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Maya the Bee & Florrie’s Dragons Land in Poland

MUNICH: Two of Studio 100 Media’s key animated series, Maya the Bee and Florrie’s Dragons, have been sold into Poland. ITI Neovision S.A. picked up both shows, with 78×12-minute episodes of Maya the Bee and 52×10-minute chapters of Florrie’s Dragons going to the kids’ pay-TV network MiniMini+. The deal goes ...

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Scripps Networks Expands European Presence

LONDON: Scripps Networks International's Food Network and Fine Living channels are now available via M7 Group's pay-TV platforms in the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Both channels are being offered by M7 Group's CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Belgium and Skylink in Slovakia and the Czech ...

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Diane Coyle Unveils Priorities for ’21st Century BBC’

LONDON: Diane Coyle, acting chairman of the BBC Trust, outlined four "immediate priorities" for the public broadcaster in a speech yesterday, among them calling for an improvement in "the quality, variety and originality of new drama on BBC One." Coyle began her address by talking about the reach of the ...

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HIT Expands Global Content & Brand Teams

LONDON: Signaling a continued international expansion, HIT Entertainment has named several new senior executives for its global content and global brand teams. The new appointments include Karen Davidsen, formally of The Walt Disney Company, being named director of production for global content, and Phil Molloy of Spectrecom Films joining as ...

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eOne’s The Book of Negroes Set for MIPCOM World Premiere

PARIS: MIPCOM will play host to an exclusive preview of The Book of Negroes, an event miniseries produced by Entertainment One (eOne) Television for the U.S.’s BET Networks and Canada’s CBC. The miniseries will preview on Monday, October 13, the market’s first day, in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais ...

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Grit & Escape Channels in NBCU Deal

ATLANTA: The upcoming Katz Broadcasting over-the-air TV networks Grit and Escape have picked up the rights for 157 movies in a multiyear licensing deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Television & New Media Distribution in the U.S. and Canada. Genre-targeted titles headed to the male-skewing Grit will star such popular actors as Clint ...

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Disney Preps Cartoon Comedy Pickle & Peanut

BURBANK: As part of its expanding slate, Disney Television Animation has begun work on Pickle & Peanut, a new series for Disney XD, while also receiving a greenlight for new seasons of the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts and Wander Over Yonder. Pickle & Peanut, set for a fall 2015 release, ...

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Seacrest & Season 13 Judges Returning to American Idol

LOS ANGELES: Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are coming back for the 14th season of American Idol, which is slated to launch on FOX in 2015. Seacrest has been presenting the show, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, since its premiere ...

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Keep Your Light Shining Licensed in Ukraine

ISTANBUL: Keep Your Light Shining has been sold by Global Agency to Channel Ukraine, which will broadcast a local version of the singing format. The series is set for a 13-episode run in Ukraine. The format has also been licensed into countries such as Australia, Spain and the U.S. Izzet ...

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Turkish Drama Sales for Eccho Rights

STOCKHOLM/HONG KONG: Eccho Rights has signed three new deals for the Turkish drama Mahmut & Meryem. The mini was picked up in the Middle East by MBC, as well as in Pakistan by Hum TV and in Macedonia by Alfa TV. Mahmut & Meryem was originally a movie, but has ...

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