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International Sales for Tricon’s Docs & Factual Titles

October 29, 2015

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has secured sales for 120-plus hours of documentary and factual programming, including Rock Icons. The music biography series Rock Icons has been acquired by Canada’s The Movie Network and Movie Central, and Globosat in Brazil. …

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Pivot Adds Two Jamie Oliver Titles for U.S. Premieres

October 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Participant Media’s TV network Pivot has acquired rights to air Jamie’s Super Food and Jamie’s Sugar Rush from FremantleMedia International in the U.S. British chef and best-selling author Jamie Oliver fronts both programs. Premiering on November 15 at …

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DramaFever Lines Up First Original Production

October 29, 2015

NEW YORK: The online video service DramaFever is presenting its first-ever original production, with the Korean pop-music documentary BIGBANG: MADE 2015 Concert to debut November 11. The documentary follows the recently concluded U.S. tour of the Korean pop act BIGBANG. …

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The Real Housewives of Cheshire Arrives on Bravo

October 30, 2015

NEW YORK: Bravo Media has acquired The Real Housewives of Cheshire, set for a November 14 premiere. Additional episodes will air on Bravo every Saturday at 12 p.m. The ten-episode series chronicles the lives of Tanya Bardsley, Leanne Brown, Magali …

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New Unscripted Division at Frederator Networks

October 30, 2015

NEW YORK: Frederator Networks has launched a new unscripted programming unit that will focus on news and information content for digital platforms. Called Frederator Flux Productions, the division has already rolled out its first series, 107 Facts. The title spotlights tidbits …

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Sex Box Returns to Channel 4

October 30, 2015

LONDON: Channel 4 in the U.K. has greenlit a three-part series based on Sex Box, a one-off special that aired in 2013. Each of the series’ hour-long episodes will see real couples enter a private box to have sex. They …

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Production Begins on ABC Spark’s First Original Series

October 30, 2015

TORONTO: Production has commenced on the new docu-reality series Cheer Stars (working title) for Corus Entertainment's ABC Spark. The ten-episode series from Good Human Productions is slated to premiere next summer on ABC Spark in Canada and in the U.S. …

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Nat Geo WILD Goes for Factual Content from New Zealand

November 2, 2015

DUNEDIN: Nat Geo WILD has picked up 12 hours of natural-history content from New Zealand-based NHNZ’s dedicated archive unit. The slate includes the second season of the unit’s Wild 24, an original series following 24 hours in one geographical location …

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Channel 4 Commissions Eden

November 4, 2015

LONDON: Channel 4 has given the green light to the new reality series Eden (working title). Starting next year, Eden, from KEO Films, will follow the experiences of more than 20 skilled Brits, including builders, engineers, fishermen, botanists and others, …