CANNES, October 16: The 30th edition of MIPCOM hosted a record 13,700 delegates, hailing from 112 countries, according to Reed MIDEM.
CANNES, October 16: At MIPCOM’s Acquisition Superpanel: What Do Buyers Want? session moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati, leading programmers from ITV, SundanceTV, Globo and the new Australian SVOD service StreamCo offered up valuable insight into their content wish lists, windowing and more.
NEW YORK, October 16: CBS Corporation has launched a new digital SVOD and live streaming service for the CBS Television Network.
STOCKHOLM, October 16: Modern Times Group (MTG) has entered a digital-business alliance with various other European media companies, including Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, the U.K.’s Channel 4 and France’s TF1.
LONDON, October 16: The British TV provider TalkTalk has secured a deal with NBCUniversal to bring a range of U.S. box sets, featuring series such as Suits, Grimm and 30 Rock, to customers.
LONDON, October 16: FOX International Channels' global launch of the fifth season of The Walking Dead achieved a 45 percent ratings increase over the previous season.
CANNES, October 16: Bell Media, Highway Entertainment and producer Mark Burnett’s joint venture United Artists Media Group have partnered to create new TV formats for Canadian and international audiences.
BURBANK, October 16: Neil Patrick Harris, who can currently be seen starring opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the box-office hit Gone Girl, is set to host the 87th Oscars, which will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015.
LOS ANGELES, October 16: MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) is set to debut two comedy features next month across several digital platforms.
CANNES, October 16: SBS in Australia and Discovery Asia have picked up the factual special Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, which is distributed by Red Arrow International.
LOS ANGELES, October 16: The SVOD service Feeln is remaking the beloved '80s classic series Rainbow Brite as a limited-run event, featuring the voices of Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald.
VIENNA, October 16: Austria’s ORF, Iranian media company IRIB and Interspot Film have teamed up to co-produce the wildlife doc Wild Iran: The Desert Phantom.
CALGARY, October 16: The finalists for this year's Shaw Rocket Prize, which aims to recognize and reward leaders in quality children’s television and digital media production in Canada, include 9 Story's Peg + Cat and Breakthrough's Rocket Monkeys.
HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH, October 16: m4e has reached a cooperation and co-production agreement with BASTEI Media regarding the new CGI series Wissper.
LOS ANGELES/SEATTLE, October 16: The French-language TV5MONDE USA has renewed its partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival's (SIFF) French Cinema Now Festival.
SYDNEY, October 16: Discovery Kids has acquired the sixth season of Kitchen Whiz, a cooking show aimed at children, for broadcast on the channel's pan-Asia feeds.
SILVER SPRING, October 16: RLJ Entertainment has hired PBS Digital Studios co-founder Matt Graham as its VP of North American streaming service Acorn TV.
MUNICH, October 16: A recently released hard-cover book, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic Peanuts Halloween special, which first aired in 1966.
CANNES, October 15: This afternoon in Cannes, ITV's Sasha Breslau, TV Globo's Paulo Mendes, Nine's Les Sampson and SundanceTV's Christian Vesper received the 2014 World Screen Content Trendsetter Awards, presented in partnership with Reed MIDEM.
CANNES, October 15: David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, discussed the NCIS and CSI franchises, limited series and procedurals versus serialized storytelling in their MIPCOM session, moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati.
NEW YORK, October 15: HBO will begin offering a stand-alone OTT streaming service in the U.S. in 2015, Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO, announced at a Time Warner investor meeting today.
CANNES, October 15: The first-ever World Screen Format Trendsetter Awards were presented today in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM, to Bell Media's Phil King, TV 2 Danmark's Anette Romer, MTG's Merrily Ross and Keshet's Ran Telem.
CANNES, October 15: Radio-Canada and FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales have signed an output agreement that will expose the latter company's catalogue of National Geographic productions to further viewers, including Canadian teachers and students.
LOS ANGELES, October 15: Entertainment One (eOne) Television has signed up Shaw Media in Canada and TF1 in France to develop and produce the series Ransom.
CANNES, October 15: RTL Netherlands has picked up the Belgian version of the comedy series Safety First from Red Arrow International.
CANNES, October 15: At a signing ceremony this morning between Reed MIDEM and the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Turkey was named as the 2015 MIPCOM Country of Honour.
SINGAPORE, October 15: The 12th season of the Emmy-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show, from the Warner Bros. International Television Distribution catalogue, is slated to premiere on Lifetime Asia with the same-day telecast as the U.S.
CANNES, October 15: FremantleMedia Latin America (FMLA) and 360Powwow have entered into a strategic partnership for the development of original Spanish-language content for the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.
NEW YORK, October 15: From blue-chip specials to long-running series, the wildlife genre is a hot commodity.
CANNES, October 15: FremantleMedia International has secured sales with broadcasters in the Asia Pacific for The Art Of, an original series from Ovation Studios.
CANNES, October 15: Janson Media and ARTE Sales are delivering ARTE documentary films to the Hulu.com and Hulu Plus digital platforms in the U.S.
LONDON/NEW YORK, October 15: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed international format deals for two titles, Are You the One? and Felt.
TORONTO/NEW YORK, October 15: The Banff World Media Festival is honoring A+E Networks as the Company of Distinction at its 2015 event.
CANNES, October 15: In the last year, FremantleMedia has placed 25 formats, including the entertainment hit Got Talent, in seven different Asian markets.
JAKARTA, October 15: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has tied up with Karsa Group's FORTE to expand the reach of MTV in Indonesia, adding an additional 12 million households to the channel's footprint.
CANNES, October 15: RLJ Entertainment (RLJE) has licensed the British drama The Missing from all3media international and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell from Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
MUNICH, October 15: Global Screen has sold the format rights for the hit German music-themed program The Ultimate Chart Show in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Croatia.
CANNES, October 15: Peace Point Rights has renewed a distribution deal with Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media that will cover the entire Asian region.
CANNES, October 15: This week at MIPCOM, Cisneros Media Distribution is presenting Xtreme Reality Clips (XRC), which features intense footage from thousands of scenes captured by RMG News.
CANNES, October 15: Singapore-based distributor Hub Media Group and Mexican content format producer BluePrint have inked an output agreement to distribute and produce new content in Asia.
CANNES, October 15: At this week's market, Azteca, Astro and Global Station presented the first look at and first episode of A Love to Remember, the hit Mexican telenovela adapted for the Asian market.
ISMANING, October 15: Saban Brands' Digimon Fusion, which is the sixth installment of the anime franchise, is making its German free-TV premiere on November 10 on YEP! on ProSieben MAXX.
LONDON/CANNES, October 15: Sprout in the U.S. and French network France 5 have picked up Pesky Productions' preschool property Boj.
CALGARY, October 15: A Parent Media Co. (APMC) and Earthtree Media have revealed that the first two seasons of the Learn to Draw series and the one-minute Learn to Draw Minis are slated to launch on SVOD service Kidoodle.TV in the U.S. and Canada.
CANNES, October 14: In an interview with World Screen’s Anna Carugati on the stage of the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM today, Disney’s Anne Sweeney discussed the importance of live events, social-media interactions with audiences and the company’s WATCH apps.