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Technicolor Lands New Broadcasters for The Deep

PARIS/HOLLYWOOD: Technicolor has inked deals with European broadcasters for The Deep, a CG animated series that is currently in production on 26 half-hour episodes. The Deep is headed to Ketnet in Belgium, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden and YLE in Finland. The show, meant for kids between the ages ...

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MarVista Entertainment Sells Movies Across Asia

LOS ANGELES: Indie outfit MarVista Entertainment has inked several film deals with media partners across Asia. FOX Asia picked up pan-Asian cable and satellite rights for the thriller 10.0 Earthquake, the teen comedy All She Wishes and the family movie From the Rough. NBC Asia went for the pan-Asian cable ...

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Toon Goggles’ 4K Streaming App for Sony TVs

LOS ANGELES: Digital entertainment hub Toon Goggles is set to bring its streaming-video app to Sony’s 4K Ultra HD TVs and Media Players, offering more than 300 episodes of animated and live-action 4K content on Toon Goggles UHD. Following the launch, cartoons from around the world will stream in HEVC ...

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ABC Family Slates Disney Princess Programming Block

BURBANK: This weekend, ABC Family has lined up Princess Funday, a programming event featuring a number of Disney movies led by such princesses as Tiana, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella and Pocahontas. Saturday, March 21, will see the broadcast of The Princess and the Frog at 5 p.m., The Little Mermaid at ...

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Drama Producer Playground Entertainment Bolsters U.K. Team

NEW YORK/LONDON: Drama specialist Playground Entertainment has hired Tom Leggett as director of development for its U.K. team. Leggett, most recently the senior development editor at Film4, will be an instrumental part of Playground’s development team, responsible for building the company’s slate and expanding on such recent successes as Wolf ...

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Life in the Kitchen Format Heads to Canada

MONTREAL: The Studio Lambert-created format Life in the Kitchen has been acquired by Media Ranch in a deal with all3media international for the Canadian remake rights for the doc series. Life in the Kitchen, originally created for BBC Two, looks at the drama and humor of family life at meal ...

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Ryan Seacrest Productions Teams with Armoza, TF1 on New Format

TEL AVIV/LOS ANGELES/PARIS: Armoza Formats, TF1 Group and Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) have collaborated on the new prime-time studio game show Babushka, which will be launched for the international market at MIPTV. Babushka is a high-stakes game show that sees contestants presented with ten giant Russian "babushka" dolls; they must ...

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Sky Increases Investment in OTT Startup 1Mainstream

LONDON: Sky has invested a further $5 million in the OTT startup 1Mainstream, which operates an automated platform for the distribution of linear and on-demand video to a wide range of internet-connected devices. This new $5 million investment builds on the $2 million Sky previously invested in August 2013. Since ...

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LatAm Digital TV Homes to Double

LONDON: The number of digital TV households in Latin America is forecast to double by 2020, despite slowing economic growth. The Digital TV Latin America Forecasts report estimates there will be 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 percent penetration of TV households ...

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