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Syfy Greenlights Childhood’s End Miniseries

NEW YORK: Syfy has given the go-ahead to a six-hour miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End, set for a 2015 release. Published in 1953, the book tells the story of an alien invasion that brings about decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and ...

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Gannett & Debmar-Mercury Hire Development VP for Joint Partnership

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury have tapped TV executive Stephanie Eno as the VP of development for the companies’ new programming partnership. That recent partnership was made to produce and test programming of varying lengths and genres, with chosen shows entering national syndication. Gannett will use its digital ...

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MTG Enters Content Deal with Maker Studios

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has struck a deal to distribute Maker Studios' content on its ad-funded online video services across Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria. Maker Studios targets the Millennial demo with a range of online video content. Its network of 55,000 channel partners ...

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Beyond Adds Pair of NZ Factual Series to Catalogue

LONDON: Beyond Distribution has inked deals with the New Zealand production companies Starfish Pictures and Jam TV for the factual series Life Flight and Real Lives Less Ordinary, respectively. Life Flight centers on the crew of a 24/7 emergency air service, while Real Lives Less Ordinary tells inspirational stories of ...

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Q&A with CSI’s Ted Danson

NEW YORK: CSI star Ted Danson talks to World Screen about the acting skills required of a procedural drama and how exceptional writing is the key to any great drama or comedy. WS: What appealed to you about CSI and ...

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Ted Danson

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. Audiences around the world loved Ted Danson as Sam Malone, the skirt-chasing ex-baseball star who owned the bar on Cheers. The hit sitcom aired for 11 years and ...

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Foxtel Revamps Pricing & Packaging

SYDNEY: Foxtel is implementing a series of changes to its pay-TV offering, including cutting the cost of a basic cable package by half to A$25 ($23.41) and launching a new on-demand BoxSets channel for pay-TV and digital users. Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein announced plans to provide existing customers with enhanced ...

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Genius Brands Names Sales Agent for Asia

BEVERLY HILLS: Genius Brands International (GBI) has chosen Small Screen Distribution as the exclusive sales agent for its content across all media platforms in Asia. Small Screen is led by seasoned content distribution exec Kerry Novick, who specializes in the strategic placement of family-friendly content with top media outlets throughout ...

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