Ora.TV Acquires Stick Figure Prods.

Carlos Slim
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Ora.TV, a digital network owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Stick Figure Prods., a New York-based producer of documentaries and unscripted television shows.

Stick figure was founded by Daniel Laikind and Steven Cantor, and the pair will continue leading the company, which is represented by WME, Ora said Wednesday.

Ora launched last summer with a talk show hosted by Larry King. The former CNN host's Ora show, called Larry King Now, has featured guests like Kevin Bacon, Ryan Seacrest and Melissa McCarthy.

Ora, a studio and an on-demand network, boasts that of "tens of millions" of video views.

"This acquisition is a big step in our efforts to expand the scope of our content offerings and to bring into Ora some of the industry's most talented and innovative producers," Ora CEO Jon Housman said.

Stick Figure, founded in 1997, has produced more than 250 hours of television for 40 networks. Some titles include American Gypsies, Unraveled, Amish in the City, Repossessed and Devil's Playground.

 

 

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