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Ella Bella Bingo to Air on Jeem TV

SINGAPORE/QATAR: The animated preschool series Ella Bella Bingo is set to air in the Middle East and North Africa via Jeem TV, formerly known as Al Jazeera Children's Channel. The series is a co-production by August Media Holdings and Norway's Kool Produktion AS. The show was recently optioned by Norwegian broadcaster ...

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HISTORY Secures Pay DTT Deal in Norway

LONDON: A+E Networks continues to build up the presence of HISTORY in Norway, scoring a pay DTT deal with RiksTV. HISTORY becomes available to RiksTV subscribers starting today, reaching around 500,000 customers. The channel is delivering series such as Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Duck Dynasty. Bakori Davis, the VP ...

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BBC Two Commissions Follow-Up to Twenty Twelve

LONDON: BBC Two has planned a follow-up to the BAFTA-winning comedy Twenty Twelve with the newly commissioned W1A. Hugh Bonneville plays Ian Fletcher, the ex head of the Olympic deliverance commission, who is now taking on the role of head of values at the BBC. The series is not envisioned ...

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Co-Branded Products for Care Bears & Little Twin Stars

NEW YORK: AG Properties and Sanrio are collaborating on a multi-category licensing campaign in Japan featuring merchandise inspired by Care Bears and Little Twin Stars. The three-year program is comprised of apparel, stationery and accessories aimed at women over the age of 18. Some of the products will be released ...

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Aereo to Enter New Market

LONG ISLAND CITY: Aereo is gearing up to enter its tenth market, Baltimore, where it will launch on December 16 to more than 2.7 million consumers in central Maryland. The controversial service will be available in 11 counties across central Maryland. This follows on its previous launches in Boston, Atlanta, ...

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FremantleMedia Opens Norway Hub, Hires Petter Testmann-Koch as MD

LONDON: FremantleMedia has set up a production operation in Oslo, Norway, tapping the Norwegian producer Petter Testmann-Koch to serve as managing director. Testmann-Koch will be working to set up the FremantleMedia Norge operations and build the production team. He is responsible for day-to-day management as well as for driving the ...

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Streaming Deal for Nick Content in China

SINGAPORE/BEIJING: Nickelodeon programming will be streamed on the online video platform Sohu in China beginning this month, with more than 200 hours to be made available, including episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The deal between Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia and Sohu Video will enable ...

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Vietnamese Carriage for Asian Food Channel

SINGAPORE: Vietnamese pay-TV operator HTVC Cable TV System will launch Scripps Networks Interactive's Asian Food Channel to its 700,000-plus subscribers on December 10. The 24-hour regional food and lifestyle network will be carried exclusively on Television Media Service Company's platform in the basic tier. “The launch in Vietnam builds on our ...

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