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Oxygen Adds Seven New Series as Part of Network Rebrand

NEW YORK: Oxygen Media is bringing seven new series to the network's schedule as part of a rebranding planned for later this year targeting modern, young women. Fix My Choir is a music-driven series that gives struggling choirs the chance to get some mentoring from the gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon ...

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Starz Preps for Debut of Original Series Power

BEVERLY HILLS: The Starz original series Power is set for its debut on June 7 at 9 p.m., and will be accompanied by the release of a new music video from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, the show's executive producer, who was in Cannes this week to promote the project. The ...

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Game of Thrones Given Two-Season Renewal

LOS ANGELES: HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season. Season four of the popular fantasy drama kicked off on Sunday, April 6. The season four premiere was watched by an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it one of HBO's most-watched programs since the finale ...

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ITVS GE Places 500-Plus Hours Across China & Thailand

CANNES: A raft of deals have been signed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) with broadcasters and digital platforms in China and Thailand, totaling more than 500 hours of programming. ITVS GE scored a multiyear drama output deal with Tencent, a provider on Internet services in China. This sees ...

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Backpackers Digital Series Moves to Television

BURBANK: The digital series Backpackers, a CW Seed original produced by Shaftesbury U.S. and Smokebomb Entertainment, is moving from online to the broadcast network The CW this summer. Backpackers will premiere with ten original half-hour episodes on The CW on a date to be announced. The first four episodes contain material ...

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FIC Rolls Out Nat Geo People in Europe

MADRID: FOX International Channels (FIC) is launching the new Nat Geo People brand in Europe, including a recent debut in Germany. Part of the National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) bouquet, the channel offers unfiltered, intimate access to inspiring stories of real people all over the world. Its programming is meant ...

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Dancing with the Stars Garners 50th Country Sale

CANNES: BBC Worldwide has now sold the Dancing with the Stars format into a total of 50 countries, the latest being Slovenia. Planet TV in Slovenia has signed up for its own version, making it the 50th country to do so. The show began airing as Strictly Come Dancing back ...

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Bravo Diversifies Slate

NEW YORK: At its Upfront presentation, Bravo Media presented a roster of original programming that featured 15 new series, including two that are scripted, and 16 returning shows. In the way of scripted fare, Bravo has lined up Odd Mom Out, a comedy loosely based on the life of celebrated ...

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Weinstein Company to Rep Gomorra

NEW YORK: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for Gomorra, a drama series based on the book by Roberto Saviano. Gomorra is about a man who works for a Neapolitan crime organization. The 12×1-hour show stars Marco D’Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Maria Pia Calzone, Salvatore Esposito ...

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VIMN The Americas Makes New Hire for MTV Latin America

MIAMI: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas has named Maria Iregui brand manager and senior VP of programming and production for MTV Latin America. In her new role, Iregui is responsible for managing the content and creative for the youth brand in the region. She is replacing Fernando Gaston, ...

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