LONDON, November 25: FremantleMedia has taken a 25-percent stake in the factual-entertainment indie Full Fat TV, which was established by the former managing director of Endemol label Remarkable TV, Colette Foster.
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 25: National Geographic Channel is continuing its successful partnership with Scott Free Productions to produce the TV version of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Patton.
LONDON, November 25: The superhero drama DC's Legends of Tomorrow is headed to the U.K., scoring a slot on Sky 1 in 2016.
LONDON, November 25: Two new natural-history programs featuring Sir David Attenborough have been commissioned by the BBC, including a one-off special that celebrates the famed naturalist's 90th birthday.
TOKYO/LOS ANGELES, November 25: Japan’s Nippon TV has established NTV Asia Pacific (NTVAP), a local subsidiary based in Singapore.
LOS ANGELES, November 25: Showtime has set a January 21 debut for the new eight-part docuseries Dark Net, which will explore the disturbing side of the digitally connected world.
NEW YORK, November 25: Chasing Monsters host Cyril Chauquet talks to World Screen Newsflash about the fishing-themed show, which combines adventure and travel.
WELLINGTON, November 25: New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures has inked a development deal with China's Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company to produce Kiddets, a sister series to the animated preschool hit The WotWots.
MELBOURNE, November 25: Nickelodeon Australia has rolled out Nick Play, a branded app experience that lets children interact with the network wherever they go.
BURBANK, November 25: Keli Lee, the current executive VP of casting at ABC Entertainment Group, is segueing into the London-based role of managing director of international content and talent, effective immediately.
SYDNEY, November 25: ABC Commercial and DRG are expanding their partnership with a new agreement that will see a number of popular DRG shows become available on local SVOD providers in Australia and New Zealand.
JOHANNESBURG, November 25: On the heels of the successful fourth edition of DISCOPRO, plans are underway to increase the presence of the pitching, learning and matchmaking program, which currently takes place during the Johannesburg edition of DISCOP Africa.
NEW YORK, November 25: HBO has set a January premiere date for the 46th season of Sesame Street, which moves to the premium network from pubcaster PBS with a revamped set, a shorter running time and a new character.
OTTAWA, November 25: Gusto Worldwide Media, the production and distribution arm of Canadian food and lifestyle channel Gusto TV, has sold its original 4K food series One World Kitchen to Fatafeat TV, a Discovery Communications company.
TORONTO, November 25: Picture Box Distribution has licensed the career-themed preschool series Can You Imagine That? to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the U.S. for its Curious World learning app.
PARIS, November 25: As a partner of World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP), Terranoa is set to present new projects at the conference, including The Clintons & the Obamas: The Secret Story of a Rivalry, and has also secured sales for several of those titles.
MILAN, November 25: Atlantyca Entertainment has secured exclusive distribution rights for Animundi Studio’s animated series Jurassic Cubs for all of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, with sales set to launch at ATF.
TORONTO, November 25: Shaftesbury has named Ted Biggs VP of convergent and technology for Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital and technology arm.
NEW YORK, November 24: The World Screen app is now updated for ATF, delivering program listings, news and a range of resources to help you make the most out of your time in Singapore.
NEW YORK, November 24: French programs scored the most wins at last night's 43rd International Emmy Awards gala, which was hosted by Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef.
LONDON, November 24: The government has pledged to invest £85 million ($128 million) per year in the BBC World Service, which will help to "uphold global democracy through accurate, impartial and independent news reporting," according to BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
NEW YORK, November 24: Daniel Wu, the star of Into the Badlands, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the new drama series, which recently debuted on AMC in the U.S.
NEW YORK, November 24: The Chinese VOD platform YOU On Demand (YOD) and Bruno Wu's Sun Seven Stars Media Group have reached a definitive agreement regarding the previously announced $10 million investment.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: FX has ordered a third installment of the limited series Fargo, which comes from creator Noah Hawley.
NEW YORK, November 24: CBS Television Network’s digital SVOD service CBS All Access has launched on the new Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote.
NEW YORK, November 24: JetBlue and Amazon have revealed that unlimited streaming entertainment on Amazon Video is being offered on more than 150 of the airline's Fly-Fi internet-enabled planes as of this week.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: The ABC Television Network has renewed the hit reality competition series Dancing with the Stars for a 22nd season, set to kick off in March 2016.
DUSSELDORF, November 24: Content provider WatchAfrica has partnered with net-m to release the WatchAfrica app, an African mobile IPTV and VOD service.
TORONTO, November 24: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is providing C$2.5 million ($1.9 million) in funding to ten projects in languages other than English, French or Aboriginal languages.
PARIS/CANCUN, November 24: The second annual MIPCancun summit had a threefold increase in participation, with 300 television buyers, distributors and producers attending from 40 countries, according to event organizer Reed MIDEM.
NEW YORK, November 24: Peacock Productions has prepped an hour-long prime-time special for NBC that gives an exclusive look backstage at the preparations for the upcoming TV event The Wiz Live!
LONDON, November 24: ITV has commissioned STV Productions to make a fifth season of the game show Catchphrase.
BUENOS AIRES, November 24: Through an agreement with CONMEBOL, FOX Sports will maintain exclusive cross-platform broadcasting rights for the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamerica and the Recopa Sudamericana until 2018.
TEL AVIV, November 24: Armoza Formats' variety entertainment show I Can Do That! has been commissioned by SBS in the Netherlands, where a local version is due to debut in prime time on SBS 6 early next year.
LONDON, November 24: The professional life of writer, director, actor and presenter Stephen Fry will take center stage in the upcoming BBC Two documentary Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen.
LONDON, November 24: TCB Media Rights has secured sales for six factual series to Sky and Discovery for broadcast in the U.K.
MELBOURNE, November 24: The Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) has sold the first two seasons of the live-action dramedy Lockie Leonard to Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and ARD for broadcast in Germany on KiKA and Das Erste, respectively.
TORONTO, November 24: Blue Ant International, a division of Blue Ant Media, has secured an exclusive distribution output agreement with factual producer Cream Productions.
BOGOTÁ, November 24: Production has begun on Caracol Television’s new series The White Slave, with filming set to take place around Colombia.
SINGAPORE, November 24: Bomanbridge Media has sold the home-improvement titles Disaster DIY and Open House Overhaul into Asia.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has elected ten entertainment and media industry execs to its board of directors, effective immediately.
PARIS/BOURG-LÈS-VALENCE, November 24: French CGI producer TeamTO is opening up a brand-new production studio in Bourg-lès-Valence, France.
LONDON, November 24: Since launching last year, the Peppa Pig consumer program in Mexico has expanded to include 50 licensees across 16 categories, according to new figures released by Entertainment One (eOne).
BURBANK, November 24: Nickelodeon has appointed Chris Viscardi, co-creator of the kids’ classic The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as senior VP of content development for Nickelodeon Franchise Properties, with the executive currently in development on an original Hey Arnold! TV movie.
NEW YORK, November 23: The WorldScreen.com ATF Preview provides you with a number of useful services in one location, including a restaurant directory for Singapore, links to our Screening Rooms and the World Screen app, as well as the digital editions of World Screen, TV AsiaPac and TV Listings.