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U.K. Trade Body Pact Expands to U.S.

LONDON: A new trade association representing the commercial interests of U.K. and U.S. TV producers will launch in the States later this year, with the establishment of Pact US. Pact US to launch later this year 28/01/2015 Pact US to launch later this year A new trade association representing the ...

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VICE Ties Up with Snapchat

NEW YORK: VICE is set to launch and distribute the VICE Daily Edition, a curated service offering the media brand’s content, as part of Snapchat’s new Discover app feature. Through the deal, VICE will offer Snapchat users a range of news and entertainment coverage. Content will range from breaking news ...

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Canada’s HISTORY Gives Go-Ahead to Survival Series

TORONTO: HISTORY in Canada has greenlit six one-hour episodes of Brett & Cliff Go to Hell, a new historical survival show that is being produced by Proper Television for Shaw Media. Brett & Cliff Go to Hell will follow adventurers Brett Rogers and Cliff Quinn as they re-live historical worst-case ...

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Travel Channel Finds New Home in Austria

LONDON: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has revealed that the popular lifestyle broadcaster Travel Channel is now available on UPC in Austria. Travel Channel viewers in Austria are able to watch hundreds of hours of content, including such new shows as Hotel Impossible, Mysteries at the Museum, Baggage Battles, Treasure ...

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Boomerang TV Group Bolsters Entertainment Unit

MADRID: Spain’s Boomerang TV Group has restructured its entertainment division, naming two new appointments in an effort to boost the unit so it can take on new projects. Susana Pérez has been tapped to be the division’s deputy general director, with Eva Sanz joining the team as coordinator of content. ...

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Leftfield Taps Seasoned TV Producer as Chief Creative Officer

NEW YORK: Leftfield Entertainment has hired Adam Sher, who most recently served as CEO of Ryan Seacrest Productions, as its first chief creative officer. Sher will operate across the Leftfield group, which currently includes flagship Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars), Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Loud TV (Tiny House ...

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WDR mediagroup Staffs Up Content Division

COLOGNE: WDR mediagroup has brought on two new team members for its content division, Nicole Offergeld and Julia Jaensch. Offergeld joins as sales manager of international, while Jaensch becomes manager of acquisitions and co-productions. Offergeld joins from Red Arrow International, where she most recently served as junior sales manager, with ...

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Toonz Entertainment Expands into New Zealand

TRIVANDRUM: Indian animation company Toonz Entertainment is set to open a subsidiary office in Auckland as part of a bid to expand its presence in New Zealand and Australia. The hub will be headed by Mark Nicholls, the newly appointed director of Toonz Entertainment in New Zealand. The operation will ...

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Fred Media Secures New In-flight Agreements

MELBOURNE: Fred Media has inked new in-flight entertainment deals with Air New Zealand, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Kenya Airways, Air Namibia and Eva Air Taiwan. Air New Zealand went for five episodes of Tony Robinson's Time Walks. A number of travel and lifestyle titles, including Sandcastles, Travels with ...

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Keshet International Licenses Girlfri3nds Format in Canada

TEL AVIV: The reality dating format Girlfri3nds is getting a local adaptation in French-speaking Canada, resulting from an agreement signed by Keshet International. ZONE 3 will produce the Canadian treatment for the Bell Media-owned VRAK. A 16×30-minute version will begin production soon, with delivery planned for April 23 in a ...

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