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AMC Greenlights Unscripted Arm Wrestling Series

NEW YORK: AMC has greenlit a new unscripted series, King of Arms, which looks at the highly competitive world of arm wrestling, and has also renewed Small Town Security. King of Arms comes from Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik, the producers behind Deadliest Catch, and Dan Ilani, a partner at ...

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Digimon Fusion Licensed to ITV

LONDON: Digimon Fusion, which is the sixth installment in Saban Brands' successful Digimon franchise, is headed to ITV for broadcast in 2014. Additionally, Saban and MarVista Entertainment have announced that ITV Studios Global Entertainment will be representing the property for consumer products licensing and promotion in the U.K. Product launches ...

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Nick Jr. Pickup for Wanda and the Alien

LONDON: CAKE has signed an agreement with Nickelodeon to bring Wanda and the Alien to more than 70 Nick and Nick Jr. channels internationally, outside of the U.S. The preschool series will begin in its run on Nickelodeon's international channels starting in late 2014. The show is co-produced by Random ...

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Ovation Returning to Time Warner Cable Lineup

NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable and Ovation have reached a new carriage agreement, as the arts network has pledged to deliver 200 more hours of original programming in the next year. Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks dropped Ovation back in January of this year, citing the network's small ...

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Ziggo Rejects Liberty Global Offer

AMSTERDAM: Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has rejected a takeover offer from Liberty Global. "The potential offer was considered inadequate and there is no certainty that Ziggo will receive any revised offer," the company said in a statement. Liberty Global holds 28.5 percent of Ziggo. According to ...

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AGP Lines Up New Licensees for Care Bears

NEW YORK: AG Properties (AGP) has secured new licensing partners for its popular Care Bears property in Europe, Latin America and Asia. AGP has renewed its agreement with Somerbond in Europe for new Care Bears-themed t-shirts, sweatshirts and leggings for females. In Latin America, St. Jacks will launch a line ...

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BSkyB Revenue Increases, Profit Dips

LONDON: BSkyB has reported a decrease in its first-quarter profit, mainly due to costs from its Premier League battle with rival BT, though revenue for the period was up 7 percent. Revenue for the group increased 7 percent to £1.84 billion ($2.96 billion). Profit was down 8 percent £285 million ...

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Terranoa Scores with Picasso Doc

PARIS: Terranoa has landed new presales and sales for Picasso, The Legacy, a 52-minute event documentary co-produced by Gedeon Programmes and Welcome and commissioned by Arte. Presales were made by VRT, Sky Arte in Italy and Canal 22 in Mexico, while sales came from TSR, NRK and SVT. Additional deals ...

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Travel Channel President Announces Resignation

KNOXVILLE: Laureen Ong, who has served as the president of Travel Channel since 2010, is resigning at the end of the month. During Ong's tenure Travel Channel's programming schedule has grown tremendously. She contributed to the launch of such successful productions as Hotel Impossible, Monumental Mysteries and Airport 24/7: Miami. ...

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Globo Productions Prove Popular in Eastern Europe

SÃO PAULO: A number of Globo productions are currently airing in Eastern Europe, including on the Serbian channel Happy TV. Happy TV is broadcasting The Life We Lead, which centers on the lives of two sisters, and The Enchanted Tale, a love story. The network is set to debut Irrational ...

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