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Rob Lowe to Narrate Nat Geo’s 1980s Mini-Series

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, National Geographic Channel’s upcoming cultural programming event, is to be narrated by the Emmy-nominated actor Rob Lowe. The six-part mini-series profiles the moments, trends, inventions and culture from the decade that have influenced today’s society. Topics to be mentioned include the ...

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NBC Goes for New Home-Makeover Show

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC is slated to begin production on Renovation Nation, a home-makeover competition series led by interior and product designer Nate Berkus. The 10-episode program will watch as home builders and designers compete for a large cash prize. The winner will be voted in by viewers during the live ...

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New Global Adventure Series Set for Channel 5

LONDON: Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment are co-producing an adventure series for Channel 5 that features former Wales rugby player Richard Parks. The 4×1-hour series will follow Parks as he goes through a series of hardcore adventure challenges. This includes the world’s toughest endurance race, the world’s highest mountain ...

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Good Food Orders Second Seasons of Pair of Shows

LONDON: UKTV’s Good Food channel has acquired the exclusive British broadcast rights for second seasons of a pair of shows, including World’s Weirdest Restaurants from Beyond Distribution. The 15×30-minute World’s Weirdest Restaurants is due to premiere in the second quarter. The show features one-of-a-kind restaurants from around the world. The ...

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Crime & Investigation Makes First Local Polish Commission

WARSAW: Crime & Investigation Network POLSAT has commissioned its first-ever local doc series for Poland: Polish Private Crimes. The 10×30-minute documentary series was produced by Multimedia Bank. The show spotlights some of the most shocking murder cases that have taken place in recent years in Poland. Each episode focuses on ...

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ITVS GE Unveils New MIPTV Highlights

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) plans to present two new factual titles from The Garden at this year’s MIPTV, Keeping Britain Alive and Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic. Keeping Britain Alive is a medical documentary focused on the NHS, the world’s largest free healthcare system. The program, which was ...

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Solid Picks Up Great Decisions

ENCINO: Solid Entertainment has scored the international broadcast rights for the 2013 season of Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. Actor David Strathairn narrates the current season, which features eight half-hour documentaries, each of which tackles a different world issue. Experts from across the political spectrum provide their ...

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ITVS GE to Offer Wildlife Doc Series at MIPTV

LONDON: Islands on the Edge (working title), a wildlife documentary series, is one of the properties that ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is taking to this year’s MIPTV. Produced for BBC Scotland by Maramedia, Islands on the Edge explores The Hebrides, a region located off the western coast of ...

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Rive Gauche Scores with Crime Programs

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has finalized sales for more than 300 hours of true-crime series, including deals in Asia, the Netherlands and the U.K. AETN in the U.K. and AETN in Africa went for Ice Cold Killers, as did Canal D in Canada, TV4 for Sweden and Finland, Foxtel ...

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FTV Prima Buys Doc Package from ZDFE

MAINZ: A number of documentaries have been sold by ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) to FTV Prima in the Czech Republic. Over the next three years, ZDFE will supply Prima ZOOM, the company’s newest channel devoted to documentaries, with 475 hours of programming spanning such genres as wildlife/nature and science. In its ...

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