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FilmBox Live Now Available on Skylink

WARSAW/PRAGUE/BRATISLAVA: FilmBox Live, SPI International's VOD and live streaming app, is being offered for free to all subscribers of the Mixbox package from Skylink, a satellite platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Ten channels from the FilmBox portfolio are now available through Mixbox. These include FilmBox, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox ...

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Christopher Menaul to Direct Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Director Christopher Menaul is on board the upcoming three-hour TV event Killing Jesus, produced by Scott Free Productions for National Geographic Channel. Currently in pre-production, Killing Jesus is set to debut globally on National Geographic Channel in 2015 in 171 countries and 45 languages. It will air on ...

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Blue Ant Bolsters Distribution Division

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has added Gwen Jones McCauley to its team as director of international sales. McCauley was previously VP of content sales at THA Inc. and BBC Worldwide Canada. She officially joins the Blue Ant International team on August 18. Her territories will include Latin America, U.S. Hispanic, ...

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OWN Adapting British Web Series The Specials

LOS ANGELES: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has commissioned fresh episodes of the observational docuseries The Specials, about five housemates with intellectual disabilities, which was originally produced as a short-form web series in the U.K. by Kada Media. The friends, all between the ages of 19 and 23, live together in ...

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ITV Goes for Third Season of Off Their Rockers

LONDON: ITV has ordered a third run of the hidden-camera format Off Their Rockers, which is produced by Red Arrow's CPL Productions. The show sees seniors playing lighthearted pranks on unsuspecting members of the public. Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and Mobashir Dar will executive produce for CPL Productions alongside series ...

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Lionsgate Revenue Down, Earnings Up

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Despite a dip in revenue, Lionsgate reported first-quarter earnings that were higher than the prior-year period. For the three months ended June 30, Lionsgate posted earnings at $43.3 million, compared to a profit of $13.6 million in the same period a year ago. Revenue, however, took a hit, ...

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ABTA: Brazilian Pay-TV Platforms Outline Growth Strategies

SÃO PAULO: In a session at ABTA 2014, representatives from Brazilian pay platforms NET, Oi TV, Claro HDTV and Blue Interactive Group agreed that creative, innovative strategies will be necessary for the expansion of the subscription TV base in the country. Cristina Bandiera, the director of marketing and products at ...

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CBS Corp. Profit Slips

NEW YORK: CBS Corporation posted second-quarter earnings that were down 7 percent, impacted by softer advertising sales and lower program licensing fees. For the quarter ended June 30, CBS reported net income of $439 million, compared to $472 million in the year-ago period. Revenue was down by 5.4 percent to ...

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W Network Cooking Show Heads into Production

TORONTO: Next week, production is scheduled to kick off on Pressure Cooker, a prime-time culinary competition series produced by Bristow Global Media in association with W Network. Inspired by the original concept from Jamie Oliver's Fresh One Productions, Pressure Cooker looks on as guest celebrity chefs and home cooks team ...

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Kabillion Rolls Out Download Service for Kids’ Titles

WOODLAND HILLS: Several titles from the U.S.-based kids’ VOD network Kabillion are set to be released for download through the VHX digital distribution platform following a partnership between the two companies. This includes animated series such as Chloe’s Closet, Hero: 108, The DaVincibles and Dive Olly Dive, all now available ...

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