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BBC Brings Three Pay-TV Channels to Cambodia

SINGAPORE/LONDON: BBC World News, BBC Knowledge and BBC Lifestyle have joined Cambodia’s newest digital pay-TV platform, One TV. With this launch, the three will now potentially be available to the 1.2 million households subscribing to the Cambodian DTT service. BBC World News is a 24-hour international news and information channel. BBC Knowledge showcases high-quality ...

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Keshet Signs Trio of New Deals for Prisoners of War

LONDON: Keshet International has sold Prisoners of War, which the hit show Homeland is based on, to broadcasters in Scandinavia as well as to Hulu in the U.S. Prisoners of War focuses on two soldiers who have returned home after spending nearly two decades in captivity. Season one of the hit ...

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Bertelsmann Considers Reducing RTL Group Shares

LUXEMBOURG: The board of directors at RTL Group has learned that Bertelsmann is considering a reduction of its shareholdings in the outfit, though would still continue to hold a qualified majority. Bertelsmann currently holds 92.3 percent of the voting rights in RTL Group. Through a capital market transaction, Bertelsmann would ...

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Defiance Lands Syfy UK Slot

LONDON: The fantasy sci-fi drama Defiance has been scheduled for its U.K. debut on Syfy on April 16, just 24 hours after its U.S. launch. Syfy UK picked up the show in a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution. The series is set in the near future, but on an ...

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Event Review: NATPE

NEW YORK: World Screen looks at the deals, sessions and headline-making news to come out of NATPE, which celebrated its 50th birthday. There was much cause for celebration this week at NATPE. It was the 50th anniversary of the event ...

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How I Met Your Mother Set for Final Season

LOS ANGELES: How I Met Your Mother is returning to CBS for the 2013-14 broadcast season, when audiences will finally learn the identity of "the Mother." Series regulars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, as well as series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, ...

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CTV Drama Series to Air on ABC in the U.S.

MIAMI: Motive, a CTV original crime drama series, is set to debut on the ABC Television Network in the U.S. this summer. Distributed by NBCUniversal, Motive is filmed on location in Vancouver. The 13×1-hour show revolves around the life of a female homicide detective named Angie Flynn. It stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing), ...

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ABC Orders Family Game Show for Prime Time

BURBANK: The new prime-time game show Bet On Your Baby, slated to launch on ABC in April, sees parents trying to predict their child’s next moves in an effort to win money towards a college fund. The series, co-produced by Electus and 5×5 Media, is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who ...

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U.S. IPTV Growth Slows in Q4 2012

EL SEGUNDO: The growth of the IPTV market in the U.S. continued to decelerate in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to IHS Screen Digest. Verizon and AT&T, the two major IPTV players in the U.S., reported a combined gain of 326,000 video subscribers in the quarter, which is 19-percent less than the ...

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Beyond Distribution Unveils New Highlights

SYDNEY: This MIPTV Beyond Distribution plans to present Mother of the Bride and BBQ Crawl, both of which have been acquired from RTR Media. Mother of the Bride is a 13×30-minute series from RTR Media and Citizen Skull Productions. The show watches as a bride’s mother searches for something special to ...

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