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Endemol Beyond USA Introduces New Digital Sports Network

LOS ANGELES: Endemol Beyond USA has launched its second premium network, Smasher, focused on eSports and gaming. Smasher rolled out yesterday with the debut of its flagship series, Legends of Gaming, hosted by Toby Turner and based on the Endemol Beyond UK format of the same name. Pizza Hut is on ...

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MP & Silva Scores EPL Deal in Asia

SINGAPORE: MP & Silva has landed the exclusive distribution rights for the English Premier League (EPL) in select Asian territories, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. MP & Silva will represent the live audiovisual broadcast rights across all platforms for three seasons from 2016-17 to 2018-19. The pact covers Japan, ...

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MIPJunior Spotlight: Planeta Junior

CANNES: The first episode of Mutant Busters, an animated comedy from Planeta Junior targeting boys between the ages of 6 and 9, will premiere at the market. That series is made up of multiplatform content, as the last three minutes of each episode are playable online. Those epilogues “are intended ...

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Syfy LatAm Nabs Doctor Who

MIAMI: BBC Worldwide has reached a deal for Doctor Who to air on Syfy across Latin America beginning in 2016. The show previously aired on BBC Worldwide's owned networks in the region. Via the new deal with NBCUniversal International Networks, Syfy will run season eight ahead of the exclusive regional ...

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Degrassi Co-Creator Slated for CYM Conference

MONTREAL: This year's Children, Youth & Media (CYM) Conference, which is being hosted by the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) next week in Toronto, will feature a workshop called How to Make TV That Lasts with Degrassi co-creator and exec producer Linda Schuyler. How to Make TV That Lasts will see ...

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eOne Inks Deals for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom in Russia

LONDON: The animated preschool series Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, from the Entertainment One (eOne) catalogue, is premiering on Carousel in Russia, while Megalicense has signed on as the brand's licensing agent in the country. Carousel picked up the first two seasons of the Emmy-winning program, which is due to debut ...

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MIPJunior Spotlight: TM International

CANNES: The Precious Stone trilogy, from the TM International catalogue, is based on Kerstin Gier’s young-adult novels. Following the success of Ruby Red, the first film in the series, TM International is presenting its sequel, Sapphire Blue. “It’s a unique blend of time-traveling mystery, adventure and love story that just ...

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New Disney Channel Short for Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

BURBANK: Next week, Disney Channel is slated to air ¡Feliz Cumpleaños​!, a new Spanish-language Mickey Mouse short meant to commemorate the anniversary of the iconic character. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! will feature Danny Trejo as the voice of the Piñata Boss, who, along with his piñata crew, is on a mission to ...

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Animasia’s ABC Monsters Enters North American Market

CANNES: The Malaysia-based Animasia Studio’s ABC Monsters is set to air on Comcast’s new Kid Genius channel, following a DVD launch in the U.S. this summer. ABC Monsters introduces preschoolers to the alphabet through the adventures of Alice and her friends Brian and Cherry Berry as they search for a ...

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