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Production Begins on Ethel & Ernest Animated Film

LONDON: Production has begun on an animated feature film adaptation of the graphic novel Ethel & Ernest, which the BBC will broadcast in the U.K. Based on the popular work by Raymond Briggs, the film is set to debut theatrically next year. Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and Oscar nominee Brenda ...

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Boomerang Rolls Out on HyppTV in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Boomerang, the all-animation network and companion channel to Cartoon Network, has launched in Malaysia on HyppTV. The global kids’ brand features a lineup of exclusive, first-run content, including new episodes of classic series such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, as well as premium acquisitions such ...

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BBC Worldwide Scores First VOD Deal in India

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has secured a deal with Tata Sky to deliver a range of drama and comedy programming via a branded BBC On-Demand service in India. Tata Sky has SVOD and TVOD services, and will provide its customers with access to a host of BBC Worldwide programming on their ...

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A+E Networks UK Revamps Leadership Team

LONDON: A+E Networks UK has shaken up its leadership team, appointing Nicolas Eglau as chief operating officer and promoting Heather Jones to senior VP of content and creative. Effective September 1, in his newly created role, Eglau will oversee A+E Networks UK’s operating and commercial units in the U.K., as ...

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Vibrant TV Lands on KlowdTV Digital Hub

EVANSTON: Vibrant TV network has launched on U.S. streaming hub KlowdTV, offering viewers international programming via computer, mobile devices and TVs. Vibrant TV’s 24/7 lineup showcases entertainment from around the globe in English with categories such as lifestyle, comedy, action adventure, drama, reality, travel, food, sports and family. The KlowdTV ...

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More Black Sails for Starz, Antonio Banderas to Lead New Drama

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has given the go-ahead for a fourth season of its swashbuckling drama series Black Sails, and is also set to develop the all-new Antonio Banderas-fronted detective drama Havana Quartet from Entertainment One Television (eOne). Set 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the Emmy Award-winning Black Sails follows the adventures of ...

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British Version for Lip Sync Battle

LONDON: Channel 5 has ordered a U.K. version of Spike TV's entertainment format Lip Sync Battle. An 8×30-minute treatment will be produced for Channel 5 by Whizz Kid Entertainment. The series is expected to premiere in the U.K. in early 2016. The presenting and performing talent will be announced in ...

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Bear Grylls Producing Kids’ Show for CITV

LONDON: ITV Studios’ production label Potato has teamed up with survivalist Bear Grylls to produce a kids’ outdoor adventure series for the U.K.’s CITV. Titled Bear Grylls’ Survival School, the 12×30-minute show will see ten British children leave their much-loved technology behind as they head into the mountains of Wales ...

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