NEW YORK, April 18: World Screen Newsflash takes a look at the deals that were struck in the children’s programming sector during the recent MIPTV.
NEW YORK, April 18: World Screen Newsflash examines how channels, pay-TV platforms and distributors are finding both pitfalls and rewards as they traverse Asia’s nonlinear content business.
PHILADELPHIA, April 18: Comcast's second annual week-long Xfinity Watchathon broke VOD records, and in the process helped to boost ratings for live airings of shows such as Game of Thrones.
HILVERSUM, April 18: Angola and Chile are the newest additions to the roster of countries that have licensed their own versions of the hit vocal talent competition The Voice.
LONDON, April 18: Pact, the trade association for the U.K.'s independent TV production companies, is launching a campaign to persuade the government of the benefits that would come from a tax break for children's television production in the country.
NEW YORK, April 18: A&E Network has commissioned a new nonfiction series about re-examined murder cases from exec producer Dick Wolf.
MIAMI, April 18: Telemundo is set to release a seven-part digital special linking the first and second seasons of its prime-time series The Lord of the Skies (El Señor de los Cielos), a cross-platform move that's a first for the company.
NEW YORK, April 18: A bevy of comedic luminaries are on board to headline Spike TV's One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles, among them David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Tracy Morgan.
LONDON, April 18: Channel 4 has ordered Stammer School, a tentatively titled new reality show, from Twofour.
SILVER SPRING, April 18: Marooned, a new original series led by survivalist Ed Stafford, is due to debut on Discovery Channel in the U.S. next week.
LOS ANGELES, April 18: A second season of Paternity Court with Lauren Lake, a U.S. nationally syndicated court show, is set to begin production in Atlanta this summer.
LONDON, April 18: The live-action family comedy See Dad Run is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.K. and Ireland early next month.
NEW YORK, April 18: Discovery Communications and Cupcake Digital have launched a dinosaur-themed app aimed at youngsters ages 5 and under as part of an ongoing partnership between the companies.
BALI, April 18: Rewind Networks is working closely with pay-TV operators across the Asia-Pacific region to bring HITS to their subscribers in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
BALI, April 18: PFC - O Canal do Futebol, a Globosat channel, airs more than 600 soccer games a year, including an array of big-name Brazilian matches such as the Brazilian Championship, the Brazil Cup and the State Championships.
NEW YORK, April 17: World Screen Newsflash takes a look at the trends and themes that were dominant throughout the week at MIPTV.
SYDNEY, April 17: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has secured a landmark deal to make its content more available in China through Shanghai Media Group.
PARIS, April 17: According to the market research company Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX), 86 percent of global respondents who watch TV indicate that they usually watch programming live, though streaming and downloading are becoming increasingly popular.
NEW YORK, April 17: The Millennial-targeted network Pivot is on board for the Sky Atlantic original Fortitude, along with having 11 projects in development from various production companies.
NEW YORK, April 17: Univision Communications has partnered with digital producer Bedrocket to launch Flama, an English-language OTT network aimed at young Latinos.
EL SEGUNDO, April 17: For the first quarter of 2014, Mattel has reported a net loss of $11.2 million, compared to last year's Q1 net income of $38.5 million.
SHERMAN OAKS, April 17: ITV Studios America has struck up an exclusive producer deal with Komixx Entertainment, which creates, produces and distributes entertainment for family audiences from preschool through tween and teen to young adult.
UNIVERSAL CITY, April 17: Wilshire Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, has inked two new overall deals for its development slate, with Stephanie Bloch Chambers (Chrisley Knows Best, Married to Jonas) and C. Russell Muth (DEA, Bordertown Laredo).
LOS ANGELES, April 17: MarVista Entertainment has optioned a number of contemporary literary works to be developed as potential theatrical releases of prime-time TV series, among them Alisa Valdes’ The Dirty Girls Social Club.
LONDON, April 17: Channel 4 has given the go-ahead to a branded-content Saturday morning show co-developed by British supermarket chain Waitrose.
LOS ANGELES, April 17: Digimon Fusion, the sixth installment of Saban Brands’ popular animated Digimon franchise, is now airing on Spain’s Clan TV.
BOGOTÁ, April 17: Caracol TV’s telenovela Made in Cartagena is set to debut in several African countries today.
MANILA, April 17: beIN SPORTS 1 marks the third channel from the beIN SPORTS bouquet to land carriage on the SkyCable platform in the Philippines.
LONDON, April 17: UKTV has ordered a 5x1-hour season of Singing in the Rainforest, an upcoming music-themed reality show, for broadcast on Watch in late 2014 or early 2015.
NEW YORK, April 17: The unpredictable lives of rescue professionals will be the focus of TLC’s latest series, OMG EMT!, scheduled to premiere next month.