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Hillary Exits BBC America

NEW YORK, June 20: Bill Hillary is stepping down as the president and CEO of BBC America to join the ad buying agency MAGNA Global’s entertainment division. As president of MAGNA Global Entertainment, Hillary will oversee the development of branded ...

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ZDF Showcases German Drama

BUDAPEST, June 20: ZDF Enterprises will be showcasing several German dramas at DISCOP this week, including the telenovela Julia— Way to Happiness. The distributor will also be offering up new releases in some of its key franchises: three new Rosamunde ...

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Italian Home Video Deal for Amberwood

OTTAWA, June 20: Cattleya has picked up the Italian home video and DVD rights to The Secret World of Benjamin Bear from Amberwood Entertainment. Cattleya originally licensed all television rights to the series for Italy and Italian-speaking Europe and has ...

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Record TVFI Attendance for DISCOP

PARIS/BUDAPEST, June 20: Twenty-four French production and distribution entities are expected to take part in DISCOP under the TV France International banner, the highest attendance in the organization’s 12 years of attending the market. The Central and Eastern European event ...

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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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