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Discovery Italia to Adapt Game Show Trade Up

TEL AVIV: Discovery Italia has signed on for a local version of Keshet International's trivia game show Trade Up, to launch this fall. The format presents families with the chance to earn their dream car. The channel to air the Italian version is yet to be confirmed. Laura Carafoli, the senior ...

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Management Changes at MTG

STOCKHOLM: Among the changes within the management team at Modern Times Group (MTG) is the appointment of Anders Jensen, currently the executive VP of the group's Scandinavian free-TV and radio operations, as CEO of MTG Sweden. Kim Poder has been named CEO of MTG Denmark and Trygve Rønningen as CEO ...

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Channel 5 Orders Soccer Highlights Show

LONDON: The U.K.’s Channel 5 has signed a three-year contract with Sunset+Vine for a Football League highlights show, due out this August. The 46×90-minute series will air Saturdays throughout the season. It will feature footage, including every single goal, from matches in all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football ...

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DHX Inks Global Book Deal for Twirlywoos

HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON: DHX Brands has signed an agreement with HarperCollins Children's Books for the exclusive worldwide publishing rights to Twirlywoos, a new CBeebies series featuring bird-like creatures. As part of the deal, HarperCollins will release a book program inspired by the humor, surprise and fun of the show, which is ...

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Sesame Street VOD Channel Joins Roku

NEW YORK: Sesame Workshop has launched its VOD service Sesame Street Go on the Roku platform, making Sesame Street’s educational programming available on Roku players and Roku TVs. The Sesame Street Go channel can be found in the Roku Channel Store within the Kids & Family category. An ad-free subscription ...

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Passion Secures Global Sales for Pair of Series

LONDON: Passion Distribution has sold the property and lifestyle shows Charlie Luxton's Homes by the Sea and Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb to a number of broadcasters around the world. The first two seasons of Charlie Luxton's Homes by the Sea have been snapped up by Nat Geo People in ...

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