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Twofour Group to Merge with Boom Pictures

LONDON: Twofour Group, which spans Twofour Broadcast, Twofour Rights and Twofour Digital, is combining with Boom Pictures. The two labels will keep their names and branding, with the senior management continuing in their current roles or taking on larger remits ...

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Record TV Takes I Can Do That! for Brazil

TEL AVIV: Record TV in Brazil has placed an order for I Can Do That!, a popular competition format from Armoza Formats. Record TV commissioned a full season of the show. The company is seeking co-production opportunities with partners in Latin America. I Can Do That! watches as a group ...

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Brazil Avenue Breaks Licensing Record

SÃO PAULO: Brazil Avenue, Globo's hit telenovela, has broken its own licensing record following deals made last week in Cannes. Over the past ten months, the broadcasting rights for Brazil Avenue have been picked up in 124 countries around the world. The series has been produced in 17 different languages. ...

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Endemol Names Brand Relations Director

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: Endemol has chosen Ingrid Akkerman to fill the newly created post of director of brand relations, effective immediately. In her new role, Akkerman will work under Branco Scherer, the company's executive director of commercial affairs. Her duties include collaborating with Endemol's commercial teams on launching local brand partnerships internationally ...

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Dori Media Sends Reality Format to Finland

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group has licensed the rights for Simon, a successful game show format, to OY Pampas Production in Finland. Simon looks on as three teams of contestants compete to complete a list of 99 challenges at night before the sun rises. The format was originally developed and ...

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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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