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Drama Channel Added to VOD Service UKTV Play

LONDON: UKTV is launching its free-to-air channel Drama on the company’s new VOD service, UKTV Play. The service will let viewers access scripted classics such as The Forsyte Saga and Death Comes to Pemberley, along with genre favorites such as The Bill and Birds of a Feather. UKTV Play is ...

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BBC Two Commissions New Stephen Poliakoff Drama

LONDON: BBC Two has commissioned the new series Close to the Enemy, a period drama from writer and director Stephen Poliakoff that will be sold in the international market by all3media international. Filming is already underway on the drama from Little Island Productions. The six-parter is being produced in association ...

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Bravo Adds Ten New, Four Returning Shows

NEW YORK: Bravo Media is enlarging its slate of original series, with ten new shows and four returning programs, including a project that pairs Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann for a cross-country adventure. NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches (working title) will star and ...

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DRG Picks Up Pair of HBO Europe Dramas

LONDON: DRG has become the worldwide distributor of HBO Europe's remakes of Mammon in Poland and the Czech Republic and  Small Time Gangster in Romania, titled Umbre. Both programs are scripted formats licensed to HBO Europe by DRG. DRG has also agreed a deal for all of the HBO Europe ...

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Corus Lands Exclusive for Nickelodeon Content in Canada

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment is expanding its partnership with Nickelodeon in a new long-term pact that gives it the exclusive rights for all the network's English- and French-language content across digital and linear platforms in Canada. Corus becomes the sole distributor and rights holder of Nickelodeon’s catalogue of current content and ...

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ZDFE Places Kids’ Shows with Israel’s HOT

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has sold a raft of live-action kids' programs, among them Dance Academy, to HOT in Israel. The deal involves 260 half-hour episodes of popular titles from the ZDFE.junior catalogue, including H2O: Just Add Water (three seasons), Dance Academy (three seasons), Wolfblood (three seasons), The Elephant Princess (two ...

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Matthew Weiner

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Drama. For the passionate fans of Mad Men, watching the show has been like peeling back the layers of an onion. At first glance we were shocked at how much people in the ’60s smoked and drank—especially on the ...

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Peppa Pig Attraction Opens in Italian Theme Park

LONDON: The Italian theme park Leolandia has opened a themed attraction based on the popular Entertainment One (eOne) property Peppa Pig. Called The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig), the attraction recreates some of the landmarks from the animated TV show created by Astley Baker Davies. Interactive ...

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