LONDON, August 1: While cord-cutting has largely been regarded as a U.S. phenomenon, new findings from research firm IHS Technology suggest that it is now hitting European pay-TV markets.
NEW YORK, August 1: The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television in China is said to be considering imposing quotas on the amount of imported TV programs shown on video websites.
TORONTO, August 1: Rogers Communications has secured a ten-year agreement to be the exclusive distributor of WWE's flagship programming in Canada through 2024.
NEW YORK, August 1: BBC America has planned special programming events surrounding the launch of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, which sees Peter Capaldi stepping into the iconic role.
NEW YORK, August 1: Showtime is set to release three webisodes tied to its series Ray Donovan, with each short available on a range of digital platforms.
SILVER SPRING, August 1: Science Channel has scheduled an August 13 premiere for its latest space-themed special, titled Man vs. The Universe.
NEW YORK, August 1: Rodrigo Carvalho and Rui Lima Miranda, managing partners of Nutri Ventures, share with us the pillars of the property that have made it a hit with kids, caretakers and world health organizations alike.
NEW YORK, August 1: Bravo Media has acquired The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which is the Australian iteration of the channel's hit Real Housewives franchise, to air in the U.S. starting August 3.
ATLANTA, August 1: The U.S. female-skewed Escape network has licensed the rights for 538 episodes of three true-crime series, including a deal with NBCU for Snapped.
HALIFAX, August 1: DHX Media has officially closed its Family Channel acquisition, setting up a new business within the company that houses the four networks it has taken over.
TEL AVIV, August 1: Star TV in Turkey has commissioned the daily stripped styling competition The Final Cut Down from Armoza Formats for a 30-episode version to be produced in partnership with Production House.
SÃO PAULO, August 1: Indonesian channel Kompas TV has picked up the rights for three Globo novelas, to air on the network as dubbed versions.
LONDON, August 1: Character Options is continuing its partnership with Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing as the master toy partner for Peppa Pig in the U.K.
TORONTO, August 1: International sports network beIN SPORTS Canada has expanded its live streaming platform, rebranding it from beIN SPORTS PLAY to beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
LONDON, August 1: The U.K. children's channel CBeebies has launched a new reading-themed app for kids called CBeebies Storytime, available for free on iOS and Android devices.
SILVER SPRING, August 1: Julie Meisner Eagle has been promoted to VP of production and development for Discovery Life Channel, which is being renamed as of January 2015 from Discovery Fit & Health.
TOKYO, July 31: First-quarter financials at Sony Corporation show a 5.8 percent revenue boost to 1.8 trillion yen ($17.9 billion), with profit soaring from 3.1 billion yen ($30 million) in the year-ago period to 26.8 billion yen ($265 million), lifted by PS4 sales and stronger theatrical revenues at its U.S. studio operation.
PREMIUM, July 31: Cathy Payne, the CEO of Endemol Worldwide Distribution (EWD), talks to World Screen Newsflash about EWD’s new slate of shows, managing rights effectively, and the much anticipated return of Mr. Bean.
MUNICH, July 31: Net profit for ProSiebenSat.1 Group in Q2 was 108.1 million euros ($144.6 million), 3.6 percent higher than the year-ago period, on revenues that rose 10.6 percent to 691.1 million ($924.6 million).
SILVER SPRING, July 31: While revenues at its U.S. networks dipped slightly in the second quarter to $777 million, Discovery Communications' international networks were up by 23 percent to $802 million.
PARIS, July 31: David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, are on board to deliver a joint keynote address as part of MIPCOM's Media Mastermind Keynote series.
NEW YORK, July 31: Robert Halmi Sr., the prolific TV producer who founded RHI Entertainment, passed away yesterday at the age of 90.
LUXEMBOURG/DENVER, July 31: RTL Group has entered into an agreement with the current shareholders of SpotXchange to purchase a 65-percent majority stake in the U.S. video advertising monetization company for 107 million euros ($144 million).
ENGLEWOOD, July 31: Second-quarter net income at Starz rose to $69 million on revenues of $410.1 million, with the premium channel operator reporting a gain of 100,000 subs since Q1.
LONDON, July 31: The reality competition series King of the Nerds, which airs in the U.S. on TBS, is set for a local version on Sky 1 in the U.K.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) and Max Handelman (Pitch Perfect) are executive producing a new original comedy series, Resident Advisors, for Paramount Digital Entertainment.
ATLANTA, July 31: TNT has ordered a third season of the real-life crime series Cold Justice, produced by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves.
ISTANBUL, July 31: Global Agency has taken on the international format rights for the Constantin Entertainment dating show Flirt or Fiasco.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: DISCOP Africa is to honor Ivory Coast at the upcoming Johannesburg-set event, taking place November 5 to 7.
LONDON, July 31: Hopster, a U.K.-based OTT service for kids, has secured an exclusive deal to stream The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, two films based on the popular children's books by Julia Donaldson.