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Travel Channel Goes for New Original Programming

CHEVY CHASE: Travel Channel has given the go-ahead to five new original shows, including the tentatively titled Eat Secrets and Resort Recon. Eat Secrets watches as food expert Adam Richman takes viewers to eateries that are off the beaten path. The 13×30-minute program is being produced by Sharp Entertainment. RelativityREAL's Resort ...

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The CW Gives Full Seasons to Trio of Dramas

BURBANK: The CW has given full-season pickups to the drama series The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign, all of which premiered on the network earlier this year. A spin-off, The Originals centers on the first family of vampires from The Vampire Diaries. The Tomorrow People is about a generation ...

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BBC Worldwide Names New Scripted Director

LONDON: Liam Kellan has become the new director of scripted for BBC Worldwide's content business, replacing Caroline Torrance as of early 2014. Keelan will be charged with supervising a department that has formed international partnerships for several drama series, including Doctor Who, Musketeers, Sherlock, Atlantis and Call the Midwife. He ...

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Killing Kennedy Delivers Record Ratings for Nat Geo

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The premiere of Killing Kennedy on National Geographic Channel garnered record ratings for the network, averaging a 2.8 household rating. This marked the second highest HH in network history. Killing Kennedy delivered a 1.1 with persons 24 to 54 on Sunday, November 10, at 8 p.m. The broadcast ...

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DISCOP Africa Sees Attendance Growth

LOS ANGELES/JOHANNESBURG: The eighth edition of DISCOP Africa drew an 18-percent increase in attendance over last year's event, with delegates representing 670 companies. This year's event drew attendees from more than 300 TV stations and pay-TV platforms. The DISCOPRO conference agenda shined a light on producers and co-production opportunities. During ...

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Amberwood to Bring Mexican Brand to the Small Screen

OTTAWA/QUERETARO: Amberwood Entertainment has licensed the rights to develop an animated TV show inspired by Fulanitos, a popular merchandising property that originated in Mexico. Fulanitos has been enjoyed by children in Mexico for more than 17 years. The brand distributes its own products, which include plush dolls, bags, stationery and ...

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New L.A.-Based Production Co. to Specialize in 4K Content

LOS ANGELES: Four K Productions is a brand-new outfit that is dedicated to the development, production and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/Ultra HD format. Its first production, Mix:LA, has already been completed. The company will soon announce its full slate of original programs in ...

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Dasym Media Starts Up Family Entertainment Fund

LOS ANGELES: Dasym Media, part of Dasym Investment Strategies, has kicked off a new $100-million multimedia kids' and family property fund. The fund, led by Steve Waterman, Bruce Stein and Charlie Coker, will help source, acquire and invest in family properties that are globally appealing. It will concentrate on the ...

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CANAL+ Group to Develop Network of YouTube Channels

PARIS: CANAL+ Group is launching a multichannel network on YouTube dedicated to the broadcasts of CANAL+, D8, D17 and i>Télé. Starting from December, there will be about 20 YouTube channels designed around flagship shows such as Le Grand Journal, Before and Petit Journal, as well as topical channels, notably for ...

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Warner Bros. Renews First-Look Deal with VIP

BURBANK: Warner Bros. International Television Production has inked a new three-year deal for a first look at upcoming television formats from Ireland's Vision Independent Productions (VIP). The original agreement, which sees the company having the exclusive first rights to sell the formats of VIP's product, dates back to 2011. Formats ...

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