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Robyn Nash Productions in Reality Deal with DLT

NEW YORK/LONDON: DLT Entertainment has teamed up with Robyn Nash Productions to develop new reality programming for the U.S. and the U.K. Robyn Nash, who runs Robyn Nash Productions, will collaborate with Don Taffner, Jr., the president of DLT, on adapting formats for the U.S. She will also work with ...

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Amazon Lines Up Partners to Push 4K Ultra HD

SEATTLE: Amazon Instant Video is working with partners such as Samsung, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox and Discovery to offer consumers a premium 4K Ultra HD experience. 4K is the latest in high-definition video, using displays at an aspect ratio of at least 16:9 and capable of showcasing a video ...

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Armoza Sends I Can Do That! to Italy

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats' I Can Do That!, a prime-time studio entertainment format, has been licensed by Italy's RAI in partnership with Banijay. I Can Do That! watches as local celebrities complete various challenges in front of a live audience. The show will be titled Si può fare! in Italy, where ...

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TV Formats: 2013 Year in Review

TV Formats takes a look back at the headline-making deals and buzz-generating concepts that shook up the format industry in 2013. While the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands have long been regarded as creative hot spots, 2013 certainly showed the format market that good ideas can come from anywhere. ...

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CBeebies Lines Up More Grandpa in My Pocket

LONDON: Grandpa in My Pocket, a comedy series starring James Bolam, is slated to air on CBeebies for a fourth season. The upcoming season will feature new stories, locations and characters. It will focus on Josh and Elsie, the cousins of Jason, who is now a teenager. The family has ...

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ABC Family Gets WATCH Live Streaming Service

BURBANK: The new WATCH ABC Family offering, which launches today, offers viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24-hour viewing of the network on a variety of devices. The launch of WATCH ABC Family follows on the success of ...

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GroupM to Launch Advanced Television Unit

NEW YORK: GroupM has set up a new innovative TV business unit, Modi Media, which will be led by Michael Bologna. Bologna currently serves as GroupM's director of emerging communications, a position that is being folded into the new role at Modi Media. The unit will cover four areas: digital ...

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Israel’s yes to Launch Pay-OTT Service

JERUSALEM: The Israeli satellite TV operator yes has teamed up with the pay-OTT provider Tvinci to create GO, the country's first personal and social multiscreen TV service. With more than 40 linear channels and thousands of hours of premium VOD, yes GO will be available to access on PCs, Macs, ...

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Roku Unveils Smart TV

LAS VEGAS: Roku, best known for its devices that stream Internet video to televisions, has announced Roku TV, a new generation of Smart TVs. Roku TV gives consumers a Roku home screen that puts all content sources in one place. CL and Hisense are the first partners. The company plans to ...

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LOVEFiLM Signs Exclusive U.K. Pact for Season Two of Vikings

LONDON: Amazon's LOVEFiLM and MGM Television have agreed to an exclusive agreement for the U.K. streaming rights for the second season of Vikings. Debuting February 28, the second installment will have ten episodes. Each new weekly episode will be available to stream the day after its U.S. linear broadcast. All ...

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