PREMIUM, March 6: Alberto Pecegueiro, the CEO of Globosat, discusses how business has been booming thanks to packages tailored to lower income demos, a strong national economy and a growing middle class.
LUXEMBOURG, March 6: RTL Group has posted a profit gain of 45.7 percent to 870 million euros ($1.2 billion) for 2013, as the TV ad market improved in most of the firm's European territories.
LONDON, March 6: The BBC is planning to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel as of fall 2015, instead reinventing the brand as an online service.
BEVERLY HILLS, March 6: Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn series is being made available as an exclusive for Netflix members in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Nordics, the U.K. and Latin America.
NEW YORK, March 6: Carmi Zlotnik, the managing director of Starz, has been getting the message out to the international content community that the U.S. pay service can be the perfect home for smart, compelling programming.
NEW YORK, March 6: World Screen Newsflash speaks with Bob Bakish, the president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), about how Nickelodeon stays competitive in crowded markets.
LONDON, March 6: ITV has ordered ten new episodes of the period drama Mr Selfridge, giving the show a third season.
PARIS, March 6: Avi Nir, the CEO of Keshet Media Group, is set to deliver a keynote address at MIPTV on Monday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m.
LOS ANGELES, March 6: Dori Media has aligned itself with Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan’s The Company to form a new joint production and financing venture aimed at developing, producing and distributing unscripted and scripted programming.
LOS ANGELES, March 6: FOX has ordered an eight-episode third season of the cooking competition MasterChef Junior, which features kids between the ages of 8 and 13.
LONDON, March 6: FremantleMedia International has scored the worldwide distribution rights, excluding North America, for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's new doc series Lindsay.
LONDON, March 6: Among the new commissions for Channel 4 is Taking New York, a constructed reality series being produced by Twofour for E4.
LONDON, March 6: Sky Vision has started up a development partnership with back2back Productions to work together on factual programming.
TORONTO/BEVERLY HILLS, March 6: Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed new episodes and past seasons of the Canadian comedy Trailer Park Boys to Netflix to stream in all territories where the service is available.
MAINZ, March 6: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has signed on to co-produce Neanderthal Apocalypse, a new documentary, alongside major partners in the U.S. and Canada.
LOS ANGELES, March 6: VH1 is moving forward on several new original series, including the scripted project Hindsight.
LONDON, March 6: Zodiak Rights has licensed a number of dramas from such Zodiak production companies as Yellow Bird, GTV and Touchpaper Television to pan-Asian broadcaster CinemaWorld.
LONDON, March 6: Warner Bros. International Television Production has picked up the format rights to distribute The Link, a new quiz show from the U.K.’s BBC One.
LONDON, March 6: Passion Distribution has wrapped up a slew of deals in Spain for more than 150 hours of content.
LONDON, March 6: Ralph Lee, Channel 4’s head of factual, has been promoted to deputy chief creative officer, though he’ll also maintain his existing remit.
NEW YORK, March 6: Matthew Galkin has been promoted to partner at Warrior Poets, the production company founded by Morgan Spurlock and his producing partner Jeremy Chilnick.
TORONTO, March 6: ole has picked up the music publishing and audio master catalogues of the independent American film production house Nu Image/Millennium Films.
LONDON, March 6: ITV has teamed up with Stonewall to sponsor a trio of London schools and raise awareness about homophobic bullying.
NEW YORK, March 6: Betsy Schechter, who has been working in the TV industry for nearly two decades, has set up a New York-based production company focused on TV, film, branded and multimedia outlets.
NEW YORK, March 5: World Screen Newsflash speaks with Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hosts Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which begins rolling out globally this weekend through FOX International Channels (FIC) and National Geographic Channels.
LONDON, March 5: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has licensed the format I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! into the Netherlands, where RTL5 commissioned an eight-episode version.
LOS ANGELES, March 5: David Nevis has been elevated to the newly created role of president of Showtime Networks, signing a new contract with the company through 2018.
SYDNEY, March 5: The Seven Network in Australia has aligned with key executives from Maverick Television to create a new U.K.-based venture, 7Wonder.
LONDON/OSLO, March 5: Nordic World has scored an exclusive representation deal with TV2 Denmark, the country's largest commercial broadcaster.
PREMIUM, March 5: World Screen Newsflash recently caught up with two of Astley Baker Davies’ founders, Phil Davies and Neville Astley, to talk about Peppa Pig’s tenth birthday and the art of making hit preschool programming in the U.K. today.