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Discovery Family buys teen toon drama

US cable channel Discovery Family has bought Dream Defenders, an animated series about two teenage twins that have adventures in the ‘real’ world and a fantasy universe. The deal with Singapore-based CGI studio Tiny Island Productions means Discovery Family gets US rights to the 26x22mins show, and will premiere it at a later, currently unspecified […]

Nat Geo Television poaches BBC Worldwide Productions exec

National Geographic Television has reeled in BBC Worldwide Productions’s VP, factual production and programming, to take up an executive VP role. Tim Pastore has joined the factual-focused company to become EVP, programming and development, based in New York and reporting into NGT president Brooke Runnette. “Over the next few months, Tim and I will be […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

3net hits back at 3D critics with expanded slate

US 3D network 3net has unveiled a new slate of ultra HD programming, as the debate over the future of 3D programming intensifies. 3net’s move comes just a week after HBO’s technology chief Bob Zitter claimed 3D glasses in the home was “dead” and had been rejected by consumers. But 3net’s president and CEO, Tom […]

Tom Jennings becomes 1895 Films

Factual and fact-ent producer Tom Jennings Productions has rebranded as 1895 Films. The company, which has made shows for broadcasters including Discovery, Tru TV, VH1 and A&E among others has just finished making Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D for 3Net. Company founder Tom Jennings said the rebrand was part of a wider move […]

3net launches first slate of original productions

3net, the joint venture 3D channel run by Discovery, IMAX and Sony, has unveiled its first slate of original productions after it launched a production and distribution division last month. The company has unveiled five new series including Space, which is the first television series to be produced in 4K. Space is a three part […]

3net forms production and distribution division

3net, the joint venture 3D channel run by Discovery, Imax and Sony, is launching a production and distribution division.   3net Studios will be jointly based at the Sony Pictures HQ in LA and at Discovery’s head office in Silver Spring. It will “employ a worldwide team of creative personnel, utilising the world-class technology and […]