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Nat Geo to Debut Doc on KON-TIKI Film

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channel (NGC) is scheduled to premiere KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story, a documentary that looks at the making of a new foreign-language film from The Weinstein Company. Presented by Extra‘s Maria Menounos, KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story goes behind the scenes of the movie about Norwegian explorer ...

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Hulu Announces New Content, Doubled Subs

LOS ANGELES: Hulu has slated two new exclusive shows for the platform, Quick Draw and East Los High, unveiled during an Upfront presentation where the company also revealed that its ad-supported subscription service doubled its subscriber base last year. Hulu Plus surpassed the 4-million-subscriber mark in Q1 2013. The growth ...

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ITV Studios America Elevates John X. Kim

SHERMAN OAKS: ITV Studios America has upped seasoned showrunner John X. Kim to the post of senior executive producer. Kim is the co-creator and executive producer of The First 48, a long-running real-life homicide investigation series on A&E. He has also executive produced A&E’s After the First 48 and The ...

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Channel 4 Re-Commissions Trio of Unscripted Shows

LONDON: Channel 4 Factual Entertainment has re-ordered the prime-time series Heston’s Fantastical Food, Kevin McCloud: Man Made Home and Gadget Man. Heston’s Fantastical Food concentrates on historically-significant dishes in the U.K. The program, which is made by betty, is slated for broadcast later in the year. Hosted by actor, director and comedian Richard ...

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Next Top Model Hosts Live Event in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: CBS Consumer Products has expanded the international reach of the Next Top Model brand with the Sweden’s Next Top Model Live fashion event. The three-day event has been taped by TV3, which broadcasts the series in Sweden. The stunt allows ...

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NBCU Revenues Slip in Q1

PHILADELPHIA: NBCUniversal’s first-quarter revenues fell slightly to $5.5 billion, while parent company Comcast Corporation saw overall revenues gain about 3 percent to $15.3 billion. NBCUniversal’s cable networks division was up by 4.6 percent in the period to $2.2 billion in revenues, led by an 8.6-percent rise in distribution revenues; ad ...

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Jim Henson Co. Names New Distributor for LatAm

HOLLYWOOD: Televix Entertainment has been chosen as the exclusive distributor in Latin America for The Jim Henson Company’s film and television content across all platforms, including TV, home entertainment, digital and mobile. Titles to be represented include Pajanimals, Dinosaur Train and Doozers, a spin-off of Fraggle Rock. Televix will also handle ...

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Lalaloopsy Slated for Treehouse in Canada

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: MGA Entertainment and Corus Entertainment have partnered for Lalaloopsy, a new animated preschool series that is slated to debut on Canada’s Treehouse this weekend. Inspired by the popular girls’ toy line, Lalaloopsy incorporates themes of diversity, friendship and teamwork. The 52×22-minute show will feature the brand’s eight original ...

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DreamWorks Animation Buys YouTube Channel

GLENDALE: DreamWorks Animation SKG has inked a deal to acquire AwesomenessTV, one of the most popular tween/teen networks on YouTube with almost 500,000 subscribers. The animation studio has agreed to an upfront cash consideration of $33 million. If certain earnings targets are met in 2014 and 2015, DreamWorks Animation is ...

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ITV Gives Tipping Point a Prime-Time Slot

LONDON: The ITV Daytime quiz show Tipping Point is headed to prime-time with a commission for a series of celebrity specials called Tipping Point Lucky Stars. Produced by RDF Television, the series is about to launch in its third run in daytime. A 12×1-hour series is being produced for an early ...

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