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Fox Digital & Myspace Unveil Scripted Web Series

LOS ANGELES: Fox Digital Entertainment has produced a new original scripted web series, Wolfpack of Reseda, which will premiere tomorrow on Myspace. The series was produced in collaboration with Kia Motors America. The story watches as 20-something Ben March’s mundane life is transformed after he becomes convinced he’s been bitten ...

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Comedy Central Renews Key & Peele

NEW YORK: Comedy Central has ordered a second season of Key & Peele for fall 2012. Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the second season of the series will consist of 10 episodes. Key & Peele, which features filmed sketches and live stage segments, scored the channel’s best launch since ...

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ABC Deemed “Highest Rated Media Brand” for 2011

NEW YORK: The ABC Television Network has been selected as the "Highest Rated Media Company" in the 2011 Advertiser Perceptions’ Intelligence Report. From a pool of 25 media companies and more than 500 media brands, ABC took the top honor. The network also ranked number one in the Brand Strength ...

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Starz Re-Ups Affiliation Deal with AT&T

DALLAS/ENGLEWOOD: Starz Entertainment’s premium channels and other services will continue to be offered through AT&T U-verse TV through a new multi-year extension. AT&T U-verse TV subscribers can access 19 Starz premium channels; 14 Starz and Encore channels; West Coast feeds of the flagship Starz and Encore channels; Indieplex, Retroplex and the ...

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Report: Strong U.S. Consumer Appetite for OTT Video

DALLAS: Nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households use the Internet to watch shows and movies on their television set, according to new research for Parks Associates. The survey, Value of Video: Shifting Consumer Dollars, finds that 31 percent of U.S. broadband households regularly watch TV programs or movies accessed from ...

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Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Hires VP for Free TV

LOS ANGELES: Edward Anderson has been appointed as the VP of international free TV at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Anderson will report directly to Marion Edwards, the president of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, and will work with her across the network, cable, satellite and digital television business, including ...

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NATPE Sees Year-on-Year Attendance Gains

LOS ANGELES: With a total of 5,122 attendees from 70 countries, this year’s NATPE market and conference grew its numbers for attendance, buyers, exhibitors and countries represented. The number of exhibitors and buyers grew, with 293 global exhibiting companies and 823 content buyers and acquisitions execs. The conference program included ...

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Google Updates YouTube App

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google has updated the YouTube app for Google TV, with additions such as a new feature called "Discover," which lets users browse channels by categories. Product manager Jurek Foryciarz said in a blog post that the updates will make it "faster and easier to find great content, adding ...

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Opus Buys Up Film Library from Peakviewing

LOS ANGELES: Opus Distribution has taken on distribution for the Peakviewing Transatlantic library of films, which includes around 20 titles. Included in the catalogue are Beauty and the Beast, The Christmas Stallion, The Last Leprechaun and The Little Unicorn, among others. Opus now holds the worldwide distribution rights for the ...

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