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Cineflix Rights Acquires from Third-Party Producers

LONDON: Cineflix Rights has added a number of new titles to its catalogue through a recent raft of acquisition deals with third-party producers in the U.K. and North America. From Big Earth Productions comes Grand Tourer, a 10×30-minute series that follows adventurer Russ Malkin and former male model Charley Speed ...

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HITS Expands to the Philippines

SINGAPORE/MANILA: Rewind Networks has clinched another carriage deal for its HITS general-entertainment pay-TV channel, inking an agreement to bring the service to the Philippines on SKYcable. HITS delivers titles licensed from the U.S. studios, offering up library shows like Moonlighting, Seinfeld and The Cosby Show. The carriage deal in the ...

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Peace Point Inks Deal for MMA Programming

CALGARY/TORONTO: Peace Point Rights has picked up exclusive distribution for sports content from mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter Hard Knocks Fighting Championship around the globe. The agreement includes 80 hours of past live-action MMA fighting as well as Hard Knock’s future sporting events. Hard Knocks Fighting Championship is currently broadcasting ...

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9 Story Presents MIP Junior Highlights

TORONTO: There are a range of live-action and animated series making their debut at MIPCOM and MIP Junior thanks to 9 Story Entertainment, among them the first episodes of Numb Chucks. The animated comedy Numb Chucks is about two half-witted woodchuck vigilantes. It is targeted at kids 6 to 11. ...

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PAC-MAN Series Heads to MENA

GREENWICH/DUBAI: 41 Entertainment (41e) has licensed the TV rights for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures to MBC3 and MBC3HD for broadcast in MENA, and to MBC3 USA, where it will air in Arabic. The 39×22-minute show, which contains two seasons, is slated to premiere in the region early next year. ...

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TANDEM Makes Three New Hires

MUNICH: TANDEM Communications is staffing up, hiring three new executives, including Ben Stoll, who joins as director of development. Stoll was most recently a development executive at Channel 4, working on such series as Shameless, Skins, Run and Misfits. Stoll was previously the head of development and deputy commissioning editor ...

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Cartoon Network Slates World TV Premiere for Contest

ATLANTA: To coincide with National Bullying Prevention month in October, Cartoon Network has scheduled the world television premiere of Contest, a live-action movie featuring a cast of rising young stars. The film explores themes such as trust, forgiveness, loyalty and redemption, presented within a story about a bully who learns ...

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