CANNES, October 8: Reed MIDEM released attendance numbers for MIPCOM, which wraps in Cannes today, with total participation up to more than 13,700 delegates, including a record 4,800 buyers.
CANNES, October 8: Anna Carugati, the group editorial director of World Screen, reflects on the events of the last week at MIPCOM.
CANNES, October 8: MTG’s Jakob Mejlhede, FOX International Channels’ Jason Simms, Channel 5’s Katie Keenan and SVT’s Christian Wikander spoke about trends in drama, the battle for exclusive rights, the impact of OTT platforms and day-and-date premieres in conversation with World Screen’s Anna Carugati at MIPCOM.
CANNES, October 8: If you were unable to attend the MIPCOM 2015 Personalities of the Year keynote with Fox Television Group’s Gary Newman and Dana Walden, who were in conversation with World Screen's Anna Carugati, watch it here.
LONDON, October 8: Channel 4 has purchased an equity stake in Spelthorne Community Television, a new U.K.-based indie set up by Ali G partners Sacha Baron Cohen and former Objective Productions' chief executive Andrew Newman.
LOS ANGELES, October 8: Endemol Beyond USA has launched its second premium network, Smasher, focused on eSports and gaming.
CANNES, October 8: CANAL+ Group and Disney Media Distribution have renewed their wide-ranging programming partnership, which includes first-run feature films and SVOD services.
CANNES, October 8: Brazil’s Globo has secured multiple sales for The Party, its latest drama offering.
MIAMI, October 8: A Spanish-dubbed version of the drama Prison Break is set to premiere on U.S. Hispanic network NBC Universo later this month.
CANNES, October 8: Azteca announced at MIPCOM plans for the Malaysian version of the Mexican telenovela Fierce Angel (La Loba), produced in conjunction with Astro and Global Station.
CANNES, October 8: Cisneros Media Distribution has entered into a deal with Telefe to represent a selection of the company's titles in Africa.
LONDON/TORONTO, October 8: Sky Vision has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Canadian producer Peacock Alley Entertainment.
CANNES, October 8: A localized version of the Streamy Awards, which honor the best in online video, has been set for India and South Asia through a partnership between dick clark productions, Tubefilter and Culture Machine.
CANNES, October 8: Passion Distribution has licensed the formats Divorce Hotel, Worst Driver and Paradise Hotel to various broadcasters.
CANNES, October 8: Swedish OTT platform Magine TV is set to enter the Asian mobile TV market via a pact with Thai cable network CTH.
SILVER SPRING/ISTANBUL, October 8: Following its acquisition of the Turkish national free-to-air entertainment channel CNBC-e from Doğuş Media Group, Discovery Communications is set to launch its flagship global entertainment and lifestyle network TLC in Turkey.
SHANGHAI/NEW YORK, October 8: New deals with Baidu’s iQIYI, Tencent Video and Alibaba’s Tmall Box will see the hit preschool series Sesame Street become available on three of China’s leading digital platforms.
LONDON, October 8: Channel 5’s Milkshake! has commissioned the CGI series Dave’s Dinosaurs from Absolutely Cuckoo, the studio behind Waybuloo and Wissper.
TORONTO, October 8: Family CHRGD, the latest network to be rebranded under DHX Television’s Family banner, is slated to launch on Friday, October 9.
LONDON, October 8: A+E Networks UK has commissioned the three-part crime show Measuring Evil: Britain’s Worst Killers from ITN Productions for broadcast on Crime + Investigation (CI).
CANNES, October 8: The Malaysia-based Animasia Studio’s ABC Monsters is set to air on Comcast’s new Kid Genius channel, following a DVD launch in the U.S. this summer.
CANNES, October 8: Malaysia's National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) have created Kr8tif Express, a digital app that provides the latest information on the country's feature films, TV, animation, games, music, licensing, publishing and more, as well as industry insights.
HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH, October 8: m4e has taken on representation for the Japanese anime series Yo-Kai Watch in German-speaking territories.
LONDON, October 8: Entertainment One (eOne) has secured its first licensing partners—spanning such categories as apparel, accessories, footwear and more—for Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of The BFG.
ATLANTA, October 8: Cartoon Network has inked new deals with five licensing partners that will see the hit animated show Steven Universe get a variety of vinyl toys, collectible mini-figures, plush and more.
LOS ANGELES, October 8: ZAG has signed a global mass-market toy licensing agreement with Bandai America for Zak Storm, a 39x22-minute boys’ action comedy commissioned by Gulli in France.
CANNES, October 8: Malaysia’s Lil’ Critter Workshop has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with South Korean animation studio Grafizix to co-produce the 2D cut-out animation comedy FrienZoo.
CANNES, October 8: Lagardère Active and Lightning International have unveiled a new carriage deal that sees the music channel Mezzo Live HD launching as a daily four-hour branded block on Foxtel Arts.
CANNES, October 8: Eena Meena Deeka, an animated kids’ comedy, has notched up a number of sales around the world.
CANNES, October 8: Turkey's largest animation studio, Dusyeri, found strong interest for its animated series, including Pepee and Leliko, at MIPCOM this week.
LONDON, October 8: At next week’s Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), Bruno Schwobthaler, senior licensing exec and author of Licensing for Growth, is slated to lead a panel of experts to discuss successful licensing strategies and examine where future growth may come from.
CANNES, October 7: World Screen’s Anna Carugati interviewed Showtime’s David Nevins and CBS Global Distribution Group’s Armando Nuñez in the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM, where the two executives discussed the expansion of the premium channel’s brand and content across the globe.
CANNES, October 7: This afternoon in Cannes, the World Screen Content Trendsetter Awards were presented, in partnership with Reed MIDEM, to Viacom’s Katie Keenan, MTG’s Jakob Mejlhede, FOX International Channels’ Jason Simms and SVT’s Christian Wikander, following the Acquisition Superpanel: What Do Buyers Want? session, moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati.
NEW YORK, October 7: A&E Network is set to air the period mystery crime drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles.
NEW YORK, October 7: Andy Fry checks in with leading programmers about their commissioning remits.
CANNES, October 7: CANAL+, Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Incendo have revealed that the upcoming epic drama series Versailles, a CANAL+ Création Originale, is getting a second season.
SANTA MONICA, October 7: Hulu and Viacom have renewed and expanded their content partnership with a new multiyear agreement that sees Hulu become the exclusive SVOD home to a number of hit series from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.
BURBANK, October 7: ABC Family is set to rebrand as Freeform in January 2016.
CANNES, October 7: Poland's TVN is producing a slate of original series for its OTT platform Player.pl, including a version of Web Therapy starring award-winning actress Agata Kulesza.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7: National Geographic Channel, in a partnership with Mental Floss, will present viewers with an awake deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in the two-hour special Brain Surgery Live with Mental Floss.
CANNES, October 7: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold a package comprised of 125 hours of content to the recently launched South African SVOD service ShowMax.
CANNES, October 7: Australia’s Nine Network has clinched the format rights for Twofour’s studio entertainment series This Time Next Year.
CANNES, October 7: The classic kids’ brands Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina are set for a comeback thanks to a long-term pact between Mattel, its preschool subsidiary HIT Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group.
SÃO PAULO, October 7: Globo has sold its novela Empire into Israel, where it will air on Dori Media Group’s Viva network.
CANNES, October 7: Keshet International has sealed a Russian format deal on The Baker and the Beauty, which is set to be remade for CTC.