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Tricon Adds to Factual Catalogue

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has acquired Lively Media’s factual crime series I Didn’t Do It, narrated by Chris Noth. The 7×1-hour series is currently airing on Investigation Discovery in the U.S., Discovery Canada and Crime & Investigation U.K. The show explores the untold stories of wrongful convictions. Noth (The ...

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WESTDOC to Kick Off with Trio of Exclusive Screenings

CULVER CITY: The documentaries Off Label, Big Boys Gone Bananas!* and Jason Becker, Not Dead Yet are set for exclusive screenings to kick off the third annual WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference. The event’s exclusive opening-day doc screenings will take place on September 9. Jason Becker, Not ...

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New Shows Headed to Channel 5 for Winter Slate

LONDON: Channel 5’s winter schedule has a number of fresh commissions, including the two-part Soldiers Behind Bars. The 2012-13 lineup also includes Extreme Railways (working title), featuring presenter Chris Tarrant. Dominic Monaghan’s Wild Things is a new 8×1-hour series that features the British actor, famed for his roles in Lost ...

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Animal Planet to Air Great Barrier Reef Special

SILVER SPRING: Next month Animal Planet is scheduled to premiere Great Barrier Reef, a two-hour special about the largest coral reef on the planet. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in Australia. ...

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Current Affairs & News Nominees Announced for International Emmys

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees in the current affairs and news categories for the 2012 International Emmy Awards. The eight nominees span seven countries, with Brazil receiving two nominations and Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Qatar and Russia each scoring a nod. In ...

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment Re-Ups First-Look Deal with Wild Pictures

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has renewed its exclusive first-look international distribution pact with the factual producer Wild Pictures, covering all territories outside the U.K. Under the current arrangement, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has distributed Wild Pictures programming such as Baby Hospital, Strangeways and The Real Thumbelina. The new multi-year ...

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TLC Spotlights Sin City in New Docu-Series

LOS ANGELES: Production has commenced on Vegas High Rollers, a tentatively-titled docu-series produced by Evolution Media for TLC. The network ordered eight hour-long episodes of the show, which focuses on Lana Fuchs, Amy Hanley, Jennifer Harman, Alicia Jacobs and Lori Montoya—five powerful women in Las Vegas. Vegas High Rollers, executive ...

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Programming Spend Boosted for TLC in Poland & Russia

LONDON: Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has increased the amount of original programming for TLC in Poland and Russia, with the addition of five locally produced factual-entertainment series. Three new series have been commissioned for TLC in Poland. Set for launch in fall 2012, the ...

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Big Media Scores Slew of International Sales

NEW YORK: Big Media has licensed more than 1,000 hours of programming to broadcasters worldwide, including recent sales to TVNZ in New Zealand. The travel series Walking the World has been picked up by Nat Geo Adventure. The reality lifestyle show Party Chasers and Trabant Trek went to TVNZ. The ...

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