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More Barclays Premier League Coverage for Singtel TV

SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has picked up the broadcast rights for all Barclays Premier League matches for the next three seasons beginning in August 2016. Singtel has been bringing the Premier League to Singaporean viewers since the start of the 2010-11 season. The pay-TV service also offers a variety of other ...

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Pulse Films & Britdoc Pact for New Doc Fund

COPENHAGEN: International content studio Pulse Films has partnered with documentary non-profit Britdoc to launch a fund dedicated to championing original non-fiction projects. The Pulse Britdoc Genesis Fund will be awarded to up to ten filmmakers per year without the requirement of seeing footage. The application is open to directors of ...

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Boomerang to Expand Asian Presence with Korean Launch

SEOUL: Boomerang, Turner's companion channel to Cartoon Network, is due to debut in Korea to 15 million households on major cable and IPTV platforms later this month. Boomerang is already widely available in Australia and Southeast Asia. The all-animation network will be offered in Korean, targeting 4- to 9-year-old children ...

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Jon Mountague to Head Comedy for Sky

LONDON: Jon Mountague, who has been serving as Sky’s acting head of comedy since September, will now officially take over the position as part of a wider entertainment-team restructure. He will oversee a commissioning slate that includes the upcoming Mid Morning Matters (Steve Coogan), Rovers (Sue Johnston and Craig Cash), Hunderby (Julia ...

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Shaftesbury Ramps Up Creative Team

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has appointed Jay Bennett, an executive at its digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, as the senior VP of creative and innovation. In this newly created role, Bennett will be responsible for the creative direction and innovation of the company. He will focus on technology and multiscreen content, including original ...

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DramaFever Targets Binge-Viewers with New DF Minis

NEW YORK: The online video network DramaFever is rolling out a set of new short-form DF Minis, with all episodes of each series being released at once to maximize binge-viewing potential. Each episode in the DF Minis series is around ten-minutes long. Typically, DramaFever’s traditional-length shows debut one new episode ...

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Greece’s ERT Picks Up Kids’ Shows Mouk & Louie

ATHENS: Greek public broadcaster ERT has secured the animated series Mouk and Louie via a donation from Millimages. Due to the financial crisis in Greece, ERT 1, 2 and 3 were closed down in June 2013. However, this past June, the broadcaster reopened with drastic budget restrictions, limiting its opportunities ...

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Sole Puerto Moves Up at Bulldog Licensing

LONDON: Bulldog Licensing has promoted Sole Puerto from her previous position as creative services executive to the role of creative services manager. Puerto served as creative services executive for nearly two years. During her time at Bulldog Licensing, she has ...

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