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Crackle Launches on Apple TV

CULVER CITY: The multi-platform entertainment network Crackle is now being offered on Apple TV, which is the first platform to feature Crackle content in high definition. Apple TV users will be able to access complementary titles from Crackle's vast catalogue ...

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BBC Two Slates Sleeping Beauty Stage Production

LONDON: This Christmas, BBC Two is set to air Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, a New Adventures stage production that was filmed at the Bristol Hippodrome in the U.K. earlier this year. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty puts a new spin on the classic story about Princess Aurora. The 105-minute film is ...

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Pivot Adds New Members to Executive Team

NEW YORK: Pivot, Participant Media’s network focused on Millennials, has added two new members to its executive team. Jennie Morris has been hired as the senior VP of acquisitions and operations, and Jerry Blake has been tapped as the senior VP of business and legal affairs. The new execs will ...

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Justin Gorman

As head of entertainment at the U.K.'s Channel 4, Justin Gorman is constantly on the lookout for programs that create buzz and attract viewers. WS: The U.K. market is crowded, but Channel 4 has carved a niche for itself. What do you want to offer viewers? GORMAN: The key for ...

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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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