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Killing Kennedy Delivers Record Ratings for Nat Geo

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The premiere of Killing Kennedy on National Geographic Channel garnered record ratings for the network, averaging a 2.8 household rating. This marked the second highest HH in network history. Killing Kennedy delivered a 1.1 with persons 24 to 54 on Sunday, November 10, at 8 p.m. The broadcast ...

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DISCOP Africa Sees Attendance Growth

LOS ANGELES/JOHANNESBURG: The eighth edition of DISCOP Africa drew an 18-percent increase in attendance over last year's event, with delegates representing 670 companies. This year's event drew attendees from more than 300 TV stations and pay-TV platforms. The DISCOPRO conference agenda shined a light on producers and co-production opportunities. During ...

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Amberwood to Bring Mexican Brand to the Small Screen

OTTAWA/QUERETARO: Amberwood Entertainment has licensed the rights to develop an animated TV show inspired by Fulanitos, a popular merchandising property that originated in Mexico. Fulanitos has been enjoyed by children in Mexico for more than 17 years. The brand distributes its own products, which include plush dolls, bags, stationery and ...

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New L.A.-Based Production Co. to Specialize in 4K Content

LOS ANGELES: Four K Productions is a brand-new outfit that is dedicated to the development, production and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/Ultra HD format. Its first production, Mix:LA, has already been completed. The company will soon announce its full slate of original programs in ...

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Dasym Media Starts Up Family Entertainment Fund

LOS ANGELES: Dasym Media, part of Dasym Investment Strategies, has kicked off a new $100-million multimedia kids' and family property fund. The fund, led by Steve Waterman, Bruce Stein and Charlie Coker, will help source, acquire and invest in family properties that are globally appealing. It will concentrate on the ...

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CANAL+ Group to Develop Network of YouTube Channels

PARIS: CANAL+ Group is launching a multichannel network on YouTube dedicated to the broadcasts of CANAL+, D8, D17 and i>Télé. Starting from December, there will be about 20 YouTube channels designed around flagship shows such as Le Grand Journal, Before and Petit Journal, as well as topical channels, notably for ...

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Warner Bros. Renews First-Look Deal with VIP

BURBANK: Warner Bros. International Television Production has inked a new three-year deal for a first look at upcoming television formats from Ireland's Vision Independent Productions (VIP). The original agreement, which sees the company having the exclusive first rights to sell the formats of VIP's product, dates back to 2011. Formats ...

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U.K. Indie NERD TV Sets Up Shop in the U.S.

LONDON: The factual production company NERD TV is opening an office in Los Angeles to support a recent raft of U.S. commissions. The new U.S. hub will be led by NERD co-founder and creative director John Farrar. The company is currently looking to hire an L.A.-based head of development and ...

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Ricky Ow Takes Top Job at Turner Asia-Pac

HONG KONG: Ricky Ow, who stepped down from his post at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia in August, has been tapped as the new president of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, succeeding Steve Marcopoto. Ow was most recently the executive VP and general manager of SPT Networks Asia, overseeing a ...

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