NEW YORK, October 1: The digital edition of World Screen—featuring interviews with CBS Corporation’s Leslie Moonves, 21st Century Fox’s James Murdoch, BBC’s Tony Hall and Seven West Media’s Tim Worner, plus Kevin Spacey, Ted Danson, Taylor Schilling and many more—is now available. You can also access the digital editions of TV Europe, TV Kids, TV Drama, TV Formats, TV Real, TV AsiaPac, TV MEA, TV Latina and TV Listings.
NEW YORK, October 1: Elisabeth Murdoch is set to step down as chairman of Shine after the merger with Endemol and Core Media takes place.
SYDNEY, October 1: Foxtel has picked up two of the most buzzed-about new series from the U.S. fall season, signing with Warner Bros./Nine Network to acquire The Flash and with CBS Studios International to license Jane the Virgin.
TEL AVIV, October 1: Keshet International has sold the drama format Prisoners of War, which Homeland is based on, to Televisa, leading to the production of 70 Spanish-language episodes for Mexico, Colombia and the U.S. Hispanic market.
LONDON, October 1: all3media international has licensed the Australian period drama ANZAC Girls to Channel 4 in the U.K. to air on its More4 network.
LOS ANGELES, October 1: FX Networks is going for second seasons of Married and You're the Worst, with the latter comedy moving to FXX for its next run.
LONDON, October 1: The U.K.’s ITV has commissioned the new series Secrets from the Sky, which takes to the air to unlock the secrets of Britain’s historical sites.
NEW YORK, October 1: Nat Abraham, the president of distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment, discusses what's trending right now in factual.
LONDON, October 1: Ahead of launching its new prime-time entertainment series Tumble at MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide has secured three new agreements from its format catalogue.
NEW YORK, October 1: The 2014 International Emmys for News & Current Affairs have been presented to Syria’s Descent and The Fifth Estate: Made In Bangladesh.
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, October 1: Frances Berwick has been named president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, overseeing Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network.
SINGAPORE, October 1: MediaCorp's Toggle and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia have signed a multiyear SVOD licensing agreement that covers ABC Studios content as well as movies from Disney.
LONDON, October 1: In advance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sky Vision has landed a new round of deals for the one-off documentary special Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 1: Netflix and 41 Entertainment (41e) have unveiled Kong: King of the Apes, an original animated series from executive producer Avi Arad.
CHEVY CHASE/NEW YORK, October 1: Travel Channel and Time Inc. have entered into a partnership, through which Sports Illustrated will produce a five-part series of specials for the network.
TORONTO, October 1: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has published its annual report for 2013-14, which revealed that a total of 510 productions were supported by the CMF over the last fiscal year.
STOCKHOLM, October 1: Modern Times Group's (MTG) Viaplay has secured the exclusive stand-alone VOD rights for programming from Nickelodeon for the Nordic region until 2020.
MADRID, October 1: Victor Ros, a series based on a popular set of mystery novels, will be among the scripted highlights Televisión Española is set to present at MIPCOM.
SINGAPORE, October 1: Comedy Central Asia has landed further regional distribution, with the channel now being added to i-CABLE in Hong Kong, Transvision and Matrix in Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands on Sky Pacific in Fiji, PNCC in Palau and Digicel in Tonga.
TORONTO, October 1: Distribution360 (D360), a marblemedia company, will present at this month’s MIPCOM a slew of titles from its lifestyle and factual catalogue.
ATLANTA, October 1: Cartoon Network has set a November launch date for its first animated miniseries, Over the Garden Wall.
MUNICH, October 1: Nina Etspueler is rejoining Red Arrow Entertainment Group as the senior creative producer, reporting directly to Michael Schmidt, the company's chief creative officer.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 1: Starz has elevated C. Brett Marottoli to VP of program acquisitions, a promotion that will see the exec oversee all movie and TV content programming acquisitions for Starz Networks’ premium pay-TV offerings.
SHERMAN OAKS, October 1: ITV Studios America has elevated Bruce Robertson from senior VP of creative strategy to the executive VP role within the unit.
NEW YORK, October 1: Viacom's Eddie Dalva has been upped to the role of executive VP of content and programming enterprises for Viacom Entertainment and Music Groups.
PARIS, October 1: With a catalogue consisting of popular franchises and new titles, SND hopes to present the best of French animation at MIPCOM and MIP Junior.
CANNES, October 1: A sailboat and an aspiring water taxi take center stage in Bubble Bath Bay, which Bejuba! Entertainment is presenting to international buyers.
CANNES, October 1: The DRG highlight Strange Empire depicts the experiences of three different women in the North American frontier at the turn of the century.
CANNES, October 1: The Czech period drama The Manor House, a MIPCOM highlight for Imagina International Sales, is a family saga set in 1920s Prague that blends mystery, a murder investigation and romance.
CANNES, October 1: At this year’s MIPCOM, m4e/Telescreen is offering up the second installment of the hit series Mia and me, which combines live action and CGI animation.
CANNES, October 1: The legacy of Tutankhamun is brought to life in the new event miniseries Tut, which Muse Distribution International is launching at MIPCOM.
CANNES, October 1: From the Off the Fence catalogue, Lucky Day Productions' Taylor’s Nordic Cookery looks on as the titular Swedish chef explores Nordic cuisine.
PREMIUM, September 30: James Murdoch, co-COO of 21st Century Fox, tells World Screen Newsflash that as long as the company can continue to deliver differentiated high-end product, its future is bright.
LONDON, September 30: Sky has invested $5 million in the U.S. advertising technology firm Sharethrough.
BEVERLY HILLS/NEW YORK, September 30: Netflix is on board Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, produced by The Weinstein Company.
NEW YORK, September 30: Julia Stiles, currently starring in the digital series Blue, talks about the creative freedom she has encountered working for the web as an actress, and also as a writer and director.
LONDON, September 30: Shine International has sold Gracepoint, the U.S. adaptation of Broadchurch, to Foxtel in Australia and Global TV in Canada.
STOCKHOLM, September 30: Modern Times Group (MTG) is launching a new corporate identity and logo, and is also renaming its London broadcasting operations from Viasat to MTG and its international wholesale channel business from Viasat World to MTG World.
PARIS, September 30: Zodiak France has named Marc Nowak as COO of drama, a newly created post that helps to bolster its drama unit.
LONDON, September 30: CBS Studios International and ITV2 have signed an exclusive first-window and SVOD deal for the new drama Scorpion.
BURBANK, September 30: ABC Family has picked up its first procedural drama, Stitchers, alongside ordering a second season of the comedy Young & Hungry.
PREMIUM, September 30: Russell Hicks, the president of content development and production at Nickelodeon Group, shares with World Screen Newsflash his approach to having a strong development slate, a portfolio of returning hits and a variety of pathways to discovering new talent.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30: National Geographic Channel (NGC) is making changes to its daytime programming roster, having added Nat Geo WILD content in the mornings and now shows from National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) to complement this in the early afternoon.
SANTA MONICA, September 30: Lionsgate is bringing Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley and Alexandra Park to MIPCOM to help launch the new one-hour drama series The Royals.
SINGAPORE, September 30: NBCUniversal International Television and StarHub TV are strengthening their partnership, which sees the addition of Universal Channel, Syfy and E! on the platform's TV Anywhere service.