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FremantleMedia Looks to Extend Top Brands

LONDON, June 15: Extending the reach of the brands The X Factor, The Apprentice and Prehistoric Park will be FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide’s key priority at Licensing Show next week. “Our focus for Licensing International will be to seek partners who ...

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Nick UK Deal for ABC’s Fairies

SYDNEY, June 15: ABC Enterprises has licensed the musical preschool series The Fairies to Nickelodeon UK. The series, available in 52 12-minute or 26 30-minute episodes, features sets designed by WETA Workshop, known for its work on The Lord of ...

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TVC Set for First DISCOP Outing

BARCELONA, June 15: The distribution arm of Catalonian public broadcaster TVC is heading to DISCOP for the first time, offering up a slate of sitcoms, drama series, TV movies and documentaries. According to head of sales, Oriol Baquer, highlights of ...

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Asian Deals for Parthenon

LONDON, June 15: Parthenon Entertainment, through representative Bomanbridge International, has shored up deals in Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Among the pickups were Britain's Worst Sleepwalker, The Green Land and Ice Hotel, as well as new wildlife HD special Lions ...

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Bravo U.K. Announces First Advertiser-Funded Program

LONDON, June 15: Flextech Television’s male-targeted Bravo channel has announced its first advertiser-funded programming commission, partnering with the British Army. Tentatively titled Everest: Man Versus Mountain, the series will detail the British Army’s attempt on the summit of Mount Everest ...

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ETV to Trial IPTV in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 15: ETV, which offers up sports and entertainment content over broadband, has begun a trial of its IPTV service in Thailand with a view to expanding across the region late this year and early next. Working with Media ...

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Granada to Set Up Office in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG, June 15: Granada International has tapped Bloomberg Television executive James Ross to drive its business in Asia, setting up a new office in Hong Kong. Ross will continue to be based in Hong Kong, serving as regional director ...

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