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International ratings in for Oprah’s Armstrong interview

Discovery’s coverage of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong won its international networks 15 million viewers across 18 countries. Discovery is a joint venture partner in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Channel and it carried Winfrey’s exclusive interview live on a host of its international nets. It was simulcast across Canada, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. […]

Cineflix cuts Lat-Am deals ahead of NATPE

Cineflix Rights has inked a raft of Latin American deals ahead of the NATPE market, which kicks off next week in Miami. The distributor has 45x30mins series Urban Legends to Mexican free-to-air broadcaster Televisa. It has also shopped 6x60mins Karma’s a B*tch (pictured), in which The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa reveals stories of just how far […]

Discovery will televise Oprah’s Lance Armstrong interview

Discovery will simulcast Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong on its networks around the world. Oprah’s interview will be the first the disgraced cyclist has given since a damning report from US anti-doping agency USADA late last year. It will be shown on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the talkshow star’s series on […]

Management shake-up at Discovery

Discovery Networks has rejigged several senior management positions with Phillip Luff taking a new position, James Gibbons relocating to take a new UK-based role and Egor Borisov leaving the channel operator. As part of the shake-up James Gibbons will replace Phillip Luff as country manager for emerging business and work out of Discovery’s UK hub. […]

Howard Litton exec-producing new Bing Bunny kids show

UK kids channel CBeebies has ordered a series based on Ted Dewan’s Bing Bunny book. The 78x7mins Bing Bunny preschool show will be made by UK indie Acamar Films and executive produced by ex Nickelodeon UK boss Howard Litton. Acamar has signed up TLC as its L&M partner and a deal has been inked with […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]

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