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Irdeto: World Cup Piracy Targeted European, North American Broadcasters

AMSTERDAM, August 13: Irdeto has released new piracy figures from the FIFA World Cup, finding that European and North American broadcasters were the biggest targets for illegal streams worldwide.

Ryan Seacrest Productions Enters Scripted Deal with CBS TV Studios

*TV USA*LOS ANGELES, August 13: Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios for the development of scripted programming.

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International Emmy Nominees Announced for Current Affairs & News

*TV Real*NEW YORK, August 13: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 2014 current affairs and news categories, the winners of which will be announced on September 30 at a ceremony in New York.

FIC to Deliver U.S. Version of The Taste Across Latin America

TV LATINAMUNICH, August 13: FOX International Channels (FIC) Latin America has signed a deal with Red Arrow International for the broadcasting rights for ABC's version of The Taste across 50 territories.

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China's Wanda Plans to Build Children's Theme Parks

*TV Asia*BEIJING, August 13: The Chinese real estate firm and cinema chain Wanda Group is planning to build 200 children's theme parks by 2020, set to open in Dongguan, Kunming, Xishan and Tongzhou near Beijing.

Q&A with Off the Fence's Ellen Windemuth

*TV Real*NEW YORK, August 13: Ellen Windemuth, the founder and CEO of Off the Fence, speaks with World Screen Newsflash about the company, which is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Nat Geo WILD Slates New Miniseries & Cesar Millan Special

*TV Real*WASHINGTON, D.C., August 13: Nat Geo WILD has given the go-ahead to Animal Search & Rescue, a tentatively titled miniseries, and has also lined up a special featuring footage from dog expert Cesar Millan's live touring show.

Prom Takes Center Stage in Upcoming ITV Doc

*TV Real*LONDON, August 13: ITV has ordered Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris, an hour-long documentary, from Plimsoll Productions.

Spanish Commission for Cowboy Builders

TV FORMATSLONDON, August 13: Atresmedia Group in Spain has commissioned a local version of the home-repair reality series Cowboy Builders from Warner Bros. International Television Production.

Comedy Central Renews @midnight

*TV USA*NEW YORK, August 13: Comedy Central has ordered a second season of Funny or Die's @midnight, hosted by Chris Hardwick.

Greek Adaptation of Telefe's Graduates in the Works

TV FORMATSBUENOS AIRES, August 13: Greece’s Antenna TV is producing a local version of the Telefe romantic-comedy format Graduates for a prime-time slot.

El Salvador Nabs Caracol TV Internacional's The Sweetest Love

*TV Novelas*BOGOTÁ, August 13: El Salvador has picked up Caracol TV Internacional’s telenovela The Sweetest Love, which airs on Channel 4 TCS.

Channel 5 Lines Up Another Alex Polizzi Series

*TV Real*LONDON, August 13: Channel 5 is slated to begin airing Alex Polizzi's Secret Italy, a new series featuring the famed British hotelier and host of the network's long-running show The Hotel Inspector.

Globo Sells Caribbean Flower into Hungary

*TV Novelas*SÃO PAULO, August 13: Globo’s telenovela Caribbean Flower has landed in Central Europe, where it’s been picked up for broadcast in Hungary.

MTV Increases Presence in South Africa

TV Middle East & AfricaJOHANNESBURG, August 13: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has reached a deal with MultiChoice in South Africa to expand the reach of MTV to subscribers of the DStv Extra and Compact packages.

New Talking Tom and Friends Merchandise

TV KIDSLONDON, August 13: Outfit7 has signed an apparel on-demand agreement with MerchANT involving the popular property Talking Tom and Friends.

VIMN Asia Appoints Country Manager for the Philippines

*TV Asia*MANILA, August 13: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia has named Dinna Zaratan as its new Philippines country manager, effective September 1.

Famigo Educational Content Now on Samsung Tablets

TV KIDSAUSTIN, August 13: Educational-entertainment service Famigo is now a preloaded feature on two new Samsung tablets, offering families freshly updated content every day through the devices.


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TV Drama Weekly

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Cesar Diaz, the VP of Cisneros Media Distribution.

World Screen Weekly

Caracol Looks Further Afield
The international distributor has recently been ramping up its business in territories far outside of its home turf.

TV Formats Weekly

Fredrik af Malmborg
The managing director of Eccho Rights discusses current format trends.

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Shark Week to Make Big Waves
The annual must-see summer event returns to Discovery Channel with its biggest lineup yet.

TV Kids Weekly

JCC Reaches Arab Children Across the World
Saad Saleh Al-Hudaifi, the company's acting executive GM and director of channels, discusses JeemTV, Baraem TV, Siwar and Taalam.TV.

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