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Showtime Networks Holds On to DreamWorks Movies

LOS ANGELES: As part of an extended exclusive output deal with The Walt Disney Company, Showtime Networks has agreed to keep airing DreamWorks Studios’ movies theatrically released by Disney through the year 2018. The titles will be broadcast on Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix, as well as on multiplex ...

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Univision Scores Formula 1 Rights

NEW YORK: Univision Deportes has become the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language broadcast home for Formula 1 racing, along with securing the digital rights to all 19 Grand Prix races. The multi-year partnership between Univision Communications and Formula One Management starts with the 2013 season. This includes 19 races in 19 countries ...

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MarVista to Offer a Variety of Telefilms at MIPTV

LOS ANGELES: The global distribution rights for a number of television movies, including romantic comedies as well as family- and holiday-themed content, have been acquired by MarVista Entertainment, which is taking the titles to Cannes next month. Leading the slate is the Nickelodeon kids’ comedy Nicky Deuce, which was co-produced ...

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Steven DeNure

Born in 2006 with the merger of DECODE Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, DHX Media is today one of the largest independents in the kids’ programming business. Following its acquisitions of, among others, Studio B Productions, Wildbrain and Cookie Jar Entertainment, DHX has amassed a library of more than 8,500 ...

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Nat Geo Special Watches Efforts to Resurrect Prehistoric Mammoths

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The National Geographic Channel has lined up a one-hour special, Mammoth: Back from the Dead, that shines a light on the groundbreaking science surrounding the efforts to bring this extinct species back to life. The National Geographic Society is currently hosting the TedxDeExtinction, a first-of-its-kind event that is ...

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Kids’ CBC Searches for Next Big Children’s Performer

OTTAWA: The Great Kids’ CBC Viewer Voted Song Search is a competition to find Canada’s next great children’s performer. The network is looking for a performer or band to submit original songs in its first annual The Great Kids’ CBC Viewer Voted Song Search. A selection of the submitted songs will ...

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The Hub Hires New Head of Programming

LOS ANGELES: Nikki Reed, who has been serving as the VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, has joined The Hub in the role of senior VP of programming and development. Reed will be overseeing the planning, directing and execution of the programming strategy for the network, ...

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Ang Lee On Board FX Drama Pilot

LOS ANGELES: Ang Lee, who recently won the Academy Award for his work on Life of Pi, is making his television directorial debut with FX on the pilot episode of the drama Tyrant, from Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, the producing team behind Homeland, and Six Feet Under‘s Craig Wright. ...

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Glen Mazzara Signs with Fox

LOS ANGELES: Glen Mazzara, who recently departed the role of showrunner on The Walking Dead, has been signed to an overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Mazzara will be working with the Studio through his production company, 44 Strong Pods. He already has established a relationship Fox Television Studios, having ...

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