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David Stapf

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of World Screen.   CBS Television Studios produces the most-watched drama on American television, NCIS, its hit spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, the popular CSI franchise and the critically acclaimed The Good Wife, as well as Elementary and Vegas, two of the ...

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Televisa to Broadcast Head Over Heels

MEXICO CITY: Televisa has unveiled its plans to replace The Lady from Vendaval with Head Over Heels, a love story starring Livia Brito, Juan Diego Covarrubias and Cynthia Klitbo. Produced by Lucero Suárez, Head Over Heels follows a woman’s romance with a man whose jealous twin brother tears them apart. When they ...

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The Formats Project Finds its Winners

NEW YORK: After several months and more than 250 submissions, three projects believed to have the potential to travel the world have been chosen as the winners of Global Agency’s first-ever The Formats Project competition. The first round of submissions was narrowed down by the Global Agency team. Those selected ...

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Case Study: Your Face Sounds Familiar

The original version of Endemol’s Your Face Sounds Familiar premiered in a prime-time slot on Spain’s Antena 3 as Tu Cara Me Suena in September 2011. Season one averaged an 18.9-percent share and outperformed the channel average by 59 percent. The second season proved even more successful, averaging a 22-percent ...

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Loni Farhi

Founded in 1990, SPI International has evolved from being a feature-film distributor to an international content supplier with some 35 channels in 41 countries, a vast on-demand library and cutting-edge apps. President Loni Farhi has guided the company’s growth and ...

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HISTORY’s Dirk Hoogstra

For HISTORY, 2013 has already been a record-breaking year. Having made its foray into scripted in 2012 with the Emmy Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, the network followed this path with two additional smash hits. The Bible mini-series averaged 11.4 million total viewers and propelled HISTORY to number one in all ...

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Kabillion Joins Comcast’s Xfinity TV Player App

LOS ANGELES: Kabillion has now launched on Comcast’s Xfinity TV Player app, allowing viewers to stream its VOD content on their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones and tablets. Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! reach more than 45 million households in the U.S., targeting boys and girls 6 to 11, ...

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The Legacy of The Sopranos

It was his role in The Sopranos that catapulted James Gandolfini to global fame and transformed the rules for what you could do on television. TV Drama Weekly dug through the World Screen archives to present a look at the lasting legacy of the HBO drama, which ended its acclaimed ...

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Strawberry Shortcake Secures New Licensing Deals

NEW YORK: AG Properties has made several new licensing agreements and renewals for Strawberry Shortcake-themed health and beauty products across the U.S. As a new licensing partner for the brand, Feeling Smitten is due to release Strawberry Shortcake cupcake bath accessories in the fall. Added Extras and Blue Cross Laboratories, ...

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Turner EMEA Hires Chief Content & Creative Officer for Kids

LONDON: Patricia Hidalgo, most recently the VP of content and programming strategy for The Walt Disney Company EMEA, has been named senior VP and chief content and creative officer for kids at Turner Broadcast System EMEA. Effective today, Hidalgo will be Turner’s editorial head for its portfolio of kids’ content and ...

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