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Pulse Films Hires EP & Commercials President for U.S.

LOS ANGELES: Kira Carstensen has been appointed as executive producer and president of commercials for the newly established U.S. arm of Pulse Films, which recently formed a partnership with VICE Media. In her new post, Carstensen will be expected to help expand Pulse Films' domestic presence and commercials and branded ...

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Nat Geo WILD Sets Premiere Date for One Life

WASHINGTON, D.C.: One Life, a natural-history documentary produced by BBC Earth and narrated by Daniel Craig, is scheduled to air on Nat Geo WILD in December. Featuring state-of-the-art camerawork, One Life takes a close look at animal behavior, habitats and scenery. The documentary was made from more than 10,000 hours ...

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Event Preview: Asia TV Forum & Market

Among the highlights of the Asia TV Forum, taking place December 3 to 6 in Singapore, are a keynote address by Sunny Xiangyang Zhu, chief content officer of Youku Tudou; MIPAcademy; the ATF Animation Lab; and several new country delegations. Zhu oversees acquisition, licensing, production and investments for all TV ...

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New E! Doc to Spotlight Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES: Next month E! is slated to premiere I Am Britney Jean, a 90-minute doc that watches as pop star Britney Spears prepares to perform in Las Vegas for the next two years. I Am Britney Jean is slated for broadcast on Sunday, December 22 at 8 p.m. The ...

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Presenters Announced for 2013 Special Emmys

NEW YORK: Zachary Quinto will present J.J. Abrams with the 2013 International Emmy Founders Award at a gala ceremony this month, while boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko will present the Directorate Award to RTL Group's Anke Schäferkordt. The International Emmy Awards ...

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PwC Forecasts Boost in U.S. Sports Media Rights

NEW YORK: A new report from PwC forecasts that sports media rights in North America will grow to $17.1 billion in 2017 from $11.8 billion in 2012, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 7.7 percent. The new PwC Sports Outlook, At the gate and beyond, notes that sports remain ...

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Mette Hoffmann Meyer to Receive Hot Docs Award

TORONTO: At next year's Hot Docs, DR TV's Mette Hoffmann Meyer has been selected to receive the Doc Mogul Award, which honors those who have contributed to the creativity of the international documentary industry. Hoffmann Meyer serves as the commissioning editor of documentaries for DR TV in Denmark. Throughout her ...

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Ryan Seacrest Game Show Greenlit at Nick

LOS ANGELES: Go Viral, a game show from Ryan Seacrest Productions, is set to premiere on Nickelodeon in the summer of 2014, with the network placing a 40-episode order for the series. The half-hour studio-based show sees kids competing in challenges revolving around viral videos. Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's president of ...

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NBCU Takes Full Ownership of Sprout

NEW YORK: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group has bought out its partners PBS and HIT Television Ventures in the cable network and on-demand service Sprout. The service was launched in 2005 as a joint venture of Comcast, PBS, Sesame Workshop and HIT Entertainment. The channel will now be 100-percent owned by ...

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Cyber Group Inks First Deals for New Ninja Show

PARIS: Cyber Group Studios has made its first sales agreements for Mini Ninjas, an animated action comedy series inspired by the popular video game and app distributed by Square Enix. Mini Ninjas has been presold to Disney XD in France and Russia, Tele-Quebec in Canada and VRT in Belgium. RTVE's ...

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