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Tencent Brings Entire Star Wars Saga Online in China

SHENZHEN: Tencent Holdings has signed deals with The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox to be the exclusive TVOD and SVOD online provider in mainland China for the complete Star Wars epic. This landmark deal sees the creation of a single Star Wars digital hub in China that will ...

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The Royals Available for Streaming on Prime Video

SEATTLE: The first season of The Royals has become available for streaming via Amazon's Prime Video, starting today. Prime members can stream or download the show at no additional charge to their membership, and Prime members in the U.S. will have unlimited access to watch The Royals via the Amazon Video ...

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ACCC Raises Concerns Over Foxtel-Ten Deal

SYDNEY: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has outlined its concerns regarding the proposed acquisitions between Foxtel Management and Ten Network Holdings, noting that it believes the deal has the "potential to substantially lessen competition for the supply of free-to-air television services in Australia, particularly in the broadcasting of ...

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Duchess Street Productions Hires Exec from Raw TV

LONDON: Bob & Co's Duchess Street Productions has hired Miriam Brent, a former development editor at Raw TV, as the company's script executive, effective today. In her new position, Brent will be responsible for developing Duchess Street's slate of high-end original drama and dramatic adaptations. She will also offer editorial ...

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DHX Brands Appoints Make It Pop Master Toy Licensee

HALIFAX: DHX Brands, the brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media, has appointed JAKKS Pacific as the master toy licensee for the tween show Make It Pop in all territories outside of Europe. JAKKS Pacific is set to launch products in the dolls, plush, dress-up, role-play, girls' electronic toys and ...

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MIPJunior & MIPCOM: The Week in Kids

TV Kids takes a look at the activities in the children’s programming sector from the recent MIPJunior and MIPCOM. The weekend before the official MIPCOM kickoff, MIPJunior welcomed 590 buyers among its 1,400 delegates. The first day of the event saw a packed keynote address from Stephen Davis, the chief ...

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Netflix Greenlights Fifth Season of Longmire

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has renewed the Western Longmire for a fifth season. The online streaming service picked up the drama from A&E, which canceled it after three seasons. A ten-part fourth season launched on Netflix in September. Created by Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny, Longmire stars Robert Taylor as the ...

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The Catch’s Mireille Enos

PREMIUM: Mireille Enos tells World Screen how she was drawn back to television by the character of Alice, a fraud investigator in The Catch, an upcoming drama from Shonda Rhimes. WS: How did you become involved in The Catch? ENOS: I had a baby a year ago so I actually ...

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