LOS ANGELES, December 12: There were several surprises among the nominees for the 2014 Golden Globes, with past winners Homeland and Mad Men noticeably absent from the roster, and newcomers like Netflix scoring several nods.
LONDON, December 12: New figures from Ofcom find that premium TV subscriptions are more expensive in the U.K., averaging £66, which is twice as much as the cheapest nation surveyed.
UTRECHT, December 12: Ziggo has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Liberty Global regarding a potential acquisition offer.
LONDON, December 12: ID Xtra is a brand-new channel from Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), focused on mystery and suspense programming with a female skew.
LOS ANGELES, December 12: FX has given a series order to Tyrant, a drama from Homeland creator Gideon Raff.
NEW YORK, December 12: A+E Networks' Bio channel is being rebranded as FYI, positioned as a contemporary lifestyle network.
LONDON, December 12: NBCUniversal International Television Production is launching a dedicated unscripted development unit, which will be overseen by David Mortimer as senior VP of factual and entertainment.
NEW YORK, December 12: As head of entertainment at the U.K.'s Channel 4, Justin Gorman is constantly on the lookout for programs that create buzz and attract viewers.
LOS ANGELES, December 12: The Showtime comedy Episodes, which stars Matt LeBlanc, has been renewed for a fourth season.
TEL AVIV, December 12: Keshet International has sold the broadcasting rights for seasons one and two of Prisoners of War and the first season of Deal With It to Globosat in Brazil.
ISTANBUL, December 12: Global Agency's new talent format Keep Your Light Shining is being adapted in China by Zhejiang TV, marking the first international version.
SILVER SPRING, December 12: Velocity is kicking off a new programming block, Cars and Coffee, which is scheduled to air on weekday mornings.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has given the go-ahead to a handful of productions, including the six-part series Time Scanners, from its worldwide content hub in London.
LONDON, December 12: Break the Safe, a National Lottery quiz show from FremantleMedia UK's Thames Scotland, is slated to return to BBC One on Saturday nights.
HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, December 12: DHX Media has sold a range of kids' programming for free TV, on demand and home entertainment to broadcasters across Asia.
PARIS, December 12: TV France International has recognized the exporters of the best-selling French program of the past year in the categories of animation, documentary and fiction with the 10th Export Awards.
LONDON, December 12: MTV UK is set to air a new relationship-centered reality show next spring before broadcasting it internationally to more than 60 branded channels.
LONDON, December 12: The comedy series That Awkward Moment, which originated in Belgium, has been licensed to WDR in Germany and SBS6 in the Netherlands, along with ITV Studios optioning the format rights for an Australian adaptation.
LONDON, December 12: Entertainment One (eOne) has made a new broadcast agreement and a slew of licensing deals for the popular animated property Peppa Pig in Latin America.
LONDON, December 12: This Christmas, BBC Two is set to air Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, a New Adventures stage production that was filmed at the Bristol Hippodrome in the U.K. earlier this year.
CULVER CITY, December 12: The multi-platform entertainment network Crackle is now being offered on Apple TV, which is the first platform to feature Crackle content in high definition.
SYDNEY, December 12: SLR Productions has unveiled that the flash-animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is headed to ABC TV in Australia.
BURBANK, December 12: Tom Ascheim, who previously served as executive VP and general manager of Nickelodeon Television and CEO of Newsweek, has been tapped as the new president of ABC Family.
LOS ANGELES, December 12: Ronan Keating, a singer/songwriter/actor from the U.K., has joined the voice cast of Postman Pat: The Movie, which is due to hit theaters in the country on Friday, May 23, 2014.
NEW YORK, December 12: Pivot, Participant Media’s network focused on Millennials, has added two new members to its executive team.
LOS ANGELES, December 11: Breaking Bad scored four nominations for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, followed by 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Modern Family with three nods each.
LONDON, December 11: FremantleMedia has divided the role of CEO for its Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking operations in the Americas, between Daniela Busoli and Adrián Santucho.
NEW YORK/ROME, December 11: Following an announcement earlier this week regarding the creation of A+E Networks Italy, Sherin Salvetti has been appointed as managing director of the new Rome-based operation.
UNIVERSAL CITY, December 11: NBC has greenlit the four-hour mini-series Rosemary's Baby, based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted into a feature film by director Roman Polanski.
LONDON, December 11: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has renewed its multi-year output agreement with Seven in Australia, which has already acquired the second season of Mr. Selfridge, among other titles, through the pact.