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  • BBC3 online move given final approval
    BBC3's controversial move to become an online-only channel has been confirmed by the BBC’s governing body.
  • Rogers invests $1.5m in factual, kids
    Canadian broadcast group Rogers has invested more than C$2m in 13 TV projects via its Documentary and Cable Network funds, including shows for Super Channel and History.
  • Maxdome strikes Paramount deal
    NEWS BRIEF: ProSiebenSat.1 VoD platform Maxdome has picked up a movie package from Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.
  • 7 Wonder enters kids TV with CBeebies
    CBeebies in the UK has commissioned London-based 7 Wonder to produce a 25-part series that explains the workings of everyday objects to pre-schoolers.
  • Channel 4 puts on makeup shorts
    Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned Brighton-based prodco Factory Films to produce a series of six shorts about makeup and body image.
  • Amazon plans Prime additions
    Amazon is reportedly set to add other TV and movie channels to its Prime Instant Video service as it aims to differentiate itself from rivals Netflix and Hulu.
  • ETB goes Up and Down with Pausoka
    Basque broadcaster ETB has ordered a spin-off from its geographically focused entertainment reality show Up and Down.
  • BBC4 explores Einstein's Mind
    BBC4 in the UK has picked up a one-off special about Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity that previously aired on US pubcaster PBS.
  • Foxtel to air Kramer Aids film
    Foxtel in Australia is to air a special HBO documentary about pioneering LGBT rights activist Larry Kramer on World Aids Day.
  • History turns around Paris attack doc
    A+E Networks in the UK is preparing a quick-turnaround documentary on the recent terror attacks in Paris for its History Channel.
  • Further S4C cuts confirmed
    Welsh-language pubcaster S4C will have its government funding slashed by nearly £2m over the next four years.
  • Disney adds more Girl Meets World
    NEWS BRIEF: Disney Channel in the US has ordered a third season of its comedy series Girl Meets World, a sequel to Boy Meets World, with production due to begin in LA in January for a spring debut.
  • Bomanbridge captures XRC rights
    NEWS BRIEF: Singaporean producer-distributor Bomanbridge Media has acquired the exclusive Asian rights to Cisneros Media clip show XRC.
  • Less is more
    FX Networks chief John Landgraf reveals why there are still opportunities for linear broadcasters in today’s fractured TV industry.
  • Fremantle indulges in Full Fat TV
    FremantleMedia has invested in fledgling UK factual entertainment indie Full Fat TV, which was set up by the former MD of Endemol label Remarkable TV.
  • Showtime illuminates Dark Net
    Showtime in the US has ordered a docuseries about the little-seen underbelly of the internet and technology.
  • ABC’s Lee makes UK move
    US broadcaster ABC is moving one of its senior casting execs to the UK to help the firm find emerging writing, producing and acting talent.
  • Al Jazeera US adds Afghanistan doc
    US cablenet Al Jazeera America has acquired a documentary about the justice system and human rights situation in post-war Afghanistan.
  • Netflix to offer Bollywood epic
    Netflix is to offer a popular Bollywood movie as a TV series ahead of its expected entry into India next year.
  • BBC unveils Attenborough duo, Xmas slate
    The BBC has ordered two new shows featuring natural-history legend David Attenborough and has also unveiled its Christmas slate.
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