LONDON, February 27: Total average daily TV viewing in the U.K. during 2014 was 3 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds a day per person, a decline of 4.5 percent from 2013, as watching on traditional television sets dropped sharply while consumption on other screens grew year on year.
BURBANK, February 27: Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen have tapped the YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart for an updated version of Sid and Marty Krofft’s classic '70s TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.
PARIS, February 27: Yannick Bolloré, the chairman and CEO of the French advertising giant Havas, is to deliver an exclusive keynote speech at MIPTV.
LOS ANGELES, February 27: A new agreement will see The Bold and the Beautiful broadcast exclusively on Ten for the show’s entire run of series in Australia.
NEW YORK, February 27: World Screen Newsflash's Anna Carugati interviewed eOne Family's Olivier Dumont during the first International Emmy Kids Day, which took place last Friday.
SINGAPORE, February 27: Arjan Hoekstra has resigned from his post as the president and managing director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), with LatAm chief Henry Martinez taking over responsibilities on an interim basis.
NEW YORK, February 27: Luminaries from across the kids’ TV community came together last Friday, February 20, for the third annual International Emmy Kids Awards.
SEOUL, February 27: CJ E&M has launched I Can See Your Voice, which puts a new spin on the classic singing competition program.
LONDON, February 27: HIT Entertainment has revealed details for Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, the latest Thomas & Friends film, featuring the voice of Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, among others.
LOS ANGELES, February 27: Televisa USA has lined up Thania St. John to pen the TV adaptation of Anne Rice's best-selling The Sleeping Beauty series of erotic novels.
LONDON, February 27: CBBC has unveiled its plans for Vote for Me, a new documentary series that aims to teach youngsters about the importance of democracy and voting.
VIENNA, February 27: At this week’s DISCOP Istanbul, ORF-Enterprise presented a slate of documentaries, along with a MIPTV preview.
SINGAPORE, February 27: Disney XD in the U.S. and TéléTOON+ in France have both picked up the sketch-based kids’ series Oddbods.
PARIS, February 27: Marie Schweitzer, formerly Banijay Group’s content manager, has been promoted to head of content for the company.
STAMFORD, February 27: Stephanie McMahon, WWE's chief brand officer; Paul Levesque, WWE's executive VP of talent, live events and creative; and Robyn Peterson, chief technology officer and head of product for Mashable have been elected to WWE's board of directors.
MUNICH, February 26: ProSiebenSat.1 is hailing 2014 as a record year for the group, as revenues increased by 10.4 percent to 2.876 billion euros ($3.23 billion).
ISTANBUL, February 26: If you want to sum up the fifth edition of DISCOP Istanbul in a single word, you’d have a hard time choosing between "flux" and "change."
LONDON, February 26: In a report examining the future of the BBC, the U.K.'s culture, media and sport committee said that the current license fee is "becoming harder to sustain" and suggests moving to a broadcasting levy on all households instead.
NEW YORK, February 26: Keshet Media Group is gearing up to host its third annual international conference on Innovation in Television (INTV).
LOS ANGELES, February 26: CBS is looking to break the Guinness World Records achievement for "largest ever TV drama simulcast," declaring March 4 as World CSI Day.
LONDON, February 26: The hit drama Outlander is being made available in the U.K. exclusively to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers for unlimited streaming starting March 26.
NEW YORK, February 26: Along with introducing a slate of new scripted content, Nickelodeon has announced at its upfront presentation the release of Noggin, a mobile subscription service for preschoolers.
LONDON, February 26: Jane Turton has been named CEO of All3Media, giving her oversight of a production group that houses some 20 companies.
LIVERPOOL, February 26: BBC Worldwide has sold more than 2,300 hours of content to international digital platforms, including in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
LONDON, February 26: At this year's MIPTV, ITV Studios plans to present 14 new formats spanning such categories as reality, entertainment, factual entertainment, quiz shows and factual.
LONDON, February 26: FremantleMedia International has presold the drama Deutschland 83 to SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), Yle (Finland) and RUV (Iceland).
LONDON, February 26: Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs are to share the CEO role at Kudos, succeeding Jane Featherstone.
BURBANK, February 26: Disney Channel has commissioned a spin-off of the live-action comedy series Jessie, with production set to begin this spring.
MUNICH, February 26: Henrik Ravn has been named chief operating officer and chief commercial officer for ProSiebenSat.1 Media's broadcasting German-speaking segment.
TEL AVIV, February 26: The French production company Elephant TV has licensed Armoza Formats' entertainment show Tied to Mom.
LONDON, February 26: Passion Distribution has sold a slew of factual titles around the world, with shows such as Charlie Luxton’s Homes by the Sea being picked up in various territories.
MUMBAI, February 26: Turner Broadcasting has launched the action-oriented kids’ channel Toonami in India.
NEW YORK, February 26: Nick Thorogood is leaving his post as the senior VP of content and marketing for the U.K. and EMEA at Scripps.
TORONTO, February 26: The Fremantle Corporation has signed a co-distribution agreement with CCI Entertainment involving CCI Releasing's catalogue of drama, lifestyle and factual titles.
LONDON, February 26: CBeebies has ordered a seventh installment of the popular preschool series Mister Maker, which is produced by Zodiak Kids' studio The Foundation.
NEW YORK, February 26: Scripps Networks Interactive has named Jo Lovell, a seasoned sales exec from A+E Networks, as its director of international program licensing and distribution for EMEA.
SAN DIEGO, February 26: Lawless Entertainment has revealed that the animated series Suzy's Zoo: A Day with Witzy will be released on DVD by Public Media Distribution next month.
LONDON, February 25: The ten leading pay-TV operators in the U.S. collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the latest quarter, which is an improvement from the loss of 45,000 in the previous quarter.
ISTANBUL, February 25: During the second day of DISCOP Istanbul, World Screen Newsflash spoke with a range of executives regarding the changing norms of Turkish television.
SANTA MONICA/SAN RAFAEL, February 25: Lionsgate has made an investment in Telltale Games, a game developer and publisher responsible for gaming extensions for The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, with plans to co-develop original projects.
NEW YORK, February 25: Jason Silva, the host of Brain Games, shares his experience of working on one of National Geographic Channel’s biggest and most buzzed-about hits.
GLENDALE, February 25: DreamWorks Animation reported an operating loss of $247.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, impacted by a previously announced restructuring plan and the weak theatrical performance of The Penguins of Madagascar.
LONDON, February 25: BBC Worldwide has become the global distributor of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, a musical event featuring artists from around the world that will take place in New York’s Central Park on September 26.
OSLO, February 25: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has commissioned a new series from ITV Studios Norway, marking the first long-form project shot entirely in the country for the channel's European footprint.
SILVER SPRING, February 25: Discovery Communications and Civis Analytics have entered into an exclusive partnership designed to explore the larger implications of big data and predictive analytics across Discovery’s global bouquet of TV networks.