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TalkTalk Offering Free Netflix for Six Months

LONDON: TalkTalk is making a special offer for new TalkTalk Plus TV homes to receive Netflix at no additional charge for six months. The exclusive deal provides new TalkTalk Plus TV customers with shows such as Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, as well as ...

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Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq to Mark First-Ever Amazon Original Movie

SEATTLE: Spike Lee's upcoming movie Chi-Raq (working title) has been slated as the first-ever original movie to come from Amazon Studios.  The movie will feature newcomer Teyonah Parris starring alongside Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, D.B. Sweeney and Angela Bassett with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The film ...

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Disney Channel UK Partners with Maker

LONDON: Disney Channel UK is launching a new magazine-style title from Maker Studios on its YouTube channel this month. The show is hosted by vlogger Diana Mougharbel, better known to her fans as DeeLillyHannah, part of the Maker Studios talent network. It features all kinds of content, including fashion, beauty, style ...

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Planeta Junior Producing Its First Live-Action Series

BARCELONA: Planeta Junior is teaming up with Sony Music and producer Isla Audiovisual on the live-action musical series Oliver Rock. Developed for kids 7 to 12 years old, the series follows the titular hero, whose dreams lead him to a rock band trapped inside a labyrinth. The 26×22-minute show marks ...

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U.S. Premium OTT Revenues to Double by 2018

REDWOOD CITY: Premium OTT services are growing at a rapid clip in the U.S., where revenues are expected to increase from $4 billion in 2014 to between $8 billion and $12 billion in 2018, with Netflix remaining the largest single mass-market provider. This is according to new research from Vindicia, ...

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Atomic Cartoons Brings Mariachi Zombie to Life

VANCOUVER: Animation company Atomic Cartoons has entered into an agreement with Lorena Machuca of Guadalajara-based Lunch Media and Mexican director Celso Garcia (The Thin Yellow Line) to develop a new animated comedy series for kids aged 7 to 11, titled Mariachi Zombie. The 52×11-minute series won first prize in Ideatoon, ...

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Lifetime U.K. Scores Britain’s Next Top Model

LONDON: An all-new ten-part season of the reality entertainment program Britain's Next Top Model is being made for Lifetime in the U.K. for launch in 2016. The format was licensed from CBS Studios International and is being produced by Thumbs Up Productions. Production will begin in September 2015. The talent lineup has ...

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