LONDON, August 3: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Sky Italia have reached a deal to launch two new branded channels, Teen Nick and MTV Next, following on the acquisition of MTV Italia.
BERLIN, August 3: In a global first, FOX International Channels (FIC) is delivering the Bundesliga kick-off match on FOX Sports as well as on the main FOX entertainment channel in North and South America, multiple countries in Asia and key European football markets, Italy and the Netherlands.
NEW YORK, August 3: AMC Global has acquired the exclusive first-window TV rights for Humans, and is planning a worldwide simulcast premiere for the martial arts drama Into the Badlands.
NEW YORK, August 3: In this video interview, Rob Clark, FremantleMedia's director of global entertainment, shares with World Screen Newsflash some of the company's latest format highlights.
LONDON, August 3: A+E Networks UK has shaken up its leadership team, appointing Nicolas Eglau as chief operating officer and promoting Heather Jones to senior VP of content and creative.
BEVERLY HILLS, August 3: Starz has given the go-ahead for a fourth season of its swashbuckling drama series Black Sails, and is also set to develop the all-new Antonio Banderas-fronted detective drama Havana Quartet from Entertainment One Television (eOne).
LONDON, August 3: Channel 5 has ordered a U.K. version of Spike TV's entertainment format Lip Sync Battle.
LONDON, August 3: ITV Studios’ production label Potato has teamed up with survivalist Bear Grylls to produce a kids’ outdoor adventure series for the U.K.’s CITV.
BEVERLY HILLS, August 3: At its TCA presentation, PBS unveiled its full lineup and air dates for the PBS Arts Fall Festival, new episodes of Super Why! and an all-new Curious George movie.
SYDNEY, August 3: Veteran TV producer Hilary Innes, who most recently served as head of entertainment at ITV Studios Australia, has joined Network Ten as a senior member of the executive production team.
SYDNEY, August 3: Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) in Australia has hired Shaun Murphy as head of entertainment, a newly created position.
EVANSTON, August 3: Vibrant TV network has launched on U.S. streaming hub KlowdTV, offering viewers international programming via computer, mobile devices and TVs.
HONG KONG, August 3: Lagardère Active and Lightning International have inked a deal that sees the classical music, jazz and dance channel Mezzo Live HD launch on SKYCable and Destiny Cable in the Philippines.
LONDON, August 3: New episodes of Rainbow's hit adventure comedy series Winx Club begin airing today on Nick Jr. in the U.S.
NEW YORK, August 3: SPI International has revealed that Antenna Hungaria's MinDig TV Extra customers who subscribe to the FilmBox PAK premium TV package now have complimentary access to the FilmBox Live multiscreen VOD service.
NEW YORK/MUMBAI, July 31: Viacom has acquired a 50 percent interest in Prism TV, which owns a number of regional entertainment channels in India, for 9.4 billion rupees ($153 million).
DENVER, July 31: Liberty Global has purchased an additional 138.7 million shares in ITV, increasing its total stake to approximately 9.9 percent.
LONDON, July 31: ZenithOptimedia is forecasting that the number of people regularly watching linear TV will peak this year and will start to decline for the first time in 2016, as mobile drives an increase in online video consumption.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 31: Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and is planning to sell off its television and film units.
NEW YORK/LONDON, July 31: The drama series Humans, co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, has been renewed for an eight-episode second season.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: At its TCA presentation, Discovery Communications outlined the upcoming programming highlights for its bouquet of channels, including Destination America, which is planning to air the first-ever live televised exorcism.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: HBO has entered into an overall first-look deal for TV projects with Russell Simmons' new media company All Def Digital (ADD).
LOS ANGELES, July 31: UP has acquired all seven seasons of the award-winning family drama series Gilmore Girls, starring Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly).
LOS ANGELES, July 31: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has added to its scripted programming lineup Greenleaf, a new original Lionsgate drama series from writer/producer Craig Wright (Lost).
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, July 31: On September 30, Fuse is slated to launch a rebranded network focused on sexy, edgy and relevant original music, comedy, culture and lifestyle programming.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: Lifetime has teamed with Yahoo TV to premiere the Project Runway casting special, Road to the Runway, online.
LONDON, July 31: ITV has commissioned Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), part of Twofour Group, to produce the factual series Animal Mums.
TORONTO, July 31: YTV has lined up the original TV movie Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool! for a 2016 premiere.
MIAMI, July 31: NBC Universo and mitú are collaborating on Vive el Verano, a series of short-form videos meant to help Latino Millennials learn how to make the most of summer.
MUMBAI, July 31: India's Videocon d2h has launched a new mobile TV app that provides users with access to more than 70 live channels and 3,000-plus movies and videos.
WARSAW, July 31: Multimedia Polska has inked a deal with AMC Networks International - Zone that will see the Polish telecommunications services supplier begin offering Outdoor Channel HD, a thematic channel focused on hunting and fishing.
TORONTO, July 31: Food Network Canada’s original culinary competition series Chef in Your Ear has scored two series sponsors in Viva Vantage paper towels and the Prince Edward Island’s Food Island Partnership.
LOS ANGELES, July 31: Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to represent the licensing, merchandising and publishing of Eddie is a Yeti, a new property for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, in North America.
TOKYO, July 30: Sony has posted a 39-percent increase in quarterly operating profit, to 96.9 billion yen ($780 million), though sales slipped 0.1 percent to 1.8 trillion yen ($14.8 billion).
MUNICH, July 30: Revenues at ProSiebenSat.1 increased 11.8 percent in the second quarter to 772.5 million euros ($846 million), with the group confirming a positive outlook for 2015.
LONDON, July 30: Discovery Communications is acquiring the CNBC-e channel from Turkey's Doğuş Media Group, as part of a newly formed strategic partnership between the two companies.
LONDON, July 30: Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are reuniting for an all-new motoring series, exclusively for Amazon Prime.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 30: Three new projects are in the works for National Geographic Channel, including the global event series Red Planet, which boasts Brian Grazer and Ron Howard as executive producers.
PARIS, July 30: MIPCOM 2015 will feature the brand-new conference program Into the Stream, which is meant to address the changing global video ecosystem and content distribution strategies across all platforms.
MUNICH, July 30: ProSiebenSat.1 Media and Axel Springer have abandoned plans for an attempted merger, with the two instead announcing a new joint project aimed at promoting digital startups.
LOS ANGELES, July 30: John Legend and his Get Lifted production company are on board the new dramatic thriller Underground for WGN America.
BUENOS AIRES, July 30: FOX Sports Latin America has added to its schedule the NFL Thursday Night Football package, to be accompanied by the original production Impacto NFL before and after the live games.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 30: MTV has renewed Scream, a horror series based on the feature-film franchise of the same name, for a second season.
MIAMI/SILVER SPRING, July 30: Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and American Heroes Channel (AHC) have lined up Castro: The World's Most Watched Man, a new documentary focused on the controversial Cuban politician.
LONDON, July 30: BBC Worldwide has secured international sales for Tuesday’s Child’s comedy game-show format You’re Back in the Room.