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Mariska Hargitay

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of World Screen. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), created by Dick Wolf, is part of one of the most successful franchises in the history of television. Now in its 16th season, SVU is the longest-running drama currently on the ...

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Thomas Rabe

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of World Screen. What do American Idol, Fifty Shades of Grey, Good Times, Bad Times, The Cat in the Hat, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, Scènes de Ménages, The ...

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Talking Back

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Formats. Is interactivity in formats just another buzzword or a critical component? Are we on the cusp of a revolution that will re-energize entertainment formats, stem the drift to digital and bring young audiences back to linear TV? Or ...

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TV Latina Launching New Weekly Formats Newsletter

NEW YORK: Complementing its wide range of weekly newsletters, TV Latina is set to launch TV Formatos Semanal, a Spanish-language online publication that will be delivered to thousands of subscribers every Thursday. TV Formatos Semanal will roll out this Thursday, June 4, sent to a subscription base of more than ...

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TV5MONDE Expands Presence in Japan

HONG KONG: TV5MONDE has inked a new distribution deal with Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), a leading cable operator in Japan. TV5MONDE Pacifique has been added to J:COM's new basic package, J:COM Standard Plus. Subscribers can now access more than 85 channels, including terrestrial digital, BS digital and CS digital, for a ...

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Video Interview: Global Agency’s Catherine Stryker

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Catherine Stryker, the head of sales at Global Agency, talks to TV Formats about current trends she’s observed in the format market.   There was big buzz following the U.S. Upfronts this year about an adaptation of the Turkish drama Game of Silence (Suskunlar) ...

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Outpost Entertainment Names Development VP

NEW YORK: Outpost Entertainment has hired Rebecca Halpern as VP of development, marking the company's first key creative appointment since its launch in late 2013. Halpern has had projects in development at Discovery and Animal Planet, and has served as showrunner and producer for true crime, arts and culture, lifestyle ...

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NBCU Slates Six-Network Roadblock Broadcast for Jurassic Park

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Pictures is planning an unprecedented six-network NBCUniversal roadblock broadcast of Jurassic Park, which will be hosted by Steven Spielberg and Chris Pratt, who will introduce an exclusive preview of the upcoming Jurassic World movie. The roadblock broadcast of the original Jurassic Park will begin on June 5 ...

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CTV Renews Crime Drama Motive for Fourth Season

TORONTO: Canada’s CTV has given the go-ahead to a fourth season of its original crime drama Motive. Produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions, the new 13 one-hour episodes begin filming this fall in Vancouver. The season-three finale is due to air June 7. NBCUniversval International handles distribution. “Motive has ...

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