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CBBC Adds Homegrown Scripted Series to Fall Lineup

LONDON: Next month, CBBC is slated to begin airing new seasons of CBBC Productions' All at Sea and Wolfblood, as well as the premiere of Millie Inbetween, a new sitcom produced for the channel by The Foundation. Starring Scotland's Millie Innes (Dani's House), Millie Inbetween is a family comedy centered ...

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ZDF, ZDFE & TVP1 Align for New WWII Doc

MAINZ/WARSAW: ZDF, ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and the Polish broadcaster TVP1 are jointly producing a two-part documentary that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. The German-Polish co-production, World War II, will air on September 2 and 9 on TVP1 and ZDF. ZDF Enterprises will handle the ...

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Discovery & Eurosport Distribution Teams Merge in CEEMEA

WARSAW: There will now be a combined distribution team selling the joint portfolios of Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) and Eurosport across the region. Oxana Yanushkovskaya, VP of distribution, will be leading these efforts. The team is now responsible for distribution of 22 ...

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Andrew Jackson Hired at Plimsoll for U.S. Push

LONDON: Former Discovery and BBC exec Andrew Jackson has been tapped to serve as executive VP of international production at the U.K. indie Plimsoll Productions. Jackson will be responsible for developing a U.S. expansion strategy for the outfit, working closely with CEO Grant Mansfield, to whom he will report. Jackson ...

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New Head of Drama at Foxtel

MELBOURNE: Penny Win has been elevated at Foxtel to the role of head of drama, after having commissioned several new projects for the network, including Devil's Playground. Win has overseen the development of Wentworth, which has been the most-watched Australian drama in pay-TV history and has been sold into more ...

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Industry Vet Sue Houghton Joins Factual Producer NHNZ

DUNEDIN: The New Zealand-based factual producer NHNZ has brought in experienced showrunner Sue Houghton to work on several new blue-chip productions. Houghton will work out of the company’s Washington, D.C. office, where she’ll be involved in two projects for Animal Planet, among other endeavors. The industry vet spent eight years ...

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