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CBS Fills New Post for Limited Series & Event Programming

NEW YORK: CBS has hired Stacy Mandelberg as VP of limited series and event programming, a newly created position that reports to both Nina Tassler, the president of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios. Mandelberg will acquire, develop and oversee production of short-run scripted programming ...

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ITV Commits to More Matt Hatter Chronicles

LONDON: ITV has given the go-ahead to another season of Matt Hatter Chronicles, a boys' action adventure show produced by Platinum Films. The first two seasons of Matt Hatter Chronicles have enjoyed success in more than 80 countries worldwide. The show follows the life of a schoolboy who discovers the ...

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MTV Re-Launches in Russia

LONDON/MOSCOW: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its newest fully owned and operated service in Russia with the re-launch of the youth entertainment channel MTV. MTV has secured distribution for Rostelecom, NTV Plus and Megafon. The channel will be available via basic tier packages to more than 2.3 million ...

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Foothill Signs New Partner for G.U.N.K. Aliens

SANTA BARBARA: Foothill Entertainment has added Moonscoop Entertainment US to the production team for the comedy G.U.N.K. Aliens. G.U.N.K. Aliens was commissioned by Network Ten in Australia. It is based on a set of best-selling books from HarperCollins. Foothill is a co-producer alongside Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment. Moonscoop ...

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Saban Brands Extends Power Rangers Partnerships

LOS ANGELES: Saban Brands has extended its agreements with Nickelodeon and Bandai America through 2016 for the Power Rangers franchise. The extension confirms that additional seasons of original Power Rangers programming will continue to air on Nickelodeon through 2016. Bandai will continue to act as the global master toy licensee ...

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Banijay’s H2O Taps Former Endemol Exec as MD

PARIS: H20 Productions, part of the Banijay Group, has appointed Philippe Stoltz, most recently the head of reality and docu-reality and executive producer at Endemol France, as its new managing director. Stoltz will join H20 this month. At Endemol France since 2008, Stoltz has spearheaded production on such shows as ...

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9 Story Places Guess How Much I Love You in France

TORONTO: 9 Story Entertainment has sold Guess How Much I Love You—The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare, a preschool series, to Nickelodeon in France. Produced by SLR Productions, KI.KA and Scrawl Studios, Guess How Much I Love You is based on a successful picture book. The story centers on the ...

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Turner Ups Cecilia Persson

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has promoted Cecilia Persson to the newly created role of VP of acquisitions and co-productions for kids for EMEA and international. Persson was previously the VP of acquisitions and co-productions for EMEA. In the new post, Persson will oversee and negotiate shared acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting's international ...

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FIC Buys Paramount’s Stake in LAPTV

NEW YORK: FOX International Channels (FIC) has purchased Paramount Pictures' share of LAPTV, giving it 100-percent ownership of the company. Paramount has also extended its long-term output agreement with FIC. The deal gives FIC access to new Paramount features in Latin America, excluding Brazil. LAPTV operates Moviecity and other leading ...

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Germany’s WDR mediagroup On Board for Intl. Emmy Kids Awards

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has named WDR mediagroup, a subsidiary of German broadcaster WDR, as a presenting partner for the International Emmy Kids Awards, which is presented in partnership with TV Kids. The second edition of the International Emmy Kids Awards is scheduled for ...

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