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eOne Begins Production on New Lifestyle Show

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One Television (eOne) has started production on One Night Stand with Annie Sibonney, a culinary travel series set to broadcast on Discovery World Canada and Discovery Asia. One Night Stand with Annie Sibonney watches as the From Spain with Love host visits late-night eateries around the globe, including in such cities ...

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Electus Hires First VP of Unscripted Television

LOS ANGELES: Electus has named Jessica Sebastian, previously the senior director of development at the Style Network, as its first VP of unscripted television. The hire marks the company's continued expansion in the unscripted space as well as growth across its overall business. Sebastian will be developing, directing and producing ...

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BBC One Orders More Citizen Khan

LONDON: BBC One has commissioned a 7×30-minute third season of Citizen Khan, a family sitcom created by and starring Adil Ray. Citizen Khan is about a self-appointed community leader who has a wife and two daughters. The show is filmed on location in Birmingham in front of a studio audience. ...

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Channel 4 Dedicates Night to The IT Crowd

LONDON: Channel 4 is dedicating an entire evening, on December 28, to The IT Crowd, including airing a specially commissioned doc, The IT Crowd Manual. The night will kick off with The IT Crowd 2013 special The Internet is Coming at 9 p.m. This will be followed up at 10 ...

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Tree Fu Tom Launches New Retail Initiatives

LONDON: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has kicked off a major brand and retail campaign for Tree Fu Tom, a preschool property that recently debuted its second season on CBeebies. Alongside the premiere of Tree Fu Tom's new season this fall, CBeebies began a promotional campaign that included screening an ...

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CASBAA to Shine Spotlight on the Philippines

HONG KONG: CASBAA is planning to kick off 2014 with the event Philippines in View, which is scheduled for January 21 at the Edsa Shangri-La in Manila. Speakers and panelists from across all sectors of the multichannel TV industry will be on hand to discuss the pitfalls and challenges of ...

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ATF Opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information, delivered the opening address as Asia TV Forum and Screen Singapore officially kicked off today, with some 4,000 delegates from more than 60 markets expected to be on site at the Marina Bay Sands. Ahead of Ibrahim's address, Michelle Lim, managing ...

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Laurel and Hardy Biopic in the Works

LONDON: A 90-minute biopic about the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy is being produced by the BBC's in-house comedy department in association with The Weinstein Company and Lookout Point. The feature, titled Stan and Ollie, will tell the story of the pair's U.K. tour in 1953, which wound up being ...

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m4e Welcomes Jo Daris

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: Jo Daris, who was most recently with Studio 100, has joined m4e, responsible for strategic and business development. Daris had been with Studio 100 since 2006, having joined to help the company develop its international business. He was instrumental in the acquisition of E.M. Entertainment in Germany, the creation ...

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