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CBeebies & CBBC Co-Commission More Katie Morag

LONDON: The live-action children’s series Katie Morag is set to return for a second season on CBeebies and CBBC sometime next year, marking the first time the British kids’ channels have co-commissioned a show. Some episodes of the sophomore run will be shown exclusively for a younger set on CBeebies, ...

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U.S. & U.K. Broadcast Viewing Declines, VOD Gains

LONDON: IHS analysis has found that broadcast television viewing dropped significantly last year in the U.S. and the U.K., with viewers increasingly turning to on-demand services instead. IHS believes that these changes in consumption habits "signal a need for transformation ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: ZDF Enterprises

PRAGUE: The teams from ZDF Enterprises’ ZDFE.drama and ZDFE.junior departments will be at NATPE Europe looking to shore up deals. From the ZDFE.drama catalogue comes Thicker Than Water, about siblings who must run their late mother’s B&B together in order to collect their inheritance. “Thicker Than Water offers deep, authentic ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Dori Media Group

PRAGUE: The street game show Billy the Board, part of the Dori Media Group catalogue, provides an opportunity for people to earn money while they wait for a bus or train. It uses animation technology to turn a station’s billboard into a host that interacts with contestants. Elena Antonini, the ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Caracol Television

PRAGUE: The series Fugitives, a highlight of Caracol Television’s slate for NATPE Europe, gives audiences a glimpse into the justice system, focusing on the lives of those who are falsely accused of crimes and end up in jail. Also a top title for the company is Men Cry Too. The ...

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Grit, Escape Networks Increase U.S. Distribution

ATLANTA: Raycom Media in the U.S. is set to carry the female-skewed Escape channel and the male-targeted Grit network, thanks to a new distribution agreement secured with Katz Broadcasting. This marks the second distribution agreement for the recently announced channels. Univision Television Group has already committed to carrying the two ...

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ITVS GE Signs CEE Format Deals

LONDON: A number of formats from the ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) catalogue, among them Hell's Kitchen and I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, have been licensed by broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe. The family entertainment show Surprise Surprise was commissioned in Slovakia, where TV Joj is ...

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