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New Licensees On Board Thomas & Friends

LONDON: HIT Entertainment has secured new licensees for the preschool property Thomas & Friends, which will now serve as the inspiration for a line of vitamins and beverages. DTP has made a transatlantic agreement for Thomas & Friends-themed vitamins, slated to hit retail this month in the U.S. and the ...

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Univision Creates New Digital Destination Flama

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has partnered with Bedrocket to establish Flama, a digital destination for video content targeting 15- to 30-year-olds. Flama will be predominantly English-based. It will deliver original and curated comedy, music, lifestyle and sports programming. Univision and Bedrock are co-investors and creative partners. The destination will preview ...

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Greece to Adapt Celebrity Splash

AMSTERDAM/LOS ANGELES: Eyeworks and Antenna Television have closed a deal to produce a local version of Celebrity Splash in Greece, marking the 20th adaptation of the format. The format sees celebrities getting trained by professional diving instructors to then take part in a competition. The show has seen success in ...

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Telemundo Aligns with VC Medios

MIAMI: Telemundo Internacional has granted VC Medios the exclusive rights to represent the pay-TV channel's advertising sales within Latin America as of January 2014. The Telemundo Internacional channel in Latin America offers telenovelas and entertainment programs produced with high-quality standards. It has more than 11 million subscribers and is one ...

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BRB & Maya Studio Team Up for New Cartoon

MADRID: BRB Internacional and Maya Studio have partnered for the launch of HighSkull, a new animated series that is being introduced at this week's Brand Licensing Europe (BLE). HighSkull is inspired by characters from the Calaveritas brand, which was created by Javi Molner. The show will be produced by Screen ...

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SKY Takes Olympic Broadcast Rights for NZ & Pacific Islands

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded SKY Network Television the broadcast rights for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and the XXXI 2016 Summer Games for New Zealand and Pacific Island territories. SKY's deal covers New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, ...

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FOX Sports Scores French Open Rights for Asia

SINGAPORE: FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia has secured a multi-year agreement for the exclusive rights to broadcast the premier Tennis Grand Slam, French Open, in 20 territories across Asia. The tournament will be broadcast on FOX Sports' networks across multiple platforms. Under the pact with The Federation Française de Tennis, ...

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Almost Naked Animals Travels to Italy

TORONTO: Almost Naked Animals, an animated comedy, is scheduled to begin a free-to-view broadcast on K2 in Italy later this month. Almost Naked Animals, produced and distributed by 9 Story Entertainment, will be locally titled Animali in Mutande. The 52×22-minute show takes place at a tropical resort called Banana Cabana, ...

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Sander Schwartz Exiting FremantleMedia

LONDON: Sander Schwartz, the president of FremantleMedia's Kids and Family Entertainment division, is stepping down from his post later this month to pursue new production opportunities. Schwartz has led the division since its inception in 2009. Since then, FremantleMedia Kids & Family has produced 15 titles in partnership with companies ...

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Netflix & Disney Enter Exclusive Dutch Deal

LOS GATOS: Netflix has scored the exclusive SVOD rights for all the Walt Disney Studios films released in the Netherlands. The pact, which takes effect in early 2014 and spans multiple years, includes animated hits such as Ratatouille, Wall-E, The ...

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