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MGM Television Ties Up with Caryn Mandabach Productions

October 16, 2015

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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Digital Arm 1620 Media Launched by Pilgrim Studios

October 16, 2015

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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Priscilla Faia to Co-Star in Audience Network Comedy You Me Her

October 16, 2015

EL SEGUNDO: AT&T has revealed that Priscilla Faia (Rookie Blue) is joining the cast of You Me Her, a new "polyromantic comedy" series from Entertainment One (eOne) Television that is slated to begin airing on Audience Network. You Me Her is about a graduate student who is drawn into a …

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

October 19, 2015

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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Ryan Seacrest, E! Extend Contract

October 20, 2015

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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PwC: Media Rights Fees for Sports in North America to Reach $16.4 Billion

October 20, 2015

NEW YORK: The fees paid to show sporting events on broadcast and cable networks, television stations, terrestrial radio, satellite radio, the internet and on mobile devices are expected to reach $16.4 billion by the end of the year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The At the Gate and Beyond: An Outlook for …

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CBS All Access Coming to Apple TV

October 21, 2015

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

October 21, 2015

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

October 21, 2015

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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Another Season for Hulu Original Casual

October 22, 2015

SANTA MONICA: Hulu has ordered a 13-episode second season of Casual, an original comedy series from Lionsgate Television. Casual follows Alex and Valerie, a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister, as they navigate the world of dating while living together and raising a teenager. The show stars Michaela Watkins, …