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Pocoyo Secures Spanish, Portuguese Deals

LONDON/MADRID, June 20: Granada International and Zinkia Entertainment’s preschool series Pocoyo has secured free- and pay-TV slots in Spain with TVE and Boomerang, and has sold to RTP in Portugal. The 3-D animated series, re-commissioned for a second season by ...

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Jakks Takes Toy Rights to Barney

MALIBU/NEW YORK, June 20: Jakks Pacific has signed a multi-year, multi-product licensing agreement with HIT Entertainment to develop a range of merchandise based on Barney. Categories will include learning toys and plush, with product slated to begin hitting retail stores ...

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New Movie-Themed Channel Takes CABLEready Series

NORWALK, June 20: Hubbard Broadcasting’s ReelzChannel has acquired all seven seasons of CABLEready’s The Directors in advance of its September 27 U.S. rollout. The series, first launched on Starz Encore, profiles Hollywood’s top filmmakers, among them Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, ...

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New Crime Drama for Lifetime

NEW YORK, June 20: Next month, Lifetime Television in the U.S. will launch Angela’s Eyes, a crime drama executive produced by Crash’s Tom Nunan and Cathy Shulman. The series, from NBC Universal Television Studio, launches July 16 at 10 p.m. ...

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MIPCOM Adds Industry Heavyweights to Lineup

PARIS, June 20: Disney’s Anne Sweeney, ESPN’s George Bodenheimer, NBC Universal’s Beth Comstock and MGM’s Harry Sloan are among the keynote speakers for MIPCOM’s Reshaping Media conference. Sweeney, named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune ...

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