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Australia’s ABC to Air David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef

LONDON: ABC in Australia has acquired the rights for David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, the latest landmark series from the world-renowned naturalist. The Australian broadcaster is lining up a 2016 broadcast for the three-part documentary, which is produced by Atlantic Productions. The series was commissioned by the BBC. Brendan Dahill, ...

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Exclusive Interview: Amazon Studios’ Roy Price

PREMIUM: Roy Price, the director of Amazon Studios, talks to World Screen about the unique pilot system used for greenlighting original series. WS: What have you learned from submitting pilots to subscribers? PRICE: We’ve learned that customers around the world ...

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BabyTV Entertains Little Ones Around the Clock

Maya Talit, the senior VP of affiliate sales and marketing at BabyTV, speaks with TV Kids Weekly about the FOX International Channels network for babies and toddlers. The 24-hour channel BabyTV, part of the FOX International Channels portfolio, came to life in 2003. Today, the commercial-free network for viewers aged ...

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Terranoa Scores Prebuys for Trio of Titles

PARIS: In the run-up to this year's MIPTV, Terranoa has secured a handful of presales for Surrender, Kings of Baja and Moon. The World War II event documentary Surrender was snapped up by Discovery in the U.S. and National Geographic Channels International (NGCI). The film is slated to debut on ...

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TV Format Fund Fills COO Position

HERZLIYA: Seasoned Israeli television exec Avi Galanti has been hired as TV Format Fund's chief operations officer, marking the financial group's first senior appointment under CEO Alon Dolev. As COO, Galanti is charged with operational and commercial management. He will implement the fund's policy in managing investments and conducting commercial ...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg to Host Emmys

LOS ANGELES: Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg, who currently stars on the award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has been tapped to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards later this year. An Emmy-winning writer, Samberg’s role as Det. Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine won him a Golden Globe Award for best ...

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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Second Season

NEW YORK: Syfy has ordered a second season of its time-traveling thriller 12 Monkeys, scheduled to launch next year. Natalie Chaidez, the show’s current showrunner, will be stepping down to work on another Syfy series. She’ll be replaced by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who will also serve as executive ...

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TLC Greenlights Series About Transgender Teen

LOS ANGELES: TLC has commissioned a non-scripted series about transgender teen Jazz Jennings and her family, due out this summer. Tentatively titled All That Jazz, the 11-episode series follows Jazz as she learns to navigate how a transgender teen approaches dating and sleepovers, as well as avoiding male puberty, while ...

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CRTC Relaxes Canadian Content Quotas

OTTAWA: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has outlined a series of changes regarding the creation of content made by Canadians, including reducing the quotas on the amount of homegrown programs that local TV stations and specialty channels must broadcast. For certain types of programs, such as drama and ...

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