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News Corp. Q3 Profit & Revenue Up

NEW YORK: News Corporation has reported $9.54 billion in total revenue for the three months ended March 31, a 14-percent increase year-on-year. More than half of this revenue increase was from growth at the Cable Networks Programming, Filmed Entertainment and ...

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WWE & The Bridge Direct Collaborate on New Toy Line

STAMFORD: WWE and toy manufacturer The Bridge Direct have inked a multi-year deal to create and market WWE-themed construction toys. Meant for youngsters between the ages of 4 and 14, the collection will include figures, accessories and construction bricks to build personalized playsets. The toys are inspired by a number ...

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Sony Swings to Profit

TOKYO: In its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, Sony Corporation announced its first net profit in five years, with earnings of 43 billion yen ($458 million). Last year, Sony posted an annual loss of 457 billion yen ($4.6 billion), marking the worst in its 66-year history. ...

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Report: Pay-TV Revenue Growth to Slow

LONDON: Price competition and the prevalence of free DTT in many markets will result in slower growth in pay-TV revenues over the next five years, according to a new report, as compared with the period from 2007 to 2012. Informa ...

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Venevision & SET Partner for Miss Venezuela Reality Series

MIAMI: Venevision and Sony Entertainment Television have agreed to co-produce Miss Venezuela, All for the Crown, a new reality show chronicling the weeks leading up to the popular beauty pageant. Miss Venezuela, All for the Crown (Miss Venezuela, Todo Por La Corona) will document the experiences of the candidates as ...

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FremantleMedia Sweden Names New MD

LONDON: Magnus Karlsson-Lamm has been selected as the new managing director for FremantleMedia Sweden, FremantleMedia’s Swedish production division. In his new role, which will become effective on September 1, Karlsson-Lamm will be charged with overseeing all development and production operations in Sweden. He will collaborate with various parts of the FremantleMedia ...

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Disney Interactive Releases Storytelling App

GLENDALE: Disney Interactive has launched Story, a digital storytelling app for the iPhone and iPod touch that transforms photos and videos into personal narratives. The free application accesses the photo and video library on a user’s device and then organizes the media into digital experiences based on time and location. ...

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ITV Goes for More of The Bletchley Circle

LONDON: ITV has ordered a four-episode second season of The Bletchley Circle, a code-breaking thriller, which is adding Hattie Morahan to the cast. The Bletchley Circle follows the lives of four women who work for a top-secret organization during the Second World War. The World Productions show stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael ...

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Pair of Globo Telenovelas Head to Venezuela

SÃO PAULO: The successful Globo telenovelas The Life We Lead and Brazil Avenue are set to air on the Cisneros Group’s Venevision Plus cable channel in Venezuela. The Life We Lead focuses on a tennis player who wakes up from a coma after five years. The show was recently picked ...

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