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BLE Unveils Judges for License This! 2014

LONDON: Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) has revealed the judging panel for this year's License This! competition, which introduces new brands to the global licensing industry. The panel will be chaired by Ian Downes, the director of Start Licensing. Other judges include Paul Bufton, the VP of consumer products licensing and ...

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BBC Worldwide Entertains with Shiny-Floor Formats

The celebrity entertainment show Tumble is the latest in a long line of shiny-floor formats for BBC Worldwide. Produced by BBC Productions, the series sees ten celebrities being pushed to their physical limits in a range of gymnastic and circus-inspired disciplines. The stars are paired with a professional gymnast/performer and ...

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Cartoon Network, H&M Team for Adventure Time Apparel

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network has collaborated with international fashion retailer H&M for the launch of an exclusive T-shirt line based on the popular animated comedy series Adventure Time. The collection includes catchy slogans from the show as well as artwork featuring lead characters Finn and Jake. The shirts are meant to ...

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Lifetime Asia Preps First Original Production

SINGAPORE: The Lifetime channel in Asia has a new family reality series, Mom's Time Out, marking its first original production. The series, set to launch August 28, features three families from Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. The moms of each of the families is sent off on a five-day holiday ...

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New BBC One Drama from Peter Bowker

LONDON: Screenwriter Peter Bowker is adapting the best-selling novel Capital by John Lanchester as a new drama series for BBC One. Capital is about a London street that is transformed by soaring property prices, inhabited by characters who are diverse in nationality, race, wealth and experience. Kudos Film & Television ...

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Endemol Beyond Launches Online Sports Channel

LONDON: Endemol Beyond UK has launched an international sports-themed channel in partnership with YouTube star Olatunji, better known as KSI. The channel, Rule'm Sports, is available at youtube.com/rulemsports. It will feature more than 150 pieces of premium sports entertainment content over the next 12 months. KSI, who has around 9 ...

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yourfamily Lands New Carriage in MENA Region

MUNICH/DUBAI: The German channel yourfamily has been added to the My-HD pay-TV platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The 24-hour yourfamily channel airs such series as Fix & Foxi, Enid Blyton and Digswell. It is operated by Your Family Entertainment (YFE). The service, aimed at children 3 ...

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Sky Outlines Targets for Diversity Push

LONDON: Sky has set new targets to improve the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people across its entertainment channels. All new, non-returning shows on Sky entertainment channels will have people from BAME backgrounds in at least 20 percent of significant on-screen roles. This spans drama, comedy, entertainment ...

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eOne’s Stuart Baxter on Plans for Growth

NEW YORK: Stuart Baxter, the president of Entertainment One Television International, talks about the programming that has emerged from deals with AMC Networks and El Rey Network in the U.S. and his plans for growth in this ever-changing business. WS: ...

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