LONDON, July 6: The BBC has been ordered to take on the cost of providing free television licenses for those over the age of 75, a process that will be phased in from 2018-19 and fully implemented by 2020-21.
PARIS, July 6: Adam Crozier, the chief executive of ITV plc, is lined up to deliver the Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM.
PARIS, July 6: CANAL+ Group has elevated Maxime Saada, currently executive VP and head of pay TV, to the role of CEO, replacing Rodolphe Belmer.
MOSCOW, July 6: Modern Times Group (MTG) has received an offer from UTH Russia for the purchase of a 75 percent stake in CTC Media.
DUBLIN, July 6: Liberty Global's UPC Ireland has entered into an agreement with Doughty Hanson to acquire the commercial broadcaster TV3.
SYDNEY, July 6: BBC Worldwide titles are joining Presto’s SVOD service, with a package featuring nearly 100 hours of documentaries from BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
TORONTO, July 6: Canada's CTV is set to air a sampling of shows from the specialty channels Space and Bravo as part of its summer lineup, among them Orphan Black and Bitten.
NEW YORK, July 6: Eli Uzan, the CEO of Screenz, talks to World Screen Newsflash about how the company has been developing second-screen products and cross-media formats with a slew of leading broadcasters and production companies around the world.
SILVER SPRING, July 6: RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn has secured the digital distribution rights in North America for the sci-fi drama Humans.
LONDON, July 6: Channel 5 has commissioned Winnie and Wilbur, a new book-based animated show that is slated to begin airing during the network's Milkshake! programming block.
AMSTERDAM/PARIS/LONDON, July 6: Endemol Shine Group’s game show Pointless has been commissioned in France and the Netherlands.
SINGAPORE, July 6: RTL CBS Entertainment HD is bringing The Late Late Show with James Corden to Asia, beginning August 3 at 11:45 p.m.
LONDON/PARIS, July 6: BBC Worldwide France has signed on to produce an adaptation of Raise the Roof Productions' interior design format Fill Your House for Free for France 2.
PARIS/LOS ANGELES, July 6: Prime Entertainment Group has sold 148 hours of content to pan-African channel Telesud.
SYDNEY, July 6: Production has begun in Melbourne on Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, a feature-length movie based on ABC3’s children’s drama Nowhere Boys.
DUNEDIN, July 6: A second season of NHNZ's blue-chip wildlife series Our Big Blue Backyard is now in production for broadcast next year.
BREDA, July 6: Studio 100 Film has inked a deal that sees Primal Screen secure all rights for the Maya the Bee movie in the U.K., Republic of Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
HONG KONG, July 6: National Geographic Channel (NGC) has partnered with the Emirates airline on an integrated marketing campaign titled Be There.
SANTA MONICA, July 6: Nickelodeon is set to launch tonight its latest live-action series, the daily scripted show Talia in the Kitchen.
SYDNEY, July 6: BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has appointed Tim Christlieb as the company's director of channels.
LONDON, July 2: Director-General Tony Hall has announced a set of changes to the structure and organization of the BBC that will result in the loss of more than 1,000 jobs, as it tries to compensate for its £150 million ($234.3 million) license-fee deficit.
LONDON, July 2: In its third review of public service TV broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has raised concerns regarding the decreased spending on first-run U.K. children's programs and dramas.
LONDON, July 2: OTT TV and video revenues in Western Europe are set to increase by $9 billion between 2014 and 2020, with the U.K. as the largest contributor.
NEW YORK, July 2: Carlos Henrique Schroder, the CEO of Globo, shares with World Screen Newsflash why hosting the International Emmys’ Academy Day in Rio was important for the Brazilian media giant.
NEW YORK, July 2: U.S. Latino media giant Univision Holdings, which operates the highly successful Spanish-language network Univision, has begun the process of taking its stock public just at it strengthens its relationship with Mexico's Grupo Televisa.
ALBUQUERQUE, July 2: After being dropped by NBC, the Donald Trump co-owned Miss USA pageant has scored a new broadcast partner in Reelz.
KNOXVILLE, July 2: Scripps Networks Interactive has officially closed its agreement to acquire a 52.7 percent interest in Poland’s TVN from ITI and CANAL+ Group.
NEW YORK, July 2: Lifetime Movie Club is a brand-new direct-to-consumer subscription service that provides commercial-free access to the network's library of original movies.
LOS ANGELES, July 2: Anthony Anderson is hosting ABC's newly reimagined version of the classic game show To Tell the Truth, which will feature Betty White and NeNe Leakes as panelists.
MUNICH, July 2: The supervisory board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media has extended the contract of CEO Thomas Ebeling, who has held the post since March 2009.
UNIVERSAL CITY, July 2: NBC is bringing back the variety series I Can Do That for a second season.
NEW YORK, July 2: Laurence Fishburne has been cast to star as Alex Haley in the A+E Networks scripted event series Roots, which will simulcast on HISTORY, A&E and Lifetime.
LONDON, July 2: Zodiak Kids has scored a development deal with Britt Allcroft Productions that will see the creation of a new animated series based on the characters from Magic Adventures of Mumfie.
MIAMI, July 2: Next week, the series Law & Order and Law & Order: Los Angeles are set to premiere in Spanish on U.S. Latino network NBC Universo.
HILVERSUM, July 2: Talpa's new family-oriented format The Puppet Show has landed its first international adaptation, with a commission from TF1 in France.
NEW YORK, July 2: USA Network has ordered a sixth season of the original drama Suits, which will have 16 new episodes.
LONDON, July 2: Disney Channel U.K. and Ireland has given the go-ahead to Access All Areas, a new live-action music and entertainment series.
AMSTERDAM/LONDON, July 2: Endemol Shine Group has tapped Marina Williams, formerly CEO of Central and Eastern Europe and MENA regions, to serve as COO of international operations.
SILVER SPRING, July 2: The BAFTA-winning British comedy Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Toby Jones (Captain America), is slated to make its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV this summer.
SEATTLE, July 2: The second season of Amazon’s original kids’ series Annedroids has launched for Amazon Prime Members in the U.S. and U.K.
SINGAPORE, July 2: Bomanbridge Media has secured the rights to license the game-show format The 20 Little Piggy Banks for Asia.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2: Later this month, Nat Geo WILD is set to begin airing new specials as part of Destination Wild, a Sunday night programming block focused on various types of wildlife.
SYDNEY/VANCOUVER, July 2: The animated comedy series Pirate Express, made by Sticky Pictures and Atomic Cartoons, is slated to make its Australian premiere on GO! this weekend.
SILVER SPRING, July 2: Discovery Life Channel is set to air next month an exclusive interview with the family of Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, conjoined twins who spent the first ten months of their lives fused together from the ribcage down.
SANTA MONICA, July 2: Ovation TV has snapped up the U.S. broadcast rights for a number of documentaries and shows from Orange Smarty, Red Arrow International and Nordic World.