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HBO Pacts with Star India

MUMBAI: HBO’s original programming is headed to Star India’s English channels and its OTT platform hotstar via an exclusive programming agreement announced today. Effective January 1, 2016, Star India platforms will deliver HBO originals like Game of Thrones and True Detective. “Star is delighted to partner with HBO to bring ...

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Beyond to Launch The Dengineers at MIPJunior

LONDON: Beyond Distribution is set to launch the CBBC show The Dengineers at MIPJunior. Viewers follow along as the Dengineers—Sege Rosella, Olga Skumial and Dee Saigal—travel throughout the U.K., building private hideaways and play areas for kids inside their homes or in their backyards. The tween series is produced by ...

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Caracol Novelas Sell into Italy

BOGOTÁ: Caracol TV Internacional has placed two of its classic telenovelas in Italy. The 118×1-hour title Table for Three landed on Italia Channel and Mediatex, airing three episodes a week on both networks. The 110×1-hour novela The Shadow of Desire will also air three times a week on both channels. Colombia’s ...

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A+E Networks Expands Broad Focus Initiative

CANNES: A+E Networks’ Lifetime is expanding Broad Focus, an initiative focused on supporting and developing female writers, producers and directors, for its channels globally.  Broad Focus first launched in the U.S. in April. Lifetime formally kicked off the global launch ...

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Heroes Reborn Heads to the U.K.

LONDON: The U.K.’s Channel 5 has picked up the U.S. event series Heroes Reborn for its sister network 5*. The 13-episode series is due out next year. From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, the title is a follow-up to the 2006 original drama Heroes. Both titles center on a group of ...

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Stephen Davis Talks Storytelling, Brand Management

CANNES: Hasbro’s Stephen Davis was interviewed by World Screen’s Anna Carugati at MIPJunior, where he talked about the company’s core focus on storytelling as it rolls out brands across gaming, TV, digital platforms, feature films and more. Davis is the chief content officer and executive VP of Hasbro, and president ...

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New Name for Lagardère Studios’ Distribution Arm

PARIS: Lagardère Entertainment Rights, which is run by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet and functions as the distribution arm of Lagardère Studios, is changing its name to Lagardère Studios Distribution. The name change comes as part of the group’s international expansion. The two main strategic goals of the expansion are to strengthen the company’s acquisitions strategy and ...

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AFM Spotlight: Starz

SANTA MONICA: Bruce Campbell reprises his role as a monster hunter in Ash vs Evil Dead, part of the Starz catalogue. The new series picks up three decades after the end of the last film from the Evil Dead franchise. ...

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