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New Head of Factual Acquisitions at DRG

LONDON: Ali Hill has been tapped to serve as DRG’s new head of acquisitions for factual and factual entertainment, just as Diane Rankin exits her post as senior VP of acquisitions. Hill takes up her new role starting next week. She comes to DRG after having served as the head of ...

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Leftfield Names New COO, EVP of Programming

NEW YORK: Leftfield Pictures has promoted David George and Chris Valentini to executive VP of programming and chief operating officer, respectively. After joining the company in 2010, George has served as executive producer for a number of Leftfield series, including Bid & Destroy for National Geographic Channel and Celebrity Yard ...

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E4 Orders New Dating Game Show

LONDON: My Little Princess, a fantasy/action dating game show, has been commissioned by E4 and is scheduled to debut early next year. In the show, eight young men—referred to as "princes"—must take part in a series of challenges demanded by "the king," who is the father of a single young ...

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Lifetime to Debut New Docuseries

LOS ANGELES: Double Divas, a new docuseries about a lingerie boutique, is slated to premiere on Lifetime in January. The show focuses on LiviRae Lingerie, an intimate apparel store in Atlanta owned by best friends Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Richards. It is produced by NorthSouth Productions. Global sales will be managed ...

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Investigation Discovery to Air Final Cut

SILVER SPRING: Next month Investigation Discovery (ID) is set to premiere Final Cut, which details various crimes against aspiring celebrities. Episodes of Final Cut will feature cases involving murder, medical malpractice and sexual assault. The show includes commentary from Pat LaLama, an investigative journalist. Produced for ID by LMNO Productions, Final Cut will ...

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Smithsonian Channel Goes for L.A. Frock Stars

NEW YORK: Smithsonian Channel has given the go-ahead for L.A. Frock Stars, a new original series that revolves around the world of high-end vintage fashion. The six-episode unscripted show follows the work of Doris Raymond and her staff at The Way We Wore, Raymond’s boutique in Los Angeles. L.A. Frock ...

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Breakthrough Reality Series Picked Up in Asia, Canada

TORONTO: The Breakthrough Entertainment reality franchise Opening has had its first and second seasons licensed by Asian Food Channel and by TeleLatino in Canada. Opening: Campagnolo, the show’s first season, features the chef Craig Harding as he works to create the next hit restaurant. Season two, Opening: Bestellen, follows Rob ...

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Viasat Makes New Channels Deal in Polish Market

STOCKHOLM: Viasat Broadcasting has scored carriage for three of its pay-TV channels on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform in Poland, also bringing advertisements to the trio of services starting in January 2013. Viasat Explorer, Viasat History and Viasat Nature all join Cyfrowy Polsat’s Family HD Package this month, reaching an estimated 2.8 ...

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ALL3MEDIA Sells Factual Content in Asia

LONDON: A number of broadcasters in Asia have purchased factual and factual-entertainment programming from ALL3MEDIA International. Battle of Britain, a 90-minute factual special hosted by Ewan and Colin McGregor, was picked up by AK Entertainment Korea for the Korean Forces network. Churchill’s Traitors, a one-hour special from Brave New Media, went to Discovery ...

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Factual Sales for eOne

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has signed up broadcasters across Latin America, the U.K., Germany and other territories for factual and lifestyle series from its catalogue. Discovery picked up The Devil You Know for its channels in Latin American and Poland. Germany’s RTL and AETN in the U.K. also opted ...

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