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RTL CBS Entertainment HD Heads to Singapore

SINGAPORE: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has secured carriage for the newly launched RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel in Singapore on SingTel mio TV. The channel, which previously launched in Malaysia and Thailand, will be part of the Family+ Pack at no extra charge. Programming highlights include The X Factor ...

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FOX to Adapt Turkish Drama The End

STOCKHOLM: Thanks to a deal between Sander Moses Productions and FOX, The End will be the first Turkish drama series to hit U.S. screens. The format, represented by Eccho Rights, will be adapted by Twentieth Television. Peter Horton is on board as director and executive producer, and Michael Cooney as ...

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Comcast & NBCU Strike Twitter Partnership

PHILADELPHIA/SAN FRANCISCO: Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal have entered into a partnership with Twitter to more directly connect the micro-blogging site's users with their favorite TV shows. Comcast engineers have created a new "See It" feature, which gives Xfinity TV customers the ability to instantly access TV shows, movies and sports ...

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In-Flight Deal for Dex Hamilton, Teenage Fairytale Dropouts

SYDNEY: Australia's SLR Productions has confirmed that Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist and Teenage Fairytale Dropouts will be shown on Air New Zealand's in-flight service. The two shows will be part of the in-flight offerings throughout October, November and December on the airline's international service. Dex is a co-production with March ...

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New ABC3 Show Focuses on Marine Wildlife Adventures

CANNES: Filming is kicking off this week on Blue Zoo, ABC3's first marine wildlife adventure documentary series. The show is produced by Air Pig Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, ABC3 and RTÉ Young Peoples Programmes. It brings together eight teens—four from Ireland and four from Australia—to work and train as marine ...

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Sicem to Release Maya the Bee Apparel

MILAN: Planeta Junior Italia has made an agreement with Sicem International for a line of apparel based on the popular Maya the Bee brand. The collection will include T-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise. These items will be available at COIN Group retailers. The 78×11-minute animated show is produced by Studio ...

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Nickelodeon Launches Season Two of Ninja Turtles

NEW YORK: This Saturday marks the launch of the second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon, which is also giving the series a special Halloween-themed game. Nickelodeon has also scheduled special Halloween-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. The episodes are slate for October 14. The same day, the network ...

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Globo Presents Pirlimpimpim

CANNES: Globo was in Cannes this week to promote the new animated series Pirlimpimpim, created by writer Monteiro Lobato, who has been dubbed the “father of children’s literature” in Brazil. Pirlimpimpim is a collaboration between Globo and the indie producer Mixer. There are already two seasons of 26 11-minute episodes. ...

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Dori’s Road Trip Comedy Format Sells to FOX

CANNES: Following on the heels of a deal with CBS for Little Mom, Dori Media Group has sold its Magic Malabi Express format to FOX as a Twentieth Century Fox pilot production. The road trip comedy format is based on a successful book by Miki Geva. The show was originally ...

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Discovery & BBC End Partnership

CANNES: Discovery and BBC are ending their formal relationship, which has yielded such acclaimed global programming as Blue Planet and Life, by mutual agreement. The two will continue to work together, outside of an official partnership, on a number of upcoming projects. These include Hidden Kingdom, Survival and How to ...

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