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IHS Charts Demand for 8K Sets

ENGLEWOOD: The number of 8K TV sets shipped worldwide will approach 1 million by 2019, IHS predicts, up from about 2,700 this year. The planned use of 8K technology in Japan for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo should spur ...

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New Licensees for Thunderbirds Are Go in Australia

SYDNEY: Merchantwise has secured toy and DVD sales, as well as new licensing and retail partners, for ITV Studios Global Entertainment's series Thunderbirds Are Go in Australia. Thunderbirds Are Go is a reboot of the classic series produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with Weta Workshop. ...

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Second Season Set for HBO’s Ballers

LOS ANGELES: HBO has given the go-ahead to a second season of the Dwayne Johnson-fronted series Ballers. Created by Stephen Levinson, who executive produced past HBO shows Entourage and Boardwalk Empire, the series stars Johnson as a former football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current ...

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Advisory Group Formed for BBC Charter Review

LONDON: Alex Mahon and Dawn Airey are among the industry experts tapped for an advisory group, appointed by U.K. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, to assist in the BBC Charter Review process. According to a statement from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport, the group "will play an important ...

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UKTV Exec Joins Turner EMEA as Commercial Chief

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has named former UKTV exec Dan Fahy as its senior director of commercial development for the U.K. and Northern Europe. Fahy will work out of the company’s EMEA headquarters in London, reporting directly to Ian McDonough, the senior VP and managing director of Northern Europe. In his ...

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Millimages Closes Deals Across Asia

PARIS: Millimages has secured sales for a number of its animated series in Asia, including deals for Mouk in Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Korea Telecom-Hitel picked up new seasons of Mouk, 64 Zoo Lane, Milo, Jasper the Penguin and Pablo the Little Red Fox in a deal totaling 125 half-hour episodes. Meanwhile, in Thailand, ...

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Comcast Unveils Streaming Service

PHILADELPHIA: Cable giant Comcast has begun a beta test of a new streaming service that will offer its internet customers access to a number of live channels, on-demand offerings and a cloud DVR for $15 a month. Stream will be ...

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International Debut Set for Fear the Walking Dead

SAN DIEGO: Fear the Walking Dead, the spin-off of AMC’s international hit The Walking Dead, is due to debut worldwide on AMC Global channels on August 23. The extended premiere episode will air around the world simultaneously with the U.S. premiere on AMC, and will then re-air in local time ...

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Salem Gets Green Light for Third Season

SAN DIEGO: The supernatural series Salem, a Fox 21 Television Studios production, has been renewed for a third season on WGN America. The one-hour drama reimagines the 17th-century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real. The third season will begin production in Louisiana later this ...

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Pokémon Lands on Nickelodeon in Germany

MUNICH: Nickelodeon in Germany has acquired the latest seasons of Pokémon the Series: XY for its boys' action programming block. The acquisition from The Pokémon Company International includes the current season, Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest. The deal extends Pokémon's presence in Germany and sees the series reach a younger audience, targeting the 6-to-13 ...

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