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Global Agency Hires for New Development Role

ISTANBUL: The veteran broadcast executive Farrell Meisel is joining Global Agency in the newly created post of director of development. Meisel has worked with such companies as Turner Broadcasting, HBO International, Viacom International and MediaCorp of Singapore. He will now be working for both Global Agency and World Wide Entertainment. He ...

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Discovery Channel to Air Used Car Trading Series

SILVER SPRING: Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up, a new original series focused on the used car trading business, is scheduled to begin airing on Discovery Channel around the world in the spring. Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up revolves around Mike Brewer, a used car trader who buys and sells automobiles around the ...

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NATPE Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

MIAMI: The emphasis for ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) at NATPE is on world-class drama, iconic factual titles and hit entertainment formats. Among its scripted highlights is the U.S. drama series Rectify, from the team behind Breaking Bad. “ITVS GE is known for its standout dramas and we are ...

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Exclusive Interview: MundoFox’s Emiliano Saccone

NEW YORK: Emiliano Saccone, the president of MundoFox, discusses how the young network is attracting viewers in the competitive U.S. Hispanic market—and offering up a new alternative for brands keen on tapping into this booming demographic. WS: How did MundoFox come about? SACCONE: Seven or eight years ago, Hernán López ...

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NATPE Spotlight: Imira Entertainment

MIAMI: One of the highlights for Imira Entertainment is Lucky Fred, which tells the story of Fred, his extraordinary shape-shifting robot and his neighbor Braianna, who is really Secret Agent Brains. In Dance Academy, 15-year-old Tara Webster has grown up on a farm in Australia and has dreamt of being ...

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NATPE Spotlight: Edebé Audiovisual Licensing

MIAMI: Edebé Audiovisual Licensing is focusing on the property Cuatro amigos y medio, which “is our shining star and a great example of our approach,” says Iván Agenjo, the company’s sales director. “As an affiliate from a leading editorial company in the Spanish educational industry, at Edebé Audiovisual we’re always ...

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DRG Sells Two Prime-Time Formats into France

LONDON: M6 has licensed the factual format Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance from DRG, while France 2 acquired the licensing rights to the entertainment format The Generation Show. The Jo Frost format examines what really worries parents today, and provides them with ways to cope with these stresses. The Generation ...

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Tween Comedy Life with Boys Ready for U.S. Debut

NEW YORK: DreamWorks Classics has delivered the live-action tween comedy Life with Boys to TeenNick for a U.S. premiere on February 6. The series, from Michael Poryes, who was behind Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven, will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on TeenNick. The show follows 14-year-old Tess Foster, ...

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m4e Secures New Licensing Partners for Mia and Me

MUNICH: A number of licensees have been lined up by m4e for the popular children’s brand Mia and Me, which is set to be represented at the upcoming International Toy Fair in Nuremberg. Germany’s Simba Toys will develop plush, water and outdoor toys, while The Spielkartenfabrik Altenburg is making a line ...

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Netflix Added 10 Million Global Streaming Subs in 2012

LOS GATOS: Netflix has released its Q4 2012 results, which show that the company generated profits for the year, despite its large international investments, and that it grew to more than 33 million global streaming members, having added nearly 10 million to its base in 2012 alone. In the U.S., ...

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