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The Great Bake Off Set for Israeli Treatment

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has secured a deal for an Israeli version of The Great Bake Off, marking its first format agreement with Keshet. The free-to-air broadcaster will produce an 8×90-minute version, to air in 2016. The agreement takes the total number of sales for the format to 17. Suzanne Kendrick, ...

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Free TV Australia Takes Issue with SBS Ad-Time Increase

SYDNEY: Free TV Australia is asking the senate to block moves that would allow SBS to double its advertising in prime time, alleging that the proposed bill creates a fourth commercial TV license "by stealth." The group is taking issue that SBS would have the same amount of advertising in ...

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HISTORY in Development on Scripted Series Knightfall

NEW YORK: HISTORY is in development with Knightfall, a scripted series that looks at the events leading up to and following the persecution of the Knights Templar. Knightfall will be produced for HISTORY by A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production company The Combine and Midnight ...

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New Hulu Original Drama from Emmy Award Winner Jason Katims

LOS ANGELES: Hulu has ordered a new original series, which examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement, from Jason Katims and writer/creator Jessica Goldberg. The Way is a ten-episode series from Universal Television. It marks Katims' first non-network TV series. Katims will executive produce and showrun ...

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International Sales for GRB Entertainment Medical Titles

SHERMAN OAKS: GRB Entertainment has sold its medical factual programs Untold Stories of the ER and Diagnosis X to broadcasters around the world. The ninth season of Untold Stories of the ER went to Discovery Italy and Discovery Latin America, while Canal Vie picked up that series’ fourth and fifth ...

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Global Agency’s MIPTV Ambitions

Last month at DISCOP Istanbul, Global Agency debuted its new reality singing format It’s Showtime, which garnered a great deal of interest for the company. “Many people came to me and said, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and to me, that shows it’s a good idea,” says Izzet Pinto, ...

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Turner to Bring New Doc Channel to Asia

HONG KONG: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is slated to launch World Heritage Channel, a new pan-regional premium documentary network celebrating mankind's greatest treasures, in Asia. The channel will feature such programming categories as nature, travel, history and culture, and will take viewers on journeys to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. ...

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Telemundo & NBC Universo to Air 2015 FIFA Soccer Events

MIAMI: Through a deal between NBCUniversal and FIFA, U.S. Hispanic networks Telemundo and NBC Universo are set to air 560 hours of soccer across multiple platforms this year. The extensive coverage will include the live telecast of four 2015 FIFA Soccer Events, featuring 344 hours of online and mobile live ...

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