NEW YORK, October 20: Last week’s MIPCOM market saw quite a lot of business generated within the formats industry.
LOS ANGELES, October 20: FOX has given a straight-to-series order for the comedy/horror anthology series Scream Queens, which comes from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, executive producers of Glee and American Horror Story.
TORONTO, October 20: City, Netflix and the Canadian SVOD service shomi have entered into a landmark partnership for the creation of the new drama series Between.
CANNES, October 20: Leading format programmers representing CTV, TV 2 Danmark, Modern Times Group and Keshet Broadcasting took part in a lively debate at MIPCOM about trends in the business, including their views on a lack of innovation in the sector, the need for flexibility in adaptations and the role of interactivity.
PARIS/WARSAW, October 20: CANAL+ Group and ITI Group have said they are considering offloading their 51-percent stake in Poland's TVN Group.
EL SEGUNDO, October 20: Following the recent premiere of Kingdom on Audience Network, DIRECTV has ordered an additional 20 episodes of the drama series, which comes from creator Byron Balasco (Detroit 1-8-7) and Endemol Studios (Hell on Wheels, Low Winter Sun, Red Widow).
BEVERLY HILLS, October 20: Netflix is teaming up with actor, producer and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio as well as the production company Appian Way Productions for the original documentary Virunga.
NEW YORK, October 20: BBC America is teaming up with BBC Two and Working Title Television for the co-production of London Spy, an emotional thriller miniseries created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith.
PAWTUCKET, October 20: Hasbro reported gains in all of its major operating segments in the third quarter, with revenues rising 7 percent to $1.47 billion and net earnings increasing by 43 percent to $180.5 million.
TEL AVIV, October 20: Keshet International has secured new sales and renewals for Master Class, a successful children's singing format featuring contestants between the ages of 8 and 14.
SILVER SPRING, October 20: Discovery Networks International has commissioned the dating docuseries Too Ugly for Love? from betty for broadcast on TLC Entertainment in South Africa and other lifestyle channels around the globe.
STOCKHOLM/HONG KONG, October 20: The popular Finnish format Comedy Combat, from the Eccho Rights catalogue, is to be produced by 3C for a local broadcaster in China.
MUNICH, October 20: Sony's AXN Central Europe has snapped up the pay-TV rights for the first two seasons of Falco from Red Arrow International for broadcast in 15 Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) territories, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20: Nat Geo WILD has slated the launch of its fifth annual Big Cat Week for late November.
SINGAPORE, October 20: Turner Broadcasting's new channel Oh!K, which features Korean dramas and variety shows from MBC, is being offered in Singapore through StarHub TV.
TEL AVIV, October 20: Mexican broadcaster Azteca has signed up for Armoza Formats’ I Can Do That!, in partnership with FremantleMedia Mexico.
SEOUL, October 20: CJ E&M has licensed The Genius Game, a social reality game-show format, to FremantleMedia France, which is handling the rights for French-speaking territories.
LONDON, October 20: Zodiak Rights has inked a deal for the format Back to School: The Big Class Reunion in Egypt, while Germany’s RTL has recommissioned the title for a second run.
LOS ANGELES, October 20: Electus International has closed deals for two titles, selling Food Fighters to Mexico’s Azteca and The Raft to National Geographic in the U.S.
HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH, October 20: m4e has signed an option agreement with Atlantyca IP Agency for the TV and licensing rights to the hit book series Me, Mum & Mystery.
VIENNA, October 20: ORF-Enterprise has sold several of its UNIVERSUM strand documentaries to a range of broadcasters, including a pre-buy from France’s ARTE for Lionsrock.
BOGOTÁ, October 20: The UniMás network in the U.S. has picked up the drama Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord, produced by Caracol Televisión and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional.
LONDON, October 20: The BBC is due to release an online game based on the hit show Doctor Who featuring the voice of Peter Capaldi, who plays the character’s latest incarnation.
LONDON, October 20: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has signed a multi-territory, multiyear distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living.
ISMANING, October 20: 4K Media has sold the third season of the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL into Germany, where it will air on ProSieben MAXX’s YEP! block starting December.
MADRID, October 20: Imagina International Sales has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for Black Forest, a thriller produced by Voz Audiovisual for Televisión de Galicia.
PARIS, October 20: France’s Lagardère Active has picked up the boys’ action-adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles from Platinum Films, with plans to air it on its pay and free-to-air dedicated kids’ channels Canal J and Gulli.
CANNES, October 20: Two seasons of the Russian children’s show Alisa Knows What to Do! have been picked up by various broadcasters around the world for a 2015 launch.
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.
LOS ANGELES, October 16: MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) is set to debut two comedy features next month across several digital platforms.
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.
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.