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Discovery Acquires Two Channels in New Zealand

*TV Real*AUCKLAND, July 2: Discovery Communications has expanded its presence in New Zealand with the acquisition of the pay-TV networks The Living Channel and Food TV.

BBC's Sherlock to Return in 2015

TV DramaLONDON, July 2: Sherlock, co-created by Steven Moffat, is due to return to BBC One in 2015 with a special and then a new three-episode season.

Greek Telco Makes Pay-TV Bid

TV EUROPEATHENS, July 2: The Greek telecommunications company OTE has made an offer to acquire the pay-TV platform NOVA from Forthnet for between 250 million and 300 million euros.

Starz Signs Up for American Gods

TV DramaBEVERLY HILLS, July 2: The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods from FremantleMedia North America is in development at Starz, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green on board as showrunners.

CBS Orders James Patterson Series

TV DramaSTUDIO CITY, July 2: A drama based on the James Patterson best seller ZOO has been given a straight-to-series order at CBS for a summer 2015 premiere, with CBS Studios International handling global distribution of the show.

Q&A with Discovery's JB Perrette

*TV Real*NEW YORK, July 2: JB Perrette, the president of Discovery Networks International, talks to World Screen Newsflash about landing his dream job and the strength of the company as it marks its 25th anniversary.

Lifetime Set for DStv Launch

TV Middle East & AfricaLONDON, July 2: The MultiChoice DStv pay-TV platform in South Africa is set to begin offering its customers access to Lifetime later this month.

Korea's tvN Commits to Three Musketeers

*TV Asia*SEOUL, July 2: CJ E&M is on board for three 12-episode seasons of The Three Musketeers, a new drama for tvN set in 17th century Korea, inspired by the classic Alexandre Dumas novel.

Passion Expands Reach of Weather Channel Programming

*TV Real*LONDON, July 2: Passion Distribution, which has an exclusive distribution deal with The Weather Channel, has placed a number of the network's factual series with broadcasters around the globe.

Nick Lines Up Another Dora the Explorer Spin-off

TV KIDSNEW YORK, July 2: Later this summer, Nickelodeon is slated to begin airing Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a new preschool program that is a spin-off of the hit animated series Dora the Explorer.

ESPN Retains Rights for Annual Hot-Dog-Eating Contest

*TV USA*BURBANK, July 2: ESPN is set to hold the exclusive broadcast rights for the Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest through 2024 after extending its partnership with Major League Eating.

Keshet Inks Universal Music Group Deal for Rising Star

TV FORMATSTEL AVIV, July 2: Keshet International has partnered with Universal Music Group (UMG) in a multi-territory deal that will see the music company acquiring exclusive options to sign talent from the singing format Rising Star.

Magnificent Century Makes Its U.S. Debut on MundoFox

TV DramaISTANBUL, July 2: The popular Turkish period drama Magnificent Century, represented by Global Agency, premiered on the Spanish-language U.S. network MundoFox yesterday.

Asian Food Channel Renews Cooking Competition

*TV Asia*SINGAPORE, July 2: The Asian Food Channel (AFC) has ordered a second season of The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines after its successful first run earlier this year.

Life Inspired Slates Swiss Lifestyle Shows

*TV Asia*KUALA LUMPUR, July 2: Asia's Life Inspired channel is set to begin airing the Jason Godfrey-led lifestyle series It's About Time: Baselworld and Stopover Switzerland later this month.

MediaWorks CEO Exits

*TV Asia*AUCKLAND, July 2: Sussan Turner is stepping down as CEO of MediaWorks Group, parent company of New Zealand outlets TV3 and FOUR.

Rick Feldman to Lead New Group for Nonfiction Producers

*TV Real*NEW YORK, July 2: Rick Feldman, former president of NATPE, is heading up a new trade group to represent the interests of nonfiction/reality producers.

WOWOW Restructures Management Team & Departments

*TV Asia*TOKYO, July 2: WOWOW has made some changes to its executive leadership team and has implemented a divisional realignment meant to expand its business.

Geronimo Stilton Live Productions Head to AsiaPac, MidEast

TV KIDSMILAN, July 2: Atlantyca Entertainment has inked a deal with Millennium Entertainment International (MEI) to produce live shows based on two Geronimo Stilton book series for the Asia Pacific and Middle East.

New Vme TV Preschool Show to Spotlight Animals

TV KIDSMIAMI, July 2: The Spanish-language television network Vme TV is due to debut the new animated series Mis Amigos Los Animales over the weekend.

Latino MCN MiTú Expands Team

TV LATINACULVER CITY, July 2: MiTú, a U.S. multichannel network dedicated to Latino content, has significantly expanded its revenue team with three new executive hires.


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