MUMBAI, July 28: Indian pay-TV revenues are expected to rise to $12.3 billion in 2018, reflecting an 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), increasing to $16.4 billion in 2023, according to new research from Media Partners Asia.
LONDON, July 28: Sky has invested a further $400,000 in Jaunt, a video start-up specializing in cinematic virtual reality.
LONDON, July 28: Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have aligned with Endemol UK to set up a new production outfit, House of Tomorrow, which will produce dramas, comedies and feature films.
LOS ANGELES, July 28: Former Alaska governor and one-time U.S. VP candidate Sarah Palin has launched her own subscription-based online video network, the Sarah Palin Channel.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 28: Netflix has picked up the streaming rights for the feature-length documentary Virunga, which follows a team of park rangers in the Congo who are fighting against gorilla poaching, corruption and war.
SAN DIEGO, July 28: FOX International Channels (FIC) is delivering the fifth season of The Walking Dead to global audiences within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast.
LONDON, July 28: The second season of Fargo, a miniseries from MGM Television and FX Productions, has been given a slot on Channel 4 in the U.K.
NEW YORK, July 28: Ricardo Ehrsam, the head of format distribution at Televisa Internacional, tells us about the new markets opening up for format sales.
NEW YORK, July 28: AMC has greenlit a pilot for White City, a new geopolitical drama that is focused on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.
KIEV, July 28: FILM.UA and ABK Production are working on a new treatment of the series The Red Band Society for Channel One in Russia and STB in Ukraine to air in 2015.
BURBANK, July 28: Both Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. are slated for second seasons, set to debut on Disney XD this fall.
SANTA MONICA, July 28: The new drama Manhattan, which debuted last night on WGN America, is headed to Hulu Plus, where it will be streaming exclusively the day after its linear broadcast.
NEW YORK, July 28: The Comedy Central series Drunk History and Nathan for You have each been renewed for third seasons.
ATLANTA, July 28: Cartoon Network has given new-season orders to five of its original animated shows, including recent Emmy nominees Adventure Time and Regular Show.
AUSTIN/HONG KONG, July 28: El Rey Network has signed a long-term programming deal with Celestial Pictures to gain access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers library.
LONDON, July 28: Amazon has launched its third original children’s series, releasing the first seven episodes of the live-action show Annedroids for streaming on Prime Instant Video.
LOS ANGELES, July 28: MarVista Entertainment has taken on distribution for two new Hallmark Channel original movies, When Sparks Fly and The Nine Lives of Christmas.
SAN DIEGO, July 28: CBS Consumer Products and the book imprint Poppy are releasing a full-length novel based on The CW's hit original series Reign.
MUNICH, July 28: Red Arrow International has hired Amelie von Kienlin as its new VP of scripted acquisitions, reporting to Irina Ignatiew, the company's co-MD and head of global scripted distribution.
LONDON, July 25: BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion ($8.3 billion) in cash to purchase 21st Century Fox’s 100-percent stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4-percent interest in Sky Deutschland.
PARIS, July 25: In its second quarter, France's TF1 posted an operating loss of 30 million euros ($40.35 million) compared to Q2 2013, due primarily to costs associated with airing the FIFA World Cup.
SYDNEY, July 25: According to new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), free-TV broadcasters in Australia continue to exceed their required levels of programming home-grown content.
NEW YORK, July 25: The digital edition of TV Brasil for ABTA is now online, featuring a report on original programming for pay TV and interviews with Tuner’s Anthony Doyle and FOX International Channels’ Gustavo Leme.
LONDON, July 25: Following outcry from fans to bring back The Walking Dead, Channel 5 is set to air the fourth season of the zombie drama on its 5* diginet.
SAN DIEGO, July 25: The pilot for the TV adaptation of Outcast, which Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is developing with FOX International Channels (FIC), has moved into production at Cinemax.
SAN DIEGO, July 25: MTV has greenlit Teen Wolf for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season.
LONDON, July 25: CAKE principals Edward Galton and Tom van Waveren are purchasing the 51-percent stake in the company that was previously held by Zinkia.
TEL AVIV, July 25: The Israeli outfit Rubicon Business Group has established a TV Format Fund, with plans to invest $55 million in the development and production of formats.
HALIFAX, July 25: DHX Media has received final approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to acquire Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior from Bell Media.
OTTAWA, July 25: CBC is teaming up with CineCoup Media and Just For Laughs Television to launch the CBC ComedyCoup, a digital comedy accelerator.