TV

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MIPCOM deals: Blue Ant, Kew, Cineflix Rights

Blue Ant International sells more than 60 hours of content to China’s CCTV, Cineflix Rights licenses 330 hours of content across Europe, plus more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 1 to 7, 2018

The Big Bang Theory leads the list, followed by Young Sheldon coming in at #2 and The Good Doctor landing at #3.

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Bron teams with Dramacorp, Isolani Pictures on drama series

Based on an original idea by Thierry Poiraud, Rare will be exec produced by Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert (pictured), Steven Thibault and David Davoli.

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Buck hires new director of development

Emma Fleury, who most recently served as a development producer at RTR Media, will be tasked with expanding Buck’s scripted, unscripted and branded content slates.

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DHX, Mattel get Polly in broadcasters’ pockets

The companies announced the sale of the kids animated property to 16 broadcasters internationally.

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SBS Food brings some ‘Gusto’ to its programming

Bonacini’s Italy and Spencer’s Big 30 are two of the titles set to join the Australian food channel’s slate.

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Media Ranch, Quebecor Content partner on format incubator

The winning project will receive financial backing from Quebecor Content to produce a proof-of-concept episode, with Media Ranch distributing the format internationally.

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Datsit Sphere acquires Go Films

President and CEO Bruno Dube said the purchase of the film-focused prodco will allow the company to expand its scope in local and global markets.

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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Look Mom, Boutique Filmes partner on animated series

Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism is a treaty copro between Canada and Brazil.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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In Brief: VIFF names BC Spotlight winners

Plus: Miranda De Pencier’s The Grizzlies wins the audience award at Calgary film fest, Kew Media Distribution adds a new VP of business development, and more.