PREMIUM, August 31: Globo’s CEO, Carlos Henrique Schroder, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company’s ongoing commitment to serve its diverse audience and the importance of telling clear, engaging stories, whether in a telenovela, a news report, or sports analysis.
SANTA MONICA, August 31: New releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount are headed to Hulu following a multiyear digital SVOD deal with EPIX.
LONDON, August 31: BBC Drama, with the support of Creative Skillset and Directors UK, has unveiled a training scheme for new directors, who will be mentored on EastEnders, Holby, Doctors and Casualty.
LOS ANGELES, August 31: During a visit to Alaska this week, President Barack Obama is set to join British adventurer Bear Grylls on a special episode of the survivalist show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
NEW YORK, August 31: TV Latina has launched its digital edition for Jornadas, which features a special report on the major cable operators in Latin America and interviews with Juan Carlos Urdaneta of Turner Broadcasting System and Carlos Martínez of FOX International Channels.
NEW YORK, August 31: Global Agency has again partnered with World Screen on The Formats Project, a competition that looks to find the world's freshest new formats and help them achieve international success.
MAINZ, August 31: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has inked a deal with NRJ 12 for the free-TV rights to the popular crime series The Fall, the first two seasons of which are slated to begin airing on the French broadcaster next year.
SEOUL, August 31: A new travel-themed online reality show from CJ E&M, New Journey to the West, is set to stream exclusively on Tencent's QQ.com in China, simultaneously with its run in Korea.
BURBANK, August 31: Disney Channel is due to debut Invisible Sister, an original movie starring Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) and Paris Berelc (Mighty Med), as part of its Monstober Halloween-themed programming event in October.
MIAMI, August 31: U.S. Hispanic network NBC Universo has secured the rights for the third leg of the upcoming CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifying matches featuring El Salvador and Curacao.
SHERMAN OAKS, August 31: GRB Entertainment has inked sales for several factual titles, including Super Swank, across Europe, Asia and Canada.
SANTA MONICA/NEW YORK, August 31: Lionsgate has partnered with Take-Two Interactive Software, Gearbox Software and producers Avi and Ari Arad to adapt the video game Borderlands into a feature film.
PALISADES PARK, August 31: Alfred Haber Television has secured international sales for two new nonfiction series, Dead Again and You Can’t Lick Your Elbow.
ATLANTA, August 31: Cox Communications has launched a free app that lets families search for child-friendly video content online.
TOKYO, August 31: Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) plans to present a variety of new titles in Cannes, including the drama series Death Note, the entertainment program Matsuko-Roid and the reality/game show format The Kindergarten.
PREMIUM, August 28: Yoshio Okubo, the president of Nippon TV, tells World Screen Newsflash how building Hulu’s business and expanding the company’s international operations—including pay-TV channels, formats and finished program sales and co-productions—are key growth opportunities in the years ahead.
TOKYO, August 28: Netflix is prepping a new original series based on Hibana, a novel by the comedian, haiku poet and scriptwriter Naoki Matayoshi, for a 2016 debut.
PARIS, August 28: The lineup of keynote speakers for MIPCOM’s new conference program Into the Stream has been announced, featuring executives from both the TV industry and the digital sphere.
MUMBAI, August 28: BARC India has joined forces with TAM India, which is a joint venture between Nielsen and Kantar, to form a new meter management company.
NEW YORK, August 28: The worldwide premiere of The Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead has made AMC Global, which launched less than a year ago, a top ten channel in key regional markets around the world.
NEW YORK, August 28: In this video interview, Wissper creator Dan Good tells World Screen Newsflash about the show's journey from sketch to screen and weighs in on the state of British animation today.
LONDON, August 28: BBC Two has unveiled a host of new commissions, including an adaptation of The City and the City.
LONDON, August 28: Thanks to a new contract signed with FremantleMedia, Sky Italia is to remain home of The X Factor and Italia's Got Talent until 2018.
LONDON, August 28: BBC Two has picked up the U.K. premiere rights for the upcoming ten-part period drama Versailles from Zodiak Rights.
SANTA MONICA, August 28: Hulu has ordered a ten-episode second season of the original comedy series Difficult People.
NEW YORK, August 28: Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's criminal trial verdict, A+E Networks is slated to air the documentaries The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story and O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes on its channels around the globe.
LOS ANGELES, August 28: Power Rangers Dino Charge, the latest installment of the long-running Saban Brands franchise, is slated to begin airing on POP in the U.K. later this month.
TORONTO, August 28: Canadian channel Space has picked up the intergalactic mystery drama The Expanse, distributed by Legendary Television Distribution, for a December premiere.
LONDON, August 28: ITV has commissioned Twofour to produce the cooking reality series The Chopping Block for ITV Daytime.
TORONTO, August 28: Corus Entertainment has established a new executive leadership team (ELT), which includes Colin Bohm, the executive VP and head of Corus Kids.
TORONTO, August 28: Temple Street Productions has established a new distribution division and has appointed Jon Rutherford as president of distribution.
SÃO PAULO, August 28: The Globo novela Precious Pearl is set to premiere on U.S. Hispanic channel Telemundo on Monday.
SYDNEY, August 28: BBC Worldwide has named Jasnor as the distributor of puppets and plush toys based on the remake of The Sooty Show for Australia and New Zealand.
LUXEMBOURG, August 27: Net profit attributable to RTL Group shareholders was up 73.8 percent to 351 million euros ($394 million), with digital showing dynamic growth.
TOKYO, August 27: Amazon is bringing its Prime Video service to Japan starting next month, populated with Japanese and U.S. movies and TV shows, anime, music concerts and variety shows, alongside original series.
LONDON, August 27: FremantleMedia has acquired a 62.5 percent holding in Wildside, which is currently producing The Young Pope, with the opportunity to purchase the remaining shareholding in the future.
ENGLEWOOD, August 27: DISH Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group have entered into an agreement that forms the basis of a long-term retransmission consent pact, bringing an end to the channel blackout across 79 U.S. markets.
LONDON, August 27: BBC One has unveiled a range of new commissions, including an as-yet-untitled drama from Oscar-winner Steve McQueen and a musical series using Motown tunes.
UNTERFÖHRING, August 27: ProSieben MAXX has extended its agreement with A+E Networks to acquire additional programming, including new episodes of Duck Dynasty.
NEW YORK, August 27: Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications, has called out real-estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump for ejecting nightly news anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference earlier this week.
NEW YORK/MCLEAN, August 27: CBS Corporation and TEGNA have revealed a comprehensive agreement that renews station deals for ten TEGNA Media markets serving more than 10 million U.S. households.
EDINBURGH, August 27: Discovery Channel and Discovery Networks International (DNI) are set to air the documentary Sherpa in more than 200 countries and territories around the world in 2016.
LONDON, August 27: NBCUniversal (NBCU) International has created a multi-territory regional hub meant to align the company's distribution and networks businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
GLENDALE, August 27: Michael Francis, chief global brand officer, is resigning from his full-time position at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) in December, transitioning into a consulting role.
GLASGOW, August 27: STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment have teamed up to establish a strategic development partnership that will see the two firms co-invest, co-develop and co-produce concepts across a range of genres.