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Power Continues Factual Sales

LONDON: Power has closed a deal with RCS&RDS for a raft of wildlife and factual titles to air across the Digi Animal World, Digi Life and Digi World channels in Hungary and Romania. In total, nine series were included in the pact. This includes the first two seasons of The ...

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eOne Unveils Highlights for MIPCOM

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Next week in Cannes Entertainment One (eOne) plans to present a slate of programming that spans such genres as scripted, factual, documentary and lifestyle. Titles to be showcased include Klondike, a book-based mini-series; Welcome to Sweden, a comedy; ...

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Promotions & Acquisitions for Echo Bridge

NEEDHAM: Echo Bridge Entertainment has elevated Gilda Demirtas and Susan Hewitt to VPs of international distribution, and picked up the international rights for two movies. In their new roles, Demirtas and Hewitt will be responsible for sales in a number of new territories. Demirtas will be charged with Germany, Eastern ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: all3media international

CANNES: One of the U.K.’s leading independents, all3media international is celebrating its tenth anniversary, heading to MIPCOM with a refreshed brand and a lineup of entertainment formats and drama series. One of the highlights is The Million Second Quiz. The format takes entertainment onto the scale of a major live ...

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Breaking Bad Finale Sees 500,000 Pirated Downloads

NEW YORK: The series finale of Breaking Bad resulted in a record number of pirated downloads for the show, with more than 500,000 people having already downloaded the episode via various torrent sites within just 12 hours after the first copy appeared online. TorrentFreak, which reports on Internet file-sharing, finds ...

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Romanian Media Scandal Escalates

BUCHAREST: Sorin Alexandrescu, the CEO of Romania’s Antena TV Group, has been indicted for trying to blackmail a company manager into signing a contract with the station. According to National Anticorruption Direction (DNA), Alexandrescu allegedly threatened to go public with compromising facts about the cable provider RCS & RDS, which Antena ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Hasbro Studios

CANNES: Girl-skewed programming is what tops the list at Hasbro Studios for this year’s MIP Junior and MIPCOM. Among the titles being showcased is the successful series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, the fourth season of which is currently in production. There is also My Little Pony Equestria Girls, ...

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Spanish Content Increases Export Volume

CANNES: For the second year in a row, international TV sales for Spanish audiovisual content have increased, with a growth of 6.6 percent. All together, the export of Spanish audiovisual content grew by 13.2 percent, with 6.6 percent growth in sales of content made for TV and 19.9 percent for ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Nerd Corps

CANNES: Leading the slate that Nerd Corps Entertainment brings to Cannes is the first one-hour Slugterra television movie, which is due to debut in the spring of 2014. “Slugterra has already met substantial global success and is geared for more with international free-TV launches continuing throughout this year and next,” ...

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