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Bob the Builder Creator Keith Chapman Working on New Preschool Series

LONDON: Soho Square Productions, the newly launched TV production company from Soho Square Studios, is working with Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman on its first preschool animated series. Chapman previously ran Chapman Entertainment. He is also producing other shows, including Paw Patrol for Nickelodeon. The new 52×11-minute preschool series will be ...

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Rubie’s to Release Mia and me Costumes

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: Rubie's, a manufacturer and distributor of costumes and accessories, has teamed up with m4e and Rainbow to produce a fancy dress-up range based on the hit series Mia and me. The collection will include detailed Mia and me-themed costumes for girls between the ages of 5 and 9. Buyers ...

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Rising Star Heads to China

TEL AVIV: Keshet International has licensed its interactive talent format Rising Star to Enlight Media China, which will produce a Chinese version to air on CCTV. A two-season deal has been closed, which will see Enlight producing 30 episodes to air on CCTV-3. Rising Star has been adapted in a ...

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Salinas Buys 50 Percent of Iusacell from Grupo Televisa

MEXICO CITY: Ricardo B. Salinas, the chairman of Grupo Salinas, has purchased 50 percent of the shares of the telecommunications operator Grupo Iusacell from Grupo Televisa for $717 million. Upon the closing of this transaction, Salinas will fully own the equity of Iusacell. Grupo Iusacell is a leader in the ...

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RCN’s Las Santísimas Lands in Bulgaria

BOGOTÁ: Colombian telenovela Las Santísimas, which is produced by Canal RCN and distributed by RCN Televisión, has launched on Bulgarian public broadcaster BTN. The 121-episode novela stars some of the most acclaimed actresses of Colombian television, including Kathy Sáenz, Alejandra Azcárate, Margarita Ortega, Carolina Cuervo, Jacqueline Arenal and Majida Issa. ...

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Escapade Media Acquires Feature Doc The Lost Aviator

SYDNEY: Escapade Media has picked up the worldwide rights for the feature documentary The Lost Aviator. The feature is by Aussie director Andrew Lancaster, in association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films. Transmission Films will represent the title in Australia and New Zealand. It’s set to debut theatrically in 2015, ...

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