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The Affair Finds U.K. Home with Sky Atlantic

LONDON: Sky has acquired the rights for the Golden Globe-winning drama The Affair, which will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. and Ireland starting in May. Sky Atlantic nabbed the rights for both the first season and the recently announced second season, in a deal with CBS Studios ...

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New Disney Channel Biopic to Spotlight Teen Sports Prodigy

BURBANK: Currently in development for Disney Channel is Throw Like Mo, an original biographical movie focused on 13-year-old sports prodigy Mo'ne Davis, a member of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons Little League team. This past summer, Davis made history when she became the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little ...

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Hulu Scores Empire for Streaming

LOS ANGELES: Hulu has landed the exclusive streaming rights for the hit series Empire, including all past and future episodes. The agreement, secured with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, makes Hulu the exclusive SVOD home for the show, which just wrapped its first season. The drama is the only prime-time ...

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Exclusive Interview: Super RTL’s Claude Schmit

PREMIUM: Claude Schmit, the CEO of Super RTL, looks back on two decades of success for the German children's channel. TV KIDS: Super RTL is celebrating a big birthday this year! SCHMIT: We have three big birthdays. The first one is, I joined the company 20 years ago in March. ...

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Canada to Offer ‘Pick-and-Pay’ TV Channel Packages

OTTAWA: In a bid to maximize choice and affordability for Canadian TV viewers, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved a move to à la carte cable pricing by 2016. By March 2016, Canadians will be able to subscribe to an entry-level television service that costs no more ...

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Tricon Scores Factual Content from SRP

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has acquired six new factual titles from Steve Rotfeld Productions (SRP), including the travel show Awesome Adventures and the sports series World's Most Dangerous Sports Events. Awesome Adventures looks on as teens travel to such destinations as Iceland and Hawaii to participate in a variety ...

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Starz Debuting Original Drama Flesh and Bone at MIPTV

ENGLEWOOD: The upcoming Starz ballet drama Flesh and Bone is due to premiere at next month’s MIPTV. The original, eight-episode limited series follows Claire, a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past, who joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. Dancer Sarah Hay (Black Swan) stars in the lead ...

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Video Interview: A+E Networks’ Joel Denton

NEW YORK: Joel Denton, the managing director of international content sales and partnerships at A+E Networks, shares with World Screen some of the highlights coming down the company's pipeline, including historical event series, biographical TV movies and female-skewing shows.   ...

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Cisneros Studios Producing Variety Show Roxanna

MIAMI: Cisneros Studios has begun production on Roxanna, a new variety show hosted by Mexican comedian and actress Roxanna Castellanos. Filmed on a sound stage in Miami, the show will combine celebrity interviews, contests, monologues and comic sketches, as well as musical performances. Castellanos has previously hosted the morning show ...

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