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ABC Family Hires Head of Unscripted Programming & Development

BURBANK: Kary McHoul, a former exec for FOX, Style and E!, has been appointed as senior VP of unscripted programming and development for ABC Family, effective today. In her newly created position, McHoul will work under Karey Burke, the network's executive VP of programming and development. She most recently served as ...

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ITVS GE Unveils MIPTV Drama Slate

 LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is heading to MIPTV with a roster of new and returning scripted titles, including the event drama Texas Rising. That title details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Also being showcased are the new TV franchise Good Witch, ...

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Netflix Arrives in Cuba

LOS GATOS: Starting today, Netflix is offering a selection of curated movies and TV shows to subscribers in Cuba. Consumers in Cuba with Internet connections and access to international payment methods will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch such original offerings as House of Cards and Orange ...

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Property Brothers Duo to Tour Asia for HGTV Launch

SINGAPORE: Drew and Jonathan Scott, the sibling hosts of HGTV's hit home renovation show Property Brothers, are slated to visit parts of Asia later this month to promote the channel's launch in the region. The twin brothers will participate in a series of road shows and exclusive dinner events from ...

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Workshops Planned in Run-Up to RioContentMarket 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO: The fifth edition of RioContentMarket in Brazil is slated to kick off February 25, with directors M. Night Shyamalan and Cary Fukunaga set to be among those attending. Preceding the event will be the International Capacity-Building Program for Documentaries (ICP DOC), promoted by the Brazilian TV Producers, ...

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New Family Channel Series from Creators of The Next Step

TORONTO: Following on the success of the tween drama The Next Step, Family Channel is working with Temple Street Productions and creator Frank van Keeken on the half-hour series The Music Room. The Music Room follows a group of young performers who are part of an elite music program. The show ...

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Video Interview: Armoza Formats’ Avi Armoza

NEW YORK: Avi Armoza, the founder and CEO of Armoza Formats, shares with TV Formats his take on the type of formats buyers are currently looking for in the marketplace.   Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Armoza Formats has been charting trends in the format industry for a decade ...

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ABC to Air Reboot of BattleBots Combat Series

BURBANK: ABC is set to revive the robot-combat series BattleBots, which originally aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. The six-episode series, due out this summer, will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, along with the bot-builder backstories and the spectacle of ...

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