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Discovery Preps First True-Crime Series

LOS ANGELES: Discovery Channel has lined up its first-ever true-crime series, Killing Fields, which takes viewers inside of an active criminal investigation as it unfolds. The series is shot in real time to follow the hunt for the killer. It is produced by Sirens Media, a Leftfield Entertainment company. Killing ...

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MIPJunior Spotlight: Boomerang TV International

CANNES: Spanish outfit Boomerang TV International will introduce a new English-language series called The Avatars at the upcoming market in Cannes.  The title tells the story of three teenagers who think they have formed a really good rock band. However, the three bandmates are quickly rejected from every audition they ...

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Disney Channel Lines Up Descendants Sequel

BURBANK: A sequel to the hit Disney Channel original movie Descendants, about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, has been commissioned and is in development. Descendants 2 (working title) will be executive produced by screenwriters Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. The first film, which made its ...

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New U.S. Licensees, Toy Products for Peppa Pig

NEW YORK: Entertainment One (eOne) has expanded its roster of Peppa Pig licensing partners in the U.S., while also boosting the brand’s product lineup from master toy licensee Jazwares. Through the new deals, Cra-Z-Art is set to develop a wide range of craft and activity products, including paint-by-numbers kits, activity ...

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Video Interview with HIT Entertainment’s Christopher Keenan

NEW YORK: Christopher Keenan, HIT Entertainment’s VP of global content and executive producer, speaks to TV Kids’ Mansha Daswani about what’s in store for some of the company’s key franchises.   The HIT Entertainment catalogue is home to a number of long-running, enduring brands. The company, a subsidiary of Mattel, has ...

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New Licensing Agreement for 4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh!

NEW YORK: 4K Media has inked a non-exclusive licensing deal with USAopoly for Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed games and product lines to be distributed in the U.S. and Canada. Under the agreement, USAopoly will produce a wide variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! coin banks and puzzles, as well as special editions of the Monopoly and Yahtzee table-top games, ...

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More #RichKids of Beverly Hills for E!

LOS ANGELES: A fourth season of the docuseries #RichKids of Beverly Hills has been commissioned by E!, with eight new episodes coming in 2016. The new installment will follow Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick’s road to the altar. The series also spotlights Dorothy Wang, EJ Johnson, and Jonny Drubel. It ...

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ITV Greenlights The Secret

LONDON: ITV has commissioned the three-part drama The Secret, from Hat Trick Productions. Starring James Nesbitt, The Secret tells the story of a real-life double murder. Nesbitt portrays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer alongside a Sunday school teacher, Hazel Buchanan, played ...

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