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Fugget About It to Be a Hulu Exclusive in the U.S.

TORONTO: Seasons one and two of 9 Story Entertainment’s prime-time animated comedy Fugget About It are set to run in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus as an exclusive series. The show was originally developed for the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project. It was created by Nicholas Tabarrok and ...

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Ten Orders More So You Think You Can Dance

SYDNEY: Network Ten has tapped Shine Australia to produce another season of So You Think You Can Dance for Australian audiences. The show has been on air for three years on Ten. The U.S. version is now in its tenth season on FOX and has been scoring strong ratings for ...

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ZDF Enterprises’ Ralf Rueckauer on Trends in Factual

NEW YORK: Ralf Rueckauer, the VP of ZDFE.factual, talks to TV Real about the benefits of ZDF Enterprises’ new genre-specific structure and what he sees as the current trends in the factual market. TV REAL: What benefits have there been in setting up the dedicated ZDFE.factual banner? RUECKAUER: Creating a ...

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Showtime Inks Overall Deal with Dexter Showrunner

LOS ANGELES: Showtime has signed a two-year overall deal with Scott Buck, the showrunner and executive producer of Dexter. Buck is currently in development on a number of projects for the premium cable channel, including supervising the script for Matthew Specktor’s novel American Dream Machine. Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall will ...

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STAR India in Deal for Olympic Games Coverage

LAUSANNE: STAR India has scored the rights to carry the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi and the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio across seven South Asian countries. The deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also covers the Summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place next year in Nanjing, China. ...

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Turner Enters Thai Partnership for Boomerang

BANGKOK: Turner International Asia Pacific is partnering with Thailand’s Major Kantana Broadcasting (MKB) to bring Boomerang to 11 million homes in the country next month. Turner Asia Pacific Ventures has entered into a joint-venture partnership with MKB (itself a venture of media firms M Picture and Kantana Group, formed to ...

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Universal Channel Gets New Look for the U.K., Ireland

LONDON: Universal Channel will unveil its new on-air look, refreshed logo and updated tagline in the U.K. and Ireland on August 5. The evolution of the brand is to signify the focus on character-driven entertainment. It features new positioning, a new logo and on-air packaging and will bear the tagline ...

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Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Orders More Kids’ Pilots

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios is producing five additional original pilots for kids, following the positive response to its first set of pilots. The five new kids’ shows for piloting include Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, a live-action adventure show that follows three quirky teens who live in a surreal world, ...

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