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Kanal D Lands Mini-Dramas in Sub-Saharan Africa

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Kanal D has sold two of its mini-drama series into Sub-Saharan Africa. The 13×90-minute Love and the 18×90-minute Secrets are both set to air on Star Times, a pay-TV platform in the region. The titles will be dubbed into English. The programs will be broadcast on prime-time slots ...

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FremantleMedia UK Launches Digital Label

LONDON: FremantleMedia UK (FMUK) has set up a new digital label called Shotglass Media, to be led by former head of FremantleMedia UK Interactive Kat Hebden. The new company will focus on creating innovative digital experiences for fans and brands, as well as encompass all digital and social media activity ...

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Another Season of Photo Face-Off for HISTORY Asia

SINGAPORE: HISTORY Asia and Canon are working on a second season of Photo Face-Off, an original reality competition series currently looking to cast amateur photographers in the region. Photo Face-Off sees amateur photographers from across Asia compete against professional photographer Justin Mott in a series of picture-taking challenges. The first ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Cyber Group Studios

CANNES: Putting a CGI spin on the classic tale of the famous masked swordsman is Zorro the Chronicles, which Cyber Group Studios is offering up at this year’s MIPTV. “This new adaptation…introduces many new facts and characters unknown up to now, such as the twin sister of Zorro,” says Pierre ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Splash Entertainment

CANNES: With a portfolio of more than 525 half-hours, Splash Entertainment is going to be in Cannes promoting a number of titles, including the Kulipari miniseries movies Army of Frogs, The Rainbow Serpent and Amphibians’ End. These productions are based on a trilogy of books by former NFL star Trevor ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Mediatoon Distribution

CANNES: A lazy but lovable feline takes center stage in Garfield, a special episode of which, titled “Rodent Rebellion,” is being presented by Mediatoon Distribution at MIPTV. “Given the huge international success of the Garfield brand, we love seeing our favorite lasagna-loving cat embark on new, hilarious adventures,” says Jérôme ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: DHX Media

CANNES: DHX Media is heading to Cannes with the live-action musical comedy Make It Pop, which centers on three teenage girls who share a passion for all things K-Pop. “Co-created by Tom Lynch and Ncredible’s Nick Cannon, and shot at DHX’s Epitome studios, Make It Pop already has a fantastic ...

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Prison Drama Locked Up Part of Imagina’s MIPTV Lineup

MADRID: In Cannes next week, distributor Imagina International Sales is set to present the prison drama Locked Up, among other new productions. Locked Up (Vis a Vis) is a Globomedia production due to air on Spain’s Antena 3. It follows the story of Macarena, a young woman sent to prison ...

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Fortitude Commissioned for Season Two by Sky Atlantic

LONDON: Sky Atlantic has re-commissioned its original series Fortitude, an arctic-set thriller from Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect, to return for a second season in 2016. The first season launched in January and was the first Sky original to go out simultaneously across all Sky markets (Italy, Germany, Austria, the ...

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Hahn & m4e Expand Partnership

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: Hahn & m4e Productions, formerly known as Lucky Punch, the joint production company from Hahn Film and the m4e Group, is becoming the exclusive outlet for both companies and their creations, productions and co-productions in the future. Hahn & m4e Productions, which produces the hit franchise Mia and me, ...

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