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Travel Channel Greenlights Three Original Pilots

CHEVY CHASE: Travel Channel is moving forward with production for three new original pilots, including Booze Traveler (working title), in which entrepreneur Jack Maxwell explores different countries and their cocktails. Also greenlit for production is Great Escapes (working title), which features the extreme escape artist Steve Santini as he examines ...

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Military Channel Being Renamed American Heroes Channel

PASADENA: Discovery Communications is changing the name of its Military Channel to American Heroes Channel (AHC) as of March 3. The brand expansion features a broader programming mix, targeted at an audience of 25- to 54-year-olds, with a male skew. The network will explore stories in which a challenge appears ...

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Amazon Prime to Stream Veronica Mars TV Show

SEATTLE: Amazon's Prime Instant Video service will be the exclusive online-only subscription destination for streaming the TV series Veronica Mars, in time for the March 14 debut of the new movie based on the hit show. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution licensed the rights to Amazon. Through Prime Instant Video, ...

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MP & Silva Holds On to Brazilian Football Rights Until 2015

MIAMI: MP & Silva and Globo, the exclusive distributor of Campeonato Paulista and Brasileirao, have extended their partnership for the distribution rights for the Brazilian championship in selected countries in Europe and Asia until 2015. MP & Silva retains its rights for Campeonato Brasileiro da Série A (also known as ...

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Rivals-in-Law Attracts New Broadcasters

ISTANBUL: Global Agency's cooking reality format Rivals-in-Law has launched on Abu Dhabi TV in the MENA region to solid ratings, and is attracting new buyers from around the world. The original Turkish series has been licensed by Channel 7 in Kazakhstan, Alfa TV Dooel in Macedonia, Nova Serbia in Serbia ...

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Dawn Parouse Olmstead Takes on Development Role at UPC

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UPC) has tapped Dawn Parouse Olmstead (Prison Break, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) to head up the studio's development team. Olmstead will oversee the development and sale of all scripted series for UCP. Richard Rothstein will head up the studio’s current team, which will service UCP ...

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Cult Comedy Series Stromberg Gets Movie Funding

COLOGNE: Brainpool is bringing its cult comedy hit Stromberg to the big screen, after raising 1 million euros in fan funding for the financing of the film. Stromberg has aired for five seasons on ProSieben. It will now get a film adaptation, Stromberg: The Film, which will hit theaters on ...

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Cyberchase Math Series Gets Augmented Reality App

ARLINGTON: PBS KIDS has launched a new augmented reality application based on the math series Cyberchase. The app, Cyberchase Shape Quest, is available exclusively for the iPad from launch. In the next few months it will be expanded to select Android devices. The application features the Cyberchase characters Buzz and ...

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