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Target Signs On for Royal Babies Doc

LONDON: Target Entertainment and Back2back Productions are co-producing the new documentary Royal Babies. This is the third collaboration between the companies, which worked together on the documentary series The Changing Face Of…, In Search of Pippa Middleton and Kate and The Real Housewives of Anglesey. Target holds all international rights ...

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BBC World News to Air on New TV4 Service

LONDON: A selection of BBC World News programming will be broadcast each week on the soon-to-launch TV4 News channel in Sweden. As part of a new broadcast deal, some of the BBC’s international news programming, including select editions of the channel’s flagship current-affairs program HARDtalk, will air on TV4 News. The ...

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Current TV Dropped from BSkyB Lineup

LONDON: BSkyB has withdrawn its support for Al Gore‘s Current UK channel, with broadcasting likely to cease in March. Current, founded by Gore and Joel Hyatt, started broadcasting in the U.K. in 2007, following its U.S. launch. A statement out of the London office said, "Obviously the entire team at ...

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Al Jazeera English to Premiere Guantanamo Bay Doc

DOHA: The documentary Four Days in Guantanamo, about a 15-year-old Canadian citizen imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since 2002, is slated to make its world TV premiere on Al Jazeera English on January 18. The doc is based on CCTV footage of Canadian agents interrogating Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who ...

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Veria Living Bolsters Senior Team

NEW YORK: Veria Living has hired the new senior executives Paul Cestari and Sandeep Krishnamurthy to spearhead its year-long content and distribution expansion efforts. Both execs will be based in New York. Cestari was named assistant general manager and VP of content and distribution, while Krishnamurthy is the head of ...

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Discovery Opening New Office in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has established an office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The new location is Discovery Networks CEEMEA’s ninth office to launch in the region. There are currently local offices in Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Budapest and London. The office in Bulgaria will ...

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TNT Adds Reality Competition Series to Summer Lineup

ATLANTA: TNT has ordered 10 episodes of its first reality competition series, The Great Escape, which has Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and The Amazing Race’s Bertram van Munster, among others, attached as executive producers. The series, hosted by Rich Eisen (NFL Total Access), features three pairs of players competing each ...

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Passion Picks Up Pair of Shows from LMNO

LONDON: Passion Distribution has taken on the distribution rights for the new LMNO Productions series Lifeguard! and Lost and Found, which are being launched at NATPE. The 13-episode, half-hour beach docu-drama Lifeguard! focuses on the popular beaches of Southern California and follows the men and women who are called to ...

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FremantleMedia UK Appoints MD for Boundless

LONDON: FremantleMedia UK’s new factual label Boundless is to be led by Patrick Holland as managing director. Holland joins Boundless from Ricochet, where he was the director of factual programs. He now takes on the MD role at Boundless with immediate effect. Boundless was formed this month by combining the former ...

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ALL3MEDIA Picks Up Royal Offerings

LONDON: ALL3MEDIA International is working with Spun Gold to bring a trio of titles centered on the British royal family to the global market. William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage was produced by Spun Gold for NBC; A Royal Year to Remember was produced for ITV1; and Prince Charles: ...

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