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APT Worldwide Inks Deals for D-Day Special

BOSTON: APT Worldwide has landed a number of licensing agreements for the World War II doc Day of Days: June 6, 1944: American Soldiers Remember D-Day around the globe. The terrestrial TV rights have been snapped up by ABC for Australia, while the terrestrial and pay-TV rights for China were ...

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Football Fever

TV Real spotlights some of the soccer docs being snapped up by broadcasters around the world in conjunction with the World Cup. According to FIFA, almost a billion people around the globe watched at least a minute of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. The average ...

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Zodiak Brasil Bought Out by Local Partners

SÃO PAULO: Zodiak Brasil has been purchased by Carla Affonso, the company’s CEO, and local partner Patrick Siaretta, the owner of Teleimage, with plans to rebrand the outfit as Cygnus Media. The ownership is being transferred from Zodiak Americas. The company will retain a first-look arrangement with Zodiak Rights for ...

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New Licensing Agent for Hoho Rights’ Toddler Time

LONDON: Hoho Rights has chosen The Serenata Group's Joan Packard Luks to represent the popular preschool property Toddler Time in the U.S. and Canada. Toddler Time originated as an interactive book, Toddler Treasury, which was first published by The Creative Studio. The book series, which is distributed by Barrons in ...

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New U.S. Broadcast Nets Strike Deal for Films from Warner Bros.

ATLANTA: The new demo-specific over-the-air U.S. broadcast networks Escape and Grit have acquired the TV rights to a package of 135 motion pictures in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD). The female-skewed Escape channel is anchored in stories of crime and mystery. Warner Bros. movies set for ...

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Additional Licensees for NBC’s The Biggest Loser

NEW YORK: NBC’s reality series The Biggest Loser has teamed up with several licensees to release a slew of healthy-living products during the first half of this year. The latest licensing deals include agreements with Kind Kitchen for cooking utensils such as non-stick pans, woks, aprons, baking mats, pie plates ...

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eOne Television Bolsters Scripted Team

LOS ANGELES: Gerard Bocaccio has been hired by Entertainment One (eOne) Television as its new senior VP of U.S. scripted development. Bocaccio, based in Los Angeles, will report to Michael Rosenberg, the company's executive VP of U.S. scripted television. Bocaccio is responsible for further cultivating and developing eOne's slate of ...

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Paula Deen Sets Up Digital Network

SAVANNAH: The Paula Deen Network is a new interactive digital portal that will allow users to engage with and access the so-called Queen of Southern Cuisine and her home cooking anywhere, anytime. The new digital network is expected to launch in September. It is a paid subscription-based online offering, which ...

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