ENGLEWOOD, December 17: DISH is now the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix app into its set-top box, providing customers with instant access to hits such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards from the same platform they use to watch linear channels.
AMSTERDAM, December 17: Endemol Shine Group, which combines Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, has unveiled its first round of senior appointments, including tapping Cathy Payne to run its merged international distribution business.
NEW YORK, December 17: 21st Century Fox says it has reached a deal to acquire the video-advertising company true[X] media, whose client base includes the streaming platform DramaFever.
BEVERLY HILLS, December 17: The drama The Missing, which was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for best miniseries/TV movie, is going to have a sequel on Starz, with a new case, new characters and new location.
KNOXVILLE, December 17: Phillip Luff has been tapped to lead Scripps Networks Interactive's business in the U.K. and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as Jonathan Sichel transitions to a U.S.-based senior role.
LONDON, December 17: Following Damian Kavanagh’s appointment as the digital controller of BBC Three, Jo Street, currently the commissioning editor of daytime, will take on the role of acting controller for daytime.
SINGAPORE, December 17: There was record participation at Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore last week, with more than 4,800 delegates and deal activity topping the $250 million mark, according to organizer Reed Exhibitions.
BURBANK, December 17: ABC Family has added a new scripted drama series to its slate of originals, Recovery Road, based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson.
NEW YORK, December 17: Bolstering its TV Everywhere strategy, NBCUniversal is rolling out the authenticated Bravo Now and Telemundo Now services on Xbox One consoles.
SILVER SPRING, December 17: Bradley Siegel, currently the vice chairman of the UP network, has been appointed president of TV One, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
MUNICH, December 17: Red Arrow International has sold the first three seasons of the Norwegian drama series Lilyhammer to Sky Atlantic in Italy and Green Narae Media in South Korea.
NEW YORK, December 17: Giles Coren (Gordon Ramsay's The F Word), the restaurant critic of The London Times, is taking the spotlight in Million Dollar Critic, which is coming to BBC America in January 2015.
ATLANTA, December 17: Bounce TV is set to air back-to-back episodes of the series Roc, The Parent 'Hood, A Different World and The Hughleys.
TORONTO, December 17: ABC Spark, Corus Entertainment's network for Millennials, is slated to begin airing the scripted drama Recovery Road and the docuseries My Transparent Life.
NEW YORK, December 17: Asian broadcasters have been displaying a stronger-than-ever appetite for factual titles, a hunger that Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media seeks to satisfy through its broad-ranging catalogue, says company CEO Sonia Fleck.
HONG KONG, December 17: TV5MONDE has added 8 million homes to its Indian footprint with its new deal with DTH platform Airtel.
OXFORD, December 17: CBBC has commissioned Novel Entertainment to produce Cinemaniacs, a factual entertainment series meant to inspire young filmmakers.
MOSCOW, December 17: Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has announced that Olga Paskina is taking over as country manager for northeast Europe.
HELSINKI, December 17: A slew of presales have been secured for the Gigglebug preschool series, based on a popular line of apps.
ZAGREB, December 17: Pickbox.tv has inked a deal with Croatia's Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT) that sees the SVOD service now available on the IPTV platform MaxTV.
MOSCOW, December 17: Mexico's Televisión Metropolitana Canal 22 and Serbia's RTS have picked up Russia Television and Radio's Ekaterina.
ESPOO, December 17: Rovio Entertainment, which is behind the Angry Birds phenomenon, has another successful endeavor on its hands, with its ToonsTV mobile distribution channel now having amassed 4 billion views in 230 countries around the world.
NEW YORK, December 17: SPI International has added a variety of content from France's Ampersand to the DocuBox and FilmBox channel offerings.
LONDON, December 17: Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) has named Emma Morgan as its head of popular factual in an effort to move into broader factual programming.
NEW YORK, December 16: Nielsen Social analyzed Twitter TV activity around 72 weekly broadcast and cable series and has found that the majority of chatter takes place within the live viewing window.
SEATTLE, December 16: HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV and will soon also be accessible on the Fire TV Stick.
LONDON, December 16: Sharon White has been tapped as the new chief executive of Ofcom, replacing Ed Richards, who will step down at the end of December after leading the organization for eight years.
LONDON, December 16: Channel 4 has signed a multi-season deal for the U.S. comedy The Goldbergs, which will air on the youth-skewed digital channel E4.
NEW YORK, December 16: Logo TV and BBC Worldwide North America have signed a deal to co-produce the new Russell T Davies dramas Cucumber and Banana with the U.K.'s Channel 4.
NEW YORK, December 16: Bob DeBitetto, the president of brand strategy, business development and A+E Studios, and Sean Cohan, the executive VP of international for A+E Networks, talk to World Screen Newsflash about the company’s drama push.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 16: Nat Geo WILD has entered into a licensing pact with The Walt Disney Studios to air six Disneynature films, the first of which, Chimpanzee, will debut on January 11, 2015.
TORONTO, December 16: CTV's 2015 mid-season schedule will be led by five new series and several returning hits, including MasterChef Canada, Spun Out and Motive, as well as a handful of live events.
NEW YORK, December 16: WE tv is developing a new unscripted series that focuses on the stars of Spanish-language soaps, The Real Women of Telenovelas.
TEL AVIV, December 16: Armoza Formats has licensed its prime-time format The People's Choice to Brazil's Globo.
MIAMI, December 16: Cisneros Media is expanding and rebranding its Miami-based production facility, which will now operate under the name Cisneros Studios.
PARIS, December 16: Reed MIDEM is now accepting entries for the fifth edition of the MIPLab competition for video technology innovation.
SILVER SPRING, December 16: Next month, Discovery Life Channel (DLC), which is launching on the Discovery Fit & Health platform on January 15, is due to debut programming focused on life's unplanned moments.
TORONTO, December 16: Early next year, HISTORY Canada is slated to broadcast Dino Hunt Canada, a new original miniseries focused on the life and death of dinosaurs in the country.
MUNICH, December 16: Red Arrow International has licensed the medical drama series Remedy to new partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
LONDON, December 16: A local version of The Great Interior Design Challenge, a format from the all3media international catalogue, has been renewed in Denmark, while the second season of the original factual entertainment show is headed to Sweden.
PARIS, December 16: ZED has purchased 100 percent of the production company Docside, which is behind such projects as In the Name of Rome, Naturopolis and Napoleon: The Campaign of Russia.
PARIS, December 16: TV France International has selected the winners of the 11th Export Awards, which recognize the sales companies behind the best-selling French productions worldwide, this year honoring Xilam Animation, ARTE France and AB International Distribution.
MIAMI, December 16: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has named Larissa Zagustin as senior VP and general counsel for the company’s brands and businesses in Latin America, Canada and the U.S. Hispanic market.
NEW YORK, December 16: NBCUniversal has promoted Meara Abramson Valenzuela to senior VP of planning and strategy for Hispanic enterprises and content.
NEW YORK, December 16: Saban Brands has hired David Zolot, a seasoned corporate development and finance exec, for the newly created role of senior VP of corporate development.