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Live TV Debuts on Norwegian Air Caribbean-Bound Flights from U.S.

LOS ANGELES: Norwegian Air Shuttle’s flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean now include in-flight live TV following a deal with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE). Free access to Bloomberg Television and the NFL Network launched on flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport, New York’s JFK and Baltimore-Washington International Airport to both ...

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ITV Studios America Enters Pod Deal with Assembly Entertainment

SHERMAN OAKS: ITV Studios America has firmed up an exclusive producer overall deal with Assembly Entertainment, led by former Cineflix Studios president Christina Wayne. This is the first exclusive POD deal since Philippe Maigret was named president of ITV Studios America. Wayne and her team will respectively relocate to ITV ...

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The Wiz Live! Delivers for NBC, Draws Social Media Buzz

NEW YORK: Last night’s event special The Wiz Live! drew 11.5 million total viewers for NBC, according to Nielsen’s fast national numbers, and was the top program of the day on social media. The live broadcast scored a 3.4 rating/11 share in the key 18-to-49 demographic. This bests the performance ...

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HISTORY Orders Docu-Drama Barbarians Rising

NEW YORK: HISTORY has given the go-ahead to Barbarians Rising, an eight-part docu-drama due out next year. The limited event series is a global co-production for HISTORY channels from October Films. It’s slated to premiere across 185-plus territories. The series will chronicle nine warriors, including Spartacus and Attila, as they ...

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Discovery Bows TV Everywhere Streaming Service

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications has launched its first U.S. TV Everywhere streaming service, Discovery GO, which features programming from nine networks across the bouquet, including the flagship Discovery Channel. Alongside Discovery Channel, the service features live and on-demand access to programming from TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, ...

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truTV Gives Second Season to Upcoming Comedy Those Who Can’t

ATLANTA: Ahead of its season one premiere, truTV has ordered a 13-episode second season of Those Who Can’t, the network’s first original scripted comedy series. Thank You, Brain! Productions’ Those Who Can’t, from showrunner Dean Lorey (Arrested Development), follows three troublemaking high-school teachers played by creators and executive producers Adam ...

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Fullscreen Taps Former Hulu CEO as COO

CULVER CITY: Andy Forssell, who previously served as acting CEO of Hulu, is joining the online video network Fullscreen as chief operating officer. Forssell had been with Hulu since its inception and took over as acting CEO when Jason Kilar departed in 2013. He left Hulu in October 2013. Forssell ...

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