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Simulcast Set for Nick Kids’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA: Tomorrow, Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is set to simulcast for the first time across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, as well as live stream on Nick’s website and app. The event, hosted by actor and musician Nick Jonas, will begin at 8 p.m. Awards will be ...

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HBO & VICE Enter Expanded Content Deal

NEW YORK: VICE will have a branded channel on HBO's upcoming stand-alone streaming service, as part of an expanded content deal between the two announced today. In what is being hailed as its "most expansive programming deal ever," HBO will ...

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Rive Gauche TV Places 1,000 Hours Around the Globe

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has sold more than 1,000 hours of programming, including the adventure travel series Born to Explore, to broadcasters worldwide. In Germany, ProSieben went for Homicide Hunter. Buying… was picked up by Top TV in New Zealand, while Buying Bayou is headed to Discovery Italy. Other ...

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Downton Abbey to End with Season Six

LONDON: Carnival Films and ITV have confirmed that the sixth season of Downton Abbey will be its last. Downton Abbey is the highest rating British drama of the past decade across any channel, with an average of 11 million viewers over the course of the five series, including Christmas specials. ...

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OWN Bolsters Lineup with New & Returning Programming

NEW YORK: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has added two new original series to its prime-time schedule, while also lining up additional episodes of the hit shows Deion's Family Playbook, Flex & Shanice and Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. One of the new productions is a spin-off of OWN's Iyanla: Fix My ...

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Spike Set to Launch in the U.K. Next Month

LONDON: Spike is due to debut in the U.K. on April 15, launching with a lineup of British commissions and U.S. titles such as Breaking Bad. The network, part of Channel 5’s portfolio, will feature original series, among them Police Interceptors Unleashed and Tattoo Disasters UK. It will also air ...

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Shaw & Shaftesbury/Smokebomb Present Multiplatform Comedy MsLabelled

TORONTO: Shaw Media and Shaftesbury’s digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, have aligned with brand agency shift2 and Schick Quattro for Women on MsLabelled, a fashion-focused, multiplatform comedy series. The 20×4-minute show features and is executive produced by Jeanne Beker (Fashion Television). Designed to transmit both online and on air, MsLabelled is ...

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Fail Army Getting Second Season for International Markets

SANTA MONICA: dick clark productions and Jukin Media have greenlit 20 half-hour episodes for the second international season of Fail Army. The unscripted comedy series is based on Jukin’s YouTube channel of the same name. dick clark productions International finances and distributes the format, with dcp and Jukin Media serving ...

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International Sales for Power’s Wildlife Catalogue

LONDON: U.K. outfit Power has sold a number of its wildlife titles around the world, including a package deal for 54 hours of content in Thailand. Next Step in that country went for a number of series, among them The Great Penguin Rescue, Stranded (Beached Whales), Endangered, Keepers of the ...

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