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Endemol in Digital Video Push

LONDON/AMSTERDAM: Endemol says it is investing 30 million euros ($40.4 million) to expand its digital video operations via a new division, Endemol Beyond. Endemol Beyond plans to set up a network of premium channels on YouTube, Yahoo, MSN, Dailymotion and other platforms that will feature original digital content, organized by ...

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Additional Episodes for Homicide Unit Istanbul

MUNICH: Homicide Unit Istanbul, a successful crime series, has completed production on two more feature-length episodes, bringing the total to 11. Starring Erol Sander, Homicide Unit Istanbul follows a Turkish chief investigator who is tracking down criminals in Istanbul. The new productions, both of which were directed by Thorsten Schmidt, ...

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Keshet’s DIG Lands on USA

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has announced a six-episode commitment to DIG, from Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, developed by Keshet in association with BermanBraun. The show, which will be shot in Jerusalem, is set to launch on the cable network in late 2014. It follows an FBI agent ...

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Video Interview: Magician Troy Von Scheibner

NEW YORK: Troy Von Scheibner met up with TV Real to talk about his new magic series and perform a trick for our cameras.   Mixing mind-bending stunts and mischievous tricks, Troy Von Scheibner has made a name for himself as a rising star in the magician community. The 24-year-old, who ...

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Monster Closes Tiny Pop Deal

DUBLIN: Ireland's Monster Entertainment has sold I’m a Creepy Crawly and I’m a Dinosaur, part of it's I'm A franchise, to Tiny Pop in the U.K. Meanwhile, BBC Alba picked up I’m a Monster. I’m an Animal is currently airing on Nick U.K. and has sold to United Media in ...

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Canal+ & A+E Channels Launch in France

NEW YORK/PARIS: After inking a strategic pact in April to launch co-branded channels in France, A+E Networks and Canal+ have announced the debut of Planete+ A&E and Planete+ Crime + Investigation on CanalSat as of today. In April, the companies said they would launch several channels later in the year ...

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Hub Network Unveils Spooksville Online Initiatives

LOS ANGELES: The Hub Network has come out with a webisodes series and online game to complement its new live-action show Spooksville. The collection of webisodes, titled Spooksville Freak Files, offers a supplemental story line focused on witchcraft, ghosts and other supernatural occurrences. A selection of episodes can now be ...

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New Category for International Emmys

NEW YORK: The 2014 International Emmy Awards competition will feature a new category, celebrating the best non-English-language programs created for U.S. prime-time television. "Recent demographic trends and electoral events have made clear that the United States is becoming a multilingual country, and these developments are increasingly reflected in the country's ...

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Roku to Deliver WATCH Disney Channel Service

SARATOGA: The streaming platform Roku is slated to begin offering WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD later this month. The WATCH Disney Channel service features a number of hit original series, including Austin & Ally, Phineas ...

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Number of News Networks in Europe Approaches 300

STRASBOURG: The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that there are now close to 300 news channels available across Europe, including 110 national services and about 60 with a pan-regional or global remit. Of the pan-regional networks, CNN International has the widest reach, available in 38 European countries, followed by BBC World, ...

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