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My Life Heading Back to CBBC in 2014

LONDON: The successful documentary series My Life is scheduled to return to CBBC with seven new installments early next year. Among the new films are My Life: Race for Rio, which centers on three teenagers who are aspiring Paralympians; My Life: Peter's Circus, about an adolescent stunt motorcyclist who performs ...

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Amazon Studios Plans 4K Original Productions

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios is planning to shoot all 2014 original series, including comedies and dramas, in 4K Ultra HD. 4K has four times the number of pixels as standard full HD, providing unprecedented picture clarity. Amazon has also introduced a ...

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Breaking Bad Spin-Off to Stream on Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has scored the rights to stream Better Call Saul, an upcoming spin-off of Breaking Bad, exclusively to its members globally. Across Europe and Latin America, Better Call Saul will begin streaming on Netflix shortly after its U.S. ...

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Kantar: U.S. Ad Spending Down in Q3 2013

NEW YORK: Total advertising expenditures in the third quarter declined 1.9 percent from last year, finishing the period at $34 billion, according to Kantar Media. The quarter faced a tough comparison, though, from the Olympics and election year spending in 2012. Without the benefit of an Olympics event, network TV ...

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Programming Strategies: Canal Panda & Panda Biggs

NEW YORK: Isabel Mimoso, the channel director of the Portuguese kids’ services Canal Panda and Panda Biggs, discusses recent acquisitions and originals, as well as current content wish lists. Canal Panda targets preschool and upper-preschool children, from 4 to 7, while Panda Biggs is boy-skewing and targets older kids, from ...

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Eccho Rights Secures Sales for Japanese Game Show

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has licensed Ultimate Brain, a Japanese game show, in the U.K., Russia, Belgium and Denmark. Ultimate Brain has been picked up by Zig Zag in the U.K., Strix in Denmark, Sputnik in Belgium and Rossiya in Russia. The family-friendly program asks some of a country's most intelligent ...

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AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins

TV Kids recently spoke with Brian Robbins, the founder of AwesomenessTV, about creating content for the new generation, bringing the AwesomenessTV brand to linear television with a half-hour Nickelodeon series, and the opportunities he sees for mining DreamWorks Animation's deep library of IP. With almost a million subscribers and 200 ...

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NUVOtv Set to Bring Dexter to Basic Cable

LOS ANGELES: NUVOtv has licensed Showtime’s award-winning series Dexter, which is set to begin airing on the Latino entertainment network next month. The syndication deal marks the basic-cable debut of the serial-killer drama. The first episode is scheduled to air January 13 and will be followed by uncut episodes from ...

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