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MTV UK Commissions Ex on the Beach

LONDON: MTV UK is set to air a new relationship-centered reality show next spring before broadcasting it internationally to more than 60 branded channels. The network commissioned the series, called Ex on the Beach, from Whizz Kid Entertainment. It will be executive produced by Regan and Lisa Chapman and Suzanne ...

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Teenage Fairytale Dropouts Lands on ABC TV

SYDNEY: SLR Productions has unveiled that the flash-animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is headed to ABC TV in Australia. Teenage Fairytale Dropouts follows the adventures of Jeremiah, Fury and Trafalgar, the teen relatives of such famous fairytale characters as the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, the Tooth Fairy and ...

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Keep Your Light Shining Licensed in China

ISTANBUL: Global Agency's new talent format Keep Your Light Shining is being adapted in China by Zhejiang TV, marking the first international version. Keep Your Light Shining has been optioned in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the Middle East, Turkey, the U.S. and Australia. The format focuses solely on vocal talent, ...

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Belgian Comedy That Awkward Moment Heads to New Markets

LONDON: The comedy series That Awkward Moment, which originated in Belgium, has been licensed to WDR in Germany and SBS6 in the Netherlands, along with ITV Studios optioning the format rights for an Australian adaptation. The 8×30-minute series is represented by CAN’T STOP Media. Following its success on 2BE in ...

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New President at ABC Family

BURBANK: Tom Ascheim, who previously served as executive VP and general manager of Nickelodeon Television and CEO of Newsweek, has been tapped as the new president of ABC Family. Ascheim takes on the new role effective immediately. He joined Viacom in 1990 as VP of Nickelodeon business development and media ...

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Ronan Keating On Board Postman Pat Film

LOS ANGELES: Ronan Keating, a singer/songwriter/actor from the U.K., has joined the voice cast of Postman Pat: The Movie, which is due to hit theaters in the country on Friday, May 23, 2014. Keating, who currently serves as a judge on The X Factor Australia, will provide the singing voice ...

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Showtime Goes for Season Four of Episodes

LOS ANGELES: The Showtime comedy Episodes, which stars Matt LeBlanc, has been renewed for a fourth season. The Showtime-BBC co-production will have nine new episodes, heading back into production in 2014. The series is created and executive produced by award-winning writing partners David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About ...

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NBCU Establishes Unscripted Development Unit

LONDON: NBCUniversal International Television Production is launching a dedicated unscripted development unit, which will be overseen by David Mortimer as senior VP of factual and entertainment. The unit will have two complementary teams: one focused on shiny-floor entertainment shows, the other on returnable high-end factual entertainment formats. Mortimer said: “By ...

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DHX Media Shores Up Asian Sales

HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON: DHX Media has sold a range of kids' programming for free TV, on demand and home entertainment to broadcasters across Asia. MediaCorp in Singapore picked up 228 half hours of programming, in a deal that includes on-demand rights for all episodes of Bo on the Go, both seasons ...

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