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Breakthrough Entertainment Expands Factual Catalogue

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has added five new titles to its factual catalogue, which the company will present at next month’s MIPTV. The Motherload (1×60 min.) examines the daily challenges facing working mothers. It was produced for Doc Zone, the factual strand of Canada’s CBC network. Chefs Rob Rossi and Craig ...

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My Kitchen Rules is Cooking Up Competition

NEW YORK: My Kitchen Rules, a Seven Network Australia production that is sold by Endemol Worldwide Distribution, has been going from strength to strength. While competitive cooking game shows are all the rage today, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when this type of show was rarely seen ...

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Telenovela Emerald Heart Debuts in Ecuador

MIAMI: Ecuador's TC Televisión has picked up the classic telenovela Emerald Heart from Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD). The program, which is produced by Venevision, premiered yesterday. The telenovela stars former Miss Venezuela Irene Esser as Beatriz Elena Beltran, a young ecologist committed to protecting the environment. She embarks on a ...

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4K Media Inks Deal for Yu-Gi-Oh! Merchandise in North America

NEW YORK: 4K Media has signed a licensing deal with Just Funky for a new collection of housewares, linens and accessories featuring artwork from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards. The three-year agreement, which covers the North American market, will allow Just Funky to produce impulse items based on the popular children’s ...

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GRB Appoints New Director of Sales & Acquisitions

SHERMAN OAKS: Liz Levenson has joined the team at GRB Entertainment as the director of international sales and acquisitions. Levenson most recently served as senior manager of development at Pilgrim Studios. Prior to this, she was the manager of acquisitions and development at Rive Gauche Television, and director of program ...

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FremantleMedia Picks Up Series About Life on Welfare

LONDON: FremantleMedia has acquired the rights, excluding the U.K. and North America, for Love Productions' Benefits Street, a social reality show about life on state welfare. The series aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. recently and become the highest rated series for the channel in three years. A second ...

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9 Story Signs Up New Broadcasters for Peg + Cat

TORONTO: 9 Story Entertainment has secured multiple sales for the animated preschool series Peg + Cat, including with Treehouse in Canada. The new round of sales also included SVT (Sweden), Yle (Finland), TVNZ (New Zealand), TG4 (Ireland) and Canal+ Family (France and French-speaking territories). The series, which follows a spirited little ...

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Keshet’s Rising Star Achieves Sales Milestone

TEL AVIV: Following on new agreements in Greece and Ukraine, Keshet International's Rising Star has solidified its spot as the fastest-selling talent show ever. The interactive format has sold to more than 25 territories since its launch at MIPCOM, an unprecedented growth, according to The WIT. In Greece, MEGA has ...

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