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Another Season of Yonderland for Sky 1 HD

LONDON: A second season of the hit comedy series Yonderland is set to premiere on Sky 1 HD later this summer. Produced by Working Title Television, Yonderland first debuted on Sky 1 HD in November 2013. The new season is scheduled to begin airing on the channel on Monday, July ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Sets U.S. Viewership Records

VANCOUVER/MIAMI: Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which saw the U.S. trounce Japan to win the title for a third time, set viewing records for both English- and Spanish-language broadcasts in the victors' home country. According to Nielsen, the game became the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, posting 12.9 ...

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Disney/ABC’s Vince Roberts to Retire

BURBANK: Vince Roberts, the executive VP of global operations and chief technology officer at Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG), is set to retire in January 2016, after 33 years with the company. Roberts joined Disney Channel prior to its launch in 1983 as a staff engineer. He has led DATG’s operational ...

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Adult Swim Adds Parasyte: The Maxim to Toonami Lineup

ATLANTA: The hit anime series Parasyte: The Maxim is slated to begin airing as part of Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in the fall. Originally broadcast by Nippon TV in Japan, Parasyte: The Maxim centers on a 17-year-old boy during an alien invasion. The show is produced by Madhouse and was ...

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Trio of Factual Commissions for Channel 4

LONDON: The U.K.’s Channel 4 has commissioned several new factual titles, among them the one-off documentary 18 Kids and Counting (working title). That hour-long special, produced by Lion Television, will chart the large Radford clan from Morecombe in Lancashire. The program will also chronicle another of Britain’s biggest broods, following ...

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Nat Geo Unveils Cast for Saints & Strangers

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channel (NGC) has revealed the cast for Saints & Strangers, a four-hour TV movie event directed by Paul Edwards and produced by Sony Pictures Television with Little Engine Productions. Saints & Strangers tells the story of the first European settlers at Plymouth and their interactions with ...

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Univision News Names SVP of Content Innovation

MIAMI: Keith Summa has been named senior VP of content innovation at Univision News, a post set to ramp up the development of new journalistic tools on different platforms for the news division of U.S. Latino media giant Univision Communications Inc. (UCI). Summa will report directly to Isaac Lee, the ...

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BBC First Looks to Deliver Best in British Drama

Positioned as the home of premium original British drama, BBC First is among the newest channels in the BBC Worldwide portfolio. The network was born out of the company’s solid foundation in British drama, as well as the popularity of drama programming in general at the moment, according to George ...

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