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Verizon to Bring FiOS TV to Xbox

NEW YORK: A new collaboration between Verizon and Microsoft will enable FiOS TV customers to receive a selection of live channels through the Xbox 360 entertainment system. Customers who are Xbox LIVE Gold members and who subscribe to FiOS TV and Internet service will be able to watch live channels through their ...

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Papillon Heads to Hulu for U.S. Release

NEW YORK: The original comedy series Papillon from Duopoly and Farmhouse Productions is slated to make its exclusive U.S. premiere through Hulu and Hulu Plus. The 15×4-minute comedy stars Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall. The property was originally developed by the series’ executive producer Catherine Tait and Paul ...

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Vuguru Names Head of Distribution & Marketing

BEVERLY HILLS: Vuguru has hired Scott Nocas as head of distribution and marketing, reporting to the company’s president, Larry Tanz. Recently, Nocas has been working with clients to build multiplatform businesses, including creating a digital strategy for Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. In the past he has led original content launches ...

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USA Network Slots New & Returning Series for 2012

NEW YORK: USA Network’s new original series Common Law is set to premiere in January, along with returning favorites White Collar and Royal Pains. Common Law is about two cops with clashing personalities who are partnered together and forced into couples’ therapy to save their "marriage." The 12-episode one-hour series ...

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Spike Promotes Exec for Digital

NEW YORK: Cedric Foster has been promoted to VP and general manager of Spike Digital. Foster, who joined Spike in 2006, will be in charge of the digital brand, content and programming strategy, and the creative direction of Spike Digital Entertainment. He most recently served as the senior director of ...

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A+E Networks Hires for Legal & Business Affairs Post

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: Neil Klasky has been made the senior VP of West Coast legal and business affairs at A+E Networks. Klasky, based in the company’s Los Angeles office, will be responsible for supervising the production and talent negotiations of all scripted programming for the company’s portfolio of networks, including ...

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New eOne Thriller in Development

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) has partnered with Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt to develop The Reel, a new one-hour psychological thriller series. The “found footage” mystery series features a young documentarian searching for evidence of the supernatural in the case of the last days of two teenagers and ...

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eOne to Offer Special Forces for U.S. Market

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO/PARIS: Entertainment One (eOne) has secured the U.S. distribution rights for Special Forces from StudioCanal. eOne has the rights to Special Forces in all media in English, French and Spanish, and it has already sold to Canada, Latin America, Russia, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Japan, Germany, Australia, Greece, Turkey, the ...

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FX Unveils Midseason Grid

LOS ANGELES: FX’s Emmy Award-winning drama Justified and the animated series Archer are both heading into third seasons in the network’s midseason 2012 schedule, alongside the launch of the new show Unsupervised. Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard and was developed by Graham Yost, who ...

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