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French Drama The Returned Rolls Out Across Asia

LONDON: The International Emmy-winning French drama The Returned (a.k.a. Rebound) has notched up several deals across Asia, courtesy of Zodiak Rights. The Canal+ series is headed to Thailand on pay-TV channel True Vision Series, marking the service's first-ever acquisition of a French drama. Another pay-TV operator, now TV, has bought the ...

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STUDIOCANAL Invests in U.K. Production Outfit

PARIS/LONDON: Bolstering its position in the TV space, STUDIOCANAL has picked up a majority interest in British outfit RED, whose credits include the BAFTA-winning Last Tango in Halifax on BBC One. CANAL+ Group's studio already owns a majority stake in TANDEM Communications. The deal for RED advances its strategy to ...

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Shine International to Rep will.i.am Doc

LONDON: Shine International has acquired the distribution rights for On the Road with will.i.am, a documentary spotlighting the first solo world tour of the Black Eyed Peas musician. Update Productions' On the Road with will.i.am will include a number of interviews and live performances. The hour-long special, which is currently ...

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Starz Play Now Available on Xbox 360

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz Play, an online TV Everywhere service for Starz subscribers, is being offered on Xbox Live for Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Starz Play features a selection of Starz original series and premium movies. The service has launched in the U.S. as a free download ...

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Tricon Adds to U.S. Factual Development Team

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has appointed Jeffrey Hevert to the newly created post of VP of U.S factual development. Hevert will work out of the Tricon's Los Angeles office under Andrea Gorfolova, the company's president. He previously served as the VP of U.S. alternative development and current programming at ...

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Celebrity Name Game Cleared in 80 Percent of U.S.

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: Debmar-Mercury has closed deals that deliver the game show Celebrity Name Game in more than 80 percent of the U.S. Debmar-Mercury signed an agreement for the show to air on 58 Sinclair Broadcast Group stations as well as one that brings it to four CBS Television Stations ...

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FremantleMedia International & Sky Vision Swap Execs

LONDON: Angela Neillis has left her role as the head of acquisitions at Sky Vision to join FremantleMedia International (FMI) as director of non-scripted, replacing Niki Page, who is headed to Sky Vision to fill Neillis' post. Neillis will now be responsible for overseeing non-scripted content both from FremantleMedia's production ...

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FremantleMedia North America Pacts with StyleHaul

BURBANK: FremantleMedia North America has struck up a deal with the online fashion network StyleHaul to develop multiple projects. The first series to come from the deal is The Crew, which is currently in post-production. The ten-episode entertainment talk show features YouTube sensations Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Jim Chapman and ...

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Dori Media Sends Little Mom to Russia, Ukraine

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group has sold the prime-time comedy format Little Mom to 1+1 Media's TET TV channel for a local version to broadcast in Russia and the Ukraine. Little Mom centers on what happens to women's lives after they have children. The original version of the program is ...

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Video Interview: David Rocco

NEW YORK: The TV producer and host David Rocco talks to TV Real about his new series David Rocco's Dolce India.   Growing up in an Italian family, Rocco learned about cooking as a way of bringing people together. He took his passion for food and flair for acting to ...

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