CANNES, April 16: Reed MIDEM has reported attendance of 11,000 delegates for this edition of MIPTV, which wraps today, on par with the figures from the 2014 event.
LOS GATOS, April 16: Netflix topped the 60 million global subscriber mark in Q1 2015, with U.S. streaming members rising above 40 million and international customers increasing to more than 20 million.
LONDON, April 16: David Flynn, Endemol UK's chief creative officer, is planning to leave the company this summer.
SEATTLE, April 16: Tomorrow, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video will offer all episodes of the first season of BBC America’s Orphan Black at no cost.
NEW YORK, April 16: Elizabeth Guider explores what’s in store for distribution companies in a world of new windows and new screens.
ATHENS, April 16: Many of the entertainment winners for this year's Peabody Awards are productions led by strong, multidimensional female characters, including The Honorable Woman, which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal.
LOS GATOS, April 16: A third season of the hit series Orange Is the New Black is scheduled to launch exclusively on Netflix this June, and a fourth has just been ordered.
TEL AVIV, April 16: Dori Media Group has sold its romantic-comedy format Date Blind (Ciega a Citas) into Russia, where a local version is set to air on the Russia 1 network as part of the 2015-16 TV season.
HALIFAX, April 16: DHX Media is phasing out the Disney branding on its specialty channels, rebranding them under the Family Channel umbrella.
TORONTO, April 16: Corus Entertainment is bringing Disney Channel to Canada for the first time, as part of a wide-ranging agreement signed between the two companies.
TEL AVIV/CANNES, April 16: Armoza Formats has signed two new agreements in Africa involving the reality dating format Love Lab and the factual-entertainment format The Package.
SÃO PAULO, April 16: South Korean media group EPG has licensed Merciless, a psychological thriller series, from Globo.
MUNICH/SALZBURG, April 16: Production has begun in Germany on The Trapp Family: A Life of Music, a film about the real-life clan that inspired The Sound of Music.
LONDON/MUNICH, April 16: STV Productions and Red Arrow Entertainment Group are collaborating on the co-production of two episodes of The Lost Supper, a new factual format.
LONDON, April 16: Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA has commissioned more Baggage Battles for Travel Channel and the new series Jenny & Reza's Fabulous Food Academy for Food Network.
CANNES, April 16: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific clinched at MIPTV two factual series from TCB Media Rights, Wicked Inventions and What on Earth?
HILVERSUM, April 16: The Big Picture, a connected game-show format from the Talpa Global catalogue, has been picked up in Thailand.
SEOUL, April 16: CJ E&M's Digital Studio has entered into a partnership with YGKPLUS, a subsidiary company of the K-pop agency YG Entertainment, and production house Story Plant to co-produce a web drama, We Broke Up.
CANNES, April 16: Popcornflix, an ad-supported streaming service of Screen Media Ventures, has become available in 36 new territories, including in Latin America and the Middle East.
MIAMI, April 16: The Spanish-language U.S. broadcaster Vme TV has acquired 75 hours of nature-focused educational programming from Off the Fence.
CANNES, April 16: Global Screen secured a number of deals at MIPTV this week, with particularly strong interest in its new dramas Naked Among Wolves and A Dangerous Fortune.
BURBANK, April 16: The BBC's sci-fi drama Doctor Who is headed to Disney XD, with the channel picking up seasons two through four.
CANNES/ACCRA, April 16: Eight channels from SPI International's FilmBox portfolio are gaining carriage on Crystal TV, Ghana's first private broadcaster.
CANNES, April 16: Two comedies from the Canadian production outfit Attraction Images have sold into France and Slovakia, where they will be locally adapted.
LOS ANGELES, April 16: Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has picked up the inflight entertainment rights for Angry Birds, the mobile gaming franchise from Rovio Entertainment.
BURBANK, April 16: Disney Junior has ordered fourth seasons of the popular animated programs Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins.
TORONTO, April 16: The new live-action comedy Game On, featuring comedians Samantha Bee and Jonathan Torrens, is scheduled to premiere on Canada's YTV on May 4.
CANNES, April 16: Animal Atlas, a popular wildlife series from the Cisneros Media Distribution catalogue, is now entering its 11th season.
CANNES, April 15: Canal+ Group's streaming service CANALPLAY is launching Maker On Demand, a new offering delivering access to short-form content from Disney-owned Maker Studios.
BEVERLY HILLS, April 15: Netflix is collaborating with Planet Earth exec producers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey for an eight-part natural-history series, Our Planet.
NEW YORK, April 15: The entertainment, media and communications segment has been the industry most impacted by the "sharing economy," PwC US reports in its new Consumer Intelligence Series, with users eagerly sharing content and account access.
CANNES, April 15: Discovery Canada has placed an order for its first original scripted series, Frontier, which comes from Republic of Doyle producer Take the Shot Productions.
STOCKHOLM, April 15: Modern Times Group (MTG) has landed the rights to air all matches from the UEFA Champions League in Finland for three years on Viaplay and Viasat Sport Finland.
ENGLEWOOD, April 15: DISH has become the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer the whole-home Netflix experience, having made the internet TV network available on Hopper’s Joey units.
CANNES, April 15: Several titles from ZDF Enterprises' (ZDFE) ZDFE.drama catalogue have been picked up by Benelux's Lumière, including the second season of Arne Dahl.
CANNES, April 15: BOOM!, a game-show format from Keshet International’s catalogue, has been sold to Bayon Radio and Television Cambodia and America TV Peru.
TEL AVIV/CANNES, April 15: Banijay’s Nordisk Film has snapped up the rights for Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment show I Can Do That! in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
CANNES, April 15: Grupo Secuoya’s format Something to Celebrate has been optioned by Endemol Shine in Italy, as well as by Paradigm Agency in the U.S. for Le Train Train and Warner Bros.
CANNES, April 15: Networks across the globe are seeking out reality shows that help audiences improve their lives.
LONDON, April 15: The Secret Life of Boys, an interactive sitcom from Zodiak Kids Studios, has been commissioned by CBBC in the U.K. and ABC3 in Australia.
BURBANK, April 15: Next February, the mega blockbuster Frozen is due to debut across several channels in the Disney/ABC Television Group bouquet.
VIENNA/CANNES, April 15: ORF and CCTV10 came together in Cannes to celebrate the start of production on the new three-part blue-chip wildlife series Sky River of the Himalayas.
TORONTO, April 15: Breakthrough Entertainment has kicked off production on Science Max Interactive, the website and mobile app for TVOKids’ upcoming series Science Max: Experiments at Large.
CANNES, April 15: Star China has acquired the rights for the MBC hit format Infinite Challenge, marking the company’s foray into the factual-entertainment and reality genres.
NEW YORK, April 15: Frederator has picked up two preschool series from South Korea’s Gangwon Information & Multimedia Corporation (GIMC), Cloud Bread and Pom Pom & Friends.