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New Hire in WWE’s Live Events Division

STAMFORD: Patrick Talty is taking over the senior VP role for live events at WWE. Talty joins from Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectator, having served as general manager. In his new post at WWE, Talty will be managing more than 300 live global events per year. He will report ...

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Content Television Builds Up Movie Slate

LOS ANGELES: Content Television has taken on the worldwide distribution rights for the newest feature film from Harmony Gold, entitled I Love Your Moves. The story follows a 17-year-old boy who just moved to America from Russia and is living with his mother and grandfather. He falls in love with ...

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New SVP in Place for NBCU Cable & New Media Distribution

NEW YORK: Todd Whiting has been named senior VP of NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution, upped from his VP role. Whiting will continue to work closely with Frances Manfredi, the president of NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution to secure digital content licensing for shows and SVOD deals for ...

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Lionsgate Posts Q4 Loss

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Due in part to costs associated with its acquisition of Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate recorded a fourth-quarter net loss of $22.7 million on improved revenues, boosted by The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, of $645.2 million. The independent studio’s revenues rose 71 percent as ...

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More Originals for ReelzChannel

ALBUQUERQUE: On the heels of announcing the addition of World Without End and XII to its slate, ReelzChannel has unveiled three more originals: the period mini-series Barabbas, the reality show Beverly Hills Pawn and the Canadian drama Bomb Girls. Barabbas, to be shot on location in Tunisia, is based on ...

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HISTORY Mini-Series Premiere Breaks Cable Records

NEW YORK: More than 13.9 million people tuned in to HISTORY on Monday for the premiere of the mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, making it the number one non-sports broadcast in ad-supported cable history. The 3×2-hour show tells the true story of a legendary family feud. It stars Kevin Costner and Bill ...

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New Chief Content Officer for DIRECTV

EL SEGUNDO: With its current content chief, Derek Chang, leaving at the end of the year, DIRECTV has tapped former AT&T executive Dan York to join the platform this summer as executive VP of programming and chief content officer. As executive VP of content strategy and development for the last six ...

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Comedy Central Staffs Up Original Programming, Development Team

NEW YORK: Former MTV executive Brooke Posch is joining Comedy Central as its VP of original programming and development for the East Coast. Reporting to Kent Alterman, the head of original programming and development, Posch will oversee development and production of all East Coast-based original series and pilots for the cable network. ...

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