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ALL3MEDIA International Rolls Out Wartime Farm

LONDON: The Lion Television series Wartime Farm, slated for broadcast on the BBC later this year, has been sold by ALL3MEDIA International to Canada and Eastern Europe. Following the success of Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm, Wartime Farm sees historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn running a ...

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eOne Finds Slots for Factual Fare

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: Several factual series from Entertainment One’s growing nonscripted catalogue—a slate that now includes more than 1,350 hours—have found slots on broadcasters in Europe and Latin America. The Woman Who Wasn’t There has sold to free-TV broadcasters Channel 5 in the U.K., La Sexta in Spain and MTVA in Hungary. In addition, ...

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Programmer Profile: Bob Tuschman

PREMIUM: Original series have been driving the success of Food Network, while Cooking Channel is luring viewers with a mix of commissions and international acquisitions, Bob Tuschman, the general manager and senior VP of programming, tells World Screen Newsflash. TV REAL: Tell us about your scheduling strategy at Food Network ...

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Discovery Channel Names Programming SVP

SILVER SPRING: Scott Lewers, who has previously held posts at Oxygen and Lifetime, has been named the senior VP of programming at Discovery Channel in the U.S. Lewers will lead the programming strategy for the network, coordinating across departments to create series, specials and franchises. Based in Silver Spring, he reports ...

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Canamedia Makes International Sales

TORONTO: This summer Canamedia has sold numerous titles to broadcasters in Asia, EMEA, New Zealand and the Americas. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, an hour-long music documentary, was picked up by networks in Brazil, French Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. Thirteen episodes of the 30-minute crime series SCAMMED! was bought by ...

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Canadian Deal for Mance Media Titles

LOS ANGELES: High Fidelity’s radX, an extreme sports channel in Canada, has acquired three titles from Mance Media, including Genesis of Sport. The three-part Genesis of Sport from Bennett Productions looks at the evolution of the action sports landscape. Montaz-Rosset Film’s I Believe I Can Fly is a special about highlining ...

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Four New Series Get Go-Ahead from CMT

LOS ANGELES: CMT has begun production on four new shows: Rock Raiders, Chainsaw Gang, Full Metal Racket and Redneck Intervention. Tentatively-titled Rock Raiders—scheduled to debut next year—is a ten-episode series that will follow two collectors as they travel around the country looking for meaningful items related to music of the ...

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Leopard Films USA Staffs Up Development Team

NEW YORK: Lauren Deen, an Emmy Award-winning producer, has been named the associate VP of development for Leopard Films USA. In her new role at the New York-based office, Deen will manage the company’s recently-created food division, where she will be responsible for development and production. She will also executive ...

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Passion Shows Find New Scandinavian Slots

LONDON: Passion Distribution has sold more than 130 hours of content into the Scandinavian markets, including a number of one-hour specials from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and series from the Sundance Channel. MTV3 Finland acquired 22 hours, including the OWN specials Intersection, I Am Jazz and Extraordinary Moms and the ...

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Eden Grinshpan Hosts Cooking Channel’s Eden Eats

NEW YORK: Eden Eats, a new series from Noise Productions slated to debut next month on Cooking Channel, combines food and travel. Eden Eats will follow food aficionado Eden Grinshpan as she travels to different cities around the country—including Nashville, San Diego, Phoenix and Tampa—and dines on various types of ...

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