LONDON, July 2: Director-General Tony Hall has announced a set of changes to the structure and organization of the BBC that will result in the loss of more than 1,000 jobs, as it tries to compensate for its £150 million ($234.3 million) license-fee deficit.
LONDON, July 2: In its third review of public service TV broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has raised concerns regarding the decreased spending on first-run U.K. children's programs and dramas.
LONDON, July 2: OTT TV and video revenues in Western Europe are set to increase by $9 billion between 2014 and 2020, with the U.K. as the largest contributor.
NEW YORK, July 2: Carlos Henrique Schroder, the CEO of Globo, shares with World Screen Newsflash why hosting the International Emmys’ Academy Day in Rio was important for the Brazilian media giant.
NEW YORK, July 2: U.S. Latino media giant Univision Holdings, which operates the highly successful Spanish-language network Univision, has begun the process of taking its stock public just at it strengthens its relationship with Mexico's Grupo Televisa.
ALBUQUERQUE, July 2: After being dropped by NBC, the Donald Trump co-owned Miss USA pageant has scored a new broadcast partner in Reelz.
NEW YORK, July 2: World Screen Newsflash's Anna Carugati provides a recap of the Globo-hosted Academy Day in Rio, which took place in Brazil from June 24 to 27 and was organized jointly with the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
KNOXVILLE, July 2: Scripps Networks Interactive has officially closed its agreement to acquire a 52.7 percent interest in Poland’s TVN from ITI and CANAL+ Group.
NEW YORK, July 2: Lifetime Movie Club is a brand-new direct-to-consumer subscription service that provides commercial-free access to the network's library of original movies.
LOS ANGELES, July 2: Anthony Anderson is hosting ABC's newly reimagined version of the classic game show To Tell the Truth, which will feature Betty White and NeNe Leakes as panelists.
MUNICH, July 2: The supervisory board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media has extended the contract of CEO Thomas Ebeling, who has held the post since March 2009.
UNIVERSAL CITY, July 2: NBC is bringing back the variety series I Can Do That for a second season.
NEW YORK, July 2: Laurence Fishburne has been cast to star as Alex Haley in the A+E Networks scripted event series Roots, which will simulcast on HISTORY, A&E and Lifetime.
LONDON, July 2: Zodiak Kids has scored a development deal with Britt Allcroft Productions that will see the creation of a new animated series based on the characters from Magic Adventures of Mumfie.
MIAMI, July 2: Next week, the series Law & Order and Law & Order: Los Angeles are set to premiere in Spanish on U.S. Latino network NBC Universo.
HILVERSUM, July 2: Talpa's new family-oriented format The Puppet Show has landed its first international adaptation, with a commission from TF1 in France.
NEW YORK, July 2: USA Network has ordered a sixth season of the original drama Suits, which will have 16 new episodes.
LONDON, July 2: Disney Channel U.K. and Ireland has given the go-ahead to Access All Areas, a new live-action music and entertainment series.
AMSTERDAM/LONDON, July 2: Endemol Shine Group has tapped Marina Williams, formerly CEO of Central and Eastern Europe and MENA regions, to serve as COO of international operations.
SILVER SPRING, July 2: The BAFTA-winning British comedy Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Toby Jones (Captain America), is slated to make its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV this summer.
SEATTLE, July 2: The second season of Amazon’s original kids’ series Annedroids has launched for Amazon Prime Members in the U.S. and U.K.
SINGAPORE, July 2: Bomanbridge Media has secured the rights to license the game-show format The 20 Little Piggy Banks for Asia.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2: Later this month, Nat Geo WILD is set to begin airing new specials as part of Destination Wild, a Sunday night programming block focused on various types of wildlife.
SYDNEY/VANCOUVER, July 2: The animated comedy series Pirate Express, made by Sticky Pictures and Atomic Cartoons, is slated to make its Australian premiere on GO! this weekend.
SILVER SPRING, July 2: Discovery Life Channel is set to air next month an exclusive interview with the family of Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, conjoined twins who spent the first ten months of their lives fused together from the ribcage down.
SANTA MONICA, July 2: Ovation TV has snapped up the U.S. broadcast rights for a number of documentaries and shows from Orange Smarty, Red Arrow International and Nordic World.
MONTREAL, July 2: Sardine Productions’ animated series Leon has been greenlit for a third season, just as the title was picked up for the Chinese market.
ABIDJAN, July 2: Nina TV, a new television network devoted to novelas, is set to become available in English-speaking Africa later this month.
NEW YORK, July 2: Nickelodeon and Papercutz have revealed an expanded multiterritory publishing partnership to transform popular animated Nickelodeon series into comic magazine and graphic novel formats.
NEW YORK, July 2: SPI International and Vodafone Portugal have unveiled the launch of the FunBox 4K UHD channel on TV Net Voz, a leading Portuguese IPTV platform.
SAN JOSE, July 1: TiVo has released its annual Binge Viewing Survey, which finds that 92 percent of respondents reported watching more than three episodes of a show in a day and that original streamed series top the list for the first time.
NEW YORK, July 1: Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court against Univision after the company declined to air the Miss USA pageant.
MUMBAI, July 1: Viacom18 is expanding its Colors brand beyond the Hindi-language general-entertainment space with the launch of the English-language service Colors Infinity.
LONDON, July 1: Endemol Shine International has sold the drama thriller The Frankenstein Chronicles to French pay-TV channel CANAL+.
STOCKHOLM, July 1: Modern Times Group (MTG) has entered into an agreement to purchase 74 percent of Turtle Entertainment, which operates under the ESL brand, for 78 million euros ($86.6 million) in cash.
UNIVERSAL CITY, July 1: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Syfy have teamed up for the development of Channel Zero, a horror anthology series from Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday the 13th) and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra).
NEW YORK, July 1: DramaFever has scored the U.S. streaming rights for a range of titles from BBC Worldwide North America, among them Pride and Prejudice.
BURBANK, July 1: Christine M. McCarthy has been named senior executive VP and chief financial officer, while Kevin Mayer has been appointed senior executive VP and chief strategy officer of The Walt Disney Company.
PARIS, July 1: Reed MIDEM has announced an expanded second edition of MIPCancun, which is slated to take place November 18 to 20 in Mexico.
NEW YORK, July 1: Sam Rowden, the director of programming for CBS Reality, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the channel devoted exclusively to presenting compelling reality content.
LOS ANGELES, July 1: A new licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures brings a range of feature films to the DEFY Media-owned free streaming service Break Movies.
LUXEMBOURG, July 1: RTL Group has appointed Gabriella Vidus as the new CEO of RTL Hungary, while Péter Kolosi has been elevated to the post of deputy CEO.
MIAMI, July 1: FremantleMedia Latin America (FMLA) has inked a co-development deal with Marco Antonio Regil’s RGL Entertainment for the creation of new content.
BEVERLY HILLS, July 1: In a bid to boost its slate of original preschool content, Netflix is set to release three new animated series within the next two years.
SINGAPORE, July 1: Singaporean IPTV platform Singtel TV has added 18 channels to its lineup, including the Discovery Networks Asia Pacific factual portfolio, ITV Choice and a number of services from India and the Philippines.