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Power Rangers Megaforce to Make Canadian Debut

LOS ANGELES: Saban Brands’ Power Rangers Megaforce, a new action series based on the hit Power Rangers franchise, is premiering in Canada today and tomorrow on Nickelodeon and YTV, respectively. Distributed by MarVista Entertainment, Power Rangers Megaforce incorporates themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness and helping others. The show, which is launching ...

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CBS Buys into AXS TV

LOS ANGELES: CBS has purchased a minority stake in Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, which will receive promotional support and access to live events programming. Launched in July of last year, AXS TV is a joint venture of Mark Cuban Companies, AEG, Creative Artist Agency and Ryan Seacrest Media. There are currently ...

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Alexandre Raposo Reflects on 60 Years of Record

NEW YORK: Alexandre Raposo, the president of Record, talks to TV Latina about the company’s 60-year legacy of providing news, novelas, series and sports programming for Brazilian and global audiences. TV LATINA: Brazilian television is gearing up for some big sporting events in the next few years, such as the ...

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New Head of Factual Entertainment for Pioneer Productions

LONDON: Renegade Pictures’ Steph Weatherill has been hired as Pioneer Productions’ new head of factual entertainment. Weatherill will work under Kirstie Mclure, Pioneer Productions’ senior VP and managing director, and Chairman Stuart Carter. She will be charged with building the company’s factual entertainment output and team. She will also be expected ...

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Canal+ Lands Formula 1 Rights for France

PARIS: The Canal+ Group has scored the exclusive rights across all media in France for the Formula 1 motor racing world championships. The deal includes all the race action, starting with the March 17 competition in Melbourne, Australia, as well as practices, qualifying stages and accompanying magazine programs. The rights ...

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Channel Profile: UKTV’s Watch

PREMIUM: Steve Hornsey, the general manager of Watch, talks to TV Europe about the successful programming strategy at UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel. WS: As a channel brand, what does Watch want to offer viewers? HORNSEY: Watch is UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel screening a broad mix of content, including scripted drama, ...

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DNI Bolsters Production & Development Division

LONDON: Charlotte Reid has been appointed to the newly created role of director of production and development for lifestyle and entertainment at Discovery Networks International (DNI). In her new position, Reid will head lifestyle and entertainment commissioning in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. She will also executive produce a number of ...

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Meet the Small Potatoes to Air on Disney Channel, Disney Junior

NEW YORK: The broadcast debut of Meet the Small Potatoes, a musical animated film from Little Airplane Productions, is slated for tomorrow on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The North American rights to Meet the Small Potatoes have been picked up by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, which will start distributing the DVD ...

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Breakthrough Licenses New David Rocco Installment to Nat Geo

TORONTO: Breakthrough International has made a deal with National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) for the show David Rocco’s Dolce India, which will premiere on the Nat Geo Adventure channel in Australia, Asia, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Malta and Greece. The series is a follow up to David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and ...

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Beyond Picks Up Pair of Children’s Titles from Dot To Dot

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution has acquired two new children’s titles for its catalogue from Dot To Dot Productions, Totally Rubbish and Get Squiggling Letters. The 10×30-minute Totally Rubbish was a commission for CBBC. Presented by Michelle Ackerley and Nigel Clarke, the art series teaches kids how to turn worthless trash into ...

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