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First-Ever Asian Co-Production for Syfy

SINGAPORE: Syfy is working with Malaysia's Kechara Media & Publications on the production of season three of The Paranormal Zone. The reality-based series marks the network's first-ever Asian co-production. The project is set to begin filming in early 2015. Season one of The Paranormal Zone will debut on Syfy Asia on ...

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TNT Scores Hunger Games, Divergent Franchises

ATLANTA/SANTA MONICA: TNT has landed the network TV rights to the global blockbuster movie franchises The Hunger Games and Divergent in an agreement with Lionsgate. TNT scored the network premiere windows for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which opens in theaters this November, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, set for theatrical ...

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Kids’ Learning Platform Speakaboos Picks Up New Digital Content

NEW YORK: Mobile educational platform Speakaboos is beefing up its digital library with new content from Scholastic, The Jim Henson Company and HIT Entertainment. Scholastic is set to add around 20 of its titles to Speakaboos, which will be converted into digital formats with added interactivity. The children’s platform will ...

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Sendokai Champions Wins with Kids

Laura García Ortega, the head of international sales and licensing at Nottingham Forest, talks with TV Kids Weekly about the action comedy series Sendokai Champions. Aimed at youngsters between the ages of 6 and 9, Sendokai Champions follows the adventures of four children who must save the Earth from an ...

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ATF to Again Host MIPAcademy

SINGAPORE: The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) is hosting for the second year the MIPAcademy event, organized by Reed Exhibitions in conjunction with Reed MIDEM. Themed “Create Locally for the Global Markets,” the second edition of MIPAcademy will focus on guiding producers in the development of unscripted and scripted ...

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Disney Movies on Demand Lands on StarHub

SINGAPORE: The SVOD movie service Disney Movies on Demand is now available for the first time in Singapore through StarHub TV and StarHub TV Anywhere. For a monthly fee, Disney Movies on Demand is being offered to StarHub TV subscribers as an add-on channel. It will also be bundled with ...

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Europe to Represent One-Fifth of Netflix Subs by 2015

LONDON: As Netflix continues its expansion across Europe, the service is expected to see its international subscriptions jump from one-tenth to one-fifth of its total base, according to new analysis from IHS. By the end of this year, Netflix is set to launch in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and ...

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COBA Fires Back Against Criticism from Channel 4’s Abraham

LONDON: The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), which represents members such as NBCUniversal, FOX International Channels and Discovery, has responded to criticism about U.S.-led consolidation from Channel 4 CEO David Abraham in his MacTaggart lecture. Yesterday, Abraham delivered the annual MacTaggart keynote address at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. In his speech, ...

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U.S. Consumer Groups Ask FCC to Block Comcast-TWC Merger

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Consumers Union and Common Cause have sent a joint letter of opposition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to reject Comcast's deal with Time Warner Cable. The groups claim that while Comcast and TWC say that they already face competition and will continue to do so, ...

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