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New Executive Appointments at Endemol Shine UK’s Kudos

LONDON: The Endemol Shine UK label Kudos has made a number of key senior executive appointments, among them naming Jo Strevens as head of development. Strevens will focus on the origination and development of scripted content for the company, seeking new commissioning opportunities with U.K. and international broadcasters and partners ...

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Majority of U.S. Broadband Households Use Up to One OTT

NEW YORK: Up to 58 percent of broadband households in the U.S. use at least one OTT video service on a monthly basis, according to new Parks Associates findings. The research firm also found that more than 25 percent of households use two or more services. “Despite impressive penetration, growth ...

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Simply Nigella Shores Up International Sales

CANNES: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has finalized a raft of deals for the new cooking show Simply Nigella and the one-hour Nigella's Christmas Special. Prime (New Zealand), Foxtel (Australia), TV2 (Norway) and Discovery Networks (Asia Pacific) have acquired the series, which stars the renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson. ...

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EPIX to Allow Movie Downloads for Offline Viewing

NEW YORK: Entertainment network EPIX will now allow subscribers to download films directly to their mobile devices for internet-free viewing. Launching this month, the offering will be available to all EPIX subscribers across Kindle Fire and all Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung and ...

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Worldwide Pay-TV Subs Show Q3 Growth

LONDON: The 100 leading pay-TV services globally increased their combined subscriber base by nearly 1 percent in the third quarter, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. The services measured by the Multiscreen Index account for around 380 million subscribing homes ...

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Peace Point Rights Picks Up Two Car Series

TORONTO: Peace Point Rights has acquired international distribution rights for the car series Legendary Motorcar and the catalogue for Dream Car Garage. Peace Point acquired the shows from Legendary Motorcar Company. Seasons one and two of Legendary Motorcar see Peter Klutt and his crew buy, restore, sell and race classic, vintage ...

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Yu-Gi-Oh!-Branded Wall Art Set for Summer Launch

NEW YORK: 4K Media has partnered with CWS Media Group for Yu-Gi-Oh!-branded wall art set to launch online and at retail in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Products will take the form of wall scrolls and acrylic posters, due out next summer. They will feature artwork from the ...

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U.K. Brides Take Center Stage in New Channel 4 Miniseries

BETHESDA: Channel 4 has ordered All Hail the Veil, a new original miniseries spotlighting brides in the U.K., from Red Arrow Entertainment Group's Half Yard Productions. All Hail the Veil looks on as U.K. brides search for the wedding dress of their dreams at three very different bridal shops. The ...

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Kong: King of the Apes Secures U.S. Apparel Licensee

GREENWICH/NEW YORK: 41 Entertainment (41e) and Arad Animation have granted C-Life Group a license to produce apparel in the U.S. based on the upcoming Kong: King of the Apes cartoon. Through the deal, C-Life will launch T-shirts, fashion tops and bottoms, fleece and swimwear for men, juniors, boys, girls and ...

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