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MTA’s Matt Assmus joins Dorsey development team

Red Arrow-controlled producer Dorsey Pictures has sealed a deal with Matt Assmus (left) and his company MTA Media that will see the expansion of their development and production team. Assmus will join Dorsey’s development team – led by the company’s VP of development Allison Boon. At the same time, Dorsey’s Whitney Hayes is upped to […]

Viacom relaunches MTV in Russia

The MTV channel has relaunched in Russia. Viacom International Media Networks announced it would be launching fully-owned MTV Russia earlier this year and it has now rolled out in the territory in the basic tier packages of Rostelecom, NTV Plus and Megafon, reaching 2.3 million homes at launch. It is being programmed with MTV’s global […]

Future of Spanish Jersey Shore questioned

The Spanish version of Jersey Shore has been cancelled, according to local reports. The local version, Gandia Shore, was announced late last year. Shot in the party town of Gandia on the Valencia coast, the series launched last autumn on the Spanish MTV channel. It was made by Magnolia, which also made the Spanish version […]

Viacom cuts content deals with French broadcasters

Viacom international Media Networks has cut a raft of programming deals with French channels in the wake of MIPTV. It has licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, the SpongeBob Christmas special and season seven of Dora the Explorer to TF1. France’s largest commercial broadcaster has also acquired the second season of Kung Fu Panda and renewed deals for […]