NEW YORK, April 17: World Screen Newsflash takes a look at the trends and themes that were dominant throughout the week at MIPTV.
SYDNEY, April 17: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has secured a landmark deal to make its content more available in China through Shanghai Media Group.
PARIS, April 17: According to the market research company Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX), 86 percent of global respondents who watch TV indicate that they usually watch programming live, though streaming and downloading are becoming increasingly popular.
NEW YORK, April 17: The Millennial-targeted network Pivot is on board for the Sky Atlantic original Fortitude, along with having 11 projects in development from various production companies.
NEW YORK, April 17: Univision Communications has partnered with digital producer Bedrocket to launch Flama, an English-language OTT network aimed at young Latinos.
EL SEGUNDO, April 17: For the first quarter of 2014, Mattel has reported a net loss of $11.2 million, compared to last year's Q1 net income of $38.5 million.
SHERMAN OAKS, April 17: ITV Studios America has struck up an exclusive producer deal with Komixx Entertainment, which creates, produces and distributes entertainment for family audiences from preschool through tween and teen to young adult.
UNIVERSAL CITY, April 17: Wilshire Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, has inked two new overall deals for its development slate, with Stephanie Bloch Chambers (Chrisley Knows Best, Married to Jonas) and C. Russell Muth (DEA, Bordertown Laredo).
LOS ANGELES, April 17: MarVista Entertainment has optioned a number of contemporary literary works to be developed as potential theatrical releases of prime-time TV series, among them Alisa Valdes’ The Dirty Girls Social Club.
LONDON, April 17: Channel 4 has given the go-ahead to a branded-content Saturday morning show co-developed by British supermarket chain Waitrose.
LOS ANGELES, April 17: Digimon Fusion, the sixth installment of Saban Brands’ popular animated Digimon franchise, is now airing on Spain’s Clan TV.
BOGOTÁ, April 17: Caracol TV’s telenovela Made in Cartagena is set to debut in several African countries today.
MANILA, April 17: beIN SPORTS 1 marks the third channel from the beIN SPORTS bouquet to land carriage on the SkyCable platform in the Philippines.
NEW YORK, April 17: The unpredictable lives of rescue professionals will be the focus of TLC’s latest series, OMG EMT!, scheduled to premiere next month.
LONDON, April 17: UKTV has ordered a 5x1-hour season of Singing in the Rainforest, an upcoming music-themed reality show, for broadcast on Watch in late 2014 or early 2015.
PARIS, April 17: The fifth edition of the Series Mania Festival is slated to take place at the Forum des images in Paris, France, from April 22 to 30.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17: The Herring Networks channels One America News Network, AWE and AWE 3D have launched on My-HD's video direct-to-home platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
BALI, April 17: FOX International Channels (FIC) is working closely with its affiliate partners to build up the on-demand service Play, and the goal is to make it available in more places across the region.
BALI, April 17: Scripps Networks International has been working to develop clear programming and branding strategies for Asian Food Channel (AFC), Food Network and Travel Channel in the Asia Pacific.
NEW YORK, April 17: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has elevated Marco Frazier to senior VP of global distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
NEW YORK, April 17: Stephen B. Sobhani, a UN Foundation veteran, has become Sesame Workshop's VP of international, a newly created position.
NEW YORK, April 16: World Screen Newsflash analyzes the deals and trends in the world of factual at MIPTV and MIPDoc.
BOSTON, April 16: The pay-TV market in the U.S. saw subscriber losses in 2013, though it's poised to return to growth this year, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.
LOS ANGELES, April 16: The latest episode of Game of Thrones broke the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent, according to the file-sharing tracker TorrentFreak.
NEW YORK, April 16: FX has picked up the drama The Americans for a 13-episode third season.
LONDON, April 16: Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films is developing a new crime series from The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz and writer/director Nicholas Meyer that sees Sigmund Freud as a criminal profiler.
NEW YORK, April 16: NBCUniversal has embarked on an original video programming initiative for digital platforms and VOD.
HONG KONG, April 16: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is taking on full operational responsibility in the region for WarnerTV, a general-entertainment channel that was previously managed by HBO Asia.
LOS ANGELES/MUNICH, April 16: NATPE Europe is set to co-host a summit in Prague with Tandem Communications focused on co-productions.
TEL AVIV, April 16: Armoza Formats has licensed the dating show Guys in Disguise into Germany, where Endemol Germany will be producing a local version for ProSieben, and into France.