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Endemol Launches New Talent Show

HILVERSUM, June 19: Endemol International has acquired the select worldwide rights to produce local versions of the music talent format Singalong. Endemol has a one-year-option on the show, developed by Sweden’s Friday TV. The deal for worldwide rights excludes the ...

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Slovak Deal on Granada Format

LONDON, June 19: Granada International’s Dancing on Ice format has been sold to the Slovakian commercial network TV JOJ. The channel will produce 14 episodes of its own version of the show for launch later this year. The format, first ...

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DECODE Concludes Further Sadie Deals

TORONTO, June 16: DECODE Entertainment has notched up several new deals on the first and second seasons of its hit live-action tween series Naturally Sadie. Nickelodeon International has taken the second season for its channels in Spain, Italy, Scandinavia and ...

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Viva! Rolls Out Hispanic Mobile Channels

SANTA MONICA, June 16: Mobile content provider Viva! Vision has launched five new mobile channels targeted to the Hispanic market, including one exclusively devoted to the World Cup. In addition to the World Cup Soccer channel, featuring some content from ...

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Marenzi Joins Interactive TV Technology Company

PORTLAND, June 16: Ex-Paramount International Television chief Gary Marenzi has taken on the position of president at Ensequence, a provider of interactive television software and services that is headquartered in Oregon. The move is part of the company’s attempt to ...

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Venevision Joins Univision Bid Consortium

NEW YORK, June 16: Venevision Investments, a division of the Cisneros Group of Companies, is joining a consortium of investors seeking to acquire U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Univision, teaming with Grupo Televisa and five investment firms. Venevision and Televisa are already ...

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Taffy Names MD for New U.K. Office

LONDON, June 16: Taffy Entertainment has named Louise O’Toole as the managing director of its new office in the U.K. O’Toole will report to Taffy Entertainment’s joint CEOs Mike Young and Bill Schultz, as well as president Liz Young. She ...

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Mediaset, de Mol Eye Endemol

ROME/HILVERSUM, June 16: John de Mol’s investment vehicle Talpa Management is said to be working with Mediaset on a bid to acquire a majority stake in Endemol from Spain’s Telefónica, wire reports indicate. Endemol shares were up some 9 percent ...

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