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Lifetime Scores with Anna Nicole TV Movie

LOS ANGELES: The world premiere of the Lifetime original movie Anna Nicole averaged 3.3 million total viewers, and was one of the most buzzed about programs in social media. The TV movie tells the rags-to-riches story of the supermodel and Playboy star who died tragically due to her own excesses. The ...

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Discovery Networks Builds Up HD Portfolio

WARSAW: The brand-new Discovery Turbo Xtra HD channel is launching on D-Smart in Turkey and Orange in Romania today, as part of Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa’s (CEEMEA) efforts to make more high-definition services available to viewers. Discovery Turbo Xtra HD covers all things automotive, the ...

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New BBC Two Drama About Trench Newspaper

LONDON: BBC Two has commissioned The Wipers Times, a new 90-minute period drama produced by Trademark Films that features Monty Python’s Michael Palin. The cast of The Wipers Times is led by Ben Chaplin (London Boulevard), Palin (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour), Steve Oram (Sightseers) and ...

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Video Interview: ALL3MEDIA’s Louise Pedersen

NEW YORK: Louise Pedersen, the managing director of ALL3MEDIA International, talks about the company’s increased focus on drama, complementing its catalogue alongside factual, entertainment and formats.   ALL3MEDIA consists of 18 companies that span the globe, from the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands to Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. ...

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ProSieben Orders Fashion Icon

ISTANBUL: Global Agency’s daily fashion format Fashion Icon is headed to Germany, where Constantin Entertainment is producing a local version to air on ProSieben this fall. The show, which launches in August, will be airing under the local title Mein Perfekter Look: Die Fashion Show (My Perfect Look: The Fashion ...

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ole Lands Sony Pictures Music Publishing Catalogue

TORONTO: ole has acquired the music publishing catalogue of compositions from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s film and TV releases between 1993 and 2012.  ole has scored music from such TV shows as Wheel of Fortune, Breaking Bad, The Nanny, Dawson’s Creek and Rescue Me. It also picked up compositions from Sony films, including ...

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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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