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Travel Channel President Announces Resignation

KNOXVILLE: Laureen Ong, who has served as the president of Travel Channel since 2010, is resigning at the end of the month. During Ong's tenure Travel Channel's programming schedule has grown tremendously. She contributed to the launch of such successful productions as Hotel Impossible, Monumental Mysteries and Airport 24/7: Miami. ...

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Globo Productions Prove Popular in Eastern Europe

SÃO PAULO: A number of Globo productions are currently airing in Eastern Europe, including on the Serbian channel Happy TV. Happy TV is broadcasting The Life We Lead, which centers on the lives of two sisters, and The Enchanted Tale, a love story. The network is set to debut Irrational ...

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NBCU & Comcast Hire SVP for Strategic Integration

NEW YORK: NBCUniversal and Comcast have appointed Maggie McLean Suniewick as senior VP of strategic integration, reporting to both Steve Burke, the CEO of NBCU, and Neil Smit, the president and CEO of Comcast Cable and executive VP of Comcast Corporation. Suniewick will be spearheading NBCU's key "Symphony" initiative, a ...

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New Production VP for 11 Television Canada

LOS ANGELES: 11 Television Canada, a factual entertainment specialist, has appointed Phil Hutchins as its VP of production, effective immediately. Hutchins will be charged with supervising all in-house productions from the development process to final delivery. He will work out of Toronto under Kevin Healey, the company's chief creative officer. ...

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NATPE Commissions Second-Screen Research

LOS ANGELES: NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have jointly commissioned a two-part study into how and why consumers use second-screen devices to engage with video content. The results will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2014 International CES and NATPE Miami in January 2014. ...

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Christopher Slaughter Talks CASBAA 2013

HONG KONG: As the Asian multichannel landscape gears up to convene in Hong Kong next week, Christopher Slaughter, the CEO of CASBAA, talks about some of the highlights of this year's convention and the key issues facing the region's pay-TV channels and platforms. Taking place October 21 to 24, the ...

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Comedy Central UK Gets New VP of Programming

LONDON: Louise Holmes has been named VP of programming for Comedy Central UK, effective November 25. Holmes is tasked with looking after Comedy Central's programming, scheduling and research in the U.K. She will also oversee programming and scheduling for other territories managed by the U.K. office. Holmes will report into ...

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RTL CBS Entertainment Expands Asian Footprint

MANILA: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has announced another carriage deal, clinching a slot on SKYcable in the Philippines, following the signing of agreements in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The new joint-venture network from RTL Group and CBS Studios International is available à-la-carte and as part of SKYcable’s Silver, Gold, ...

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Cisneros’ RedMas Opens Office in Colombia

MIAMI: RedMas, the digital advertising network of Cisneros Interactive, is continuing to expand its operations in Latin America by opening a new commercial office in Colombia. The new office is located in Bogota. It adds to existing bases in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. Fernando Andrés Reyes ...

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