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Scorpion TV Scores International Sales, Adds to Slate

LONDON: Scorpion TV has secured international sales for a range of content across the globe, along with acquiring the film Zapped: The Buzz About Mosquitoes and adding to its sales team. CUNY in the U.S. has picked up 26 episodes of Attitude, which presents notable achievements of people with disabilities. TV3 in Spain signed on ...

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ITV Renews You’re Back in the Room

LONDON: ITV has commissioned producer Tuesday's Child to make a second season of the game show You're Back in the Room, a series that showcases the power of hypnosis. The 4×1-hour series will again be hosted by Phillip Schofield. In each episode, five strangers take on a series of simple ...

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CBBC Renews Hank Zipzer for Season Three

HALIFAX: DHX Media has been commissioned by CBBC to produce a third season of the children’s comedy series Hank Zipzer, starring Henry Winkler. The series is based on the New York Times best-selling book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, co-written by Winkler and Lin Oliver and published by ...

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India’s Videocon d2h Adds to HD Lineup

MUMBAI: The English-language channels STAR Movies Select HD and FOX Life HD have joined the lineup of India's Videocon d2h. With the addition of STAR Movies Select HD and FOX Life HD, the Indian DTH service now has a total of 37 high-definition channels. Videocon d2h plans to continue to ...

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The Hairy Bikers Take On the Baltics in New Show

LONDON: The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure, a new six-episode series, will see the British television presenters visit various countries in the Baltic region, including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The Hairy Bikers series follow Dave Myers and Si King as they explore different foods and locations. The new ...

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Travel Channel Adds to Hotel Impossible Franchise

CHEVY CHASE: Travel Channel has expanded the Hotel Impossible franchise with the addition of two new shows, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets and Hotel Impossible: Showdown. Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets will be comprised of eight half-hour episodes following hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri on his mission to uncover the secrets ...

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Sanrio’s Janet Hsu Tapped as Saban Brands CEO

LOS ANGELES: Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu, currently the president and COO of Sanrio, as its new CEO, effective August 17. As Saban Brands’ first CEO, Hsu will be responsible for overseeing the company’s portfolio of global entertainment and lifestyle properties, as well as spearheading the acquisition of additional ...

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New Audition App for American Idol’s Last Season

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO: Music-talent platform StarMaker is set to launch next year an audition app for the final season of American Idol. The app will give aspiring artists the opportunity to reach callback auditions with the executive producers for the singing competition, which launches its 15th and final season on ...

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Sony Ties Up Film1 Deal

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has completed its acquisition of the Dutch movie service Film1, having received regulatory approval from the European Commission. SPT now has full ownership of five premium pay-TV channels under the Film1 umbrella—Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Comedy & Kids, Film1 Spotlight and Film1 Sundance—along with ...

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