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Channel Profile: 3net

WEBSITE: www.3net.com SENIOR PROGRAMMING EXECUTIVES: Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO Tim Pastore,VP, Development & Production Mark Ringwald, Director, Acquisitions & Scheduling GENRE: Mostly nonfiction, plus movies and kids’ fare, all in 3D. “We’re looking to be the leader in 3D,” says Tom Cosgrove, the president and CEO. “What we’re striving ...

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Global Agency Makes Factual Push

The last six years have seen considerable growth at Global Agency. The Istanbul-based outfit, founded by Izzet Pinto, started with entertainment formats, focused on “formats that create buzz.” The company then began to add films and drama series to its slate. Now, the company is entering the factual arena, with ...

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Channel Profile: Discovery Fit & Health

Rita Mullin, the senior VP of content strategy at Discovery Fit & Health, tells TV Real about her programming remit at the network, which has been drawing viewers with shows about pregnancy, medical mysteries and more. TV REAL: What are some of the shows or blocks that have been particularly ...

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Sunny Forecast for The Weather Channel

Once a destination purely for forecasts, information and updates, The Weather Channel has been upping its entertainment factor with the addition of original programming. “The Weather Channel started producing original content when we launched Storm Stories as our first prime-time series in 2003,” says Bob Walker, the executive VP and ...

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MIPTV & MIPDoc: The Week in Factual

TV Real Weekly recaps highlights from this year’s edition of MIPDoc and the deals that followed at MIPTV. Ahead of the official start of MIPTV, around 700 delegates from the factual community were on hand for MIPDoc. Commissioning editors, buyers and executives from digital platforms and social networks joined together ...

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Channel Profile: Teema

OWNERSHIP: YLE Finnish Broadcasting
 SENIOR EXECUTIVES: Lauri Kivinen, Director General, YLE
 Tarmo Kivikallio, Head of International Program Acquisitions, YLE LAUNCH DATE: August 2001 LANGUAGE: Finnish and English
 GENRE: Culture, education and science, plus movies
 TARGET DEMOGRAPHIC: Viewers 10+
 HD FEED?: No
 AVAILABILITY: Finnish DTT, plus cable and satellite distribution Programming ...

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DW Overhauls Operations

Deutsche Welle (DW) has revised its TV program and online presence to reinforce its position in the international media landscape. Changes are afoot at Deutsche Welle (DW), which has been providing news, analysis and more from a European perspective to a global audience for more than 55 years. “This overhaul ...

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Nutopia Continues Epic Explorations

Jane Root, the founder and CEO of Nutopia, talks about the company’s latest crop of ambitious documentary productions, including the upcoming Mankind: The Story of All of Us. HISTORY recently announced an epic 12-hour, six-night TV event, Mankind: The Story of All of Us, produced by Nutopia. The project follows ...

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2011: TV Real Year in Review

It was a relatively quiet year in the factual community, as the “big three” once again maintained their dominance. Discovery Communications posted strong financials throughout 2011, seeing particularly large revenue gains from its international networks. There were new launches, including Velocity, which replaced the HD Theater network, as well as ...

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Laughter is Universal

With its catalogue of comedic non-dialogue hidden-camera clips and gag shows, Novavision is focused on providing content that easily crosses borders. One of the world’s largest suppliers of comedic clips, Novavision has entered into an agreement with TV Azteca to provide the Mexican broadcaster with 4,000 clips over a six-month ...

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