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New International Chief at eOne Television

LONDON/TORONTO: Stuart Baxter, a former Sony Pictures exec, has joined Entertainment One (eOne) in the role of president of eOne Television International, with Peter Emerson exiting the company. Emerson will work with the company to support the transition through July. ...

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ITV Encore Sets Launch Lineup

LONDON: The drama Broadchurch will serve as the centerpiece for ITV Encore's launch schedule, with the channel set to make its debut on June 9. The eight-part drama will air in double slots across Monday to Thursday during the opening week of ITV Encore. Other highlights of the launch schedule ...

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Comcast Adds Turner Content to VOD Offering

ATLANTA/PHILADELPHIA: Turner Broadcasting System and Comcast Corporation have signed a deal that provides Xfinity TV customers with on-demand access to current and previous seasons of programming from networks such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and truTV. Starting this summer, Turner is providing full seasons of popular shows to Xfinity TV ...

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Australia’s ABC, SBS Face Budget Cuts

SYDNEY: The Australian national broadcasters ABC and SBS will lose a combined A$43.5 million ($40.8 million) over the next four years due to budget cuts, and the ABC's contract for the Australia Network is being terminated. “The funding cuts will be disappointing for audiences. The government gave repeated commitments before ...

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Luis Silberwasser Named President of Telemundo Network

NEW YORK: Luis Silberwasser, who most recently served as executive VP and chief content officer for Discovery Networks International, has been named president of Telemundo Network, starting in August. He will report to Joe Uva, the chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content at NBCUniversal, and will be based in Miami. ...

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TV for Tots

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Kids. Digital media is having a significant impact on the world of preschool programming. One of the biggest talking points among preschool producers and distributors at this year’s MIPTV will be the impact of the new generation of over-the-top ...

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Power Sells Factual Programming Worldwide

LONDON: A slate of factual content from indie producer and distributor Power has been sold internationally, including sales for the wildlife series The Cheetah Diaries. That show, which tracks the work and animals of South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach conservation program, has now been sold into more than 100 territories. Log Media ...

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