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Rocket’s Island Takes Off

The live-action children’s series Rocket’s Island is set in the heart of the Isle of Man, surrounded by the Irish sea. It follows the adventures of the Boulsworth family: mom Sarah, dad Peter and children Alli and Rocket. Alongside running their farm, The Knot, the Boulsworths also take on foster ...

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True Detective, Breaking Bad Lead TCA Nominations

LOS ANGELES: The Television Critics Association (TCA) has unveiled the nominees for the 30th annual TCA Awards, led by Breaking Bad and newcomer True Detective. By network, CBS leads the way with nine nominations; HBO has eight; FX holds seven; and Fox finishes with six. In the category for individual ...

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Vulcan Productions & Cinelan Team for Short Film Series

NEW YORK/SEATTLE: Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's Cinelan are collaborating on the production and distribution of 20 short films focused on the U.S. economy. The films are meant to help viewers better understand America's economic policies. They will feature commentary from such financial experts as John Steele ...

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Japan’s Fuji Television Lines Up Human Interest Doc

PETALING JAYA: The human interest documentary Bread, Sweat and Tears, co-produced by TV Man Union and Media Prima's Primeworks Studios, is slated to premiere on Fuji Television in Japan next month. Bread, Sweat and Tears looks on as two childhood friends run a Japanese-style bakery in Malaysia. The one-hour production ...

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Shine International Launches On-Demand Channel on Roku

LONDON: Shine International now has its own branded channel on the streaming platform Roku, offering more than 200 hours of content in the U.S. Programs on the channel, which is called Shine Now, will be available at no cost with advertising, or ad-free for a small fee. Multi-genre titles include ...

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Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild Expand Presence in France

PARIS: FOX International Channels (FIC) has launched National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild in SD and HD formats on the French multinational telecommunications provider Orange. This deal will see Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild increase their distribution in France to more than 9 million and 8 million subscribers, ...

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Altibox Extends Partnership with Warner Bros.

OSLO: The Norwegian cable operator Altibox has strengthened its relationship with Warner Bros., now set to deliver full seasons of such shows as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. Seasons one through ten of Two and a Half Men will be available to Altibox customers in ...

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Goosebumps TV Show Hits iTunes in the U.K.

NEW YORK: All episodes of Scholastic Media’s Goosebumps TV show have been launched on iTunes in the U.K. for the first time. Based on the Scholastic books by R.L. Stine, the series tells the stories of children who find themselves in extraordinary situations, often with humor and scares. The show ...

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