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New VP of Affiliate for Discovery Networks Western Europe

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Networks Western Europe has appointed Mertijn De Nooijer, who heads up the company’s affiliate business in Benelux, to the new role of VP of affiliate for Western Europe. The announcement comes on the heels of a decision to merge the distribution teams across Eurosport and Discovery’s Western ...

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Third Season for Nerd Corps’ Slugterra

VANCOUVER: Nerd Corps Entertainment has moved into production on a third season of the boys’ action property Slugterra. The greenlight follows several Slugterra movies that launched this year, among them Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, which saw a limited theatrical release in North America last month. An additional movie, along ...

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Five New Original Series for Oxygen

NEW YORK: Oxygen Media has greenlit five new series, bringing its total number of originals to 13, alongside unveiling a new logo and tagline.  Among the new shows is The Investment Club (w.t.), produced by FremantleMedia. Thom Beers serves as an EP on the show, which features young business owners ...

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NGCI Orders Series Featuring Magician Drummond Money-Coutts

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has commissioned the new seven-part series Beyond Magic with DMC, which features the acclaimed magician Drummond Money-Coutts (DMC) as he explores the history and science of illusion. The show is being co-produced by Windfall Films and So Shoot Me TV. DCM will be demonstrating tricks ...

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Preschool Show Air Crafters Set for TVO

OTTAWA: Canadian educational network TVO has signed a development deal for the new preschool series Air Crafters. The 52×11-minute show will be developed in CGI and mixed media. The title explores creative problem-solving skills in a world full of artistic textures. Victory Arts is producing the title with Amberwood Entertainment ...

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FIC Goes for Third Season of Asia’s Next Top Model

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing Asia's Next Top Model back for a third season, which will premiere next year on the female-skewed lifestyle channel StarWorld. Season three will be presented by Subaru and TRESemmé. It will see a whole new crop of modeling talent competing in a ...

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Sky Vision Lands Two Volume Deals

LONDON: Sky Vision has inked a package deal with PBS Malta for some 300 hours of programming, and sold around 40 hours to the Greek broadcaster Skai. The agreement with PBS Malta marks Sky Vision's first-ever pact with the broadcasters. The package included Sky Vision's complete Attenborough catalogue, including Micro ...

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Rive Gauche Scores Pre-MIPCOM Sales

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has secured deals for several titles from its catalogue, including Happily Never After and The Dog Whisperer. Happily Never After was picked up by Blue Ant (Canada), Sony (Africa), and additional seasons went to TV4 (Sweden), Foxtel (Australia) and RTL (Netherlands). Homicide Hunter 3 sold ...

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