, from the senior director post to now serving as VP of the division. Sacher will continue to lead network research initiatives across programming, marketing and consumer insight in the new role. He will also be ...

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CBS Unveils Second-Screen iPad App

SAN FRANCISCO: CBS Connect, an iPad app that gives users access to real-time social conversation and synched second-screen features, is now available in the iTunes App Store. Similar to the CBS Connect social hub on CBS.com, the CBS Connect app includes Twitter and Facebook conversations for a number of CBS shows ...

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Univision tlnovelas Network to Revive Quinceañera

NEW YORK: Univision’s tlnovelas network is set to air Quinceañera (Sweet Fifteen), a successful Televisa novela that was first broadcast more than two decades ago. Starring Thalía and Adela Noriega, Quinceañera revolves around the lives of two best friends who are getting ready to celebrate their 15th birthday. The telenovela, which first debuted in ...

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MediaCorp Lifestyle Shows Head to Taiwan

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has sold more than 60 hours of lifestyle programming to Taiwan’s Asia Travel TV, marking the largest amount of content sold to a single channel in the country. Asia Travel TV has acquired several travel and food series, including Bliss Seeker, Food Source 3, Footprint Asia, Jobs Around ...

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2012: The Year in Review

NEW YORK: World Screen takes a look back at some of the big media stories of 2012, and what they could mean for the business this year. For every news story about increased online-video consumption last year—and there were many—there ...

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Reaches Milestone 100th Episode

TORONTO: TELETOON is celebrating 100 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, marking the milestone with a special programming lineup on January 4. The series is created and executive produced by George Lucas and continues the stories of iconic characters such as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. New heroes, villains ...

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New Investigation Discovery Series Tells Stories in Reverse

SILVER SPRING: Redrum, a new crime drama featuring reverse storytelling, is scheduled to premiere on Investigation Discovery (ID) later this month. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, Redrum works its way backwards from the scene of a crime to the true motive behind the murder. The show, which uses stylized recreations, ...

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