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Dynamic Television Appoints Content SVP

May 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Dynamic Television has hired veteran programming exec Holly Hines as its senior VP of content. Hines will work out of Los Angeles under Daniel March, who serves as Dynamic's managing partner alongside Klaus Zimmermann. She will be charged with identifying, developing and selling new scripted shows and miniseries …

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Tricon Secures U.S. Digital Sales for Pair of Comedy Specials

May 21, 2015

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has sold the comedy specials Erik Rivera: I'm No Expert and Gina Brillon: Pacifically Speaking, from Levity Entertainment Group (LEG), to a number of digital platforms in the U.S. Both hour-long specials are now available for download or streaming purchase and rental on iTunes, Amazon, …

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EPIX Unveils Original Scripted Series

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK: EPIX has added to its roster of original scripted programming with two new series: Graves, from Lionsgate Television, and Berlin Station, from Paramount Television. They mark the first original series that will appear on EPIX across its channels, EPIX On Demand, EPIX.com and TV Everywhere platforms with its …

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Netflix Secures Bill Murray Christmas Special

May 22, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has picked up A Very Murray Christmas, a holiday special starring Bill Murray and directed by Sofia Coppola, for a December launch in all its territories. Coppola and Murray wrote the special with Mitch Glazer. An homage to classic variety shows, it stars Murray playing himself as …

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Charter Strikes $55 Billion Deal for Time Warner Cable

May 26, 2015

STAMFORD/NEW YORK: Charter Communications has entered into a deal to merge its assets with Time Warner Cable (TWC), in an agreement that values TWC at $78.7 billion. Charter will provide $100 in cash and shares of a new public parent company, New Charter, equivalent to 0.5409 shares of Charter for …

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New VP of Distribution for Reelz

May 26, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE: Reelz has named Andrea Jomides, who has been with the network since 2013, as VP of distribution. Jomides had previously been serving as director of national distribution. Prior to Reelz, she spent 14 years at Scripps Networks Interactive. In her new post, Jomides will continue working directly with distributors …

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Viacom & Mediacom Renew Carriage Pact

May 27, 2015

NEW YORK: Mediacom Communications and Viacom have extended a distribution agreement that involves the carriage of networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Spike. The pact sees the continued carriage of 19 popular Viacom cable networks and EPIX. Mediacom subscribers will also have access to additional programming across devices, …

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Ryan Seacrest to Host, Executive Produce New FOX Series

May 27, 2015

SANTA MONICA: This summer, FOX has lined up the new unscripted TV event Knock Knock Live, which will be hosted and executive produced by Ryan Seacrest. The show comes from Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment and dick clark productions. It will premiere July 21 on FOX. Knock Knock Live will feature …

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Jeff Bronikowski to Head New Tribeca Shortlist SVOD Platform

May 27, 2015

SANTA MONICA: Former Universal Music Group exec Jeff Bronikowski has been named president of the forthcoming SVOD service Tribeca Shortlist. Bronikowski, who began his industry career at HBO, spent 12 years as senior VP of business development for the Universal Music Group. He most recently served as COO of Daily …

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Broad Green Appoints Head of Media

May 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Broad Green Pictures has hired Gail Heaney as the company's executive VP of media, a title she previously held at Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment. Heaney will be charged with developing media strategies for all theatrical, VOD and home-entertainment releases across all platforms. As executive VP of media at Summit …