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LOS GATOS, July 22: Reporting its second-quarter results, Netflix said it had topped the 50-million subscriber mark worldwide, with revenues rising to $1.3 billion and net profit up to $71 million.
NEW YORK, July 22: Rola Bauer, president and partner at Tandem Communications, discusses in this video interview the increased focus on one-hour series and shares details of new Tandem productions for both one-hour series and epic event miniseries.
LOS ANGELES, July 22: FX has given the go-ahead to a second season of Fargo, on the heels of season one scoring 18 Emmy nominations.
SILVER SPRING, July 22: Discovery Communications is producing a television special focused on My Brother's Keeper, a White House program that aims to help boys and young men of color reach their full potential.
DALLAS/ATLANTA, July 22: Southwest Airlines has teamed up with Turner Broadcasting to launch Cartoon Network on the carrier's free live TV platform provided by Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE).
LOS ANGELES, July 22: From August 21 to September 1, for 24 hours a day, FXX will air nothing but The Simpsons, with 25 seasons—a whopping 552 episodes—set to air on the cable network.
ATLANTA, July 22: Katz Broadcasting's over-the-air networks Escape and Grit have inked a multi-year deal with Paramount Pictures covering the broadcast rights to almost 200 feature films.
SINGAPORE, July 22: Animation producers seeking financing for projects targeting kids aged 2 to 14 can now submit pitches to this year's ATF Animation Lab, taking place during the Asia TV Forum in Singapore.
TORONTO, July 22: Killjoys, an upcoming adventure drama series for Space and Syfy, is slated to star Hannah John-Kamen (Viva Forever), Aaron Ashmore (Smallville) and Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters).
BOGOTÁ, July 22: Caracol TV Internacional has sold The Voice of Freedom into Thailand, where the series airs every Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.
SANTA MONICA, July 22: Little Battlers eXperience (LBX), an animated show produced by Dentsu Entertainment USA in association with Rollman Entertainment, is due to debut on Nicktoons in the U.S. next month.
SÃO PAULO, July 22: Brazil’s Globosat has named Marcelo Spinola its new director of international channels as it gears up for expansion into pay-TV markets across the globe.
LOS ANGELES, July 22: Lifetime has hired a new exec to help oversee the development and production of its original movies.
VANCOUVER, July 22: Steve Hendry, who previously served as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) executive, has joined the board of directors at Rainmaker Entertainment.
LONDON, July 21: BBC Worldwide's 2013-14 Annual Review shows a 6.6-percent drop in revenues from the previous year to £1.04 billion ($1.8 billion), but the commercial division did up its returns to the BBC by 11.4 percent to £173.8 million ($296.6 million).
LOS ANGELES, July 21: The Television Critics Association (TCA) named AMC's Breaking Bad as program of the year at its annual awards over the weekend, while Netflix's Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) was celebrated as the outstanding new program.
LAUSANNE, July 21: A summit of key IOC executives, sports federation heads and Olympics committee leaders has backed the creation of a year-round Olympic TV channel.
UNIVERSAL CITY, July 21: Blumhouse Productions, the outfit behind the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and Sinister horror film franchises, has inked a long-term multiplatform deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) that will include partnerships with Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.
PAWTUCKET, July 21: Hasbro's second-quarter revenues were up 8 percent to $829.3 million, with the company reporting particularly strong gains in its entertainment and licensing and international segments.
LONDON, July 21: Sky has picked up a 70-percent ownership stake in British outfit Love Productions, maker of formats like Great British Bake-Off and docs such as Baby Borrowers.
LONDON, July 21: BBC Worldwide has sold the British drama series Happy Valley to broadcasters around the world.
LOS ANGELES/SUNNYVALE, July 21: Yahoo and The Weinstein Company have teamed up for the U.S. pre-theatrical release of One Chance, a film about Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.
MIAMI, July 21: Mexican-born presenter and former reality show winner Alejandra Espinoza has been tapped to host La Banda, Univision’s upcoming boy band competition.
PHILADELPHIA/BRISTOL, July 21: ESPN and Comcast Cable have inked a carriage deal that will see Comcast distributing the new sports-themed SEC Network to Xfinity TV customers.
Comarex's Marcel Vinay and Astro's Agnes Rozario talk about their partnership to adapt telenovelas in Malaysia.
LONDON, July 21: British comedy personalities Miranda Hart and David Walliams are teaming with producer Jo Sargent to form a new company, King Bert Productions.
MADRID, July 21: Imira Entertainment has picked up the distribution rights for the popular series Tom Turbo and YooHoo & Friends, as well as the animated films Tom Turbo, The Movie and The Turboosters.
DUBLIN, July 21: A documentary about the romantic lives of the disabled has notched up deals in Finland, Sweden, Israel and Spain, courtesy of RTÉ Global.
GLENDALE, July 21: Disney Consumer Products and Kohl's have collaborated for the release of the tween lifestyle fashion brand D-Signed, which is coming out with a line inspired by the new Disney Channel spin-off Girl Meets World.
NEW YORK, July 21: This September, Sesame Workshop and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are launching "Somebody Come and Play": 45 Years of Learning on Sesame Street, a free multimedia exhibition celebrating the 45th season of Sesame Street.