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UKTV’s Good Food Orders New Show

LONDON: James Martin’s United Cakes of America has been commissioned by Good Food, a UKTV food channel. Outline Productions’ James Martin’s United Cakes of America (15×30-minutes) will follow British chef James Martin as he tries different desserts from various states along the East Coast of the U.S. and then uses ...

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New Doc to Premiere on EPIX

NEW YORK: EPIX has landed the rights to Journey to Planet X, slated to run during the network’s EPIX Docs strand in 2013. The documentary revolves around Troy Bernier and Eric Swain while they are in the process of filming an amateur science-fiction movie. Produced by Trisha Barkman, Journey to ...

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Gator Boys Set for Second Season

NEW YORK: Mike Mathis Productions’ Gator Boys has been renewed for a second season on Animal Planet. The 60-minute reality series focuses on Jimmy Riffle and Paul Bedard, who use their bare hands to catch alligators. While last season saw the men working in Florida, where they live, the second ...

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Discovery Networks Gets New Series

SILVER SPRING: Superhuman Showdown is scheduled to premiere on Discovery Channel in more than 200 countries starting in September. The five-part series takes a look at individuals who possess certain extraordinary abilities related to activities such as knife throwing and ice swimming, to name a few. Each 60-minute episode features ...

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Channel Profile: Nat Geo Mundo

PREMIUM: Carmen Larios, the VP of programming and development at Nat Geo Mundo, tells TV Real about how the year-old channel is serving U.S. Hispanic audiences with high-quality nonfiction content. TV REAL: How much original content are you developing? LARIOS: Nat Geo Mundo’s programming is completely tailored for the U.S. ...

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David Attenborough & Bjork Lead New Channel 4 Doc

LONDON: Channel 4 has picked up a new special from Pulse Films that follows Sir David Attenborough and singer Bjork as they explore the evolution of music. Tentatively titled Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music, the one-off doc will examine our relationship with music and look at how technology ...

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Tricon Sells 100 Hours of Content

TORONTO: More than 100 hours of factual programming and DVD licenses have been sold by Tricon Films & Television. Documentaries include Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (1×100-minutes), purchased by Israel’s Noga Communications and Viewcom Belgium, which also picked up Garbage! (1×1-hour); Abandon Ship: The Sinking of the SV Concordia (1×1-hour), ...

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Q2 Profit Up at Discovery

SILVER SPRING: Net income increased 15 percent at Discovery Communications in the second quarter, reaching $293 million, with revenue gains at its U.S. and international networks. Second-quarter revenue was up 7 percent over Q2 2011, to $1.142 billion. Adjusted OIBDA increased 6 percent to $543 million. There was growth of ...

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ZDF Enterprises Adds New Doc to Catalogue

MAINZ: Invisible Universe, a high-speed camera documentary, has been taken on by ZDF Enterprises for international distribution. Produced by Hamburg’s doc.station Medienproduktion, an associate of ZDF Enterprises, Invisible Universe (2×49 minutes) examines complex processes such as explosions and the flight of birds by using high-speed, high-def cameras to illustrate in ...

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New Original Series in Weather Channel’s Forecast

ATLANTA: Plane Xtreme, a new original docu-series, has been given the go-ahead by The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). Produced by Swamp Men’s Spectrum Productions, the show will center on a group of pilots who fly small planes around the world under dangerous conditions for the Tampa, Florida’s Wings of Eagles ...

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