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Haim Saban, Anne Sweeney Slated for APOS 2014

SINGAPORE/BALI: The Asia Pacific Operators Summit taking place in Bali, Indonesia, from April 22 to 24 will feature keynote addresses by Saban Capital Group’s Haim Saban, Disney’s Anne Sweeney, China Media Capital’s Rui-Gang Li and The Chernin Group’s Peter Chernin. Also set to participate in the event, focused on the ...

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ABC Goes for More Bet on Your Baby

NEW YORK: Bet on Your Baby, a game show that is executive produced by Electus and 5×5 Media, has been renewed for a second season by ABC. ABC ordered eight episodes for the new season, which will again be hosted by Melissa Peterman of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. The game ...

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ABC Family’s The Fosters Gets Companion Web Series

BURBANK: ABC Family is launching a new online series featuring original content from the hit drama The Fosters, with webisodes running three to five minutes in length. The Fosters: Girls United starts on February 3. The five-part series will be available on ABC Family’s official YouTube channel, with new episodes ...

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Black Sails Scores High Ratings for Starz

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz's Black Sails was the strongest new series premiere in the history of the network, attracting more than 2.6 million viewers with its linear debut over the weekend. The first episode of Black Sails was broadcast on Saturday, January 25. Combining those who tuned in live with the ...

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SDI Media Hungary Moves to Upgraded Studio

LOS ANGELES/BUDAPEST: SDI Media Hungary is now operating from a 1,100-square-meter facility in Budapest, marking the launch of the largest dubbing studio in the country. The new three-floor location will include 13 dubbing and mixing studios for broadcast and theatrical productions. It will offer both 2.0 and 5.1. mix solutions. ...

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Cisneros Aligns with Robert Friedman’s Bungalow Media + Entertainment

NEW YORK: Cisneros has forged a strategic partnership with Bungalow Media + Entertainment that will see the development of Spanish- and English-language content for Latin audiences. The two will be working together on advertiser and branded content partnerships as well. Bungalow, a private integrated entertainment and media company recently founded ...

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Tree Fu Tom Expands Worldwide Presence

LONDON: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has secured a trio of new licensing agents and a toy distributor for the preschool property Tree Fu Tom. The new licensing partners are MBC, Redibra and Biplano, which will represent the brand in the Middle East, Brazil and France, respectively. Also in the ...

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BBC Brit to Launch as New Male-Skewed Channel Brand

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has lined up a new male-skewed factual entertainment offering, BBC Brit, as a third international channel brand. BBC Brit will air content focused on areas such as motoring, business, documentaries, adventure, food, music and sport. BBC Brit, along with BBC Earth and BBC First, are expected to ...

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Love Stories

Leading Latin American distributors weigh in on how the telenovela distribution business has changed and share what it takes to cut through a crowded market. Like any other program genre, the telenovela has had to adapt from its humble origins. Technology, evolving media consumption habits and intense competition have forced ...

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Cartoon Network & LEGO Prep Mixels Launch

ATLANTA: Mixels, an entertainment franchise that is a collaboration between Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group, is slated to begin rolling out on multiple platforms next month. Developed by Cartoon Network Digital, the Mixels website is kicking off in the U.S. on Thursday, February 6. Cartoon Network is due to ...

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