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ITV2 Goes for New Prank-Based Competition Show

LONDON: ITV2 in the U.K. has given the go-ahead to the competition series Prank Pad. The 8×1-hour production will see a group of eight tricksters compete through pranks to be the last one standing in order to win six months of rent-free living. Whizz Kid Entertainment is producing the show ...

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BBC One Doc to Commemorate Aardman Anniversary

LONDON: Later this month, BBC One is slated to air A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman, a documentary that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the titular British animation studio. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman looks at the award-winning company's work across film, television and advertising. ...

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Jim Henson Company Taps Lionsgate Exec for Sales Post

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company, which is headed to MIPJunior and MIPCOM with such highlights as Dot., Splash! and Word Party, has appointed Anna Moorefield as its new director of global distribution. Moorefield will be responsible for worldwide home entertainment and digital sales at The Jim Henson Company. Prior to ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: TCB Media Rights

CANNES: From the producer of the popular series Wheeler Dealers comes Deals, Wheels and Steals, which TCB Media Rights is presenting at MIPCOM. Paul Heaney, the company’s CEO, says he sees the potential for sales as a finished series and also as a format for the show. The 6×30-minute series ...

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CBC/Radio-Canada Scores 2022, 2024 Olympic Games

TORONTO: In a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), CBC/Radio-Canada has picked up the Canadian broadcast rights for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2024 Olympic Games. With this agreement, CBC/Radio-Canada becomes the country's Olympic network and official broadcaster for the next five Olympic Games, including Rio ...

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Travel Channel Goes for Season Two of Man Finds Food

NEW YORK: Travel Channel has renewed the culinary/travel series Man Finds Food for a sophomore season, set to kick off next year.  The series, hosted by comfort food connoisseur Adam Richman, will air next summer across Scripps Networks’s international portfolio of channels in 100-plus countries and territories, including on Travel ...

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Portfolio Establishes Animation Studio in Toronto

TORONTO: Portfolio Entertainment has set up its own animation studio in Toronto, Portfolio Animation, which will be led by Julie Stall. Stall is currently serving as the company's senior VP of production. She is joined at Portfolio Animation by Sonya Carey, the head of studio operations, while Dave Beatty is ...

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Bomanbridge Media to Distribute XRC in Asia

SINGAPORE: Bomanbridge Media has acquired the exclusive Asian rights for Cisneros Media’s clip show XRC. The series was created using a library of more than a thousand hours of extreme video action, including high-speed pursuits, police shootouts, devastating fires, and more. The news images and clips were captured by the ...

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