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New President for IFC

NEW YORK: AMC Networks has promoted Jennifer Caserta to serve as the president and general manager of IFC. The appointment is effective immediately. She continues to be based at the company’s New York headquarters and reports to Ed Carroll, AMC Networks’ COO. Caserta was named executive VP and general manager ...

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Bounce TV Slates First-Ever Original Series

ATLANTA: The half-hour comedy Family Time, Bounce TV’s first original series, has been slated to launch on June 18, taking a Monday night slot at 8 p.m. The show is created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and produced by Evans and partner Trenten ...

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E! Turns Focus Toward Scripted Projects

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: The E! Entertainment network has a slate of new scripted projects in development, including one from Gossip Girl writer Natalie Krinsky inspired by the books Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy will center on a girl from Kansas City who falls for a man and moves ...

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Ryan Seacrest Signs Multiplatform Pact with NBCUniversal

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: The new agreement that Ryan Seacrest signed with NBCUniversal spans multiple platforms and includes him becoming a special correspondent for the Today show. The deal has been called "groundbreaking" by NBCU. It includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties at NBC and E! networks. It also extends his ...

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One in Five U.S. Households Have Embraced Connected TV

SCOTTSDALE: Around 27 million U.S. households, accounting for 21 percent, either have an Internet-ready TV, game console, Blu-ray player or set-top box connected in their home, according to ABI Research. The game console is the most-used device for connectivity, reaching more than 80 percent of these connected households. Internet-connected televisions ...

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MTV Showcases New Programming Lineup

NEW YORK: The Jersey Shore spinoff Snooki & JWOWW was among the highlights MTV unveiled from its upcoming programming roster. The network announced the return of Teen Wolf for a second season, which will premiere in two parts, starting June 3. The all-new series Snooki & JWOWW, featuring the Jersey Shore ...

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Hulu Owners to Buy Out Providence Equity Stake

LOS ANGELES: Providence Equity Partners is said to be in talks to sell its 10-percent share in Hulu to its major shareholders: News Corp., The Walt Disney Company and Comcast Corporation. The deal is valued at around $200 million for the 10-percent stake. Providence originally bought the shares in 2007 ...

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Yahoo! Lines Up Shows with Katie Couric, Jeff Goldblum

NEW YORK: Yahoo!’s newly unveiled programming lineup includes a male-targeted talk show with Jeff Goldblum, as well as a weekly web series hosted by Katie Couric, among other projects. From the creators of Rock of Ages, Matthew Weaver and Chris D’Arienzo, comes Dancing with Myself, a musical "jukebox" comedy featuring ...

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EPIX Slates Original Premieres

NEW YORK: Among the titles featured on EPIX’s original programming slate for summer and fall are the documentary William Shatner’s Get a Life! and the comedy event Jim Norton: Please Be Offended. Premiering June 30, Jim Norton: Please Be Offended will feature the comedian and best-selling author as he performs ...

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