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CABLEready to Close by Year’s End

NORWALK: After having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year, CABLEready has decided to officially shutter operations before the end of the year. CEO Gary Lico said that since the filing the focus has been on minimizing the impact on creditors, namely producers and the bank. "Offers to ...

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Vivendi Approves Spin-Off Plan

PARIS: Vivendi's supervisory board has unanimously backed a plan to split off the group's SFR telecoms business as part of its moves to focus more on media, tapping Vincent Bolloré to serve as chairman after the demerger. "Based on the analysis submitted, this plan could take the form of a ...

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BBC Lines Up Religious Holiday Programming

LONDON: This holiday season BBC is set to air a wide variety of religious content on the television channels BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four, as well as on the radio stations BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. BBC One has slated Fern Britton Meets…, ...

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Wilmer Valderrama Signs On for El Rey Network Thriller

NEW YORK/AUSTIN: Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) has joined the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, a supernatural crime show slated to premiere on the forthcoming El Rey Network. From Dusk Till Dawn is about a bank robber who encounters vampires while on the run from the police ...

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ATF Spotlight: CBS Studios International

SINGAPORE: The Academy Award-winner Halle Berry stars in the upcoming futuristic thriller Extant, which CBS Studios International (CBSSI) is promoting for ATF. “We are already getting a huge amount of interest in Extant,” says Nicole Sinclair, CBSSI’s director of sales for the Asia Pacific. “Extant will premiere on the CBS ...

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ATF Spotlight: all3media international

SINGAPORE: Among all3media international’s ATF highlights is the prime-time family entertainment format Reflex, from the producers of the hit game show The Cube. “Reflex is a visually stunning game show that is the ultimate test in high-speed reactions and physical and mental agility,” says Stephen Driscoll, the senior VP of ...

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David Lang Climbs the Ranks at Mindshare

NEW YORK: Mindshare has elevated David Lang, president of Mindshare Entertainment (MSE), to the role of chief content officer for North America. As chief content officer, Lang will work under Colin Kinsella, the CEO for North America. He will collaborate with Bob Ivins and Jordan Bitterman, both of whom were ...

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Spike TV Adds Former Syfy Exec to Original Series Team

LOS ANGELES: Spike TV has hired Tori Socha, formerly the director of alternative programming at Syfy, as senior director of original series, along with promoting Jeff Savaiano to senior director of original series. During her time at Syfy Socha developed and oversaw production on such new unscripted series as Ghost ...

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ID Greenlights Season Three of Deadly Affairs

SILVER SPRING: Investigation Discovery has ordered another season of Deadly Affairs, hosted by the daytime TV queen Susan Lucci. Deadly Affairs was one of the network's top five shows during the third quarter of 2013 in delivery for women 25 to 54, women 18 to 49 and audiences 25 to ...

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Australia’s ABC TV Lines Up 2014 Highlights

SYDNEY: The 2014 schedule of ABC TV in Australia features new homegrown dramas such as ANZAC Girls, The Code and Old School. ANZAC Girls tells the story of a group of young women who witness the brutality of war. The Code features a story that stretches from the Australian outback ...

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