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Last Panthers Lands Australian Slot

SYDNEY/LONDON/MUNICH: SBS Australia has picked up the rights to The Last Panthers, a six-part crime drama commissioned by Sky and CANAL+. Jointly distributed by STUDIOCANAL and Sky Vision, the drama starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan and John Hurt is produced by France's Haut et Court TV and the ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Globo

CANNES: Miniseries such as The Party are at the forefront of Globo’s MIPCOM lineup. The Party, which has already been licensed to ten countries, is a thriller set in a luxurious social event where guests hide secrets and desires. These emotions eventually come to a head when a body is ...

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Discovery Goes for More Too Ugly for Love? & Marooned

LONDON: Discovery Networks International has commissioned second seasons of the series Too Ugly for Love? and Marooned. Produced by Betty, the sophomore run of Too Ugly for Love? will be made up of eight hour-long episodes. The show, which follows individuals looking for love while also hiding secret medical conditions, ...

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Fashion TV Brands Merge

NEW YORK: Fashion One Television, whose channel brands are available to some 400 million homes on five continents, is acquiring the U.K.-based Fashion Television International. Fashion Television International manages the Fashion Television brand outside of its native Canada. It is being acquired by Fashion One from Madrid-based Desdemona Capital for ...

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Trace Expands Reach in Asia

LONDON: Trace is growing its footprint across Asia through distribution deals it has signed in Taiwan and Sri Lanka. Via a deal with Chunghwa Telecom’s MOD IPTV platform in Taiwan, viewers will now have access to the Asia-specific feeds of the international music channel Trace Urban and the celebrity sports ...

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Peace Point Rights Unveils MIPCOM Factual Lineup

TORONTO: Dean Gunnarson, who has been billed as a modern-day Houdini, presents his death-defying antics in Peace Point Rights’ MIPCOM highlight Escape or Die! The company is also showcasing Ice Racer Showdown, a competition series in which everyday people challenge their driving prowess on a track made of ice. Additionally, the ...

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Isaac Lee Moves Up at Univision Communications

NEW YORK: Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) has promoted Isaac Lee to chief news and digital officer, a newly created position. Lee will be adding duties for multicultural and music, while maintaining oversight of the news and digital divisions. He is charged with supervising all digital functions across the company, building ...

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Bandai Named Master Toy Licensee for Zak Storm

LOS ANGELES: ZAG has signed a global mass-market toy licensing agreement with Bandai America for Zak Storm, a 39×22-minute boys’ action comedy commissioned by Gulli in France. Under the deal, Bandai will release a wide array of toys, including action figures, vehicles, interactive role-play items and action sets. ZAG Heroez’s ...

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Nordic World Secures Format Sales Across Europe

OSLO: Nordic World has inked deals for several formats across Europe, including one for Aspect Film’s Redesign, which has been sold into France. French production company Réservoir Prod will produce a local version of Redesign set to broadcast in the country next year. The Shortest Straw is also headed to France, with ...

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