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truTV Is Having ‘Way More Fun’

Chris Linn, truTV’s president and head of programming, speaks with TV Real Weekly about the U.S. channel, which has been undergoing a brand refresh since the launch of its “Way More Fun” campaign. There are plenty of factual channels out there that satisfy viewers’ appetites for more serious subject matter. ...

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BBC Worldwide Sends Trio of Channels to Africa

LONDON: BBC Worldwide is launching BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First in South Africa, with that country being the first to offer all three of the company's new global brands. BBC Brit and BBC Earth will launch on MultiChoice's DStv platform in South Africa on September 1, and BBC ...

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HBO GO Comes to StarHub’s Streaming Service

SINGAPORE: HBO Asia and StarHub have agreed to two initiatives that bring programming from the premium cable channel, including Game of Thrones, to multiple digital platforms in Singapore via the new online streaming service StarHub Go. As of today, HBO’s premium programming will be available directly to consumers in Singapore ...

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FOX UK to Air Walking Dead Live After Show

LONDON: FOX UK has acquired Talking Dead, the live companion after show for the hit zombie thriller The Walking Dead. Season six of The Walking Dead kicks off October 12 at 9 p.m. on FOX UK. Talking Dead will air immediately following each episode. The live after show is hosted ...

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New Head of Content Sales in Place at Seven Network

SYDNEY: Australia’s Seven Network has tapped Richard Henson, a former Discovery Networks International exec, as the new head of content sales. In his newly created position, Henson will oversee the sales and distribution arrangements for the network’s content rights catalogue. He will report to Therese Hegarty, the director of content ...

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Disney Channel Sets Premiere Date for Canada

TORONTO: Both English- and French-language versions of Disney Channel are slated to become available in Canada on September 1. English-language Disney Channel will begin airing with a week of special hosted programming featuring teen sensation Zendaya, among other stars. There will also be the world premieres of new episodes of ...

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Zodiak Rights to Distribute True Sex Confessions

MONTREAL: Media Ranch and Zodiak Rights have sealed a deal that will see Zodiak Rights distribute the real-life confession format True Sex Confessions. True Sex Confessions has already been picked up as a 13×30-minute series by the Canadian French-language lifestyle and entertainment channel MOI&Cie as Vraies Histoires de Sexe, and ...

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BBC Trust Launches New Consultation on Proposed Changes

LONDON: The BBC Trust has launched its second public consultation regarding the transition of BBC Three to an online-only service, the addition of a +1 channel for BBC One, the evolution of the iPlayer and extended hours for CBBC. The Trust is again calling on the public and stakeholders to ...

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