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Killjoys & Dark Matter Get Second Seasons on Syfy

NEW YORK: Syfy has renewed drama series Killjoys and Dark Matter for sophomore seasons, slated to air next year. Created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl), Killjoys is made by Orphan Black producers Temple Street Productions in association with Space. It is distributed worldwide by Universal Cable Productions. The series follows three interplanetary ...

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Beyond to Bring Chasing Monsters to Cannes

LONDON: Beyond Distribution plans to present for the first time Chasing Monsters, a factual series from Untamed Productions, to international buyers at next month's MIPCOM. Chasing Monsters looks on as host Cyril Chauquet searches for large and dangerous underwater beasts around the globe. The 12×60-minute show travels from Florida to ...

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New Sales & Scripted Execs at Televisa USA

SANTA MONICA: Televisa USA, Grupo Televisa’s English-language-programming subsidiary, has hired Jonathan South as director of worldwide sales and David Sigurani as director of scripted development, two newly created roles. South will head the acquisitions and sales of Grupo Televisa’s English-language original series earmarked for the global market, while Sigurani will ...

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Hulu Offers Ad-Free Option

SANTA MONICA: Hulu has unveiled a new commercial-free option for subscribers, priced at $11.99 per month. Consumers will now have the option to watch Hulu free of ads for $11.99 per month or with limited commercials for $7.99 per month. ...

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Latino Kids’ Network Semillitas Picks Up Olivia

MIAMI: U.S. Hispanic children’s channel Semillitas has added the animated series Olivia to its programming slate. Produced by Chorion and based on a book by Ian Falconer, the 26-episode series follows a small pig with a big personality who embarks on adventures using her imagination. The show has already been ...

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Speaker Lineup Unveiled for MIPJunior 2015

PARIS: A number of executives from various companies, including Hasbro's Stephen Davis, Nickelodeon's Russell Hicks and YouTube's Malik Ducard, are slated to speak at this year's MIPJunior, which is taking place in Cannes from October 3 to 4. Davis, Hasbro's executive VP and chief content officer, will give the opening ...

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Disney Channel Lands in Canada

TORONTO: Disney Channel has arrived in Canada thanks to a license agreement signed earlier this year between Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group. Carriage deals with distribution partners such as Bell Aliant, Rogers, Shaw and TELUS will ensure that the network is made available in 10 million Canadian homes by tomorrow. ...

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