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TCB Media to Rep Select Seven Network Productions

LONDON: TCB Media Rights has acquired three series and a one-off special from Seven Network Productions, including Surveillance and Australia’s Deadliest. The 12×30-minute Surveillance captures a variety of incidents from the control rooms and CCTV cameras. Nat Geo Wild International teamed up with Seven Productions for Australia’s Deadliest and Australia’s Deadliest ...

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Gaumont Animation Brings Calimero into Digital Arena

VINCENNES: Gaumont Animation, which has rebranded from Alphanim, has inked a deal with the digital entertainment company BulkyPix for an all-new app to coincide with its series launch of Calimero. BulkyPix will be producing a free-to-play Calimero app for iOS and Android devices. The app will be based on the ...

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Angry Birds Debuts on TELETOON

TORONTO: The Angry Birds Toons series debuted on TELETOON this weekend, with one short to air every Saturday. The 52 animated shorts will be rolling out at 9:57 a.m. on TELETOON each weekend on Saturday mornings. The show is set on Piggie Island, where Red, Chuck, Matilda, Bomb, Blues and ...

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New Sales & Game for The Adventures of Figaro Pho

MELBOURNE: The Adventures of Figaro Pho, a CGI animated series, has been sold to a number of new broadcasters and has been given its own touch-screen game for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The show has been picked up by Canal+ in France, HBO Czech, BBC Kids Canada and Cartoon ...

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Celestial Signs VOD Deal with Taiwan Mobile

HONG KONG: Celestial Pictures has licensed the rights for the Shaw Brothers’ titles to be added to Taiwan Mobile’s transactional video-on-demand service. Under the terms of the agreement, films such as Come Drink with Me, The New One-Armed Swordsman and Have Sword Will Travel join the myVideo OTT service from Taiwan ...

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13th Street Universal to Join Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat

LONDON: Universal Networks International (UNI) has brought the 13th Street Universal channel to Poland’s largest DTH platform, Cyfrowy Polsat, where it will begin broadcasting as of April 4, supporting the Polish premiere of Bates Motel. The channel joins other UNI networks already available on Cyfrowy Polsat, including Universal Channel and ...

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Extended Carriage for BIG RTL Thrill

MUMBAI: BIG RTL Thrill, a joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and the RTL Group, has become available on digital distribution platforms in Mumbai and Delhi. The Hindi-language network, which has the tagline Action ka Baap, launched in Uttar Pradesh to much success. In Mumbai and Delhi, the channel has carriage ...

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UKTV Refreshes Brand to Celebrate 21st Birthday

LONDON: UKTV has a new look that has gone live across identity elements and programming to celebrate 21 years in operation. The refreshed UKTV branding appears on air in cross promotion menus, program opening and closing credits, co-branded consumer advertising and all B2B communications. UKTV’s corporate and media website have ...

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Exclusive Interview: Showtime Networks’ David Nevins

PREMIUM: David Nevins, the president of Showtime Networks, talks to World Screen about cultivating shows that have an element of danger, surprise and, most importantly, cultural relevance. WS: You’ve worked for both broadcast and pay-cable networks. What must a show have for you to believe that it can become a ...

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