David Haslingden tells TV Real about the independent-but-coordinated approach in place for his production outfits, and about his brand-new channels business, with the kids’ network ZooMoo making its way across the globe.
NEW YORK, November 25: The December/Asia TV Forum digital editions of World Screen, TV AsiaPac and TV Listings are now available.
NEW YORK, November 25: At last night's 42nd International Emmy Awards, the U.K.'s Utopia won for best drama series, marking one in a trio of wins for British TV productions.
SINGAPORE, November 25: Tencent Video has become the exclusive online partner for HBO in China, delivering dramas such as Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire alongside a host of movies.
NEW YORK, November 25: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have been confirmed as cast members of the highly anticipated second season of the HBO drama True Detective, starring alongside the previously announced leads Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.
BURBANK, November 25: The freshman comedy Cristela has been given a full-season order by ABC, bringing the show to 22 episodes.
LOS ANGELES, November 25: Sierra/Engine has lined up multiple international broadcasters for the limited drama series Crossbones, which stars John Malkovich as the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
NEW YORK, November 25: Asian distributors are seeing increased interest in their drama series across the region and around the world.
LONDON, November 25: Endemol has entered into an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with the U.K. producer Amber Television, a move which sees the two jointly developing and financing a new slate of scripted projects.
TEL AVIV/SÃO PAULO, November 25: Armoza Formats has licensed the remake rights for the drama series Allenby to TNT Brazil, with the commission marking the broadcaster's first large-scale original Brazilian production.
SILVER SPRING, November 25: The new season of the popular British series Foyle's War is slated to exclusively premiere on RLJ Entertainment's British TV streaming service Acorn TV in North America.
LONDON, November 25: The BBC has placed a multi-series order for the game show Pointless, greenlighting 38 episodes of Pointless Celebrities for BBC One and 110 episodes of Pointless for BBC Daytime.
SILVER SPRING, November 25: Early next year, Discovery Life Channel is due to debut The Mistress, a tentatively titled new series about extramarital affairs that is being sold by Beyond Distribution.
LONDON, November 25: Twofour Rights has sold more than 60 hours of programming into Australia and New Zealand, including two titles starring U.K. hotelier Alex Polizzi.
LONDON, November 25: PULS 2 in Poland has begun airing the sixth season of Rainbow's hit animated series Winx Club.
SINGAPORE, November 25: Bomanbridge Media has sealed a deal to exclusively represent Earthtree Media’s kids’ catalogue for all of Asia, with the exception of Korea.
LONDON, November 25: Zodiak Rights is establishing a sales base in Scandinavia with the hire of Ole Steen Stolberg, who joins in January and will be based within Mastiff Denmark’s offices in Copenhagen.
TORONTO, November 25: The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group have announced new licensing activity for the animated adventure show Wild Kratts, which was recently renewed for a fourth season on PBS Kids.
LONDON, November 25: Dee Smith, a former Bullseye TV and Discovery exec, has been appointed as the director of content for lifestyle sports and culture content creator Factory Media.
LONDON, November 25: Seasoned U.K. TV execs Darren Smith and Jack Cheshire have been appointed to the development team of producer/distributor DLT Entertainment, effective this month.
SYDNEY, November 24: A new research study from Australia's Network Ten has determined that social media conversations have a direct impact on TV viewing, with half of the people who report using social media each day saying it influences the programs they watch.
LONDON, November 24: ITV Studios is set to produce a new ten-part drama for ITV inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
BEVERLY HILLS, November 24: Netflix will be the exclusive home for the new comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, which was originally slated to premiere on NBC.
SYDNEY, November 24: Australia's ABC is expected to ax around 400 jobs, which is close to 10 percent of its workforce, in an effort to eliminate "potential redundancy" as the pubcaster faces serious budget cuts, according to Managing Director Mark Scott.
LONDON, November 24: Bear Grylls’ production company Bear Grylls Ventures has teamed up with the U.K. factual-content provider Barcroft Media to launch a new adventure-themed YouTube channel.
NEW YORK, November 24: Format distributors are upbeat about their AsiaPac businesses as they head into Asia TV Forum.
MUNICH/TORONTO, November 24: Bell Media has secured the rights for the crime series Bosch in Canada in a pact with Red Arrow International, while a separate deal with Lionsgate brings the drama Manhattan to its streaming SVOD service.
LONDON/ISTANBUL, November 24: Endemol Turkey is moving into scripted, with a slate of new drama commissions that includes projects for Star TV and ATV.
MUNICH, November 24: The drama series Lilyhammer, from the Red Arrow International catalogue, has been acquired by SVOD platform icflix for 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
PARIS, November 24: The French production house Kabo Family, which has produced a number of hit formats, is launching its own distribution unit, under the banner Kabo International.
LONDON, November 24: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the winners of its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, naming Cartoon Network as the channel of the year.
PARIS, November 24: FOX International Channels (FIC) has ordered the new English-language cooking show Baking Good Baking Bad, featuring healthy-eating guide Harry Eastwood.
SYDNEY, November 24: Escapade Media, which is celebrating its first anniversary, has snapped up the global rights for the MMA-themed reality series Wimp 2 Warrior.
LONDON, November 24: CBeebies has picked up the U.K. rights for Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Pootle All the Way, an extended episode of the book-based animated series Q Pootle 5.
LONDON, November 24: The educational channel English Club TV has launched in Morocco to Maroc Telecom subscribers and in the United Arab Emirates on the DU network.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: Kids’ VOD network Kabillion has launched on Cablevision’s Optimum TV platform, making the service available in more than 50 million U.S. homes.
LONDON, November 24: King Rollo Films and Koko Media have signed an animation development deal for Deer Little Forest, an original IP created by illustrator Jo Rose.
LONDON, November 24: Israeli financial firm TV Format Fund has appointed Dror Levy as its new manager of non-scripted content.
BRUSSELS, November 21: In time for World Television Day today, a number of research organizations and industry bodies have issued a joint study on second-screen usage among viewers across Europe, noting, "Television is the social medium."
NEW YORK, November 21: After losing its Supreme Court battle last June, the video streaming service Aereo has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.
SHANGHAI, November 21: The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to include television content development, movie co-production, content distribution and cooperation in marketing initiatives.
ENGLEWOOD/ATLANTA, November 21: Turner Broadcasting's CNN, Cartoon Network and truTV, among other channels, are back on DTH platform DISH Network after being pulled from the service last month.
NEW YORK, November 21: SundanceTV's Sarah Barnett has been named president and general manager of BBC America, with current chief Perry Simon moving into an exclusive production deal with BBC Worldwide North America.
TORONTO, November 21: Bell Media has ramped up the comedy offerings on its SVOD service launching later this year, announcing an exclusive Canadian streaming pact for Seinfeld.
SINGAPORE, November 21: Asia TV Forum has added another Chinese media heavyweight to its lineup for this December, with James Zhonglei Wang, the president of film and TV producer Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, set to deliver the opening keynote.