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Endemol Builds Apps & Games Technical Development Team

LONDON: Endemol is rounding up a technical development specialist team to support the company's expanding worldwide apps and games business. The move is meant to help give Endemol access to in-house resources and technical expertise to develop apps and games for the company's entertainment brands around the globe. Joe Pietroni, ...

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Armoza’s How to Be Travels to Sweden

TEL AVIV: TV3 in Sweden has placed an order for a local version of How to Be, which is developed by Artza Productions and Armoza Formats. How to Be puts a new spin on conventional celebrity interview shows. The 8-episode Swedish adaptation, produced by Mastiff, is hosted by actor Björn Kjellman ...

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The CW Goes for ’60-Set Surf Drama

LOS ANGELES: Rebecca Sinclair and Carol Mendelsohn Productions (CMP) are teaming up for a '60s-set drama about a group of Malibu surfers for The CW. The as-yet-untitled show is being billed as a "darkly comedic drama," following a group of close-knit friends in Malibu in 1961. Sinclair, whose credits include ...

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Monty Sarhan Rejoins EPIX, Keary Hanan Promoted

NEW YORK: EPIX has promoted Keary Hanan to senior VP of digital programming and production and hired Monty Sarhan as executive VP of programming, acquisitions, strategy and enterprises. Hanan has been elevated from the post of VP and executive managing director. She will be tasked with guiding the overall digital ...

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Starz Promotes Two in Original Programming Production

BEVERLY HILLS: Melissa Harper and Richter Hartig have been elevated to senior VPs of original programming production at Starz. Harper is the senior VP of production for original programming production. Hartig is the senior VP of original programming production finance. Both were serving in similar capacities at the VP levels ...

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DW Sends New Lifestyle Show to Brazil

BONN: This weekend DW's Camarote.21, a Portuguese-language arts and culture series, is due to debut in Brazil. Camarote.21 is presented by DW's Francis Franca, who will discuss cultural topics that connect Brazil and Germany. The program, which debuts on October 27, will air on Brazil's Rede Minas, DW's partner, on Sundays at ...

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eOne Signs First-Look Agreement with Amaze

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) has inked a three-year first-look deal with Amaze Film + Television, building on the partnership between the two companies that already includes the dark comedy Call Me Fitz. The companies will develop and produce original projects, which eOne will then distribute internationally. Projects range from ...

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Al Jazeera America Set for TWC

NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are set to begin offering Al Jazeera America to their customers in the coming months, bringing the news network to almost 55 million homes. The network will roll out on basic digital tiers on the two platforms in markets such as ...

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BBC America HD Now Available on AT&T U-Verse

NEW YORK: BBC America has extended its carriage deal with AT&T U-Verse, which is now offering the channel's content in high definition as part of the U-200 package. AT&T U-Verse users now have access to a number of BBC America HD shows. Titles include Doctor Who, Top Gear, Orphan Black, ...

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FIC Pacts with MLB Across Europe

NEW YORK: FOX International Channels has inked a deal with Major League Baseball International to deliver coverage of live games in more than 30 European countries, kicking off with the 2013 World Series. The exclusive multiplatform long-term agreement grants FIC the rights to distribute all MLB games, including regular season, ...

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