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K’NEX Brands to Create PAC-MAN Building Toys

NEW YORK/HATFIELD: 41 Entertainment (41e) has given K’NEX Brands a license to develop a line of construction toys for the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures brand around the world, excluding Japan. The product line will feature Mystery Figure Packs, Maze Assortments and the Ghost Regeneration Chamber/Power Pellet Tree Assortment. Characters such ...

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Report: Free Streaming Rivals SVOD

PORT WASHINGTON: Free TV streaming is becoming a growing trend with traditional television customers, almost level with SVOD usage, according to The NPD Group, which also finds that Hulu.com is the leader in this segment. According to NPD’s Free Streaming TV report, 12 percent of U.S. TV watchers say they have streamed shows ...

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Nat Geo Channel to Co-Produce Okies vs. Aliens Pilots

TORONTO: National Geographic Channel has announced its plans to co-produce a pair of pilots for Okies vs. Aliens in collaboration with Shark Teeth Films. The show watches as a team of redneck outdoorsmen travel across Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana in search of "alien invaders" on residential properties, farmland and in natural ...

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Formats Take Center Stage in Latin America

NEW YORK: The growth of the format business in Latin America was evident at NATPE last week, judging by the flurry of announcements in both the scripted and unscripted spaces. Warner Bros., in particular, had plenty of news to share ahead of the market in Miami. Its library FX show ...

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Cartoon Network LatAm to Debut Sendokai Champions

MADRID: Nottingham Forest has made a television agreement with Turner Broadcasting System Latin America to air Sendokai Champions, an animated kids’ series, on Cartoon Network in Latin America. As a result of the deal, the show will air in more than 50 countries throughout the region starting in June. The ...

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Super Bowl XLVII Ranks as Third Most-Watched Event

NEW YORK: Last night’s Super Bowl averaged 108.4 million, making it the third most-watched game of all time. Preliminary ratings results from Super Bowl XLVII on CBS show an overnight rating of 48.1 percent, with a 71 share in the 56 metered markets across the U.S. Last night’s game, which ...

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CBS Chello Zone UK & EMEA Channels Get New On-Air Look

LONDON: New on-air brand identities have been created across all CBS Chello Zone channels in the U.K. and EMEA, with new programming in place for the spring season as well. The new look launches across EMEA today. The revamp was done by Studio Hansa. In the U.K., the new visuals can ...

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MediaCorp Offers Toggle OTT Service

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp’s Toggle OTT service offers entertainment, news and information online, on smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Viewers can choose to subscribe to their preferred channels or movies or they can register at no additional cost to watch free local content where MediaCorp has rights to. The Toggle catch-up service ...

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Cloudbabies Lands Three New Publishing Partners

LONDON: Hoho Rights has inked deals with a trio of new publishing partners for Cloudbabies, a successful preschool program created by Bridget Appleby. Immediate Media Company will be developing a magazine app for the brand, which has been featured in CBeebies Weekly since its premiere last year. Studio Liddell, which animates the ...

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