NEW YORK, December 1: Gain valuable insight into leading online platforms across the globe with World Screen’s Top 50 OTT Platforms 2015 report.
LONDON, December 1: MediaGuardian has unveiled its annual U.K. media power list, ranking Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as the most influential person in British media, with Rupert Murdoch and the BBC's Tony Hall on top in the broadcasting segment.
CULVER CITY, December 1: Andy Forssell, who previously served as acting CEO of Hulu, is joining the online video network Fullscreen as chief operating officer.
LONDON, December 1: Amazon has greenlit the original drama Trial, which stars Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Japan and the U.S. next year.
TORONTO, December 1: CTV has secured the Canadian broadcasting rights for the highly anticipated The X-Files event series, which will launch with a special two-night premiere on January 24.
NEW YORK, December 1: Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer on The Bold and the Beautiful, speaks with World Screen Newsflash about the long-running soap opera and its willingness to tackle tough topics.
LONDON, December 1: Tanya Shaw has been promoted to managing director of Shine TV, while Tim Whitwell was elevated to the role of creative director.
LONDON, December 1: all3media international has landed a number of format commissions across Asia, including a deal for a new local version of The Only Way is Essex in China.
LOS ANGELES, December 1: Electus International and Bear Grylls Ventures have inked a trio of distribution deals around the world for the Running Wild with Bear Grylls special featuring U.S. President Barack Obama.
NEW YORK, December 1: Warrior Poets, a multiplatform production outfit founded by Morgan Spurlock, has entered into a new partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) regarding the development of new scripted and unscripted projects based on brands from its portfolio.
LONDON, December 1: A+E Networks UK's factual-entertainment channel HISTORY is now available on Polish cable platform Vectra.
LONDON, December 1: The Starz original series Ash vs Evil Dead is headed to the U.K., exclusively for Virgin Media customers to watch on demand starting today.
LONDON, December 1: Channel 4 has commissioned the new celebrity-led historical biography series Born On, in a deal with Outline Productions and DRG.
LONDON, December 1: Cineflix Rights has placed a LEGO documentary with several international broadcasters and has also acquired a follow-up holiday special.
BOGOTÁ/MOSCOW, December 1: The Caracol Television-produced series Laura, an Extraordinary Life has premiered on Raz TV in Russia.
BURBANK, December 1: Disney XD has ordered a third season of Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm to debut in 2016.
NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, December 1: Nickelodeon has commissioned the new series The Ludwigs, which will have an English-language global version and a local Dutch-language production.
LOS ANGELES, December 1: A fourth season of the docuseries #RichKids of Beverly Hills has been commissioned by E!, with eight new episodes coming in 2016.
SINGAPORE, December 1: Cartoon Network has launched its Cartoon Network Anything app, designed exclusively for phones and tablets, in Southeast Asia.
SINGAPORE, December 1: Sparky Animation has teamed up with Presto Digital Limited in the U.K. for the co-production of Rhythm Warriors, an adventure comedy series focused on music education and appreciation.
OTTAWA, December 1: Gusto TV is presenting a number of food-themed shows at this year's Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), including Fish: The Adventure and Crate to Plate.
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, December 1: Letv and Rewind Networks have signed a deal to bring the HITS channel to subscribers in Hong Kong and Macau.
MONTREAL, December 1: Guillaume Aniorté has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) board of directors.
LONDON, December 1: Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is set to redesign the layout for the 2016 event with the addition of new aisles and staircases.
LONDON, November 30: The 100 leading pay-TV services globally increased their combined subscriber base by nearly 1 percent in the third quarter, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index.
LONDON, November 30: BBC Worldwide and Amazon Prime Video have greenlit the period drama The Collection, set in Paris after WWII, from Lookout Point.
LOS ANGELES, November 30: CBS has ordered an additional seven episodes of Supergirl, bringing the freshman drama to a full season of 20 episodes.
TEL AVIV, November 30: Second seasons of Master Class and Rising Star, talent-show formats from the Keshet International catalogue, are slated to begin airing next year in China and Indonesia, respectively.
LONDON, November 30: DRG has entered into a first-look deal with indie producer What Larks! Productions to distribute its factual content.
NEW YORK, November 30: World Screen Newsflash spotlights WDR mediagroup (WDRmg), the commercial subsidiary of German public-broadcasting group Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).
LONDON, November 30: Two senior executives have been promoted at all3media international as part of a restructure within the sales team that will see the company open dedicated regional offices in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific.
MILAN, November 30: Nickelodeon has partnered with pay-TV network OSN to introduce the Nickelodeon Play app into the Middle East and North Africa.
SINGAPORE, November 30: FremantleMedia and Syco have a long track record across Asia with the X Factor and Got Talent franchises, and now the companies have teamed up with Saban Brands to bring La Banda to the international market.
TORONTO, November 30: DHX Television's Family Channel is expanding its offering with the launch of a new teen programming block called F2N, set to kick off in January with the premiere of Degrassi: Next Class.
SINGAPORE, November 30: The 2015 remake of The Promise, one of ABS-CBN International Distribution’s most successful dramas, retells a story of undying love in a contemporary setting.
PALISADES PARK, November 30: Alfred Haber, Inc. (AHI) has notched up international sales for the upcoming special Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert.
LONDON, November 30: Jetpack Distribution has signed an agreement with Outfit7 Limited for the global broadcast rights to the app-based Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series.
SINGAPORE, November 30: The Argentinean romantic comedy Date Blind (Ciega a Citas), which is currently being developed for China and other territories worldwide, is one of the highlights for Dori Media Group.
PARIS, November 30: francetv distribution has secured its first sale for Parenthood Instruction Manual to the Gabonese Republic, where the show will be adapted and produced for the African market by Princesse M Productions and Watara Productions.
SINGAPORE, November 30: An aging but skilled hunter is the focus of Jago: A Life Underwater, a Blue Ant International highlight that is available in HD and 4K.
HILVERSUM, November 30: Antenna in Greece has acquired Talpa’s format The Wishing Tree.
LONDON/PARIS, November 30: Discovery Communications has announced several new appointments at Eurosport in order to better focus on Olympics coverage for the 2018-24 cycle.
SINGAPORE, November 30: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, is promoting the English general-entertainment channels AXN and Sony Channel, as well as Asian networks Animax, ONE and newcomer GEM, which is a joint venture with Japan’s Nippon TV.
TORONTO, November 30: Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has placed more than 800 episodes of its children's content with SVOD service providers around the world.
SINGAPORE, November 30: The DreamWorks channel, which launched across Asia this year, partnered with HBO Asia for playout, affiliate sales and marketing.