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Television Academy to Honor A+E Networks

LOS ANGELES: A+E Networks has been selected to receive the Television Academy's 2015 Governors Award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility programs. A+E Networks has tied a number of pro-social initiatives in with its programming, working with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, March ...

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Vivendi Acquires Three More Companies

PARIS: Vivendi has made three new acquisitions, including the London-based distribution outfit Can't Stop Media, following on its recent investment in the online video website Dailymotion. Can't Stop Media was founded in 2011 by Matthieu Porte, a former senior VP of entertainment at Zodiak Rights. The company represents both scripted ...

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Cartoon Network Expands Canadian Presence

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment has increased the reach of Cartoon Network in Canada to more than 5 million subscribers thanks to deals with new cable distributors. Cartoon Network's expanded distribution in Canada now includes Rogers, Shaw and Shaw Direct. The channel is the exclusive home for Canadian viewers to watch a ...

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U.S. Sales for Blue Ant International Factual Titles

TORONTO: Blue Ant International has placed more than 75 hours of content from its factual catalogue across the U.S. Scripps Networks picked up several series, including Rebel without a Kitchen for Cooking Channel, which follows Matt Basile as he takes his roving food truck on the road. For GAC, Scripps ...

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Trio of CANAL+ Channels Being Renamed

PARIS: In the wake of the Vivendi takeover, the CANAL+ free-to-air channels D8, D17 and iTélé are all being renamed. The announcement was made via an email to staff from Vincent Bolloré, the newly appointed chairman of the CANAL+ Group supervisory board. The D8, D17 and iTélé channels become C8, C17 and CNews, respectively, ...

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Q&A: Professor & TV Presenter Brian Cox

NEW YORK: Professor and TV presenter Brian Cox explains his passion for science and how television is instrumental in disseminating critically important concepts and facts to the audience. TV REAL: Why is it so important for the general public to understand science? COX: First and most importantly, it’s the foundation ...

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Brian Cox

PREMIUM: Professor and TV presenter Brian Cox explains his passion for science and how television is instrumental in disseminating critically important concepts and facts to the audience. TV REAL: Why is it so important for the general public to understand science? COX: First and most importantly, it’s the foundation of ...

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Multi-Screen Report: Live TV Still Dominates in Australia

SYDNEY: The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report reveals that 91 percent of all broadcast TV watched in Australia on a traditional set in Q2 2015 was viewed live. The report—from Regional TAM, OzTAM and Nielsen—finds that in Q2 2015, Australians spent an average 90 hours and 53 minutes (90:53) each month ...

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