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MIPCOM13: Collaboration in a global TV industry key to success, argue execs

TV execs including MGM Studios’ Roma Khanna and No Equal’s J.B. Sugar discuss the growing trend of international financing for scripted dramas.

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Vikings gets second season

History Channel Canada and U.S. net History both put in a 10-episode second season order for the historical drama produced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films.

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History to debut scripted series Vikings in March

The Shaw Media specialty will begin airing the nine-part drama series (pictured), an Irish-Canadian coproduction between Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, on March 3.

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Canadian-Irish copro Vikings adds local actors

Canadian actors Jessalyn Gilsig (pictured) and Katheryn Winnick join the cast of the History Channel and Shaw Media scripted series, as do Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard and Clive Standen.

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MGM’s Vikings to be Irish-Canadian coproduction

The TV drama about Scandinavian warriors comes from Michael Hirst and Morgan O’Sullivan, the creative forces behind The Tudors and Camelot.

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Starz to air Camelot from April 1

Camelot, from Canadian indie producer Take 5 Productions and Irish partner Octagon, is to debut on the U.S. cable channel Starz on April 1.