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ITV & BBC Sign World Cup Deal for 2018, 2022

LONDON: ITV and the BBC have secured the shared exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights in the U.K. for the World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022 across TV, radio and online. The 2018 finals will be the 14th consecutive FIFA World Cup that ITV and BBC broadcast together. Niall Sloane, ITV's ...

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Cyber Group to Rep Les Armateurs’ WWII Cartoon

ANNECY: Cyber Group Studios has snapped up the distribution rights for The Long Long Holiday, an upcoming animated series produced by Les Armateurs for France Télévisions and CANAL+. Meant for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, The Long Long Holiday tells the story of two siblings who are ...

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Hank Zipzer Returning to CBBC for Second Season

LONDON: The U.K.’s CBBC has renewed the Henry Winkler kids’ comedy Hank Zipzer for a second season. The show follows the life of 13-year-old Henry “Hank” Zipzer (Nick James), a boy with a great imagination who doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with his parents and teachers. Winkler, who co-wrote with Lin Oliver ...

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More SLAM for France & Turkey

LONDON/PARIS: The game show format SLAM, from CAN'T STOP media's catalogue, has been renewed by France 3 and Turkey's TRT Okul, and has also found success with its new dedicated app. This September, France 3 will debut a new 250-episode season of SLAM, which features a combination of crosswords and trivia ...

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International Sales for Soccer Doc Mata Mata

MUNICH: Red Arrow International’s soccer documentary Mata Mata has been sold into three new markets, just ahead of the World Cup. Sky Italia picked up the pay-TV rights for the doc, which will be included in the broadcaster’s World Cup coverage. Mexican free-TV channel Canal Once is set to air ...

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Dinopaws Heads to Treehouse in Canada

TORONTO: This weekend, Corus Entertainment's Treehouse is due to debut Dinopaws, a new preschool show about a trio of lovable dinosaurs who are curious about the world. Dinopaws, which premieres on Treehouse tomorrow at 5 p.m., will broadcast at the same time on Saturdays and Sundays. The 52×11-minute animated series ...

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