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Licensing Expo Spotlight: Daewon Media

LAS VEGAS: Daewon Media is heading to this year’s Licensing Expo to start new discussions on the property GON in the L&M space. The first season of GON secured key broadcasters worldwide, and a second season of the action-based comedy is in production. Season one had 90 11-minute episodes, and ...

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Saban Brands Names MD of Strategic Business Development

LOS ANGELES: Daniel Castle has been hired as the new managing director of strategic business development for Saban Brands, where he is expected to lead the company's ongoing global growth efforts. Castle will work out of New York City alongside Elie Dekel, the president of Saban Brands. His duties include ...

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Starz Renews Original Drama Power

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz is going for a second season of the drama Power, which heads back into production in September. Creator, showrunner and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and fellow executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, David Knoller and Randall Emmett will return for the second season. The ...

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Netflix to Reboot Magic School Bus

NEW YORK/BEVERLY HILLS: A new original series based on the classic TV show The Magic School Bus is in the works for Netflix. The new CG animated series, The Magic School Bus 360 Degrees, will reimagine the kids' series that started airing in the 1990s. Executive producer Deborah Forte will be ...

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Zodiak Kids’ Extreme Football Sells Around the World

LONDON: Zodiak Kids has sold its soccer-themed series Extreme Football into various international markets just in time for the 2014 World Cup. The 39×26-minute CGI show follows the adventures of a young soccer team that competes in a shopping mall under construction against rivals The Dark Sides, who use dirty ...

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Belgian Pubcaster VRT Extends Rights for Neighbours

LONDON: FremantleMedia International has signed a multiyear deal with the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for the continued broadcast of the daily Australian soap Neighbours. VRT has been home to the series since 1989; Neighbours celebrates its 25th broadcast anniversary on the channel this year. The series has been airing in ...

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Another Season of Sanjay and Craig for Nickelodeon

BURBANK: Nickelodeon has given the go-ahead to a 20-episode third season of the original animated series Sanjay and Craig, which will feature more half-hour specials, including a holiday episode. Created by Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf, Sanjay and Craig follows the misadventures of a 12-year-old boy and his ...

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HBO Latin America Signs Film Pact with NBCU

MIAMI: A new agreement, effective 2015, delivers feature films from the NBCUniversal catalogue to HBO subscribers across Latin America, excluding Brazil. The agreement, between HBO Latin America and NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, is for the exclusive first-run pay-TV rights for a host of film titles. The selected movies will run ...

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Sky Sports Retains U.S. Open Golf Rights

LONDON: Sky Sports has added a further five years to its agreement with the United States Golf Association (USGA) for rights to the U.S. Open Championship. The pact includes women's, seniors and amateur events from the U.S. The new deal with the USGA expands exclusively live coverage of more than ...

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