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UKTV Takes 350-Plus Hours from Channel 4

LONDON: UKTV has signed a deal with Channel 4 for more than 350 hours of factual and lifestyle programming, including shows such as Embarrassing Bodies and 4 in a Bed. For UKTV’s Really, the series One Born Every Minute and Embarrassing Bodies were included in the pact. For Home comes ...

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Video Interview: Chef Chuck Hughes

NEW YORK: Celebrity chef and restaurateur Chuck Hughes has taken his talents from the kitchen to the television in three award-winning seasons of Chuck’s Day Off, distributed by Beyond Distribution.   The Canada native branches out even further in his new 8×30-minute series with Beyond, Chuck’s Week Off: Mexico, as ...

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A+E Networks Focuses on Factual for L.A. Screenings

NEW YORK: For the L.A. Screenings, A+E Networks is bringing out series such as 7 Days of Sex, Monster In-Laws, Pawn Stars and Dance Moms. 7 Days of Sex, an eight-hour series, follows couples who are at a cross-roads and challenges them to have sex for seven days before giving up on ...

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HISTORY HD Heads to Turkey

NEW YORK/LONDON: A+E Networks continues to grow the reach of the HISTORY HD channel, which has now been added to the Digiturk platform in Turkey. The fully localized channel will broadcast 100 percent in high definition, offering the same schedule as the SD service, which came to the Digiturk platform in ...

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TNT Adds Two New Unscripted Shows

ATLANTA: Expanding its slate of unscripted series, TNT has lined up the police procedural docu-drama Boston Blue (working title) and the competition series 72 Hours (working title). Boston Blue, from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods, Boomtown), follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department. If centers on ...

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RTL to Co-Produce BBC Natural History Doc

LONDON: For the first time, German broadcaster RTL is working with BBC Worldwide on a natural-history series, signing up as a co-production partner on the upcoming Hidden Kingdom. The other co-pro partners on the BBC Natural History Unit show, commissioned by BBC One, are Discovery and France 2. The show takes ...

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Discovery Science to Undergo Revamp

LONDON: Discovery Networks EMEA is revealing a new logo and on-air look for the Discovery Science channel on June 1. The channel will get a new look and feel in Benelux, across the Nordics, North and South East Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. It will feature a brighter ...

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Lifetime Orders Docu-Series Following Whitney Houston’s Family

NEW YORK: The Houston Family Chronicles (working title), which follows the lives of the late Whitney Houston’s family, including daughter Bobbi Kristina, has been picked up by Lifetime. The show will spotlight Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, and her daughter Rayah. Whitney’s brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, ...

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