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Exclusive Interview: HIT’s Edward Catchpole

PREMIUM: Edward Catchpole, the senior VP and general manager of HIT Entertainment, talks digital deals, enduring characters and the importance of toys. TV KIDS: What were some of the key strategies you implemented at HIT following the sale to Mattel? CATCHPOLE: As a division of Fisher-Price/Mattel, HIT Entertainment is the ...

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Shine International Names SVP, Head of Americas

LONDON: Ted Bookstaver has been appointed to the role of senior VP, head of the Americas at Shine International, joining the company from a sales post at Eyeworks International Distribution. Bookstaver will be overseeing sales and acquisitions activities for Shine ...

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Voice Cast Lined Up for New Danger Mouse Series

LONDON: Danger Mouse, an upcoming remake of the classic animated adventure series, has secured its core voice cast, which includes comedian and TV personality Alexander Armstrong. Armstrong will bring to life the titular character—a rodent who works as a secret agent. Portraying Danger Mouse's hamster sidekick Penfold will be actor Kevin ...

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WWE & FOX Sports Latin America Strike Partnership

MEXICO CITY: FOX Sports Latin America has signed a five-year agreement to make WWE programming available on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across the region. The multi-channel pact covers Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela, among other countries. The partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original ...

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Weather-Themed Factual Series for BBC One

LONDON: The U.K.’s BBC One had ordered the prime-time series Wild Weather with Richard Hammond, a three-parter exploring the hidden world of weather that is co-produced by Oxford Scientific Films (OSF). Each of the show’s hour-long episodes will see Hammond set up enormous experiments and use a whole barrage of ...

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UKTV Orders New Sitcom for Dave

LONDON: UKTV has commissioned the scripted comedy Undercover for its channel Dave, due out next year. The 6×40-minue series follows an undercover police officer who finds himself out of his depth when he infiltrates an Armenian crime family. The show is shot on location in Newcastle and stars Daniel Rigby ...

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TNT Scores Rights for Future Marvel Flicks

ATLANTA: TNT has nabbed the network-TV rights for five of Marvel Studios’ upcoming theatrical releases, including next summer’s highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron. Among the other movies included in the deal is the third Captain America film, due out in 2016. Each of the five films is slated to ...

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