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Expanding the Factual Portfolio

Portfolio Entertainment has solidified its commitment to high-quality factual and lifestyle programming with the addition of a number of new titles. Portfolio Entertainment is "aggressively expanding" its factual catalogue, according to Joy Rosen, the company’s co-founder and co-president. "Our big ...

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Property Profile: YooHoo & Friends

ORIGIN: The original series was produced by Aurora and aired on KBS with the intent to promote plush sales. CREATOR: David Feiss, the award-winning creator of such series as Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Konnie Kwak ...

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Veria’s Path to Promoting Health & Wellness

The U.S. cable network Veria is opening up its catalogue of healthy lifestyle and wellness programming for the international market. Dedicating to bringing natural wellness to the mainstream, Veria was created as an outlet for showcasing unique, fun and rewarding ...

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Happy Birthday Sprout!

Just five years ago, Sprout launched in the U.S. in some 13 million homes with a slate of preschool shows and a single block, The Good Night Show. Today, the service is in more than 50 million households and is ...

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Scripps Networks Targets Asian Growth

At the end of 2008, Scripps Networks Interactive tapped Greg Moyer, a veteran of the international channels landscape, to take its global business in a new direction. As president of Scripps Networks International, Moyer quickly put in place a strategy ...

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Property Profile: My Big Big Friend

ORIGIN: Based on an original idea. DISTRIBUTOR: Breakthrough Entertainment CREATORS: Andrés Lieban and Claudia Breitman EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andre Breitman, Ira Levy and Peter Williamson COMMISSIONING BROADCASTERS: Treehouse, TV Brasil, Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic TV SHOW: 52×11-minute or 26×30-minute 2-D ...

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Event Preview: CASBAA Convention

By 2014, almost 450 million homes in the Asia Pacific will be subscribing to pay-TV services, according to a recent forecast. All the major players catering to that huge base—be they channel operators or cable, satellite and IPTV platforms—are expected ...

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Event Profile: Wildscreen

Celebrating and encouraging wildlife and environmental filmmaking, the Wildscreen Festival returns to Bristol from Sunday, October 10, to Friday, October 15. The biennial event first took place in 1982, born from a need to honor the increasingly popular wildlife genre, ...

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Channel Profile: ABC3

ABC3 COUNTRY: Australia LAUNCH DATE: December 2009 OWNERSHIP: Australian Broadcasting Corporation DISTRIBUTION: In Australia, 80 percent of homes have access to ABC3. DIRECTOR, ABC TELEVISION: Kim Dalton EXECUTIVE HEAD, CHILDREN’S CONTENT, ABC TELEVISION: Tim Brooke-Hunt HEAD, COMMISSIONING & DEVELOPMENT, ABC ...

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