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Passion Places Programming in Asia

LONDON: Passion Distribution has sold a number of titles, including Skin Wars and Unreported World, to broadcasters across Asia. In Japan, Nippon licensed Skin Wars, a body-painting competition show hosted by Rebecca Romijn (X-Men). Korea's KBS went for the Ebola special from season 28 of Unreported World, which watches as ...

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Lionsgate Ties Up with Wipeout Creator Matt Kunitz

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Matt Kunitz, the creator/executive producer of Wipeout and executive producer of Fear Factor, has signed an overall TV deal with Lionsgate, under which he will develop and produce unscripted programming through his Pulse Creative banner. Kunitz will be working in conjunction with Pulse Creative development executive Rebecca Quinn ...

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Duchess Street Productions Names New Development Producer

LONDON: Former Sky drama exec Jo Roderick has been named development producer at Duchess Street Productions. Roderick will be responsible for developing and providing editorial guidance on slated projects, as well as generating original ideas and IP for broadcasters and platforms. The exec will also oversee the development of the ...

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Nielsen: Linear TV Viewing Slips, Streaming Continues to Rise

NEW YORK: According to a new report from Nielsen, online video streaming viewing went up 60 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, while traditional TV viewing slid 4 percent during the same period. Nielsen's latest Total Audience Report finds that Americans' average daily time spent watching live TV decreased by ...

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Bellum Entertainment Bolsters Sales Team with New Hire

LOS ANGELES: Seasoned industry exec Marlynda Salas Lecate has been appointed to the sales team at indie factual specialist Bellum Entertainment In her new position, Lecate is responsible for the distribution of Bellum's current TV productions. She will collaborate with VP Michael Howard to expand the distribution of the company's ...

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Israeli Drama Gordin Cell Being Remade in Korea

TEL AVIV: Keshet International has licensed the spy drama MICE, also known as The Gordin Cell, to KBS for a remake in South Korea. The scripted format will be adapted and produced by IMTV. Production will get under way shortly, with the first season set to launch in early 2015. ...

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Globo’s Caribbean Flower Lands in Czech Republic

SÃO PAULO: Globo’s telenovela Caribbean Flower has been sold into the Czech Republic, where it’s set to air on Barrandov TV. The sale marks the first time the Czech network has licensed a product from a Brazilian broadcaster. The title will air dubbed and is set for a January premiere. ...

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Bomanbridge Media to Open India Office

SINGAPORE: As part of an ongoing Asian expansion, Bomanbridge Media has opened an office in Mumbai, to be led by former FremantleMedia exec Arpit Agarwal. The new hub marks the company’s fourth base, with offices recently announced for Korea and Mongolia, in addition to the original Singapore headquarters. The expansion comes ...

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