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Comedy Central Finds New Home in Peru

MIAMI: Comedy Central Latin America, which first launched in the region last year, is slated to premiere on Claro TV in Peru. Programming on Comedy Central Latin America includes such series as Happily Divorced, Men at Work and The Exes, which star Fran Drescher, Danny Masterson and Kristen Johnson, respectively. The ...

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Special Report: Turkish Tales

NEW YORK: Ahead of the start of DISCOP West Asia, set in Istanbul, TV Drama looks at how drama series from Turkey’s top broadcasters are making their way to screens across the globe. The continuing expansion of Turkish programming exports reached a new milestone at the beginning of this year. ...

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Smithsonian Channel Picks Up ABC Commercial Doc

ULTIMO: ABC Commercial has licensed the documentary Shark Girl to the Smithsonian Channel, which will air the production in North America. The doc tells the story of Madi Stewart, a young woman who is passionate about sharks. Through her unique relationship with the ocean predator, Stewart has made it her ...

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Starz Developing New Ballroom Dancing Drama

BEVERLY HILLS: The new Starz original series Blackpool, which is set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing, is being executive produced by Julianne Hough and Derek Hough, famed from Dancing with the Stars. The pair will executive produce and also serve as head choreographers. Julianne Hough was a ...

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Amazon Prime Lands Justified

SEATTLE: Amazon.com has signed a deal to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online subscription home for the FX western crime drama Justified. In addition to Justified, Amazon.com landed the crime drama The Shield for its catalogue as well. Both series are available to purchase for $1.99 each and are ...

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CBeebies Commission Breaks New Ground with Sign Language

LONDON: CBeebies has commissioned a series that features poetry translated into British Sign Language, Magic Hands. A co-commission with BBC Learning, the series presents modern and classic poetry for children. Across the series, the Magic Hands team perform some of the best children’s poetry entirely in British Sign Language. The programs ...

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My Place Travels to Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel

VICTORIA: The global Arabic-language rights for the first two seasons of My Place, a live-action kids’ drama, have been acquired by Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel. My Place, produced by Matchbox Pictures, is based on the Australian picture book by Nadia and Donna Rawlins. The show chronicles the history of a ...

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Blue’s Clues Creator Forms Own Children’s Co.

NEW YORK: Traci Paige Johnson, the creator of the preschool hit Blue’s Clues, and the film producer Caroline Baron have come together to launch the new children’s media company yummico. yummico is focused on producing entertainment for preschoolers across multiple platforms, with an emphasis on digital games, interactive shows, apps ...

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ZDFE Enters LOVEFiLM Agreement

MUNICH/MAINZ: Amazon’s LOVEFiLM has added a number of thrillers and documentaries from the ZDF Enterprises catalogue to its VOD offerings. The crime series Arne Dahl, Verdict Revised and Commissario Montalbano are among those included in the licensing pact. Also in the mix are the documentaries Die Deutschen, Der Heilige Krieg ...

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HBO Defined, HBO Hits to Launch in India

SINGAPORE: Two new premium advertising-free channels, HBO Defined and HBO Hits, are launching in India on the DTH operators Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV. The channels are part of an extended partnership between HBO Asia and Eros International Media. The are available with a free preview in the initial launch ...

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