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Greenlit: You and Your Dog: The Perfect Partnership, BBC2

You and Your Dog: The Perfect Partnership w/t (4 x 60′) – Competition format in which eight people and their dogs train to compete over a series of challenges. Platform: BBC2 Producer: Ten66 / Wall to Wall TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

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  • Sony Pictures Television has announced that it is launching a brand new UK channel, True Crime, on Tuesday 22nd March, 2016. Available on Freeview channel 60, True Crime will host back-to-back crime related programming, making it the platform’s only dedicated crime channel. Hosting a schedule packed with gripping real life stories, unexpected murder mysteries and law-breaking action, True Crime will be the home to shows including Deadly Women, Crime 360, The Devil You Know and The 9/11 Faker. Additional well-known favourites such as Caught on Camera, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Paternity Court will also have a home on the channel, making up a schedule that allows viewers to get closer to the scene of the crime than ever before.   Source: Sony Pictures Television press release #
  • A+E Networks®, a global media content company and VICE Media, the youth media brand and digital content studio, are launching a joint venture that will offer VICE as a new 24-hour channel programmed and produced exclusively by VICE. A+E Networks' channel H2® will be transitioned to VICELAND (working title). Launching in early 2016, VICELAND will be distributed in approximately 70 million homes, and will feature hundreds of hours of completely new programming developed and produced entirely in-house by the young creative minds that are the heart and soul of VICE, and the driving force behind its success over the last decade. VICELAND will launch with a full slate of prime-time shows, including Gaycation (with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel), Huang's World (with Eddie Huang), Noisey (with Zach Goldbaum), VICE World Of Sports (with Sal Masekela), Black Market (with Michael K. Williams), Flophouse, Party Legends, Weediquette (with Krishna Andavolu), and many, many more. The launch of VICELAND coincides with VICE's explosive growth across online and mobile, where it has become the preeminent destination for young people around the world. There's a growing white space in the realm of Gen-Y programming, and to fill that void VICELAND will offer engaging, original content covering fashion, food, music, sports, and more. The new network represents a critical build-out for the company: VICE will now be producing gold-standard content for all three screens. Drawing on VICE's history as an innovator in branded content online, VICELAND plans to work with brand partners to re-imagine the nature of the television commercial too—making the commercial time a valuable extension of the entertainment programming itself, and keeping viewers engaged, even as they follow VICE content across screens and formats. A+E Networks will oversee technical operations and distribution and will work with VICE on ad sales and sponsorships. VICE will also handle all marketing across all platforms, utilizing its various relationships with partners across mobile and digital. H2 is a vibrant international channel brand in over 68 territories, which will continue to operate outside the US. A+E is committed to H2's international expansion as well as the production of informational-based historical content. Source: A&E Networks press release #
  • TVNZ has announced plans to launch a male-skewing entertainment channel for New Zealand viewers in coming months. The new channel will be live streamed online and broadcast free to air. The new channel’s development has been informed by market insights that indicate male viewers are seeking more distinctive content. It also builds on recent experience from TVNZ’s pop up channel, which was introduced in the middle of last year, says Mr Kenrick. The new channel will be ad-funded. TVNZ will provide more detail on the new channel, including its name, confirmed content line-up and planned launch date in future updates. Source: TVNZ press release (via Scoop) #
  • Ovation TV, has launched a unique multi-platform artist community that combines talented YouTube creators and the only television network in America dedicated to the arts. Ovation Digital Arts sets itself apart by carefully curating exceptional artists and helping them grow their brands and businesses through exposure on Ovation TV and highly personalized audience development support. Ovation Digital Arts' initial channel partners include accomplished artists in the fields of dance, photography, drawing/animation, painting, music and more. In addition to these channels, Ovation's own YouTube channel, Ovation TV, will be managed by Ovation Digital Arts. In addition to backing from Ovation TV's linear and online platforms, Ovation Digital Arts offers its channel partners expertise in building comprehensive audience development plans and support in pursuing additional revenue streams. This includes assistance in securing distribution via non-YouTube platforms, ad sales/brand integration support, crowd-funding guidance, digital rights management and business affairs services. Ovation Digital Arts can also assist with creating connections to collaborators and production facilities in Los Angeles. Overseeing day-to-day operations of Ovation Digital Arts is Stephen Dypiangco, who joins the team from YouTube Nation, where he was Channel Manager and established the publishing and optimization processes to help it reach over 2 million subscribers and 54 million views. Before YouTube Nation, Dypiangco was Co-founder and General Manager of National Film Society, where he managed content strategy, programming, production, and marketing as a founding partner of the PBS Digital Studios MCN. During his tenure with National Film Society, he produced over 100 web series episodes. Previously, he worked for Netflix as an Enhanced Content Specialist and produced the Academy Award®-winning short "God of Love." Source: CNBC press release #
  • The Justice Network will launch in the USA in January 2015. It will consist of a mix of court programming, public service announcements, missing children alerts and safety information. Source: FOX News #

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