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MIPTV Spotlight: Armoza Formats

CANNES: There are two new shiny-floor studio formats that Armoza Formats is promoting for MIPTV: Babushka and Yum Factor. Babushka is a high-risk game show that Armoza Formats developed in partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions and France’s TF1. Yum Factor is a cooking format in which contestants must guess which ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Hasbro Studios

CANNES: Hasbro Studios has a third installment in the popular Equestria Girls franchise, Friendship Games. “Equestria Girls: Friendship Games appeals to younger and older girls alike, ensuring that we reach the teen and tween demographics,” says Finn Arnesen, the senior VP of global distribution and development at Hasbro Studios. Targeted ...

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Hong Kong’s Oldest Broadcaster Loses License

HONG KONG: The broadcasting license of free-to-air outlet Asia Television (ATV) is not being renewed by the Hong Kong government, after the cash-strapped company failed to deliver an acceptable restructuring plan. ATV is Hong Kong's oldest broadcaster, having served audiences for the last 57 years. According to reports, it can ...

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MarVista Inks Licensing Deals Around the Globe

LOS ANGELES: MarVista Entertainment has licensed several kids' and family movies, including the holiday film 12 Dog Days Till Christmas, to various media partners worldwide. 12 Dog Days Till Christmas centers on a juvenile delinquent whose probation officer, played by ...

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Passion Distribution Announces MIPTV Roster

LONDON: Passion Distribution is slated to showcase at MIPTV a roster of new entertainment, factual and format titles, along with several returning series. An entertainment highlight is Make You Laugh Out Loud, which celebrates weird animals, while Strange Medicine investigates the secrets of some of the most exotic cures. The ...

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E! Preps New Kardashians Spin-Off, Kimberly Stewart Reality Show

LOS ANGELES: E! has unveiled three new original unscripted series for its upcoming lineup, including Dash Dolls (working title), an extension of the network's long-running Kardashians franchise. Set for fall 2015, Dash Dolls will focus on the employees of the Kardashian sisters' DASH boutiques. It is slated for eight, one-hour ...

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FIC Content Sales Debuting NHNZ Archive Titles at MIPTV

LOS ANGELES: This MIPTV, FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales is set to offer the first batch of programming out of producer NHNZ’s new dedicated Archive Unit. Those three titles are Fur Seals: Battle for Survival, Japan’s Wild Year and Madagascar’s Legendary Lemurs. NHNZ launched The Archive Unit in 2014, and ...

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Red Arrow Sets Up New York Base

MUNICH: Red Arrow has established a corporate office in New York City, led by Michael Schmidt, the group's chief creative officer. Schmidt is joined by Raimo Reese, Red Arrow's senior VP of finance US. Currently, Red Arrow has five companies in the U.S. (Fabrik Entertainment, Kinetic Content, Nerd TV, Left/Right, ...

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