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ABC Family Programming Head Steps Down

BURBANK: Kate Juergens is leaving her post as the chief creative officer and executive VP of original content at ABC Family after a decade-long tenure with the network. Juergens joined ABC Family in 2004 and has been leading the charge with original series development, including hits such as The Secret ...

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Beyond Factual Trends

Munia Kanna-Konsek, the head of sales at Beyond Distribution, discusses recent global sales from the company’s factual catalogue. Beyond Distribution has a 30-year history in the global content market. During that time, it has solidified its reputation as a leading supplier of commercial programming in a wide variety of genres, ...

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Nat Geo WILD Slates Fifth Annual Big Cat Week

WASHINGTON, D.C.: This November will mark the fifth annual Big Cat Week programming stunt on Nat Geo WILD, which has slated five new specials to air during the week-long event. Kicking off the week this year is Dinner with Big Cats, produced by Gurney Productions and featuring Boone Smith. In ...

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ITV Goes for Travelogue Led by John Sergeant

LONDON: ITV has ordered Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant, a new travel series produced by Alaska TV. Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant watches as the well known British journalist visits and explores the history of eight different canals in the U.K. The 8×30-minute show is filming this summer for ...

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Caracol’s Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord Makes Dutch Debut

BOGOTÁ: Caracol TV Internacional’s Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord has been picked up by RTL Crime in the Netherlands, marking the first Caracol production sold into that country. The drama airs in the territory Mondays through Fridays. It tells the story of the powerful drug trafficker who changed Colombian history, ...

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Global Agency to Rep New Israeli Format Share or Dare

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has picked up the distribution rights for the game show format Share or Dare, created by Israel's United Studios. The game show sees two players who have never met before competing together to win a grand prize. It starts off with 16 circles on a board, each ...

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Canada’s Hollywood Suite Releases TV Everywhere App

TORONTO: Canadian broadcasting company Hollywood Suite has launched a TV Everywhere app that allows subscribers to access HD content on iOS and Android devices. The app, called Hollywood Suite GO, is available at no cost to existing subscribers. It includes a customizable watch list, as well as social features that ...

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Kal Penn to Host Nat Geo Mapology Series

LOS ANGELES: National Geographic Channel's new series Mapology (working title), which will launch in spring 2015, is being produced and hosted by the actor and former White House associate director Kal Penn. The new series explores and generates infographics from information banks and data analysis to investigate different themes through ...

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