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Showcase Rolls Out Live-Action Tween Series

WOODLAND HILLS, June 14: California-based Showcase Entertainment has secured a trio of new European deals on Flight 29 Down, a live-action series for tweens that is being billed as “Lost for kids.” The 26×30-minute show about a group of kids ...

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Neptuno Shores Up Eastern European Deals

BARCELONA, June 14: The Spanish animation outfit Neptuno Films has notched up a raft of television, new media and licensing deals across Central and Eastern Europe in advance of its stint at DISCOP next week, including the sale of 378 ...

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German Screenings Set for Vienna

VIENNA, June 14: For the first time in its history, the 31-year old German Screenings will take place in Vienna, Austria, this December, returning to Munich in 2007. ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) joined german united distributors, Telepool and Deutsche Welle ...

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INHD Launches Original Programming Block

NEW YORK, June 14: The INHD Network is gearing up to launch Mojo, a prime-time block featuring high-definition original series targeted towards male viewers. Mojo launches on the cable network on June 18 at 9 p.m. and is geared to ...

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Sleuth Secures DISH Carriage

ENGLEWOOD, June 14: NBC Universal Cable has expanded the reach of its crime, mystery and suspense network Sleuth with a carriage deal with DISH Network. "Sleuth is a unique channel and fits a niche demographic of consumers who enjoy the ...

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PBS Creates Chief Content Officer Post

ARLINGTON, June 14: As part of its efforts to better serve its audience in a multiplatform universe, PBS has tapped public broadcasting veteran John Boland to fill the newly created role of chief content officer. The announcement marks the first ...

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BabyFirstTV Expands Reach

ENGLEWOOD/LOS ANGELES, June 14: A month since launching on DIRECTV, BabyFirstTV, a 24-hour premium channel devoted to babies, toddlers and their parents, has reached a carriage deal with DISH Network. The service, which rolled out on DIRECTV last month, will ...

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Endemol Names New Chief

HILVERSUM, June 14: Endemol’s Supervisory Board has nominated Elías Rodriguez-Viña Cancio as chairman and CEO of the company, pending approval by shareholders, following Joaquim Agut Bonsfills’ abrupt resignation last week. Rodriguez-Viña will chair the company’s management board, joining its other ...

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