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Netflix Adds Horrid Henry to Lineup

LONDON: Horrid Henry, a successful animated series from Novel Entertainment, is slated to become available on Netflix in the U.K. and Eire. Netflix will release the first three seasons of Horrid Henry over the next year. The seasons will launch one by one on the digital platform during the next ...

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Cartoon Network-Themed Zone Set for Dubai

LONDON: Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA has closed a deal that will see the construction of a dedicated Cartoon Network Zone within the Dubai theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure. The 1.5-million-square-foot theme park is slated to be the largest temperature-controlled indoor theme park in the world, with a 20,000-person capacity. ...

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Zapped, Girl Meets World Deliver for Disney

BURBANK: Friday's premiere of the Disney Channel original movie Zapped and the network's new comedy series Girl Meets World drew in 5.7 million and 5.2 million total viewers, respectively. Zapped, starring Zendaya and Spencer Boldman, made its debut on June 27 at 8 p.m. The film was the number one ...

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Thunderbirds Flies High for ITVS GE

Trudi Hayward, the senior VP and director of global merchandising at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, discusses the licensing and merchandising plans for Thunderbirds Are Go!. During the 1960s, Thunderbirds took off in the U.K. as an action-packed sci-fi series created by Gerry Anderson. Set in the future, the show focused ...

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Blue Ant Media Bolsters Original Content Slate

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has unveiled 21 new and returning original productions, including Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure, Thrift Hunters and Brojects, which are slated for broadcast on the company's various specialty channels in 2014 and 2015. Among the new series for Cottage Life is Backroad Bounty, centered on two ...

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New Venture Launched for ‘Uplifting’ Film & TV Content

LOS ANGELES: Cantinas Entertainment has been launched with the intention of developing, financing, producing and distributing "uplifting" entertainment across multiple platforms. Founded by Greg Campbell and Wendy and B. Wayne Hughes Jr., the venture will focus on "positive, life-affirming stories," according to a press release about the new outfit. It ...

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New Overall Deal for Burn Notice Creator

LOS ANGELES: Matt Nix, creator of Burn Notice, has signed a new overall deal at Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios covering projects for both broadcast and cable. Nix, whose Burn Notice ran for seven seasons on USA Network, has had a deal with Fox Television Studios, primarily ...

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Scripps Leads Investment Round in Tastemade

SANTA MONICA: Tastemade, a digital media company focused on food and lifestyle, has closed a $25 million funding round led by Scripps Networks Interactive. Also participating in the Series C financing round is Liberty Media, alongside existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures and Comcast Ventures. The Tastemade digital video network ...

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ORF-Enterprise Places Factual Programming in CEE

VIENNA: During NATPE Europe, which took place this week in Prague, ORF-Enterprise licensed a number of factual titles to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The WWI doc The Road to War has been picked up by Channel One in Russia, STV in Slovakia, CYBC in Cyprus, MTVA in Hungary, TVP in ...

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Thai Deal for Global Agency Singing Format

ISTANBUL: Global Agency’s singing talent format Keep Your Light Shining has been licensed into Thailand, with Content LAB, part of the JSL Global Media Group, set to produce the local adaptation. Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency and the creator of the format, said: “We are delighted to be ...

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