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Another App for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

ARLINGTON: PBS Kids has come out with a second Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood application, Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night, now available for download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Meant for users between the ages of 2 and 4, Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night helps young children learn basic morning and ...

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Discovery Examines Spain’s Recent Rail Disaster

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Networks International is set to broadcast an exclusive documentary special from ITN Productions, Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster, which looks at the recent rail crash in Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The doc looks at the moments leading up to the crash and analyzes the tragedy frame by frame. ...

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Globo Implements New Organizational Structure

SÃO PAULO: Globo has presented a new organizational structure for the company, which includes plans to invest more heavily in the production of journalism and entertainment content. Globo is planning to invest more in these areas for terrestrial TV, pay TV and digital media. The content areas include entertainment, journalism and ...

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Disney UK Goes for More Get the Look

LONDON: Disney UK has ordered a fourth season of Get the Look, a fashion series, from Maverick Television for broadcast on Disney Channel in the U.K. next month. Get the Look is a series of shorts led by celebrity fashion stylist Electra Formosa. It teaches viewers how to imitate the style ...

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Adriana Cisneros Becomes CEO of Cisneros

MIAMI: Adriana Cisneros is assuming the role of CEO of Cisneros, after having spent the last three years as the company’s vice chairman and director of strategy. Cisneros has been with the company for seven years. As CEO, she will focus on consolidating new methods of distributing content, and diversifying risk ...

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Emerging Markets More Interested in Smart TVs

SANTA CLARA: According to NPD DisplaySearch, consumers in emerging markets are twice as likely as those in mature markets to purchase an Internet-enabled smart TV in the year ahead. The company’s quarterly Smart TV Usage study asked participants about their planned TV purchases; ...

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Canadian Pay-TV Market Losing Subs

EL SEGUNDO: Subscriptions to pay-TV services in Canada were down by 10,810 in the second quarter of the year, with gains in IPTV failing to offset losses in both cable and satellite, according to IHS. Q2 marked the third straight quarter of losses for the Canadian pay-TV market. However, Q2's decline was ...

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Bertelsmann Scores Record First-Half Profit

GÜTERSLOH: The German media giant Bertelsmann saw its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) from continuing operations in the first six months of the year rise 5.2 percent to 768 million euros ($1.02 billion). In the period from January to June, Bertelsmann’s net profit grew by 10.9 percent to 306 ...

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TCB Media Rights Sells Surveillance Around the Globe

LONDON: TCB Media Rights has signed a handful of deals for Surveillance, from Seven Network Productions, with broadcasters in Europe and Africa. Surveillance is headed to Sky in the U.K., SBS in the Netherlands, Mediaset in Italy, TV4 in Sweden and AETN in Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Africa. The ...

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Sean Boyle Moves Up at Discovery Channel

LOS ANGELES: Sean Boyle has been elevated to VP of development at Discovery Channel, where he is taking on an expanded position. Boyle will keep working out of Los Angeles under Nancy Daniels, the executive VP of programming and production at Discovery Channel. He will continue to supervise the development ...

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