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CBBC Lines Up Dance Talent Show

LONDON: CBBC is slated to begin airing Taking the Next Step, a dance competition series meant for fans of the reality-style drama series The Next Step. Taking the Next Step will be hosted by Lindsey Russell (Blue Peter) and is being made by CBBC Productions. The show will see dancers ...

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Digital Launch for New Disney Junior Series Goldie & Bear

BURBANK: Disney Junior is due to release next month episodes of its new series Goldie & Bear on its TV Everywhere app, ahead of the show’s linear broadcast. The series’ first six episodes will debut September 12 on the WATCH Disney Junior platforms, with one new episode debuting digitally each ...

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True Entertainment Ups Execs, Expands Production Team

NEW YORK: True Entertainment, the company behind unscripted titles such as Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has upped two executives and added a hire to its production team. Lauren Eskelin has been elevated from senior VP of programming to executive VP of programming, while Lorraine Haughton has been promoted to ...

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DHX Unveils Family Jr., Télémagino & CHRGD

TORONTO: DHX Television, which previously announced plans to extend the Family Channel brand to three of its other kids' services, has now unveiled the rebranded networks Family Jr., Télémagino and CHRGD, set for a fall launch. DHX Television has altered its original plans for the rebranding, which initially dubbed the ...

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Turner Broadcasting Sells Off NonStop Entertainment

STOCKHOLM: Jakob Abrahamsson and CG Anderson have purchased NonStop Entertainment from Turner Broadcasting. Abrahamsson was previously the director of distribution and acquisitions at NonStop Entertainment. He will now serve as CEO of the company. He commented of the acquisition: “We’ve had a great run under the Turner umbrella with some ...

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Scripps Promotes Pair of Senior Execs

KNOXVILLE: Scripps Networks Interactive has elevated Burton Jablin to COO, while Kathleen Finch takes on the new post of chief programming, content and brand officer. Jablin is currently the president of Scripps Networks. In his new post, Jablin will oversee sales, distribution, programming, digital and strategic planning for the company. ...

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DC Thomson’s Tim Collins Steps Down

LONDON: Tim Collins is set to leave his post as head of brands at DC Thomson, a role he has occupied since November 2009. During his time at DC Thomson, Collins has been influential in the company’s brand development strategies. ...

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HISTORY’s Alone Renewed for Sophomore Run

NEW YORK: HISTORY has given a second season order for its survival series Alone, with production slated to begin this fall in Vancouver Island. The show’s freshman run is scheduled to end tonight. Alone places ten survivalists in the wilderness without a camera crew, teams or producers. They must hunt, ...

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Production Begins on Super Channel Original Comedy

EDMONTON: Production has begun on What Would Sal Do?, an original series for Super Channel, a Canadian English-language pay-TV network. The eight-episode series is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media in association with Super Channel, and will air in spring 2016. Shooting began in Sudbury, Ontario, ...

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