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CBS All Access Coming to Apple TV

NEW YORK: CBS Corporation is bringing the digital SVOD and live-streaming service CBS All Access to Apple TV. CBS All Access will offer Apple TV users more than 7,500 episodes from current seasons, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream their local CBS ...

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Comedy Central Orders Detroiters

NEW YORK: Comedy Central has given the green light to the ten-episode series Detroiters. Created and written by Sam Richardson, Tim Robinson, Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin, the comedy series is executive produced by Broadway Video and Jason Sudeikis. Richardson and Robinson, Detroit natives, star as small-time ad men who ...

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Relativity Completes Sale of TV Division for $125 Million

BEVERLY HILLS: Relativity Media has sold off its TV division for $125 million, a move the company is hailing as "an important milestone toward its emergence from chapter 11 with a significantly fortified balance sheet." An investor group led by Chairman and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh closed transactions to sell the television ...

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Ryan Seacrest, E! Extend Contract

LOS ANGELES: E! has extended its deal with Ryan Seacrest, who is set to continue to serve as host and executive producer of the network's series Live from the Red Carpet. Since joining E! in 2006, Seacrest has served as the face of Live from the Red Carpet, which covers some ...

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Majority of U.S. Broadband Households Use Up to One OTT

NEW YORK: Up to 58 percent of broadband households in the U.S. use at least one OTT video service on a monthly basis, according to new Parks Associates findings. The research firm also found that more than 25 percent of households use two or more services. “Despite impressive penetration, growth ...

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FX Gives First Season Order to Donald Glover Comedy Atlanta

LOS ANGELES: Atlanta, a comedy created by and starring actor/musician Donald Glover, has been picked up for a ten-episode first season on FX in the U.S. The half-hour series revolves around two cousins making their way up the Atlanta rap scene. FX Productions will produce the series, which will premiere ...

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Digital Arm 1620 Media Launched by Pilgrim Studios

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Pilgrim Studios has launched 1620 Media, a new web-based entertainment platform that will produce a variety of scripted, unscripted and branded content. 1620 Media will premiere with six new original series: Inside the Extras Studio, The Intersection, The Real Cat Therapist of Beverly Hills, Explained in Children's Drawings, ...

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MGM Television Ties Up with Caryn Mandabach Productions

LOS ANGELES: MGM Television has entered into an exclusive, multiyear partnership with Caryn Mandabach Productions, which is behind such hits as Nurse Jackie, for the development of scripted content. The agreement by MGM Television was signed with the U.S.-based Caryn Mandabach Productions to develop new hour and half-hour scripted programming. ...

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