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MasterChef & Google+ Introduce New Cookalong Series

LOS ANGELES: Next week Google+ Hangouts is scheduled to begin streaming a live cookalong show featuring MasterChef fans and finalists and moderated by Laura Vitale, the creator of YouTube’s Laura in the Kitchen. Each one-hour episode will watch as a handful of fans prepare food and converse in real time ...

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Licensing Expo Preview: Royal Plush

LAS VEGAS, June 14: Brands with built-in awareness continue to lead the licensing business, which now also includes a hefty digital component. The sluggish economy and lower overall household incomes have continued to put a squeeze on the licensing and merchandising (L&M) industry. Indeed, the amount of money spent on ...

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MP & Silva Adds SPL Rights to Portfolio

LONDON: The Scottish Premier League has tapped MP & Silva to represent the international media rights to its matches across multiple platforms from the 2014/2015 season through 2022/2023. The international deal, which excludes the European Union territories, covers live media rights across cable, satellite, terrestrial, betting, mobile and Internet platforms, ...

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HBO’s VICE Renewed

LOS ANGELES: HBO has given the go-ahead to a second season of its news magazine series VICE, which is executive produced by Bill Maher. VICE is hosted by Shane Smith, one of the founders of the media company of the same name, which originated in 1994 with a print magazine and now ...

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Licensing Expo Spotlight: Saban Brands

LAS VEGAS: The yearlong celebration for Power Rangers’ 20th anniversary is in full swing, and at the upcoming Licensing Expo, Saban Brands will be giving a first look at the upcoming 2014 season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The company will also be promoting two new additions to the Saban Brands ...

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Licensing Expo Spotlight: Mondo TV S.p.A.

LAS VEGAS: One of the primary goals for Mondo TV S.p.A. at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas is to promote The Drakers—a co-production with Ferrari about two young Formula X drivers—to partners in North and South America. “Programs about racing cars, like Drakers, are unique nowadays,” says Matteo Corradi, ...

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CTV Adds U.S. Reality to Summer Lineup

TORONTO: Whodunnit?, the new murder-mystery competition from Anthony Zuiker and Cris Abrego, is headed to CTV’s summer slate alongside the Jane Lynch-hosted Hollywood Game Night. The NBC series Hollywood Game Night, in which ordinary people and celebrities compete in a variety of games, premieres July 11. The ABC show Whodunnit? rolls ...

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Evolution to Globally Rep This One ‘N That One

LOS ANGELES: Evolution has become the worldwide licensing agent for This One ‘N That One, a kids’ property created by Jane Seymour and James Keach. Inspired by Seymour and Keach’s own sons, This One ‘N That One follows the amusing adventures of twin kittens who live by the sea with ...

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Breaking Bad, Borgen Take Golden Nymph Drama Awards

MONTE CARLO: Winners of the 2013 Golden Nymph Awards, presented in Monte Carlo last night, included AMC’s Breaking Bad as best international drama and DR’s Borgen as best European drama. In the performance categories, Forbrydelsen‘s (The Killing) Sofie Gråbøl was named outstanding actress, while Bryan Cranston was honored for his work on ...

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New Care Bears Deals for AGP

NEW YORK: American Greetings Properties has clinched new licensing deals for its iconic Care Bears brand ahead of Licensing Expo, while also renewing relationships with agents across the globe. In Japan, the Care Bears are headed to the online social expressions network Ameba Pigg. The site’s 14 million members will now ...

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