PREMIUM, August 28: Yoshio Okubo, the president of Nippon TV, tells World Screen Newsflash how building Hulu’s business and expanding the company’s international operations—including pay-TV channels, formats and finished program sales and co-productions—are key growth opportunities in the years ahead.
TOKYO, August 28: Netflix is prepping a new original series based on Hibana, a novel by the comedian, haiku poet and scriptwriter Naoki Matayoshi, for a 2016 debut.
PARIS, August 28: The lineup of keynote speakers for MIPCOM’s new conference program Into the Stream has been announced, featuring executives from both the TV industry and the digital sphere.
MUMBAI, August 28: BARC India has joined forces with TAM India, which is a joint venture between Nielsen and Kantar, to form a new meter management company.
NEW YORK, August 28: The worldwide premiere of The Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead has made AMC Global, which launched less than a year ago, a top ten channel in key regional markets around the world.
NEW YORK, August 28: In this video interview, Wissper creator Dan Good tells World Screen Newsflash about the show's journey from sketch to screen and weighs in on the state of British animation today.
LONDON, August 28: BBC Two has unveiled a host of new commissions, including an adaptation of The City and the City.
LONDON, August 28: Thanks to a new contract signed with FremantleMedia, Sky Italia is to remain home of The X Factor and Italia's Got Talent until 2018.
LONDON, August 28: BBC Two has picked up the U.K. premiere rights for the upcoming ten-part period drama Versailles from Zodiak Rights.
SANTA MONICA, August 28: Hulu has ordered a ten-episode second season of the original comedy series Difficult People.
NEW YORK, August 28: Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's criminal trial verdict, A+E Networks is slated to air the documentaries The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story and O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes on its channels around the globe.
LOS ANGELES, August 28: Power Rangers Dino Charge, the latest installment of the long-running Saban Brands franchise, is slated to begin airing on POP in the U.K. later this month.
TORONTO, August 28: Canadian channel Space has picked up the intergalactic mystery drama The Expanse, distributed by Legendary Television Distribution, for a December premiere.
LONDON, August 28: ITV has commissioned Twofour to produce the cooking reality series The Chopping Block for ITV Daytime.
TORONTO, August 28: Corus Entertainment has established a new executive leadership team (ELT), which includes Colin Bohm, the executive VP and head of Corus Kids.
TORONTO, August 28: Temple Street Productions has established a new distribution division and has appointed Jon Rutherford as president of distribution.
SÃO PAULO, August 28: The Globo novela Precious Pearl is set to premiere on U.S. Hispanic channel Telemundo on Monday.
SYDNEY, August 28: BBC Worldwide has named Jasnor as the distributor of puppets and plush toys based on the remake of The Sooty Show for Australia and New Zealand.
LUXEMBOURG, August 27: Net profit attributable to RTL Group shareholders was up 73.8 percent to 351 million euros ($394 million), with digital showing dynamic growth.
TOKYO, August 27: Amazon is bringing its Prime Video service to Japan starting next month, populated with Japanese and U.S. movies and TV shows, anime, music concerts and variety shows, alongside original series.
LONDON, August 27: FremantleMedia has acquired a 62.5 percent holding in Wildside, which is currently producing The Young Pope, with the opportunity to purchase the remaining shareholding in the future.
ENGLEWOOD, August 27: DISH Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group have entered into an agreement that forms the basis of a long-term retransmission consent pact, bringing an end to the channel blackout across 79 U.S. markets.
PREMIUM, August 27: Red Arrow Entertainment Group CEO Jan Frouman tells World Screen Newsflash that while he is always looking for growth opportunities, his main focus has been on finding companies or forging partnerships with executives whose mindsets fit well with Red Arrow's business philosophy.
LONDON, August 27: BBC One has unveiled a range of new commissions, including an as-yet-untitled drama from Oscar-winner Steve McQueen and a musical series using Motown tunes.
UNTERFÖHRING, August 27: ProSieben MAXX has extended its agreement with A+E Networks to acquire additional programming, including new episodes of Duck Dynasty.
NEW YORK, August 27: Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications, has called out real-estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump for ejecting nightly news anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference earlier this week.
NEW YORK/MCLEAN, August 27: CBS Corporation and TEGNA have revealed a comprehensive agreement that renews station deals for ten TEGNA Media markets serving more than 10 million U.S. households.
EDINBURGH, August 27: Discovery Channel and Discovery Networks International (DNI) are set to air the documentary Sherpa in more than 200 countries and territories around the world in 2016.
LONDON, August 27: NBCUniversal (NBCU) International has created a multi-territory regional hub meant to align the company's distribution and networks businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
GLENDALE, August 27: Michael Francis, chief global brand officer, is resigning from his full-time position at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) in December, transitioning into a consulting role.
GLASGOW, August 27: STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment have teamed up to establish a strategic development partnership that will see the two firms co-invest, co-develop and co-produce concepts across a range of genres.
TORONTO, August 27: The Ellis library, containing nearly 600 titles produced by Canada's Ralph C. Ellis and Stephen Ellis, is to be re-released globally through the pair's new company, Stellis Media.
SILVER SPRING, August 27: Next month, Investigation Discovery (ID) is set to premiere the new original series Suspicion.
LOS ANGELES, August 27: Disney Television Animation has made a number of executive appointments as it seeks to boost the content-development pipeline for the Disney Junior, Disney Channel and Disney XD branded platforms.
LONDON, August 27: After the launch of the animated preschool series Q Pootle 5 in Germany, Snapper Productions has secured a deal that sees WDR mediagroup become the brand’s licensing and merchandising agent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, August 27: Pilgrim Studios has upped Johnny Gould and Nicholas Caprio to chief creative officer and chief content officer, respectively.
STUDIO CITY, August 27: 44 Blue Productions, which produces nonfiction and unscripted content, has promoted Mark Hamaguchi, Gina Becconsall and PJ Donnelly to various VP roles.
PREMIUM, August 26: AMC Networks’ COO, Ed Carroll, explains to World Screen Newsflash how original series featuring unique storytelling and subject matter are attracting viewers around the world.
ENGLEWOOD, August 26: DISH Network has lost access to 129 local Sinclair Broadcast Group channels, affecting 79 markets across the U.S., and is reigniting its complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the group.
EDINBURGH, August 26: British TV writing duo Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are aligning with Corona TV’s Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn in a new joint venture, LocomoTV, which has already tied up with FremantleMedia.
NEW YORK, August 26: Charo Santos-Concio, the president and CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation, is serving as the gala chair for the 43rd International Emmy Awards, which will take place on November 23 in New York City.
NEW YORK, August 26: A limited event series based on Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace has been slated for a simulcast in the U.S. on Lifetime, A&E Network and HISTORY in January 2016.
NEW YORK, August 26: After a five-year hiatus, National Geographic Channel's Explorer series comes back to screens this weekend.
LONDON, August 26: BBC Worldwide has announced a pair of new original series that have been greenlit for BBC Earth, Fishing Impossible and What Planet Are You On? (working title).
LONDON, August 26: all3media international has inked worldwide sales with broadcasters across the globe for Eleventh Hour Films’ miniseries thriller Safe House.