NEW YORK, July 24: According to market researcher TNS, the number of U.S. homes that are streaming video content is on the rise, though most also still subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service.
SYDNEY, July 24: Screen Australia is planning to reduce its maximum investment in film and TV projects, in addition to reducing its staff, following cuts to its funding in the federal budget.
LONDON, July 24: The Sky streaming service Now TV has become available on the PlayStation 4 console, delivering shows such as Got to Dance and Silicon Valley, along with a host of movies and sports content.
PARIS, July 24: Ahead of its planned September launch in France, Netflix has signed an agreement with Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) that guarantees local creators compensation for featured content.
UNIVERSAL CITY, July 24: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has inked three new agreements for TV adaptations of comic books, including one with Warren Ellis and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment.
BERLIN/LOS ANGELES, July 24: The ProSiebenSat.1 Group multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is expanding its channel project The Mansion by entering into new alliances with multiple U.S. MCNs and YouTube talent.
NEW YORK, July 24: As Rive Gauche Television celebrates its 20th anniversary, Jon Kramer, the company's chairman and CEO, discusses some of its major milestones.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 24: Frankenstein, M.D., which marks the first scripted series for PBS Digital Studios, is set to debut with three episodes via YouTube on August 19.
ISTANBUL, July 24: Russia's CTC Media has licensed the daily cooking format Rivals in Law from Global Agency to air on the Domashny channel.
GLENDALE, July 24: DreamWorks Animation is moving into the retail arena with the launch of DreamPlace, a holiday-themed interactive experience set to open at seven locations across the U.S.
LONDON, July 24: TRACE Toca is a brand-new music channel from TRACE that launched on MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV service DStv in Angola and Mozambique.
MALIBU, July 24: JAKKS Pacific reported a net loss for the second quarter of $9.1 million, compared to the $46.9 million loss a year ago.
NEW YORK, July 24: Syfy and NCredible Entertainment, actor Nick Cannon’s production company, have teamed up to develop an improv competition series based on sci-fi and fantasy themes.
PARIS/LOS ANGELES, July 24: Foxtel in Australia has snapped up Prime Entertainment Group's biographical series Hollywood's Best Film Directors for broadcast on Bio later this year.
LONDON, July 24: AMC Networks International – Zone is introducing advertising on the CBS Action and CBS Drama channels, which it operates with CBS Studios International, in South Africa.
LIVERPOOL/LOS ANGELES, July 24: Red Union Films, Pinewood Pictures and IM Global have partnered for the co-production of The Killing Pool, a crime thriller based on the books by Kevin Sampson.
SINGAPORE, July 24: HBO Asia is making the first episode of the new Cinemax original series The Knick available for free on its website and its YouTube channel for two weeks following its Asian TV premiere.
ARLINGTON, July 24: Classic in the Jurassic, a new special from The Jim Henson Company's popular animated series Dinosaur Train, is slated to begin airing on PBS Kids next month, when it will also become available on DVD.
LONDON, July 24: Passion Distribution has added the new Channel 5 factual entertainment series World's Worst to its catalogue.
SILVER SPRING, July 24: RLJ Entertainment (RLJE) has appointed Stuart Shaw as the new managing director of RLJE International, effective September 1.
LONDON, July 24: Coolabi Group has inked a half dozen new licensing deals in the U.K. for Clangers, an upcoming stop-frame animated show that is due to debut on CBeebies next year.
LONDON, July 24: MTV in the U.K. has greenlit a second season of Ex on the Beach, as well as a ninth season of the reality show Geordie Shore.
HONG KONG, July 24: Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has locked up the exclusive rights to bring two combat-sports promotions to its KIX sports channel.
TORONTO, July 24: Two Canadian broadcasters have picked up a second season of Peace Point Entertainment’s renovation series Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure.
TORONTO, July 24: Turn co-star Angus Macfadyen has been tapped to play Allan Pinkerton in the new action-adventure detective series The Pinkertons.
LONDON, July 23: In 2020, satellite TV revenues from 138 countries across the globe will reach almost $100 billion, with notable gains in India and Brazil, among other Asia Pacific and Latin American markets, according to Digital TV Research.
PARIS, July 23: MIPTV 2015 will play host to the second MIP Digital Fronts, with YouTube returning as a partner for the showcase for original online content, which has been extended to run over three days.
NEW YORK, July 23: Univision Communications' broadcast of the World Cup helped lift its second-quarter revenues by 23.2 percent to $833.7 million, with net profit more than doubling to $98.3 million.
LONDON, July 23: Endemol is working with Mam Tor Productions on the development and financing of new dramas, with Endemol Worldwide Distribution set to represent the rights to the productions.
LOS ANGELES, July 23: PBS's upcoming programming highlights unveiled at TCA include a four-hour doc on Walt Disney, six new MAKERS specials and the broadcast of season four of BBC's Call the Midwife.