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For Cable Network, Crime Certainly Pays

Crime is universal, said David M. Zaslav, chief executive of Discovery Communications, which owns the Investigation Discovery network. The stories are set in an American town, but it could be anywhere.

For Discovery, the growth of its true-crime network is part of a plan for international growth as ratings and revenue decline in the United States television market. Revenues in Discovery's international business surpassed its domestic revenues for the first time in 2014, a trend that executives said was expected to grow as the group introduces other offerings abroad, like its Velocity network.

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CMJ Productions II Forms New Division, Taps Lou Occhicone

CMJ Productions II, a global independent production company that specializes in factual series, formed a new division, CMJ Concepts.

Video Age International

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CMJ launches factual coproduction unit

Montreal-based CMJ Productions II has launched CMJ Concepts, a new division focused on factual production partnerships with networks across the globe, to be headed up by former CABLEready exec Lou Occhicone.

Kelly Anderson

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Canada's CMJ hires Occhicone to run new factual unit

Canadian indie CMJ Productions II has created a new production and distribution company, CMJ Concepts.

TBI Vision

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CMJ preps global development

Canada's CMJ Productions II has launched a new division that will work with broadcasters around the world to develop programming, hiring a former CableReady exec to head it up. Lou Occhicone has been named president and chief operating officer at the new CMJ Concepts division.

Richard Middleton

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