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NBCU Appoints New GM, EVP of TV Everywhere

NEW YORK: Alison Moore has become the general manager and executive VP of TV Everywhere for the content distribution group at NBCUniversal (NBCU). In her newly created post, Moore will be charged with overseeing NBCU’s TV Everywhere initiative. Her duties will include establishing a team to enhance consumer experience and ...

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Nat Geo WILD Orders Second Season of Cesar 911

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Nat Geo WILD is going for another season of Cesar 911, which will air in the U.S. and internationally. Filming is set to being this spring. The show follows Cesar Millan as he travels to neighborhoods terrorized by unruly dogs. ITV Studios America will produce, in association with ...

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Maya the Bee Licensed Products Coming to Southeast Asia

BREDA: Asian licensing company Empire and Studio 100 have signed a two-year agreement to produce Maya the Bee merchandise for Southeast Asia. Licensed products churned out through the deal will include toys and games, arts and crafts, publishing, apparel, dress-up costumes, home ware and home furnishing, as well as school ...

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Industry Veterans Form Entertainment Finance Company

TORONTO/CANNES: Jacqueline Kelly, John Vandervelde and Michael Hirsh, Canadian entertainment business veterans, have partnered for the launch of The Entertainment and Media Finance Group (TEAM). Based in Toronto, TEAM will provide professional financial advisory services along with interim/specialized lending for small and mid-sized movie and TV producers in Canada. The ...

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ID Spotlights Pistorius Trial

SILVER SPRING: This weekend, Investigation Discovery (ID) is set to air Pistorius On Trial: Nowhere to Run, a special spotlighting the family of Reeva Steenkamp as Paralympian Oscar Pistorius stands trial for her murder in South Africa. Pistorius On Trial: Nowhere to Run will feature commentary from Steenkamp’s parents, June ...

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Crunchyroll Streaming Service Heads to Germany

SAN FRANCISCO: The anime and Asian drama content streaming platform Crunchyroll is now available in Germany and in German language. For the initial launch, 15 simulcast titles will be offered with German subtitles minutes after the Japan TV broadcast. Among the spring 2014 simulcast hits are The Irregular at Magic ...

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Tom Fontana, Chris Long at MIPTV

Borgia’s Tom Fontana and The Mentalist’s Chris Long took part in a Media Mastermind Keynote: Creatives Talk session at MIPTV, moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati, where they discussed the alchemy and science behind developing successful, long-running drama series. Fontana wrote and produced such landmark dramas as St. Elsewhere and ...

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AwesomenessTV Hires for Consumer Products & Retail

LOS ANGELES: James D. Fielding has been brought into AwesomenessTV to serve as global head of consumer products and retail. Fielding previously served as CEO of Claire's and president of Disney Stores Worldwide. He will now be overseeing all consumer products and retail efforts on behalf of the DreamWorks Animation-owned ...

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Game of Chefs Picked Up by VOX in Germany

CANNES: Game of Chefs is being co-produced by Constantine and ITV Studios for the German market, where it has been commissioned by VOX. The cooking format comes from The Lab, which is a partnership between ITV Studios and Reshet. The German adaptation is set to launch early next year, in ...

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