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TNT Renews Cold Justice

ATLANTA: TNT has ordered a third season of the real-life crime series Cold Justice, produced by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. The renewal sees a third season of ten episodes coming to the network in early 2015. The upcoming installment will feature both new states and types of cases the ...

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DISCOP Africa Selects Ivory Coast as Guest Country

LOS ANGELES: DISCOP Africa is to honor Ivory Coast at the upcoming Johannesburg-set event, taking place November 5 to 7. Basic Lead, organizers of DISCOP Africa, selected Ivory Coast as Guest Country as it is set to play a key role in the development of TV content production and distribution ...

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Profit Up at Starz

ENGLEWOOD: Second-quarter net income at Starz rose to $69 million on revenues of $410.1 million, with the premium channel operator reporting a gain of 100,000 subs since Q1. “Our business performed well in the second quarter as we executed on our long-term strategy to build the Starz brand and create ...

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Big Bad Boo’s 1001 Nights to Air in Jamaica

NEW YORK: The children's comedy 1001 Nights, produced by Canada's Big Bad Boo Studios, has secured a slot on TV Jamaica, where it is set for a weekly run on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. The series brings the tales of the famous Arabian Nights to children. 1001 Nights is currently ...

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Hopster OTT Service to Stream The Gruffalo

LONDON: Hopster, a U.K.-based OTT service for kids, has secured an exclusive deal to stream The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, two films based on the popular children's books by Julia Donaldson. Hopster has positioned itself as an interactive TV and learning platform geared toward preschoolers. In addition to the ...

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Rainmaker Entertainment Elevates Talent Exec

VANCOUVER: The Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Tara Kemes from director of talent development to the newly created post of VP of culture and talent. Kemes has been with Rainmaker since 2009. She will now lead the company's ...

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International Networks Lift Discovery Results

SILVER SPRING: While revenues at its U.S. networks dipped slightly in the second quarter to $777 million, Discovery Communications' international networks were up by 23 percent to $802 million. Overall revenues at the company were up 10 percent to $1.6 billion, with net profit rising 26 percent to $379 million. ...

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Cathy Payne

When Endemol acquired the Southern Star Group in January 2009, the producer of megahit formats like Big Brother and Deal or No Deal not only significantly augmented its library of finished programs, it also got an experienced executive to run ...

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Ireland’s TG4 to Remake World Animal Championships

VICTORIA: The Irish channel TG4 has licensed the format rights for the children's wildlife series World Animal Championships (WAC) from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The series, produced by Blacklab Entertainment, is being reversioned by TG4 to include local hosts speaking in the Irish language. The network is planning ...

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Strong Second Quarter for ProSiebenSat.1

MUNICH: Net profit for ProSiebenSat.1 Group in Q2 was 108.1 million euros ($144.6 million), 3.6 percent higher than the year-ago period, on revenues that rose 10.6 percent to 691.1 million euros ($924.6 million). “We increased our revenues dynamically in all key areas in the second quarter and thus continued to ...

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