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Endemol Takes International Rights for The Common Denominator

LONDON: Endemol has acquired the international format rights to the Armoza Formats game show The Common Denominator, which debuted yesterday with a local version in the U.K. Endemol’s network of production companies will be producing local versions of the show in major territories around the world. The format was originally ...

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Knots Landing Heads to CBS Drama

LONDON: CBS Chello Zone Channels has picked up the rights for the long-running U.S. series Knots Landing in a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. CBS Drama will begin airing the show, which ran for 14 years from 1979 to 1993, starting in April. In the run up to ...

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Bejuba! Entertainment to Rep Animated Alien Show

TORONTO: Excluding Australasia, Bejuba! Entertainment has secured the worldwide television and home entertainment rights for Jack, a CGI animated comedy-adventure series for kids. Jack revolves around the life of an alien who is exploring our planet with his two friends and alien pet. The show is created and produced by Singapore’s ...

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DHX Media Inks VOD Deal for North America

HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON: DHX Media has made its first-ever deal with the digital platform HOOPLA, which is committed to airing more than 1,300 episodes of content from the company’s catalogue. Reaffirming its commitment to exploiting digital opportunities, DHX Media signed a three-year deal that includes shows such as Inspector Gadget, Caillou ...

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ITV to Air Landmark Doc About Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON: Our Queen is a new landmark documentary for ITV that presents an in-depth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee year. The two-hour piece was filmed with unique access during the Jubilee year to members of the Royal Family, staff, Prime Ministers and residents. Michael Waldman and ...

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Andrew Davies Adapting War and Peace for BBC One

LONDON: The award-winning scriptwriter Andrew Davies is working on an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace for BBC One, which will air the six-part event drama in 2015. BBC Cymru Wales Drama will produce the project based on what is widely considered as one of the greatest novels of all ...

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Beyond Distribution Appoints Acting GM

SYDNEY: Fiona Crago has resigned as the general manager of Beyond Distribution, and is being replaced on an acting basis by Michael Murphy, a director of Beyond Entertainment. Crago is leaving in order to pursue further university studies. Her responsibilities will be taken over by Murphy, based in Dublin, Ireland, ...

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Earnings & Sales Up at TV4 Group

STOCKHOLM: Advertising sales for Sweden’s TV4 Group reached an all-time high in 2012, with demand for airtime outstripping supply for the third year running. TV4 Group grew both sales and earnings for the year. Sales were up by more than 6 percent to SEK 5,885 million ($930.5 million), with operating ...

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