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UKTV’s Yesterday Invests in New Factual Content

LONDON: The British factual channel Yesterday has secured two presales deals with IMG for Secrets of the Bible and Raiders of the Lost Past, which have been made by World Media Rights. Both series are planned for delivery in Q2 2015. The 13×1-hour Secrets of the Bible seeks to uncover ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Shine International

CANNES: Shine International is coming to MIPCOM with a slate of new formats that “are testament to our creativity and pursuit of extraordinary TV,” says Nadine Nohr, the company’s CEO, as well as a number of high-profile dramas, among them Gracepoint. Included in Shine International’s offering is The Island with ...

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Italy’s Blue Box Touts Interactive Formats

ROME: The Italian outfit Blue Box is focusing its MIPCOM efforts on launching two new formats that feature interactive applications: Face to Face and Now or Never. Face to Face is a game show that has technology that allows players to move a 360-degree camera using their own tablets. Now ...

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Imira to Rep Scholastic, BabyTV Properties

MADRID: Imira Entertainment has signed a roster of deals totaling more than 500 hours of content, including distribution agreements with Scholastic and BabyTV, part of FOX International Channels. Imira is now set to distribute Scholastic’s Animorphs, Goosebumps, Horrible Histories, I Spy, Maya & Miguel, The Magic School Bus, Sammy’s Story ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Escapade Media

CANNES: Escapade Media will be at MIPCOM discussing sales for the feature documentary The Lost Aviator, which is about a cold case from 1932 involving the infamous British aviator Bill Lancaster, who was on trial for murder in Miami. The ...

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GBI Scores Agreements for SLAM 7 Movie

BEVERLY HILLS: Genius Brands International (GBI) has concluded new international broadcast and home-entertainment agreements for the animated movie Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM 7), which features the legendary Stan Lee. Discovery Channel in India, DR in Denmark, Workpoint in Thailand, GMA in the Philippines and Imagine Media in Israel picked ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Artist View Entertainment

CANNES: The movie Nowhere Safe, which is being offered to buyers by Artist View Entertainment, deals with the issue of cyberbullying and the damage it can do in today’s society. Artist View’s A Dark Reflection is based on true events. It follows the story of a female reporter who uncovers ...

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Foothill Heads to MIPCOM with Spike Team

SANTA BARBARA: Foothill Entertainment is presenting the latest installment of the animated series Spike Team at MIPCOM, with a number of sales for the show already completed. The first two seasons of the sports-themed show have aired on RAI Gulp in Italy. A third season is already in the works. ...

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Cake Boss Star Buddy Valastro Launches Production Venture

NEW YORK: Buddy Valastro, the star of the hit series Cake Boss, has launched Cakehouse Media, partnering with fellow producer Art Edwards for the venture. Cakehouse Media will be dedicated to lifestyle programming, aiming to create high-quality original content for broadcast, cable and digital platforms in the U.S. and across ...

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