PREMIUM, August 29: David Shore, the creator and executive producer of House, talks to World Screen Newsflash about his new series Battle Creek.
ATLANTA, August 29: Michael Wright, a 12-year veteran of Turner, is leaving his post as the president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
SYDNEY, August 29: Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have formed a joint venture to launch an Australian SVOD service, StreamCo, which will offer local and international programming to subscribers.
LOS GATOS, August 29: Netflix has secured the streaming rights for the hit NBC drama The Blacklist in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, and will begin offering the series starting September 7.
MADRID, August 29: After receiving binding offers from Spain's Telefónica and Italy's Telecom Italia to acquire GVT, Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Spanish telecommunications outfit.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has premiered Who Am I, an original web series, on the new Oprah.com as well as on the network's YouTube channel.
NEW YORK, August 29: Peter Lang, the VP of ZDFE.junior, discusses the company's expanding kids' catalogue.
MIAMI, August 29: Telemundo is slated to host its first-ever social media summit on September 3 and 4, an event tied to the premiere of its new reality competition series I Am the Artist (Yo Soy el Artista).
LONDON, August 29: UKTV has appointed Scott Russell, who has been serving as the head of creative for Sky Movies and Sky Store, as its new creative head to work across its bouquet of ten channels.
ESPOO, August 29: After five years as the head of Rovio Entertainment, which is behind the hit Angry Birds franchise, Mikael Hed is departing the CEO post, to be succeeded in 2015 by Pekka Rantala.
GLASGOW, August 29: Tern TV has been commissioned to produce the one-off special Constable: The Country Rebel and the tentatively titled series Treasures of the Indus for BBC Four.
ARLINGTON, August 29: PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop have collaborated on their first app together, releasing Cookie Monster’s Challenge in time for the Sesame Street's 45th season.
LONDON, August 29: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has appointed former Disney Channel Russia exec Vadim Sokolovsky as managing director for SPT Productions Russia and Lean-M Productions.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is set to reinvigorate the popular YouTube personality Fred Figglehorn, partnering with that character’s creator Lucas Cruikshank to re-launch the Fred Channel.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: Joe Weinstock, a former co-executive producer for the hit reality series Duck Dynasty, has been appointed as the senior VP of development at A. Smith & Co. Productions.
PREMIUM, August 28: Dick Wolf, the creator of the Law & Order franchise, discusses his career and the series Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
PARIS/BEVERLY HILLS, August 28: Netflix has greenlit its first-ever French original series, Marseille, which will debut in all territories where the service is available in late 2015.
MUMBAI, August 28: FremantleMedia Asia has entered into a joint venture with India's DJ’s Creative Unit in a move to strengthen its scripted business.
PARIS, August 28: Reed MIDEM, which organizes MIPTV and MIPCOM, is launching a regional LatAm buyers summit, MIP Cancun, with World Screen and TV Latina as media partners.
LOS ANGELES, August 28: FX has ordered Baskets, a half-hour comedy starring The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.
TORONTO, August 28: Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired the Canadian producer Force Four Entertainment, which is behind such series as Border Security: Canada’s Front Line and The Cupcake Girls.
LONDON, August 28: All ten episodes of Transparent, a dark comedy from Jill Soloway and Amazon Studios, are set to debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the U.K. and the U.S. on September 26.
MADRID, August 28: FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing FOXLife to Spain this fall, replacing FOX Crime.
NEW YORK, August 28: Vanessa Shapiro, the executive VP of distribution at MarVista Entertainment, talks about building up the company's business.
ISTANBUL, August 28: Polsat Café is getting its own version of Global Agency's daily makeover format Shopping Monsters.
SINGAPORE, August 28: Next month, Asia's HISTORY channel is set to premiere Photo Face-Off, an original photography competition series that is being launched in partnership with Canon PhotoMarathon.
LAGOS, August 28: Starz Digital Media has licensed the series Spartacus and Magic City to the African Internet TV platform iROKOtv.com.
TEL AVIV, August 28: The sketch comedy format The Green Project, part of the Armoza Formats catalogue, has been commissioned by the Portuguese broadcaster SIC and China's Hunan TV.
NEW YORK, August 28: This MIP Junior, Scholastic Media is slated to showcase Astroblast!, a new animated preschool program that recently began airing on Sprout in the U.S. and is due to debut on NBC Kids in the fall.
TORONTO, August 28: Peace Point Rights has sold the feature-length documentary Takedown: The DNA of GSP to various VOD and PPV providers in the U.S.