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Cable channel and digital net Fusion has shuffled its content team, with Keith Summa (pictured, right) promoted to SVP of content and programming, and George Lansbury (left) upped to SVP of production and programming. (Pictured, center: Alex Madrigal)
U.S. cable net CNN has lined up doc series about history-making songs, the evolution of comedy and The Nineties, while truTV is readying three new comedy series and a feature doc.
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Discovery Communications has upped Robert Scanlon (pictured) to executive VP and GM of Velocity and automotive content.
The former Millionaire Matchmaker star (pictured) will help wealthy clients find love in the Thinkfactory Media-produced series, which premieres on WE tv on July 8.
Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off on Japanese game shows hosted by the Mighty Boosh star (pictured), as well as shows about extreme cakes and small-town Ireland.
Paranormal Survivor prodco Our House Media is expanding to the U.S. with a Brooklyn-based office, and has tapped Cat Hoskin (pictured, right) to serve as U.S. director of development. (Left: Our House CEO and co-founder Simon Lloyd)
In today’s ‘Extra,’ Talpa’s The Wishing Tree inks another deal in Belgium and France’s M6 acquires a Clint Eastwood doc (pictured) for pay-TV net Paris Première.
Doc directors Gary Hustwit (pictured, left), Dawn Porter, Marshall Curry and Jessica Edwards discuss making strong storytelling the central component of Hustwit’s Scenic VR studio.