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Dori’s Date Blind to Be Adapted in Germany

TEL AVIV: Dori Media has sold the comedy format Date Blind (Ciega a Citas) into Germany, where UFA Serial Drama will produce a local adaptation. German free-TV channel SAT.1 will also co-produce the series, which will be titled Mila. It will air daily on the network starting later this year. ...

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Canadian Agent Named for Peppa

NEW YORK/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Corus Entertainment's Nelvana as the exclusive licensing and branding agent for the popular preschool property Peppa Pig across Canada. The multiyear deal will see Peppa Pig increase its presence in North America with a wide-ranging consumer products campaign that will begin rolling out ...

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Cartoon Network Renews Five Originals

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network has ordered new seasons of the hit original series Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. The channel lined up eighth seasons of the Peabody Award winner Adventure Time and Emmy-winning Regular Show; third seasons of Steven Universe and Emmy winner Uncle Grandpa, slated for 2016; and a sophomore season of Clarence. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence all originated from the ...

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World Screen Expands Editorial Team

NEW YORK: World Screen is staffing up its editorial division with the appointment of Sara Alessi as associate editor. At World Screen, Alessi will contribute to all of the group’s English-language publications, in print and online. Alessi joins World Screen ...

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Muscle Shoals Doc Being Adapted for TV

SANTA MONICA: Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced is working with City Entertainment and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil to adapt the documentary feature Muscle Shoals as a TV drama. The series will spotlight a group of colorful characters in the U.S.'s segregated South who are part of a melting pot of ...

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CMF Expresses Concerns Over BBC Funding Decision

LONDON: The Children's Media Foundation (CMF) says it was "surprised and shocked" over the decision announced this week that the BBC must pay for the license fees for Britons over the age of 75. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale confirmed the move, which takes effect in 2018, earlier this week. The ...

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Nat Geo’s Missions to Space

Mission Pluto, airing next week, is National Geographic Channel’s latest space doc. Hamish Mykura, executive VP and head of international content, tells TV Real Weekly about the global event special and weighs in on why science remains one of the platform’s hottest genres. Back in 2006, when Pluto was demoted ...

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UnREAL Gets a Season Two Order

LOS ANGELES: Lifetime has renewed the scripted series UnREAL for a ten-episode second season. UnREAL is the first scripted series fully produced and distributed by A+E Studios, and A+E Networks handles global sales for the title. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL currently airs Monday at 10 ...

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