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ZDFE Handling Sales for New Herzog Titles

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has secured the international rights for the latest projects of filmmaker Werner Herzog, On Death Row and Hate in America. On Death Row includes three further one-hour episodes as a follow up to the original four-part Death Row. The project features Herzog interviewing death-row prisoners. In the ...

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Breakthrough Licenses Cooking Show Around the Globe

TORONTO: David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway has been sold by Breakthrough Entertainment to Cooking Channel in the U.S. and National Geographic Channels International’s Nat Geo Adventure worldwide. The six-part cooking series is filmed in the Almalfi Coast and uses a documentary-style format. It is hosted by chef, author and television personality ...

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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Doc to Air on ABC

BURBANK: ABC has scooped up the TV rights for BAD25, a documentary from director Spike Lee that spotlights Michael Jackson and celebrates the 25th anniversary of his legendary album BAD. Lee teamed with The Estate of Michael Jackson and Legacy/Epic Records in making this doc. Archives were combed for rare and ...

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Discovery Preps Neil Armstrong Tribute Special

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Channel and SCIENCE have lined up special premiere presentations of One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute, paying homage to the legendary astronaut who recently passed away. The special will feature footage from Armstrong’s last public appearance. There are also interviews with crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael ...

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Video Interview: Discovery Networks’ Henry Martínez

NEW YORK: Henry Martínez, the president and managing director of Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic, discusses with TV Real the value of original programming and addresses how the company has stepped up to meet this demand.   For more than a decade, Martínez has been helming Discovery Networks’ activities for the ...

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Tricon Preps Shows for Fall Premieres

TORONTO: More than two dozen hours of series production have been completed by Tricon Films & Television, with a number of shows ready to make their fall debut. On August 30, the 13×1-hour series Restaurant Takeover will debut on Food Network Canada. The next day, back-to-back episodes of the 14×30-minute Ex-Wives ...

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Style Media to Run Marathon of Fashion Programming

LOS ANGELES: Next month, Style Media is slated to have multiplatform fashion content surrounding Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. MyStyle.com will allow users to access streaming videos, social media feeds and blogs.  Fashion programming on the network, scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10 at 8 p.m., will include specials such as ...

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Slew of Commissions for BBC Four

LONDON: New arts programming such as the tentatively titled Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture and Treasures of the Dark Ages is set to air on BBC Four alongside recently ordered music, science, cooking and history titles. Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture shines a light on five of the most successful and ...

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HISTORY Commemorates Neil Armstrong

NEW YORK: Today, HISTORY is broadcasting a daylong programming event to honor the passing of Neil Armstrong. The day began with Failure is Not an Option, a documentary about the U.S. space program. Produced by Lone Wolf Pictures, the two-hour program aired from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and repeats at ...

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Bravo to Premiere Life After Top Chef

NEW YORK: Bravo Media’s Life After Top Chef—set to debut in the fall—takes a look at the lives of former contestants from the popular cooking competition series. The show will follow the personal and professional achievements of previous Top Chef "chef’testants" such as Richard Blais, Jen Carroll, Spike Mendelsohn and Fabio ...

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