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ABC Commits to Another Season of Extreme Weight Loss

BURBANK: ABC Television Network has commissioned 13 new two-hour episodes of Extreme Weight Loss, which follows the physical transformation of a number of obese individuals. In the upcoming fourth season, which is currently being filmed, participants will spend three months at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. They will ...

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Ray Donovan Premiere Delivers for Showtime

NEW YORK: The Liev Schreiber drama Ray Donovan delivered Showtime’s highest-rated original series premiere ever, with 3.04 million viewers, even topping Homeland‘s blockbuster 2011 debut. The series garnered 2.22 million viewers for the night (Sunday, June 30), making it the highest-rated freshman series night of any Showtime program to date. ...

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Sundance Channel Enters Indonesia

NEW YORK: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has secured new carriage deals in Asia, including the first-ever launch of Sundance Channel in Indonesia. Sundance Channel is joining the DTH platform Indovision. It marks the first time that the channel will be available in Indonesia. The network will be subtitled into Bahasa Indonesia. ...

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Jim Henson Co. Teams with Amtrak for Pajanimals Contest

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company and Amtrak are collaborating on the Pajanimals Pack Your Pajamas Sweepstakes, a national summertime promotion that gives participants the chance to win a family train trip, among other prizes. The contest runs until the end of the month. The grand prize winners will receive four ...

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Clay Kids Debuts on Gloob

LONDON: Clay Kids, a hip-hop themed claymation series for children 6 to 11, has premiered on the Brazilian network Gloob, featuring the local rapper/songwriter Gabriel O Pensador voicing the lead character. A co-production from Clay Animation and TVE Spain, Clay Kids is distributed globally by CAKE. The music-filled series follows ...

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Comcast’s Xfinity TV Caters to Kids

PHILADELPHIA: Comcast is launching Xfinity TV’s Summer of Kids campaign, spotlighting the library of family-focused on-demand content and more than 1,000 downloadable kids’ shows and films across platforms. Xfinity On Demand delivers wherever, whenever access to content from networks and programmers such as Angry Birds Toons, BabyFirst, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, ...

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Bob Iger Extends Disney Contract into 2016

BURBANK: Robert Iger has been signed to an extended contract to remain as the CEO and chairman of The Walt Disney Company through June 30, 2016. Iger became the chief executive on September 30, 2005. Since this time, he has led the company to record financial results and significant growth ...

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New CBeebies Show for Latin America, U.S. Hispanic Market

MIAMI: This weekend CBeebies is scheduled to begin airing El Viejo Jack (Old Jack’s Boat), a series led by British actor Bernard Cribbins, during its Wake-Up Time programming block in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. El Viejo Jack is about a retired fisherman who enjoys telling stories inside ...

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LatAm Pay-TV Market Continues to Boom

BUENOS AIRES: According to analysis from Dataxis, the pay-TV market of the seven biggest territories in Latin America will total 98.32 million subscribers in 2018, equaling a penetration of 68.1 percent, which is nearly four times what it was in 2008. The seven biggest markets in the region—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, ...

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New Live-Action Comedy for Nickelodeon

SANTA MONICA: The Haunted Hathaways, a live-action supernatural sitcom, is slated to debut on Nickelodeon later this month. Created by writer/producer Robert Peacock (Reba, The Jeff Foxworthy Show), The Haunted Hathaways centers on a family that discovers their new home in New Orleans is haunted by the ghosts of a ...

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