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Bunim/Murray Productions Pacts with WikkedCat Entertainment

LOS ANGELES: Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), the Banijay Group outfit behind such franchises as The Real World and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has inked an exclusive production deal with Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher’s WikkedCat Entertainment. Through the deal, BMP will gain exclusive access to WikkedCat’s unscripted series with a ...

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CBS Drama Set for Freeview in the U.K.

LONDON: CBS Drama is expanding its footprint thanks to a carriage deal with the U.K.'s largest free-to-air digital television provider, Freeview. CBS Drama is currently carried on Sky, Freesat and Virgin. With its September 1 launch on Freeview, the channel will be available to more than 90 percent of U.K. ...

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Turner, Mark Burnett, Intel Partner for Reality Competition

ATLANTA: Turner Broadcasting System and Intel Corporation are aligning with Emmy-winning producer Mark Burnett to launch a new original competition series, America's Greatest Makers (working title). The idea is to find the next big innovation. Innovators will be tasked with producing a breakthrough technology that is built on the Intel Curie, ...

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Broadcast & Home Video Deals for Yu-Gi-Oh! in Eastern Europe

NEW YORK: 4K Media has expanded its longstanding agreement with P&R Permissions & Rights to license additional Yu-Gi-Oh! titles for broadcast and home video distribution in Eastern Europe. Beginning in October, episodes from the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL will premiere twice daily, Monday through Friday, on Ultra TV in ...

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Lionsgate Pacts with Reality Producer Adam DiVello

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Reality TV producer Adam DiVello (Laguna Beach, The Hills) has inked a multiyear overall television agreement with Lionsgate to create, develop and produce unscripted programming through his company Done and Done Productions. Lionsgate is growing its activities in unscripted television, with recent additions to its slate including the ...

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WATCH Disney Apps Available on Xbox 360

BURBANK: The TV Everywhere apps WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior have made their gaming console debut, launching on Xbox 360. The apps let fans watch current episodes of their favorite Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD shows anytime, anywhere on their desktop, smartphone, tablet ...

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New Legislation Proposed for HD Broadcasts on Australian Free TV

SYDNEY: The Australian government has introduced a new bill that would remove the restrictions on free-to-air networks regarding HD broadcasts on their main channels. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull brought the bill to Parliament today, proposing the removal of the requirement for TV networks to air their primary channel in lower-quality, ...

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Escapade Media Scores Worldwide Rights to When We Go to War

SYDNEY: Escapade Media has acquired worldwide rights (excluding New Zealand) to Jump Films’ drama When We Go to War. The six-hour drama series commemorates the anniversary of the landing in Gallipoli and showcases the impact war has on families through the experiences of New Zealand soldiers and nurses who cared ...

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International Deals for Armoza’s Still Standing

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats’ game show Still Standing and its Spanish adaptation have been licensed and recommissioned in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Panama’s Medcom has licensed a 25-episode first series of the Spanish adaptation of Still Standing (locally titled Ahora Caigo), which will air daily on their RPC ...

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Turkish Drama Ezel Lands in Various Latin American Countries

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights, in partnership with SOMOS Distribution, has secured broadcast deals across Latin America for the Turkish drama Ezel. Produced by production house Ay Yapim, the series has been picked up by Unitel in Bolivia, TV Acción in Paraguay, Latina in Peru and Caracol Televisión in Colombia. Eccho Rights ...

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