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MundoFox Picks Up 9 Story Media Group Titles

TORONTO: 9 Story Media Group has licensed more than 90 half-hours of kids’ titles to U.S. Hispanic broadcast network MundoFox. Through the deal, the channel has acquired the rights for three different shows. Wibbly Pig features humorous stories about the titular character, who turns the simplest daily tasks into comedy ...

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Twentieth Century Fox Enters Chinese SVOD Deal

NEW YORK: Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed the SVOD rights for a slate of feature films, including Speed and Black Swan, to YOU On Demand in China. The agreement makes titles available to subscribers of YOU On Demand's SVOD platform and service via mobile, OTT, digital cable and ...

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Prime Entertainment Group Sells 127 Hours to MBC

PARIS/LOS ANGELES: The Mauritius Broadcast Corporation (MBC) has acquired 127 hours of health and well-being programming from Prime Entertainment Group. The agreement includes 100 episodes of About Wellness, 59 episodes of Balance Your Plate, 45 episodes of Beautiful in the Blink of an Eye, 43 episodes of Look and You ...

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Channel 4 Doc to Spotlight America’s Juvenile Prisons

LONDON: Next month, Channel 4 is slated to begin airing Kid Criminals, a two-part documentary from Plum Pictures that explores juvenile prisons in the U.S. Kid Criminals follows the daily routines in three high-security correctional facilities in the U.S. The film shows how the crimes of children have affected their ...

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Idris Elba to Host BBC Interactive Series

LONDON: Luther star Idris Elba is set to host the interactive series Story of Now, a 20-parter commissioned for the newly launched experimental platform BBC Taster. The series of five-minute shorts will explore some of the fundamental questions about the human condition and world history, with experts in their field ...

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Spotlight on Edebé Audiovisual Licensing

Iván Agenjo, the audiovisual manager for Edebé, speaks with TV Kids Weekly about Edebé Audiovisual Licensing, a division of the Barcelona-based publishing group. Several years ago, Edebé, a major publishing group in the Spanish-speaking world, set up Edebé Audiovisual Licensing. The division focuses on the creation, development, production and distribution ...

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New Gifting Lines for Classic Thunderbirds

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has revealed new gifting collections for Classic Thunderbirds, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. ITVS GE has teamed up with its licensees to reveal new additions to the Classic Thunderbirds gifting category, which is being presented at this year's Spring Fair ...

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Comedy Central Announces 2015 Digital Slate

NEW YORK: CC:Studios, Comedy Central’s in-house multiplatform unit, has announced the debut of the travelogue Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler, along with the renewal of two digital series and five shows in development. Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler follows the titular comedian as he sets out on a seven-city jet-ski tour to ...

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Genius Brands Appoints VP of Digital

BEVERLY HILLS: Genius Brands International (GBI) has hired Jason Brumbaugh, a former producer for Disney Interactive Media Group, as VP of digital, a newly created position. Brumbaugh is charged with leading all of GBI's digital initiatives, including creating and maintaining web communities, and developing and implementing online marketing strategies. He ...

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