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MIP Junior & MIPCOM: The Week in Kids

The two days before the official MIPCOM kickoff were all about the kids’ business, as MIP Junior 2013 featured keynotes by major players in the children’s entertainment industry, an international pitch and other notable matchmaking and networking events. Among the keynote speakers was Brian Robbins, the creator of AwesomenessTV—one of ...

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BBC Sends Moving On to BBC iPlayer

LONDON: The upcoming fifth season of BBC One Daytime's Moving On is slated to debut in its entirety on BBC iPlayer, making it the first drama series to premiere on the online service. Moving On spotlights a number of topics, including shoplifting, sibling rivalry and divorce. The show, which is created ...

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BBC America Greenlights New Thriller Series

NEW YORK: BBC America has given the go-ahead to Intruders, an original thriller series from BBC Worldwide Productions. Based on the novel by Michael Marshall Smith, Intruders focuses on a secret organization that invades the bodies of others in an attempt to achieve immortality. The show is scheduled to begin ...

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BBCWW Chief Unveils New Strategy

LONDON: Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, unveiled his vision for the organization today, including plans to up investment in content, rebranding some of its global channels and nixing the further international rollout of the iPlayer. “BBC Worldwide has a good track record of taking British content to the world, ...

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BitTorrent Site isoHunt.com to Shut Down Following Lawsuit

WASHINGTON: The website isoHunt.com, which is a BitTorrent file-sharing portal, has been forced to shut down after a settlement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) that will see the site and its owner pay the studios $110 million. The case began back in 2006, when the MPAA's member ...

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New E! Reality Series Spotlights Rich Kids

LOS ANGELES: Rich Kids of Beverly Hills is a brand-new reality series headed to E! in January 2014 that looks at the lives of young socialites living the high life in one of the most prestigious zip codes. The eight-episode series is produced by ITV Studios America in association with ...

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More than 400 Titles to Screen at AFM

LOS ANGELES: This year's American Film Market (AFM) is set to screen a grand total of 402 films from 51 countries for thousands of attendees. There will be 75 world debuts and 321 market premieres, including ACI's Kiss Me, Arclight Film's Around the Block, Beta Cinema's Le Grand Cahier, Bleiberg ...

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TNT Renews Franklin & Bash

ATLANTA: A fourth season of Franklin & Bash has been ordered by TNT, which will air the new 10-episode run in summer 2014. Franklin & Bash stars Breckin Meyer (Heroes) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue). They play two unconventional street lawyers who join a legendary straight-laced law firm. The series ...

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More Licensees for Peter Rabbit

LONDON: Two additions have been made to the licensee roster of Peter Rabbit, which has new partners for plush and tableware. Gund is producing a line of plush, plush keyrings and mohair plush for the U.K., Eire/Channel Islands and mainline Europe that will launch in spring 2014. The British designer ...

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British Kids’ Series Being Remade in Denmark

COPENHAGEN: The Danish broadcaster DR is set to remake the British kids' series Operation Ouch through a deal with Serious Lunch. Koncern has been tapped to produce a local version of the format for DR Ultra. The series is planned for a launch in 2014. The original Operation Ouch was ...

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