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Verizon, Redbox Pull Plug on Streaming Service

OAKBOOK TERRACE: The online streaming service launched by DVD kiosk operator Redbox and telco Verizon in March of last year is being shuttered this week "because it was not as successful as we hoped it would be," the companies said in a statement posted to the Redbox Instant website. The ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Fred Media

CANNES: Best known for its factual content, Fred Media is attending MIP Junior for the first time this year. Among its kids’ highlights is We’re Talking Animals, an original series that skyrocketed to success last year. There is also The Coolibah Kid, about a real-life cowboy living on a cattle ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Nerd Corps Entertainment

CANNES: Nerd Corps Entertainment's Slugterra, which was recently greenlit for a third season, will be one of the company's highlights at this weekend's MIP Junior. The program served as the inspiration for Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, one of three Slugterra movies, which had a limited theatrical release in the ...

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Twin Peaks Limited Series Set for Showtime

LOS ANGELES: Showtime has given the go-ahead to a new season of Twin Peaks, with creators and exec producers David Lynch and Mark Frost returning to write and produce a nine-episode run for 2016. The limited series will mark the 25th anniversary of the show's ending on ABC. Lynch will ...

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TV Formats MIPCOM Preview Now Available

NEW YORK: The TV Formats MIPCOM Preview provides you with a number of useful services in one location, including a video interview with Keshet International’s Alon Shtruzman, a Q&A with FOX’s Simon Andreae, special reports and a host of other resources. View the Preview here. The Preview includes special reports ...

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Audiovisual from Spain Gears Up for MIPCOM

MADRID: There will be around 20 companies exhibiting at MIPCOM under the Audiovisual from Spain banner, an umbrella brand that was established to promote that country’s audiovisual production and distribution in the international market. This includes Atresmedia, which is presenting No Identity; Filmax International, offering I Know Who You Are; ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: CJ E&M Corporation

CANNES: Combining Korean history with fiction is The Three Musketeers, a fantasy drama based on the book penned by Alexandre Dumas that’s being presented by CJ E&M Corporation. “Since the western aspect has been added to the drama, various international audiences will be able to easily adapt to the story,” ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Global Screen

CANNES: The romantic series Storm of Love is celebrating its 2,000th episode, and Global Screen is bringing the latest season to MIPCOM. “Storm of Love is not only lavishly produced and based on excellent screenplays, its target group is also extremely faithful and sought-after,” says Marlene Fritz, the company’s head ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Secuoya Content Distribution

CANNES: Spain’s Secuoya Content Distribution is using MIPCOM as a chance to showcase its many format offerings. Among its highlights is The Shower, which sees singers perform in front of an audience, with one twist: they’re inside a shower in the middle of the stage. “It was launched last MIPTV ...

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