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ESPN Player Releases MMA-Focused Channel for Europe

LONDON: ESPN Player has launched a new channel dedicated to the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) in Europe, providing live coverage of the mixed martial arts organization. As part of ESPN’s live streaming service, the channel will be broadcast in the U.K., Eire, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia ...

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Jurors Selected for ZDFE’s MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has unveiled the jury panel for its MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch, which will take place in Cannes April 11. The confirmed jury members are Peter Arens, the head of editorial division, Culture and Science, at ZDF; Sally Habbershaw, the VP of international programming, production and operations at A+E; ...

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Canadian Networks Go for The Great War Tour with Norm Christie

TORONTO: Canada’s TVO and Knowledge Network are set to debut The Great War Tour with Norm Christie, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I. The multipart documentary, which is presented by Breakthrough Entertainment, will launch on TVO beginning April 6 and on Knowledge Network on May 18. Military ...

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Mia and me Attraction Opens at European Theme Park

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: Mia and me: The Ride has made its world premiere at Yumble, a new indoor theme park located in the Netherlands. Mia and me: The Ride allows visitors to experience the world of Centopia and meet characters from the hit show, which is part of the m4e catalogue. The ...

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Channel 5 to Chart Final Days of Iconic Figures

LONDON: Channel 5 has tapped Oxford Film and Television to create a six-part series that explores the dramatic last days of some of the most famous figures in history, from Mary Queen of Scots to Rasputin. Other central characters to be featured in the series are Charles Stuart (Charles I), ...

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FX to Air Conan Across Asia

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has acquired the exclusive pay-TV rights to air the late-night talk show Conan in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Conan will be broadcast in those countries on FX within 36 hours after its U.S. broadcast. FIC intends to position Conan as a tent-pole ...

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CBBC Producing Live Music Chart Show

LONDON: CBBC in the U.K. is partnering with Radio 1 for a new Sunday evening chart show. The CBBC Official Chart Show will be a mix of pop, gossip, UGC interactive features and fast-moving entertainment, set for broadcast from Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Sundays starting at 6:30 p.m. Due ...

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