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.
HALIFAX/BEVERLY HILLS, February 25: Netflix has picked up five new animated and live-action children’s shows, among them the Danger Mouse and Inspector Gadget reboots.
SYDNEY, February 25: New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has tapped Brightcove to help relaunch its on-demand video service, TVNZ OnDemand, which features new exclusive programming.
BURBANK, February 25: Disney XD has commissioned two new animated shows, including a remake of the popular comedy series DuckTales.
LONDON, February 25: ITV has commissioned Big Box, Little Box, a factual entertainment show focused on consumer reviews, from Endemol Shine Group's Initial.
CHEVY CHASE, February 25: Travel Channel has committed to new seasons of BBQ Crawl, Big Time RV, Bikinis & Boardwalks, Ghost Adventures, Hotel Impossible, Mysteries at the Monument, Trip Flip and Xtreme Waterparks, and has unveiled the April premiere dates for four other programs.
LONDON, February 25: 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, a reality series from the Sky Vision catalogue, is set to return to Sky 1 for a second season later this year.
LOS ANGELES, February 25: Kabillion, a VOD network from Splash Entertainment, has become the distributor for Cyber Group Studios' animated shows Ozie Boo and Mademoiselle Zazie in the U.S. across all digital platforms.
LOS ANGELES, February 25: Electus International has lined up new international broadcasters for Bellator MMA, including Network Ten in Australia.
SEOUL, February 25: CJ E&M has launched Digital Studio, focused on developing original and branded content featuring Korean personalities that can be accessed on multiple platforms.
MIAMI, February 25: Somos Distribution has signed a deal with Kanal D to sell Turkish soap operas in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.
BOGOTÁ, February 25: Unimás in the U.S. has nabbed The Spin, a series produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional.
NEW YORK, February 25: Mexico’s Televisa is set to air the CGI reboot of the popular Bob the Builder preschool series, from Mattel’s HIT Entertainment.
LONDON, February 25: ITV has ordered three new episodes from Oxford Scientific Films for its Secret Life of strand, with the programs to be represented in the international market by BBC Worldwide.
LONDON, February 25: Zodiak Kids has secured a pair of presales for Marathon Media's Get Blake!, a new animated comedy series developed in partnership with Nickelodeon and Gulli.
SÃO PAULO, February 25: Globo’s telenovela Precious Pearl has sold into South Korea, where it will air on the pay-TV channel EPG.