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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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Top Programmers on Wish Lists, Brand Values

Nickelodeon’s Jules Borkent, Lagardère Active’s Caroline Cochaux, Disney’s Karen K. Miller, Cartoon Network’s Adina Pitt and KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin talked acquisitions, co-productions, brand values and more in conversation with World Screen’s Anna Carugati. Carugati began the session by asking, “What’s missing from the market?” Pitt, VP of content acquisitions and ...

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CBS All Access Coming to Apple TV

NEW YORK: CBS Corporation is bringing the digital SVOD and live-streaming service CBS All Access to Apple TV. CBS All Access will offer Apple TV users more than 7,500 episodes from current seasons, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream their local CBS ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: English Club TV

CANNES: The English Club TV channel, executives from which will be at MIPCOM, has been airing since 2008, with a mission to provide an educational service for viewers who are learning the English language. All programs airing on the network ...

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Video Interview with Heroes Reborn’s Tim Kring

NEW YORK: Tim Kring, the creator of the NBC miniseries Heroes Reborn, talks to TV Drama about the new show and today’s different viewing habits and media landscape.   Tim Kring had worked as a writer on several prime-time dramas, including Chicago Hope, Providence and Crossing Jordan, before creating Heroes. The ...

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ITV Studios Preps Four-Part Drama Tutankhamun

LONDON: Max Irons and Sam Neill have been cast in ITV's new four-part drama Tutankhamun, which is being produced by ITV Studios. Tutankhamun is based on the story of Howard Carter, played by Max Irons (Woman In Gold, The White Queen), and his discovery of the tomb of one of ...

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Kids’ Series Little Roy Notches Up Presales

DUBLIN: The hybrid live-action/animated series Little Roy, a joint CBeebies and CBBC commission, has secured presales with broadcasters in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium. The 52×14-minute series is headed to NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and VRT in Belgium. These new presales follow a previous pickup ...

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YTV Lines Up Part Two of Walmart Toy Testers

TORONTO: Walmart Canada has teamed up with Corus Entertainment and Traffik for Walmart Toy Testers, a special televised event spotlighting the retailer's annual toy testing, the second part of which is slated to air on YTV early next month. Hosted by YTV's Carlos with Toy Test Masters Marlow and Charlotte, ...

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