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The Colorful Palette of ARTE Sales

Cédric Hazard, the head of international distribution for ARTE France, talks to TV Real about ARTE Sales, the international program-sales arm of ARTE, a public channel in Europe. ARTE Sales first began its documentary distribution activities 16 years ago. Its catalogue now contains more than 2,000 hours of factual content covering ...

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Trio of Original Series Renewals for TBS

ATLANTA: TBS has ordered third seasons of the original sitcoms Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as a second season of the game show Deal with It. The Steve Byrne-led Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. The ...

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Channel 5 Commissions Another Season of Monster Moves

LONDON: Windfall Films has agreed to produce a sixth season of the 6×1-hour engineering series Monster Moves for Channel 5 in the U.K. Monster Moves follows a team of workers who relocate various large objects around the world. Among the items being moved are steam locomotives, a search and rescue ...

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My 5000 Friends Named Top TV Lab Format

STOCKHOLM: The reality format My 5000 Friends was voted as Dutch viewers’ favorite program during the Netherlands’ annual TV Lab Week, which introduces new formats to the country. My 5000 Friends was rated by audience members as a 9.2 out of 10 in terms of innovation and whether they would ...

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eOne Developing Rambo TV Series

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) is working with Avi Lerner’s Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on the iconic action film Rambo. The pair have signed an exclusive option agreement to collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally. Negotiations ...

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CBC Readies Doc on NASA’s Asteroid Science

TORONTO: First Canyon Media is in production on the documentary film Mission Asteroid, which is slated to debut on CBC’s Doc Zone in late 2013. Mission Asteroid was filmed in Devon Island, Nunavut. The producers secured access to some of NASA’s most advanced labs and experiments in asteroid science to ...

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James Franco Doing an Art Series for Ovation

SANTA MONICA: Ovation has entered into a partnership with actor, filmmaker, author and artist James Franco to launch James Franco Presents, an original art series debuting this fall. James Franco Presents will be hosted and executive produced by Franco. The series is meant to provide an unprecedented look at his projects ...

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NBC Goes for More Hollywood Game Night

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has ordered a ten-episode second season of Hollywood Game Night, a game show hosted by Jane Lynch that airs on Thursday nights. Hollywood Game Night looks on as contestants play games with such celebrities as Kristin Bell, Rose Byrne, Nick Cannon, Kristin Chenoweth, Minnie Driver, Patricia Heaton, Lisa ...

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Nickelodeon Celebrates 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

NEW YORK: Nickelodeon is kicking off its 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play health and wellness initiative with a signature event in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on September 21. This year’s Worldwide Day of Play event will feature more than 30 national and local partners, including the NFL, NBA, Boys & ...

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