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CBS Sports Digital to Acquire 247Sports

NEW YORK: CBS Sports Digital has entered into an agreement to acquire 247Sports, a network of college and pro-team affinity sites. 247Sports’ network of sites and mobile apps, and its subscription recruiting information services, will become part of CBS Sports Digital’s multiplatform offerings, which include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports ...

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ESPN Tops List of Most Social TV Networks

NEW YORK: ESPN dominated the November ranking of the most socially engaged TV networks in the U.S., with ABC coming in second, according to the social media benchmarking and audience analysis firm Shareablee. The ranking includes all television shows and the main network brand accounts under their respective networks. It ...

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Discovery Taps VP of Current Production

LOS ANGELES: Discovery Channel has appointed seasoned TV producer Matthew Vafiadis as VP of current production. In his new position, Vafiadis will manage Discovery’s current productions while continuing to build the network’s returning series. He will work out of Los Angeles under Chris Rantamaki, Discovery Channel’s senior VP of production ...

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Fargo Leads Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominees

LOS ANGELES: The nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards have been announced, with Fargo leading on the series side with eight nominations. ABC, HBO and FX led for networks with 14 nominations each, followed by FOX with 12. As for streaming services, Amazon landed eight nods and Netflix scored five. ...

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Discovery’s Amy Savitsky Joins A&E Network

NEW YORK: A&E Network has appointed Discovery Communications’ Amy Savitsky as its senior VP of development and programming. In her new role, Savitsky will be responsible for driving A&E Network’s nonfiction development. She will be based in New York and will report to Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and ...

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Plebs to Stream on Hulu in the U.S.

LONDON: Hulu has acquired the exclusive U.S. SVOD rights for the first two seasons of the comedy series Plebs from DRG. Set in Ancient Rome, the Rise Films-produced series centers on Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax (Joel Fry) and Grumio (Ryan Sampson). These desperate young men must navigate women, careers and friendship ...

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FX Signs Fargo Creator Noah Hawley to Overall Deal

LOS ANGELES: Noah Hawley, the creator and showrunner of Fargo, has entered into a three-year overall production deal with FX Productions and FX Networks. Under the partnership, Hawley will develop numerous new projects, in addition to remaining on board Fargo. Hawley currently has several projects under development with FX Productions ...

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DISH Realigns Senior Management

ENGLEWOOD: DISH Network Corp. has shaken up its senior management, with Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen relinquishing the role of president. Erik Carlson, a 20-year DISH veteran who is currently serving as the executive VP of operations, is taking over day-to-day responsibility as president and COO. He will supervise all ...

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