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Australian Drama A Place to Call Home Renewed

SYDNEY: Seven Network has given a second-season commission to A Place to Call Home, the broadcaster’s number one drama this year. “A Place to Call Home has showcased drama on a scale never seen before on Australian television,” said Brad Lyons, director of network production at Seven. “It’s pleasing to ...

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Updated Toon Goggles App Now Available

LOS ANGELES: As of today Toon Goggles has released an updated version of its application, which offers a wide range of family-friendly programming and games. The refreshed app features an enhanced look and more free-viewing content with pre-approved advertising. It includes a new section containing more than 50 HTML5-based games, ...

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Travel Channel Unveils New Specials

CHEVY CHASE: Travel Channel has ordered new seasons of four of its prime-time series as well as greenlit two one-hour specials, one on the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the other focused on a visit to the Paris Catacombs. Sturgis: 24/7 (working title), from Big Fish Entertainment, will provide an ...

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Bill Cosby Set for Comedy Central Special

NEW YORK: Bill Cosby’s first televised concert in 30 years, Far From Finished, produced by Levity Productions, is slated to air on Comedy Central in the U.S. this November. The special will feature material from Cosby’s performance at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer. It will be directed by Robert ...

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Channel 5 Slates Another Season of The WotWots

LONDON: Next month Channel 5 is set to air the second season of The WotWots, an animated preschool series, on its Milkshake! programming block. Produced by Pukeko Pictures, The WotWots revolves around SpottyWot and DottyWot, a pair of sibling aliens who are exploring Earth. It is narrated by British radio and ...

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BBC World News Expands German Reach

LONDON: BBC World News has expanded its German reach to more than 35 million households after announcing a new deal with cable platform Kabel Deutschland (KD). BBC World News will now be accessible to all of KDG’s digital customers; previously, the network was available as part of KD’s subscription package. Colin Lawrence, ...

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Discovery Channel Takes WWII Doc for U.K., EMEA

LONDON: The Discovery Channel has snapped up the rights for Heroes in the Sky, a World War II documentary, from Indigo Film and Television for broadcast in the U.K. and EMEA. Heroes in the Sky details the Nazi siege on the island of Malta during the 1940s. The one-hour history ...

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U.K. Deal for Boston’s Finest

LONDON: UKTV has inked a deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution to bring the TNT reality series Boston’s Finest, exec-produced by Donnie Wahlberg, to its flagship entertainment channel Watch. The eight-part series follows members of the Boston Police Department, both on and off the job, including patrol officers, detectives, special task forces ...

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More Sendokai Champions Merchandise for Iberia

MADRID: Nottingham Forest has revealed that Joumma Bags and Copywrite Europe Group have been lined up to develop a collection of Sendokai Champions-themed back-to-school items for Spain and Portugal. Products include backpacks, toilet bags or suitcases. The first lines will hit store shelves next year in January and May, respectively. The ...

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Spotlight on Animation from Spain

NEW YORK: TV Kids speaks with executives at a number of Spanish animation companies to discuss the trends and challenges that are currently affecting the industry. Over the years Spain has proven to be a hot spot when it comes to high-quality animated programming. Animation from Spain is the banner ...

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