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New HISTORY Series Follows Epic Treasure Hunt

NEW YORK: In the new HISTORY series The Curse of Oak Island, two brothers from the state of Michigan attempt to discover treasure that has been hidden on a mysterious island for more than 200 years. Oak Island in the North Atlantic is supposedly filled with booby-traps to help hide ...

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NBC to Make Olympics Coverage Available for Live Streaming

NEW YORK: More than 100 million cable, satellite and telco customers in the U.S. are gaining access to live streaming content of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, by verifying their accounts through NBCOlympics.com. There will be more than 1,000 hours of live streaming Olympics coverage available to ...

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Let There Be Drama

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. Jay Stuart looks at the trend toward scripted factual fare and what it means for the documentary business. Fact, fiction or something in between, the latest hot trend in television programming is big-budget scripted factual programs on channels ...

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More Merchandise for Maya the Bee

MILAN: Planeta Junior has inked a licensing deal with Star that involves the production of a new line of products based on the popular Maya the Bee brand. The agreement includes such merchandise as kids' watches, wall clocks and cushions, among many other items, all of which will feature colorful ...

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MediaCorp Channels Go All Digital

SINGAPORE: All seven of MediaCorp's free-to-air channels are now broadcasting in digital, with plans to have them all in HD by 2016. Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham are going HD, while Channel NewsAsia, Channel U and okto will be upgraded to high definition by 2016. The public can ...

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Australia’s Seven Adds More Magic Programming

SYDNEY: Seven has secured the rights for The Happenings and Tricked, which join a fourth season of Dynamo: Magician Impossible on its prime-time schedule in 2014. The Happenings features magicians Barry and Stuart as they head to four unsuspecting towns in the U.S. and the U.K. The pair will be ...

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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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