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Komixx & Gotham Group Form JV

LOS ANGELES: Komixx Entertainment and the Gotham Group have come together to create KG Entertainment, which will be focused on creating content for the global family entertainment market, with an emphasis on multiplatform, transmedia brands for kids and young adults. The first project to come from the newly formed KG ...

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Spotlight on Europe’s Daily Drama Market

PREMIUM: The market for European daily dramas is in flux amid a wave of Turkish serial imports and the increasing popularity of scripted reality shows. For the last few years, Germany has had a lock on the so-called European telenovela market—daily soaps filled with romance, angst, revenge, scandal and high ...

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CBeebies Returns to India via ZeeQ Deal

SINGAPORE: Six months since the CBeebies channel was shuttered in India, BBC Worldwide has clinched a deal to deliver content from the brand to the local edutainment service ZeeQ. BBC Worldwide Channels pulled the plug on BBC Entertainment and CBeebies in India at the end of last year, citing delays in the ...

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Canada’s City Unveils Comedy-Heavy Lineup

TORONTO: Among the shows set for City’s 2013-14 schedule are the newly acquired comedies Super Fun Night, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Crazy Ones, alongside the network original Package Deal. The network has five nights of comedy blocks scheduled for fall. Returning hits include How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke ...

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Branded-Entertainment Channel Rolls Out in Singapore

SINGAPORE: TV4ME, a new lifestyle channel focused on brand-funded content, has launched in Singapore on cable platform StarHub. The service, from Brand New Media, aims to deliver aspirational brand-funded lifestyle content. Programming highlights include SG4ME, a weekly studio program on travel, shopping, cooking, home DIY, fashion, beauty and body care; ...

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NPD: Netflix Still Primary Choice for SVOD Subscribers

PORT WASHINGTON: The number of viewers watching TV shows using SVOD services is on the rise, with Netflix maintaining a clear dominance in the market, according to The NPD Group’s new VideoWatch VOD report. In Q1 2013, the number of viewers watching TV shows using SVOD services was up 34 percent compared ...

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Changes at the Top at A+E Networks

NEW YORK: Several promotions and executive appointments have been made at A+E Networks under its new president and CEO, Nancy Dubuc, including Bob DeBitetto being tapped to lead the brand-new in-house production studio A+E Studios. DeBitetto becomes the president of brand strategy and business development for the newly formed A+E Studios. ...

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Amazon Scores Viacom Deal

SEATTLE/NEW YORK: Amazon has secured a multi-year, multi-national digital video licensing agreement to bring hundreds of TV shows from the Viacom catalogue to its Prime Instant Video service. Prime members gain unlimited streaming access to kids’ shows such as Bubble Guppies, ...

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A+E Networks Bolsters Sales Team in Asia

NEW YORK: As of today, Pooja Nirmal Kant has come on board as A+E Networks’ senior manager of international content sales for Asia. Kant will work out of Singapore under Ling Sze Gan, the company’s senior director of international content sales for Asia. Her primary responsibility will be to supervise program ...

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