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New U.K. Drama Production Company Launches

LONDON: British media advisory firm Bob & Co has launched a new production company, with its first project being an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer’s best-selling series The Clifton Chronicles. Duchess Street Productions will focus on original drama concepts plus adaptations. It has tapped as a consultant Donna Wiffen, previously the ...

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Outdoor Channel Scores New Carriage Deals in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH/HANOI: Multi Channels Vietnam (MCV), a newly formed JV between Multi Channels Asia and Thaole Entertainment, has signed carriage agreements for Outdoor Channel in Vietnam. Outdoor Channel is headed to Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group’s MyTV, Viettel and FPT Telecom. Thanks to these new deals, the network is ...

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Expanded Asian Reach for Celestial Tiger Channels

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has clinched new carriage deals across Asia, bringing its channels to Myanmar and Palau for the first time and expanding its presence in Indonesia and the Philippines. In Indonesia, K-Vision will launch Celestial Movies and KIX on its newly launched platform. The Philippines' Cignal TV, ...

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David Hasselhoff Heads to UKTV’s Dave

LONDON: UKTV's Dave channel is set to launch in 2015 a semi-improvised comedy series starring David Hasselhoff, produced by the team behind An Idiot Abroad. Me & You Productions is making the 6×30-minute Hoff the Record, which will be shot in documentary style, chronicling the life of "The Hoff," a ...

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Breaking Bad, House of Cards Top TiVo Binge List

SAN JOSE: Binge-viewing is the "preferred method of consuming entertainment content," according to a new survey of TiVo subscribers that also found that Breaking Bad and House of Cards are respondents' most binge-worthy shows. TiVo Research and Analytics' Spring 2014 Binge-Viewing Survey says that 91 percent of respondents list bingeing ...

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MTG Completes Trace Acquisition

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed its acquisition of a 75-percent interest in Trace, which operates a range of music channels. The company's management owns 25 percent, and the business will continue to be led by Olivier Laouchez as chairman and CEO. MTG will report Trace within its pay-TV ...

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BBC America Acquires Dylan Thomas Biopic

NEW YORK: BBC America has acquired the rights to A Poet in New York, a film exploring poet Dylan Thomas' final days that was written by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies. Starring Tom Hollander, A Poet in New York marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth. It was directed by Aisling ...

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