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CTV’s TV Everywhere App to Support Google Chromecast

TORONTO: Canada’s CTV has made its TV Everywhere service CTV GO compatible with the Google Chromecast device. The new CTV GO app features a redesigned look and full support for Google Chromecast. Its content includes full-length episodes and extras, which are accessible on Android and iOS phones and tablets. The ...

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New Head of Drama in Place at Studio Lambert

LONDON: Susan Hogg, who has been at the BBC for the last 14 years, is joining Studio Lambert as its head of drama and president of scripted programming. Hogg most recently served as the senior drama executive producer in BBC Production. During her time at the BBC she oversaw a ...

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Discovery Family Lines Up Dinosaur Programming Event

SILVER SPRING: For the month of March, Discovery Family Channel has slated Dino Madness, a dinosaur-themed programming block that includes the return of Walking with Dinosaurs and the world premiere of Dinosaurs: The Untold Story. Dino Madness will kick off on Monday, March 2, at 8 p.m. with two back-to-back ...

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New OTT Service Targets Comic Con Community

LOS ANGELES: Cinedigm and Wizard World are launching a new multiplatform OTT service geared toward the Comic Con community, CONtv, which has a March 3 premiere date. CONtv will deliver fans a range of films, TV series, comics and behind-the-scenes access to Wizard World Comic Cons. The digital service will ...

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PwC: M&A Deal Value Rose 90 Percent in 2014

NEW YORK: The value of M&A deals in the U.S. media sector rose 90 percent last year, led by two "megadeals" that are set to "serve as a catalyst to reshape the future entertainment, media and communications landscape," according to ...

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Pan-Asian Version of MasterChef Set for Lifetime

SINGAPORE: A+E Networks Asia has ordered a pan-regional treatment of the hit cooking reality format MasterChef, which will air on Lifetime across Asia later this year. The local version is being produced by Endemol Southeast Asia, Endemol Shine Group’s Singapore-based production company. The 15-episode MasterChef Asia will be filmed in ...

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Amazon Studios Developing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Remake

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios is developing a reimagined pilot of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a live-action children’s show from veteran producers Sid and Marty Krofft that originally aired on NBC in the ’70s. The show’s first incarnation premiered in 1974. It featured an innovative mix of live-action and puppetry. The ...

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VICE Taps New Global Head of Content

NEW YORK/LONDON: Alex Miller has been appointed global head of content at VICE, working across VICE.com and its nine channels. Miller has been overseeing the company's content across VICE.com and its network of digital channels since October, after having served ...

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New Kids’ Content for Popcornflix

NEW YORK: Streaming service Popcornflix Kids has picked up several new children's titles, including the animated series Musti. Other additions are the children’s movies A Very Wompkee Christmas and The Hidden Treasure of Wompkee Wood. The new titles will launch on Popcornflix and the child-friendly portal Popcornflix Kids, both of ...

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FremantleMedia Invests in Corona TV

LONDON: FremantleMedia has acquired a 25 percent stake in the newly created production company Corona TV, which was founded by the renowned filmmaking duo Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn. FremantleMedia gets a first-look option on all the TV output from the company, helping to build up its scripted pipeline. Johns ...

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