LOS ANGELES, August 26: Last night's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards saw Sherlock: His Last Vow scoring the most wins, followed closely by Breaking Bad, which won for best drama.
TORONTO/CALGARY, August 26: Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have partnered on a new SVOD service for the Canadian market, shomi, positioned as a competitor to Netflix.
SEATTLE, August 26: Amazon.com has reached a deal to acquire Twitch Interactive, a live video platform for gamers, for $970 million in cash.
SINGAPORE, August 26: This fall, A+E Networks' BIO channel will be replaced by FYI across Southeast Asia, following on the U.S. rebrand that took place this summer.
NEW YORK, August 26: The aim of the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum is to contribute to a more competitive market for TV drama series in Europe by encouraging collaborations between producers, distributors, TV broadcasters, TV funders and commissioners.
LOS ANGELES, August 26: Lifetime has placed a straight-to-series order for Damien, a follow-up to the classic horror movie The Omen, to be written and exec produced by The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara.
LOS ANGELES, August 26: Electus has co-produced The Goddesses' New Clothes, which is based on the U.S. series Fashion Star, in partnership with Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame.
PARIS, August 26: PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood to a slew of international broadcasters.
TORONTO, August 26: Corus Entertainment's W Network has given the go-ahead to a third season of Love It or List It Vancouver, a spin-off of the popular property reality series.
SINGAPORE, August 26: MediaCorp has named Jack Lim, who spent the last six years at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.
DUNEDIN, August 26: The New Zealand-based factual producer NHNZ has brought in experienced showrunner Sue Houghton to work on several new blue-chip productions.
SINGAPORE, August 26: StarHub TV has added BabyFirst to its offering, with a free preview of the channel running from now until October 31.
BEVERLY HILLS, August 26: Lloyd Mintz is joining Genius Brands International (GBI) as VP of consumer products, a newly created role.
PREMIUM, August 25: Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, the showrunners for The Americans, discuss with World Screen Newsflash some of the challenges of putting together the show.
EDINBURGH, August 25: In a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Channel 4 was named channel of the year, marking its first win since 2010.
LONDON, August 25: The Saturday night premiere of the eighth season of Doctor Who, which saw Peter Capaldi in his debut as the Doctor, drew 6.8 million viewers on BBC One in the overnight ratings.
UNIVERSAL CITY, August 25: NBC has teamed up with the Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to provide a robust social media presence for tonight’s 66th Emmy Awards, which is set to air live at 8 p.m.
PARIS, August 25: TF1 Group and Disney have closed a free-TV agreement for unexploited and upcoming Marvel Studios films, as well as existing and upcoming Star Wars movies.
TEL AVIV, August 25: ABC in the U.S. has ordered a pilot script of a remake of the Israeli sitcom So Where Were We?, which is produced by United Studios for Israel's Channel 10 and is distributed outside the U.S. by Dori Media Group.
PARIS, August 25: Anni Faurbye Fernandez is exiting the post of CEO of Yellow Bird effective September 1, to be succeeded by Johannes Jensen, who will also continue in his current role as CEO of Zodiak Nordic.
SYDNEY, August 25: BBC Worldwide ANZ has renewed its carriage deal with Sky in New Zealand for the UKTV, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News channels.
NEW YORK, August 25: Ellen Lovejoy, the VP of international content sales at A+E Networks, discusses the company's shows that are selling as formats globally.
LONDON, August 25: Endemol's Initial has signed on to produce a new version of the classic singing format Stars in Their Eyes for ITV.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 25: SmartVOD by Vonetize has launched the first-ever OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa, branded Aflix by SmartVOD.
SEATTLE, August 25: Amazon Studios has given the go-ahead to five new kids’ pilots, due out early next year on its Amazon Instant Video streaming platform.
LOS ANGELES, August 25: Discovery Channel is set to premiere Highway to Sell, a new car-restoration series, this Labor Day.
SÃO PAULO, August 25: The Globo telenovelas Trail of Lies and Side by Side are due to premiere in Mozambique, where they’ll air on the Soico network.
BURBANK, August 25: Next month, Disney XD is slated to air a Lost-themed episode of Phineas and Ferb, "Lost in Danvile," with story by Damon Lindelof, who co-created and wrote the hit ABC drama series.
SYDNEY, August 25: The creative team behind SLR Productions’ preschool show Guess How Much I Love You: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare has been tapped to return for the series’ second season.
TORRANCE, August 25: Sanrio has teamed up with American retailer Target to present Hello Kitty Con 2014, the world's first official fan convention based on the popular Hello Kitty brand, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.