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Inbetweeners Creators Set Up New Production Outfit

LONDON: Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, who created the comedy The Inbetweeners, have formed a new film and TV production company, Fudge Park. The pair previously helmed the production company Bwark. They now serve as co-founders of Fudge Park, alongside Simon Wilson, Phil Gilbert, Mark Lesbirel and Leo Martin. The ...

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ITV4 Lands Snooker Shoot-Out Event

LONDON: ITV has picked up the rights from World Snooker to air the snooker Shoot-Out event on ITV4 for the next three years. The one-frame knockout tournament, first staged in 2011, will broadcast on free-to-air TV for the first time. The 2016 event will run from February 12 to 14, ...

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Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch

The summer premiere of the animated series Gravity Falls set a new record for Disney XD viewership, with an average of 2.3 million viewers. It marked the largest audience for a regular Disney XD series in the network’s six-year history, and Gravity Falls now accounts for the network’s top seven ...

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Keshet Studios & NBC Entertainment Enter First-Look Deal

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC Entertainment has teamed up with Keshet Studios on a first-look programming agreement for the network that also includes a co-production partnership for scripted content with NBC's Universal Television. This pact expands the existing relationship between NBCUniversal and Keshet Media Group's Keshet International (KI), which launched the Los ...

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Presto Picks Up Mr. Robot

SYDNEY: The hit U.S. cyber-security thriller Mr. Robot is set to debut in Australia on the SVOD streaming service Presto, thanks to a deal between NBCUniversal and Foxtel.  The first seven episodes of the ten-part series from Universal Cable Productions will now be available to stream on demand for Presto ...

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Basic Lead Bolsters DISCOPRO Program

LOS ANGELES/JOHANNESBURG: Trade-event organizer Basic Lead has expanded the DISCOPRO pitching, training and matchmaking program, conducted in parallel to DISCOP Africa. The 2015 agenda for DISCOPRO will put a special focus on strengthening relationships between Kenya and South Africa in an effort to revive the current co-production MOU between the two ...

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NBC Universo to Air Sci-Fi Series Alphas in Spanish

MIAMI: U.S. Latino channel NBC Universo is set to debut next week the sci-fi series Alphas in Spanish. The show will debut August 19 and air weekly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. The one-hour drama from BermanBraun Television and Universal Cable Productions originally aired on Syfy in the U.S. It ...

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