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Armoza Game Show Heads to Czech Republic

TEV AVIV: Upgrade, a popular reality game show from Armoza Formats, is scheduled to begin airing on Barrandov TV in the Czech Republic, marking the first time a title from the company is premiering in the territory. Upgrade watches as celebrity hosts help families upgrade items in their homes. The ...

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ITVS GE to Offer Wildlife Doc Series at MIPTV

LONDON: Islands on the Edge (working title), a wildlife documentary series, is one of the properties that ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is taking to this year’s MIPTV. Produced for BBC Scotland by Maramedia, Islands on the Edge explores The Hebrides, a region located off the western coast of ...

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Solid Picks Up Great Decisions

ENCINO: Solid Entertainment has scored the international broadcast rights for the 2013 season of Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. Actor David Strathairn narrates the current season, which features eight half-hour documentaries, each of which tackles a different world issue. Experts from across the political spectrum provide their ...

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Three New Titles for 9 Story’s Slate

TORONTO: This MIPTV 9 Story Entertainment is set to showcase three brand-new series alongside a host of returning shows. The new titles include Nerds and Monsters, a 40×11-minute animated comedy about a group of geeks on an island inhabited by monsters, and Peg + Cat, an 80×11-minute animated preschool program ...

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Syfy Greenlights New Original

NEW YORK: Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the original scripted series Helix (working title), which is executive produced by Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore. Moore will executive produce alongside Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files). Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve ...

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New Disney Original Features Teen Princess

BURBANK: Disney Channel has commissioned the tentatively titled Stars and the Forces of Evil, an animated comedy adventure series voiced by Eder Sher (The Middle). Stars and the Forces of Evil revolves around a magical teen princess from another dimension who is sent by her parents to live on Earth. Production ...

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Turner Inks Long-Term Deal with NCTC

ATLANTA: A new multi-year carriage deal has been signed between Turner Broadcasting System and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that includes Cartoon Network, among other channels. Cartoon Network and Boomerang, as well as CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, TCM, truTV ...

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Party Down to Air on Esquire Network

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz Worldwide Distribution has licensed the broadcast rights for the comedy Party Down to Esquire Network, which is rebranding from G4. Starz holds on to the select on-demand and online rights to the show during the license period. Both seasons of the Starz original series will join the ...

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GroupM Sets Up Consulting Division

NEW YORK: GroupM Consulting Services has been established to help clients maximize the effectiveness of their marketing, with Ernie Simon set to lead the new division. Simon was most recently the chief strategy officer at OMD. He also spent ten years at GroupM agency Mindshare. Simon will now serve as ...

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SBS Broadcasting CEO Steps Down

AMSTERDAM: Georgette Schlick is stepping down from her role as the CEO of SBS Broadcasting in the Netherlands, with Hans Edin taking over on an interim basis. Edin is currently the president of Nelonen Media, Sanoma’s Finnish TV and radio operations. Sanoma is a shareholder in SBS, alongside Talpa. The search ...

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