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Channel 4 Commissions Second Doc on Devastating British Storms

LONDON: The U.K.’s Channel 4 has commissioned Pioneer Productions to produce The Floods that Foiled New Year: Caught On Camera, the outfit's second fast-turnaround documentary chronicling the severe storms battering Britain. The factual program would be a follow-up to Pioneer’s recent doc, The Storms that Stole Christmas, another production for Channel ...

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global Promotes Pair

NEW YORK: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has elevated Gail Gendler to VP of acquisitions and Patrick Connolly to VP of programming and scheduling. Gendler has been working with AMC Networks (formerly Rainbow Media) since 2000. She oversees all acquisitions for AMC/Sundance Channel Global. Connolly oversees scheduling, promotion planning and on-air creative ...

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BBC Worldwide Taps New VP & GM for Africa

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has named Joel Churcher as the VP and general manager for Africa. Churcher will be based in Johannesburg. He will be responsible for the strategy and business development across all BBC Worldwide businesses in the region. This includes TV and digital sales, production and format sales, licensing ...

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Channel 5 Lines Up Crime Docs

LONDON: A number of new crime documentaries are headed to Channel 5's schedule later this year, among them Killing Spree from producer Twofour. Killing Spree explores some of history's most infamous and brutal criminal acts. The series will bring to life the true stories behind them. Also coming to the ...

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Discovery Acquires Indie Producer Raw

LONDON: Discovery Communications has purchased the U.K.-based independent production outfit Raw, which is behind such programs as Gold Rush. The two companies have been working together since 2001, commissioning Gold Rush for Discovery Channel, Unexplained Files for Science and Discovery Networks International and Dangerous Persuasions for Investigation Discovery. The acquisition ...

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OSN Brings TLC HD to MENA Region

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Networks International has secured carriage for TLC HD in the Middle East and North Africa through OSN. TLC HD launches on the platform on March 24. It joins Discovery Channel HD, Discovery Science HD, Animal Planet HD, Discovery World and Investigation Discovery on OSN. The channel will ...

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Saban Brands Renews Licensing Deal for Power Rangers Costumes

MALIBU: Saban Brands has renewed its licensing agreement with JAKKS Pacific, allowing the American toy maker to continue producing Halloween costumes and accessories based on its Power Rangers franchise through 2017. As part of the deal, JAKKS Pacific is slated to release a line of disguises inspired by Power Rangers ...

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9 Story Adds Galaxy Pop Animated Series to Catalogue

TORONTO: 9 Story Entertainment has picked up the global distribution rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand, for Get Ace, a new animated comedy produced by Galaxy Pop. Get Ace tells the story of a nerdy high school freshman who finds himself wearing braces that contain spy technology. The 52×11-minute show recently ...

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