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Halle Berry Working on Hannibal Mini-Series for HISTORY

NEW YORK: HISTORY has a new scripted mini-series in development, Hannibal (working title), which will be executive produced by Halle Berry. The mini will tell the story of Hannibal Barca and his archrival Scipio Africanus, who went head-to-head in the Second Punic War. The project will be co-produced by A+E ...

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Karadayi Secures Sales in MENA Region

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has sold Karadayi, a Turkish drama from Ay Yapim, to a number of broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa. Karadayi has been snapped up by Qatar TV, CBC in Egypt, MTV in Lebanon and Rotana in the Gulf. The show, which stars Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and ...

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BBC One Goes for Trio of New Series

LONDON: BBC One has lined up three new titles, Our Girl, Grey Mates and Inside KFC, for broadcast in 2014. Starring Lacey Turner, Our Girl is a 5×1-hour drama series from BBC Drama Production about a woman who becomes a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Hat Trick Productions' ...

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Fashion Forward

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Fashion-based formats are using social media to deepen audience engagement and creating commercial opportunities for broadcasters and advertisers. The fashion industry was once considered a snobbish and somewhat reclusive outlet, where there was a clear divide between those ...

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Channel 4 Series to Spotlight British Cars

LONDON: Channel 4 is set to begin airing Cars, a tentatively titled show led by Philip Glenister, known for his roles in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Cars focuses on Glenister's love for British-made automobiles, including the Ford Escort Mexico, MGTC, Mini Cooper MK1, Triumph Stag and the ...

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ATF Spotlight: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

SINGAPORE: Earlier this year, RTL Group and CBS Studios International teamed up to launch RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network for Southeast Asia. “We have received a fantastic response from all key operators in the market,” says Jonas Engwall, the CEO of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “After announcing the RTL ...

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ATF Spotlight: Media Development Authority of Singapore

SINGAPORE: From Infinite Studios, HBO Asia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) comes the detective drama Serangoon Road. Infinite Studios is among the companies supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). “The collaboration with HBO Asia and ABC TV has been great,” says Yeo Chun Cheng, the assistant ...

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ATF Spotlight: Keshet International

SINGAPORE: Keshet International is presenting Prisoners of War, the Israeli format that led to the creation of the Emmy Award-winning drama Homeland in the U.S., at the ATF. “In the wake of its prestigious win for Grand Prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards, Prisoners of War has been on ...

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ATF Spotlight: GMA Worldwide

SINGAPORE: There are several factors that draw regular buyers toward GMA’s titles, according to Roxanne Barcelona, the VP of GMA Worldwide, the distribution arm of the Filipino broadcaster. She points to the “compelling story lines, powerful acting, wonderful cinematography featuring a picturesque tropical countryside and the cultural parallels with our ...

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Comet ISON Takes Center Stage in NHK Special

TOKYO: NHK's General TV is scheduled to broadcast footage of the comet ISON, which was originally expected to pass close to Earth this week. The footage was filmed with a special 4K high-definition camera above Ontario, Canada. It was obtained by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata on ...

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