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HBO Canada to Make Sensitive Skin Available for Binge Viewing

TORONTO: Marking a Canadian broadcast first, HBO Canada is planning to make the entire first season of the soon-to-launch original series Sensitive Skin available exclusively to subscribers online and on demand following its linear debut. The show, which stars Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar, premieres July 20 on HBO Canada. ...

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Lionsgate & STUDIOCANAL Expand Partnership

BERLIN/SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate and STUDIOCANAL are building on their relationship for the distribution of feature films in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Under the terms of the new output deal, STUDIOCANAL will launch an upcoming slate of films from the Lionsgate catalogue in these markets. This includes the next two installments ...

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Temptation Island Revived in Italy

LONDON: Banijay Group's classic format Temptation Island has been ordered by the Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 for a brand-new local treatment. The format is being refreshed by Banijay Group for a new generation. The show was originally created by Chris Cowan and Jean-Michel Michenaud and launched in the U.S. ...

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BBC America Original Almost Royal Finds U.K. Home

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has licensed its first original comedy commission, Almost Royal, to E4 for a U.K. broadcast. The comedy, produced for BBC America, is about two young British aristocrats on their first trip to the U.S. and follows as they interact with Americans. The series stars Ed Gamble and Amy ...

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Canada’s TVO Goes for Season Two of Bushwhacked!

VICTORIA: TVO in Canada has picked up the sophomore season of the educational series Bushwhacked! from the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF). The second season of Bushwhacked! was produced by Mint Pictures. Each episode follows Kayne Tremills, alongside his new co-host, Kamil Ellis, as he searches for a particular animal in different ...

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New Hungarian Ad Tax to Impact RTL Group Profit

LUXEMBOURG: RTL Group has said that a new tax on advertising in Hungary will severely impact its business and is calling on the Hungarian government to revise the policy, which it believes is specifically aimed at the pan-European broadcaster. The Advertisement Tax Act was approved by the Hungarian parliament on ...

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Spain’s Telefónica Buys into Mediaset’s Pay-TV Business

MILAN: The Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica has agreed to purchase an 11.1 percent stake in the Mediaset Premium pay-TV business for 100 million euros ($136 million). The agreement comes shortly after Telefónica bought Mediaset España's 22 percent stake in Canal Plus. Mediaset will now transfer its pay-TV activities to a ...

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