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BBC Worldwide Releasing BitTorrent Bundle for Doctor Who

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has teamed up with BitTorrent for a special digital box set of Doctor Who, to celebrate ten years since the series reboot. BitTorrent will be offering a ten-episode bundle with specially selected highlights from the modern era of Doctor Who for $12 globally. The package will also ...

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Elizabeth Stephens Moves Up at Foothill

SANTA BARBARA: Foothill Entertainment has promoted Elizabeth Stephens to VP of sales and development. In her new role, Stephens will work under Jo Kavanagh-Payne, Foothill's president. She is responsible for expanding the company's linear and non-linear distribution footprint, while also concentrating on new strategies for the rest of the world. ...

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The Brokenwood Mysteries to Make U.S. Debut on Acorn TV

SILVER SPRING: Streaming service Acorn TV is due to launch the U.S. premiere of the detective drama The Brokenwood Mysteries on consecutive Mondays beginning early next month. Set in New Zealand, The Brokenwood Mysteries follows Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd as he investigates murder in a seemingly peaceful country town. The ...

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BBC Worldwide Scores Banished Sales, Unveils MIPTV Highlights

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has placed the hit drama series Banished with a number of broadcasters around the globe, and has also revealed the company's various plans for this year's MIPTV. Banished, which is launching at MIPTV, has already been sold to Mexico's VEO, Poland's TVP1, Israel's Cellcom, Finland's Yle and Croatia's ...

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Idris Elba Doc Mandela, My Dad and Me Launching at MIPTV

LONDON: Content Television is launching at MIPTV Mandela, My Dad and Me, an hour-long documentary starring Idris Elba, who will be in Cannes to help launch the project. Produced by Elba’s outfit Green Door Pictures, along with Woodcut Media and Shine North, the title tracks the actor as he sets ...

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Finalists Announced for MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch

PARIS: Six finalists have been chosen to participate in this year’s MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch, which is organized by Reed MIDEM and co-sponsored by ZDF Enterprises. Those finalists are Brain Power, presented by Alec Herrmann, the head of acquisitions for the home video department at ARTE France, and Fabrice Papillon, the ...

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ABC Family Goes for Trio of Unscripted Shows

BURBANK: ABC Family has added three new series to its reality slate, Startup U, Next Step Realty: NYC and Monica the Medium, all of which are due to debut this summer. Startup U follows a group of entrepreneurial Millennials as they attend a seven-week program at Draper University, where they ...

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Video Interview: Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs

NEW YORK: Kevin Beggs, the chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, discusses some of the keys to the studio's success in this video interview, available with subtitles in Spanish, Mandarin and French.   When Lionsgate first started producing for television ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: GMA Worldwide

CANNES: GMA Worldwide believes that its MIPTV titles will appeal to all sorts of international broadcasters and audiences “because of the growing exposure and appreciation of quality Filipino programming,” according to VP Roxanne Barcelona. “Our dramas highlight compelling story lines and imaginative themes, and feature our country’s most talented artists.” ...

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