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Escapade Sells The Lost Aviator into Denmark

SYDNEY: Escapade Media has placed the feature documentary The Lost Aviator with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. The doc, from Andrew Lancaster in association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films, will air on the DR K channel in Denmark. The film follows one man's mission to reopen a cold case from ...

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Report: Live TV Remains Dominant in Australians’ Viewing Habits

SYDNEY: The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering Q4 2014, finds that viewing of video content on internet-connected devices is up year-on-year, but remains small relative to the amount of time that Australians spend watching broadcast TV on in-home sets. Household take-up of internet-capable devices reached a new high in Q4 ...

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Maya the Bee Movie Lands in U.S. Theaters

LOS ANGELES: Maya the Bee Movie, a feature-length adaptation of the hit animated series, is due to open theatrically in Los Angeles and New York on May 1. Produced by Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions, the film is a German and Australian co-production ...

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Global Agency Music Format The Remix Adapted in Vietnam

ISTANBUL: Global Agency's music reality format The Remix has been adapted for VTV3 in Vietnam, where the show launched to much success. Greymatter Entertainment created the format that is produced by Cattiensa, one of the largest production companies in Vietnam. The show was given a ten-episode order from VTV3. Following ...

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Presto Adds Content from Foxtel’s History Channel

MELBOURNE: Presto has added to its on-demand catalogue a slew of programming from Foxtel's History channel, including content that commemorates the centenary of WWI. Part of the package includes the locally produced five-part series The Memorial: Beyond the ANZAC, as well as Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty. Episodes from Tour ...

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New Icelandic Format Treasured Tunes Goes Global

LONDON: Banijay International has picked up Treasured Tunes, an entertainment format from Iceland’s Sagafilm. The studio-based prime-time format will launch at MIPTV. The show seeks to find a country’s best-loved song, with modern recording artists reinterpreting and rearranging all the tunes. The original Treasured Tunes aired on Iceland’s main state ...

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Showtime Picks Up New Drama Series Billions

NEW YORK: Showtime has placed a 12-episode order for the hour-long drama series Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The series is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail). The series will shoot in New ...

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9 Story Sends Get Ace to France

TORONTO: 9 Story Media Group has sold the animated comedy series Get Ace to France's Boing, which is part of the Turner Kids portfolio in the country that also includes Boomerang and Cartoon Network. Get Ace is produced by Australia's Galaxy Pop for Network Ten's Eleven. The 52×11-minute show follows ...

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