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New Licensing Partners for Power Rangers

LOS ANGELES: Saban Brands has lined up several new licensees for the hit action/adventure property Power Rangers, with a variety of products slated to hit retail in North America. Bentex/Dreamwave signed up for Power Rangers Dino Charge swimwear for boys, while Bioworld is on board Mighty Morphin Power Rangers sleepwear, ...

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Video Interview: ABC Commercial’s Sharon Ramsay-Luck

NEW YORK: Sharon Ramsay-Luck, the head of sales and business development at ABC Commercial, tells TV Real about what differentiates the company’s factual content in the marketplace.   The catalogue of ABC Commercial, which represents content from Australia’s public broadcaster as well as third parties, features various genres, but a ...

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VIMN Brands Extend Reach on Pay-TV Platforms in Spain

MADRID: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) in Spain has signed a slew of distribution agreements with various pay-TV platforms in the region. As part of the deals, Movistar TV will include MTV and Nick Jr. in its portfolio, while Telecable adds MTV and Nickelodeon HD to its packages. Additionally, the ...

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Gaumont International Television Ups Pair of Execs

LOS ANGELES: Gaumont International Television has upped Roman Viaris to company CFO, while also promoting Tim Farish to head of marketing and publicity. Previously GIT’s head of finance, Viaris will now be responsible for overseeing all financial matters for the company and its projects. The exec joined GIT in 2013, ...

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March Premiere for Travel Channel Docuseries Hotel Amazon

CHEVY CHASE: Hotel Amazon, an original docuseries about two friends who decide to open a resort in the jungles of Peru, is set to air on Travel Channel March 9. The 6×1-hour series features wildlife lecturer Rusty Johnson and his pal Stephan Jablonski, a New York firefighter and Wheel of Fortune ...

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Pinypon Doll Brand Coming to the Small Screen

MADRID: Anima Kitchent and Famosa have teamed up to bring Pinypon, a popular collection of mini-dolls, to television with the new series PINY, Pinypon Institute of New York. PINY, Pinypon Institute of New York will feature lifestyle topics geared toward girls between the ages of 6 and 8. The 52×11-minute ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Spotlight: SPI International

ISTANBUL: SPI International already has an established presence in Turkey and across the Middle East as a pay-TV operator and movie distributor. It has its own online service with Filmbox Live and provides VOD services within the region. SPI offers ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Spotlight: Kanal D

ISTANBUL: Matter of Respect, a Turkish remake of an Italian drama, is a top highlight from Kanal D’s scripted catalogue. “It’s one of our new titles that we are really proud to produce,” says Özlem Özsümbül, the head of sales and acquisitions for Kanal D. War of the Roses is ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Spotlight: Caracol TV Internacional

ISTANBUL: Caracol TV Internacional is making its fifth outing to DISCOP Istanbul with a slate of titles it believes will appeal to clients in Turkey, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Among its catalogue highlights is Emeralds, The Color of Ambition, about a family confronted with the emerald trade. “Emeralds ...

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Blue Ant Hires Kate Blank as Director of International Sales

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media is bolstering its distribution division with the appointment of Kate Blank, previously the director of international distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. In the role of director of international sales, Blank will be responsible for licensing the company’s catalogue in the Asia-Pacific region, German-speaking territories, the Middle East ...

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