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Mideast Renewal on Home and Away

SYDNEY, July 6: Gulf/Showtime in the Middle East has renewed its license for Southern Star International’s hit Australian soap Home and Away. The renewal covers seasons 18 through 21 for Showtime’s TV Land channel. “This acquisition has enabled us to ...

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STAR, MediaCorp to Produce HD Drama Series

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, July 6: STAR and MediaCorp Studios have entered into a co-production deal for Angel Lover, an HD drama series that will air in Taiwan and Singapore. The 40-episode love story will air on STAR Chinese Channel in Taiwan ...

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Janson Media Takes on Slackjaw Docs

HARRINGTON PARK, July 6: Janson Media will distribute two mountain-themed documentaries from British producer Slackjaw Film: Kilimanjaro: Going For Broke and Meltdown: In the Shadow of Nepal’s Lost Glaciers. Kilimanjaro: Going For Broke explores the lives of four climbers suffering ...

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EM.Entertainment Inks Home Textiles Deal on Tabaluga

UNTERFOEHRING, July 6: France’s CTI Chaulnes Textiles Industries has reached a deal with EM.Entertainment to develop bedding, pillow cases, hand towels and bath robes, among other products in the home textiles category, based on Tabaluga, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary ...

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Christian Channel Adds Youth Block

TORONTO, July 5: The Christian Channel in Canada today launched a daily block targeted to viewers aged 13 to 30 featuring music videos, reality programming, talk shows, extreme sports and other faith-based content. The block, provided by the Christian youth ...

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New French Deals for Southern Star

SYDNEY, July 5: Southern Star International has secured new deals in France with AB Droits on Meerkat Manor and Forensic Investigators. AB Droits acquired seasons one and two of Meerkat Manor, an Oxford Scientific Films production for Animal Planet; and ...

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ESPN Classic Inks Spanish IPTV Deal

MADRID, July 5: ESPN Classic has reached a carriage deal with Telefónica’s Spanish IPTV platform Imagenio, reaching more than 250,000 subscribers. Imagenio offers 66 different TV channels, 15 radio stations, a pay per view football channel and interactive information and ...

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Eastern European Deals for Zodiak

COPENHAGEN, July 5: Zodiak Television World has notched up new format deals in Eastern Europe, including the sale of Stars on Stage to Ukraine’s Inter-TV. Devised at MTV Mastiff Sweden, the prime-time entertainment series is slated for a 12-episode run ...

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BBC Factual Chief Steps Down

LONDON, July 5: John Willis is stepping down as the director of factual and learning at the BBC after a three-year stint with the public broadcaster. Willis’s tenure saw the BBC release titles such as Planet Earth and The Secret ...

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