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Studio Lambert Dating Series Set for Lifetime

LOS ANGELES: Lifetime is to launch a new docu-dating series, Love for Sail, produced by Studio Lambert, the outfit behind the hit show Undercover Boss. Lifetime has ordered eight episodes of Love for Sail, set to launch April 10. The hour-long series follows single women looking for love aboard a tropical ...

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Passion to Feature OWN Content at MIPTV

LONDON: Passion Distribution is to showcase more than 70 hours of original programming from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network at MIPTV. The series featured include Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, which follows the Oprah show’s production team and A-list celebrities backstage of the show’s final season. In addition, the series ...

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TV Real Launches Preview Site for MIPDoc

NEW YORK: The TV Real Preview for MIPDoc features a video interview with TV personality and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich as well as interviews with Werner Herzog and HBO’s Sheila Nevins, alongside articles, links to our Screening Rooms and more. To see it, visit miptv.worldscreen.com/real. The site features a video interview ...

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Scripps to Buy Travel Channel International

KNOXVILLE: Scripps Networks Interactive is set to pay £65 million ($103 million) to acquire Travel Channel International. Travel Channel International distributes the Travel Channel brand in 20 languages across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. The company produces and commissions original travel programming for distribution in 91 countries. ...

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Cineflix Signs New Third-Party Deals

LONDON: Touch Productions, Icon Films, Imagination Television and Windfall Films are among the production companies that have signed representation agreements with Cineflix Rights ahead of MIPTV. Touch Productions has licensed The Human Body in 3D for Cineflix to represent, while Icon Films has brought to the catalogue Animal Airport. Bargepole ...

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Horse & Country TV Bolsters Team for International Expansion

LONDON: As Horse & Country TV ramps up its international expansion efforts, the company has made two new appointments, Richard Burdett and Wayne Dunsford. Burdett has been elevated from the role of commercial director to managing director. He takes on overall responsibility for the channel’s operations as well as brand ...

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New WE tv Reality Series to Spotlight Cyndi Lauper

NEW YORK: WE tv has greenlit two new docu-soaps, one focused on music icon Cyndi Lauper and another on former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett. Tentatively titled CYNDI, Cyndi Lauper’s new show will look at the over-the-top life of the Grammy-winning musician. The series has been slated for the WE tv ...

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truTV Hires New Senior VP of Original Programming

NEW YORK: Adam Dolgins has been named the senior VP of original programming for truTV.   He will oversee the network’s original programming group, which handles alternative comedic content such as Impractical Jokers and the upcoming Killer Karaoke. Dolgins will be based in New York and report to Darren Campo, ...

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HISTORY & Sky 3D Order British Monarchy Series

LONDON: HISTORY and Sky 3D have co-commissioned Colonial Pictures to produce the series Trevor McDonald’s Queen and Country, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The four-part, one-hour series, which was co-commissioned with Sky 3D to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, will explore the institutions and traditions surrounding the monarchy. ...

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BBC Worldwide’s Prime-Time Docs

PREMIUM: Mark Reynolds, the commercial director for factual at BBC Worldwide’s Indie Unit, talks about the company’s new prime-time documentary series and specials.   The BBC broadcasts documentary series and one-offs, but Mark Reynolds, the commercial director for factual at BBC Worldwide’s Indie Unit, notes that the current economic climate ...

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