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DC Thomson’s Tim Collins Steps Down

LONDON: Tim Collins is set to leave his post as head of brands at DC Thomson, a role he has occupied since November 2009. During his time at DC Thomson, Collins has been influential in the company’s brand development strategies. ...

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HISTORY’s Alone Renewed for Sophomore Run

NEW YORK: HISTORY has given a second season order for its survival series Alone, with production slated to begin this fall in Vancouver Island. The show’s freshman run is scheduled to end tonight. Alone places ten survivalists in the wilderness without a camera crew, teams or producers. They must hunt, ...

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Production Begins on Super Channel Original Comedy

EDMONTON: Production has begun on What Would Sal Do?, an original series for Super Channel, a Canadian English-language pay-TV network. The eight-episode series is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media in association with Super Channel, and will air in spring 2016. Shooting began in Sudbury, Ontario, ...

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Strategy Analytics: U.S. Pay-TV Subs Down, ARPU Up

BOSTON: U.S. pay-TV subscribers declined by 479,000 in the second quarter, but the average revenue per user (ARPU) is on an upward trajectory, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics. Strategy Analytics' Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, Digital Television Operator Performance Benchmarking: North America, finds that the top 20 ...

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International Sales for Tricon Food & Renovation Titles

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has sold several of its food lifestyle and renovation series around the world. A deal with Scripps Networks UK and EMEA included the eatery-overhaul series Restaurant Takeover, the travel show Off the Map with Shannen & Holly and the treasure-hunt road-show series Extreme Collectors. IFP Qatar ...

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UKTV Strikes Comedy Gold

Within the UKTV channel portfolio, Gold stands out with its dedication to celebrating the best in comedy. In particular, it has positioned itself as a home for beloved British comedies, with flagship shows that include Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder and Mrs Brown’s Boys. “Gold has a wonderful ...

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Canada’s Showcase Sets Fall Lineup

TORONTO: Canadian specialty entertainment network Showcase has unveiled its fall schedule, led by the series Mr. Robot, Continuum and Lost Girl. The fall lineup will kick off on September 4 with the premiere of the fourth and final season of Continuum at 9 p.m., followed by the premiere of the first season ...

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W Network Slates Love It or List It Spin-Off Series

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment's W Network has kicked off production on Love It or List It Vacation Homes, a new spin-off of the hit Love It or List It lifestyle franchise. Love It or List It Vacation Homes, made by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network, is being co-hosted ...

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Second Season for ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK

LONDON: The athletics competition show Ninja Warrior UK, the British version of a Japanese format, is due to return to ITV next year for a second season. Presenters Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara have all signed up to continue as hosts. The series is based on the Tokyo Broadcasting System ...

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