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  • Pivot enters drama with Fortitude
    US network Pivot is entering the drama genre after replacing fellow American channel Starz as a coproduction partner on upcoming BSkyB thriller Fortitude.
  • M4E hears C5's Wissper call
    A German producer-distributor has come on board the upcoming CGI-animated series Wissper, which will air on Channel 5's preschool block Milkshake in the UK next year.
  • New gig for Gould at DHX
    DHX Media-owned licensing agency Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed a new UK MD to replace the incumbent Vickie O'Malley, who is leaving after 12 years.
  • Don't Look Down goes dizzy
    Broadcasters around the world have picked up factual special Don't Look Down from Big Fat Gypsy Wedding producer Firecracker Films.
  • Turner Asia takes WarnerTV control
    Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is to assume full control of fellow Time Warner imprint WarnerTV in the region.
  • Nova adds fitness to Life channel
    Fledgling Greek lifestyle channel NovaLife has acquired a 60-hour package of content from French producer and distributor Prime Entertainment Group.
  • Lee commits to new ABC deal
    Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, has signed a new multi-year contract to remain at the top of The Walt Disney Company's broadcast network and production arm.
  • NBCU embarks on digital push
    NBCUniversal in the US is to launch a raft of original programming that will premiere exclusively via its digital outlets.
  • Amazon captures the dark knight
    Amazon has added a new Batman series to its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, recently rebranded from LoveFilm.
  • Spain, Germany cook up Bitten
    Multicanal in Spain and TV Gusto in Germany are among the broadcasters preparing to air a 13-part cookery series from UK distributor DCD Rights.
  • CME replaces chair, bolsters board
    Central European Media Enterprises has appointed a former Time Warner Cable exec to replace its outgoing chairman and bolstered its board with additions including Gerhard Zeiler.
  • Host in the Box arrives in Spain
    A Spanish broadcaster has commissioned a local version of a new Endemol format in which a presenter is locked in a wooden box and transported to a mystery location to explore a different side of life.
  • Lifetime spins Dance Moms
    US cable network Lifetime has greenlit a new spin-off to its children's reality show Dance Moms.
  • Celestial Tiger adds to streak
    Asian broadcaster and distributor Celestial Tiger Entertainment has shuffled its exec pack with four new appointments, including a head of distribution.
  • UKTV hires for scripted push
    Multichannel operator UKTV has hired Simon Lupton, a former comedy commissioning editor at the BBC, to build up its scripted entertainment output.
  • Zombie Nation reaches Space
    Canadian cablenet Space has acquired a new zombie drama produced by The Asylum, the US prodco behind the cult thriller Sharknado.
  • ProSieben goes for Guys in Disguise
    German broadcaster ProSieben and French producer-distributor Newen Group have acquired rights to a format that sees a single girl date two secret admirers dressed in animal costumes.
  • O'Donoghue departs ITV
    ITV Studios UK's MD Denise O'Donoghue has stepped down from her position.
  • Pickard exits Zodiak
    Nigel Pickard is stepping down as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation, but will continue as a consultant and advisor on a range of projects for the company.
  • Lyle leaves Nat Geo
    David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels, is stepping down after three years in the role, a day after president Howard T Owens said he was leaving.
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