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WWE Ups Execs to Lead Growth Initiatives

STAMFORD: WWE has elevated Michelle D. Wilson, George Barrios and Stephanie McMahon as part of the company's strategic growth efforts. Previously the chief marketing officer of WWE, Michelle D. Wilson has been promoted to chief revenue and marketing officer. In her new role she will be charged with managing the ...

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EO Holland Goes for Couch Diaries Format

TEL AVIV: A local treatment of Couch Diaries, a factual entertainment format from Artza Productions and Armoza Formats, has been ordered by EO in Holland for broadcast on Ned3. Couch Diaries watches as participants spend time living with strangers and sleeping on their sofas. Unlike the original Israeli version, which took ...

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Eccho Rights Sells Second Turkish Drama in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has sold the Turkish drama 20 Minutes to Sweden’s SVT, marking the second Turkish series licensed to the Scandinavian broadcaster. 20 Minutes, from producer Ay Yapim, will air in January and run in prime time for 12 weeks. SVT broadcasted The End, a popular drama also produced by ...

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Stonehenge Mini-Series Co-Pro Sells Worldwide

MONTREAL: Stonehenge Empire, a tentatively titled factual mini-series co-produced by October Films, Lightship Entertainment and Interspot Film, is headed to a handful of broadcasters around the globe. Stonehenge Empire has been licensed by BBC Two in the U.K., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Smithsonian Channel in the U.S., France 5, Austria's ORF ...

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Keshet’s Rising Star Travels to Portugal

TEL AVIV: Keshet International has secured yet another sale for the interactive talent format Rising Star, which is now getting a local treatment on TVI in Portugal. Rising Star is slated to premiere in Portugal next year. Since its debut at MIPCOM, the format has been picked up by ABC ...

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New Maya the Bee App Now Available

SCHELLE: Studio 100 and mixtvision Digital have internationally launched Maya the Bee: Flower Party, a Maya the Bee application that can be accessed in ten different languages. Maya the Bee: Flower Party features an assortment of mini-games focused on the adventures of Maya and her friends. The games teach young ...

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Video Interview: DRG’s Jeremy Fox

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Jeremy Fox, the founder and CEO of DRG, speaks with TV Europe about the advantages of the MTG Studios acquisition, while emphasizing that the company is still a "small distributor looking after independent producers."   DRG was built on three pillars: factual, fiction and ...

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Syfy Greenlights New Supernatural Action Drama

NEW YORK: Syfy has given the go-ahead to the scripted drama Dominion (working title), which is based on characters from the 2010 theatrical film Legion. Dominion is set in the year 25 A.E., a transformed post-apocalyptic future. The story follows as the ultimate celestial battle between good and evil descends ...

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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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