LONDON, May 29: While the BBC's latest monthly report reveals that iPlayer figures have fallen for the third consecutive month, Dan Taylor-Watt, the head of BBC iPlayer, is defending the performance in a blog post to "correct some misleading headlines."
SYDNEY, May 29: After having previously announced their departure, Mark and Carl Fennessy are now set to remain with Endemol Shine Group, appointed as joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Australia.
TORONTO, May 29: Canada’s CBC has announced its 2015-16 programming slate, including 11 new original productions and 14 returning series.
MADRID, May 29: Mediaset España has secured the format rights for the Venezuelan novela Juana la Virgen, the inspiration behind the hit U.S. series Jane the Virgin.
NEW YORK, May 29: Oxygen Media has unveiled a new online destination, Very Real, which features fresh and original content targeted at the network's young female audience.
LOS ANGELES, May 29: Electus International has wrapped up a series of deals for the finished tape of ITV’s Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, which is now headed to Australia, Latin America and India, among other territories.
LONDON, May 29: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has inked a multiyear deal with the Canadian public broadcaster CBC regarding the continued broadcast of the long-running soap Coronation Street.
NEW YORK, May 29: Peacock Productions' Unraveled and I’d Kill for You have been renewed by Investigation Discovery (ID) for a second and third season, respectively.
NEW YORK, May 29: In the intense battle for retail space, kids’ content owners are using a variety of approaches to make sure their brands cut through the clutter.
TORONTO, May 29: Blue Ant International has picked up the rights for the new 4K documentary Jago: A Life Underwater.
TORONTO, May 29: Canada’s Youth Media Alliance has honored the best in homegrown children’s content, presenting the 2015 Awards of Excellence to several TV and digital titles.
PARIS, May 29: Pernel Media has been commissioned by the French free-to-air DTT channel RMC Decouverte to produce a one-hour documentary about the famed Parisian luxury department store Printemps.
PARIS/LOS ANGELES, May 29: Pay-TV channel C More Entertainment has clinched a package featuring more than 50 hours of content from Prime Entertainment Group, to be aired across the Nordics.
SINGAPORE, May 29: Bomanbridge Media has sold several of its factual and scripted titles to buyers across Asia.
BURBANK, May 29: Disney Junior is launching late next month its Soaring Over Summer multiplatform event, which will see the network premiering new episodes of hit series every weekday for seven consecutive weeks.
LONDON, May 29: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed David Miller to the newly created role of VP of digital games, tasked with expanding the reach of ITVS GE’s children’s brands in the digital games marketplace.
BURBANK, May 29: Jae H. Chang has been elevated to the role of VP of sales for Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD).
NEW YORK, May 29: Three key executives, Ed Simpson, Will Nothacker and Shawn Witt, have been upped at Leftfield Entertainment and its production company Leftfield Pictures.
LOS ANGELES, May 29: Lawless Entertainment has been named the worldwide representative of Blabla Kids, a collection of hand-knit dolls, accessories and home décor for children.
PARIS, May 28: Lagardère Active has picked up an 82 percent stake in the Spanish audiovisual production outfit Grupo Boomerang TV.
LONDON/OSLO, May 28: Jan Salling, who has been serving as the chief operating officer and managing director of sales and acquisitions at Nordic World, is launching his own formats outfit, Missing Link Media.
LONDON, May 28: UKTV has commissioned three titles for its classic-comedy channel Gold as part of its push to air more original scripted content on the network.
LAGOS/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, May 28: CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has licensed the format Kids Say the Darndest Things to Bafot Studios for a local remake in Nigeria.
MOSCOW, May 28: The Russian VOD platform ivi is launching a personalized TV service that is meant to combine traditional television with a recommendation system.
MUNICH, May 28: The home-makeover format House Rules has been licensed by Red Arrow International to SBS in the Netherlands.
HONG KONG, May 28: now TV has been awarded the exclusive Hong Kong broadcast rights for Copa América 2015, set to air all 26 matches of the event live in HD, thanks to a deal with MP & Silva.
LONDON, May 28: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has made three new commissions for Food Network, with the programs spotlighting celebrity chefs Donal Skehan and Ching He-Huang.
NEW YORK, May 28: Caitlin Meek-O’Connor, the head of acquisitions at Beyond Distribution, tells World Screen Newsflash about the types of shows she’s looking to acquire for the factual and kids’ programming slates.
HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, May 28: DHX Media has inked a deal to debut its animated action series Dr. Dimensionpants on Hulu in the U.S., where it will launch exclusively on the streaming service June 13.
SILVER SPRING, May 28: U.S. network Destination America is set to launch next month a daytime programming block dedicated to ghosts and the supernatural.
HILVERSUM, May 28: Talpa's new music show Sing What? has been commissioned for a second season by SBS6 in the Netherlands.
CULVER CITY/LONDON, May 28: Miffy's Adventures Big and Small, a new CGI preschool program based on the classic bunny character from the 1950s, is being launched on CSC Media's Tiny Pop channel in the U.K.
LONDON, May 28: Cineflix Rights has picked up the international rights for the upcoming Becoming Us, a docuseries from Ryan Seacrest Productions dealing with transgender issues.
LOS ANGELES/LONDON, May 28: Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing has announced a number of international retail programs for some of its biggest brands, including the launch of Peppa Pig construction toys across various territories next year.
BUDAPEST, May 28: SPI International has secured carriage for three FilmBox movie channels on the DIGI platform in Hungary.
MAINZ, May 28: Enterprises Sonor, a joint venture between ZDF Enterprises and Bavaria Media, is jumping into the music field after acquiring more than 1,000 titles from musician Eberhard Schoener.
JOHANNESBURG, May 28: Cartoon Network has released a new mobile app inspired by its popular short-form series Mixels.
TORONTO, May 28: Charlotte Cook, the director of programming for the annual Hot Docs festival, is stepping down from her position at the end of the month after a four-year tenure.
LOS ANGELES, May 28: Broad Green Pictures has hired Gail Heaney as the company's executive VP of media, a title she previously held at Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.
HOLLYWOOD, May 28: Blanca Lista has been promoted to VP of feature-film production at The Jim Henson Company.
BURBANK, May 28: Evolution Media has promoted Alex Baskin, executive VP of programming and development, to partner, while also naming Sara Hansemann VP of development and Robert Carroll VP of current.
LONDON, May 27: India, Russia and Brazil are expected to drive gains in the global satellite TV market, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
LONDON, May 27: Sky has planned a major initiative centered on arts programming for its customers across Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the U.K., including the creation of a brand-new production hub.
PARIS, May 27: Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, are to jointly receive the honor of MIPCOM 2015 Personalities of the Year.
NEW YORK, May 27: Mediacom Communications and Viacom have extended a distribution agreement that involves the carriage of networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Spike.