PREMIUM, September 16: Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who also created Grey's Anatomy, talks about her new legal drama How to Get Away with Murder.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: ITV and the advertising agency WPP have invested in the California-based digital start-up Indigenous Media, which was set up by Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Risky Business), Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment) and Avnet’s son, Jake Avnet.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 16: In 2016, Netflix is slated to begin offering the first season of Love, an original comedy series from Apatow Productions and Legendary Television.
NEW YORK, September 16: At MIPCOM, Disney/ABC’s Anne Sweeney will be interviewed by World Screen’s Anna Carugati in a keynote session on Tuesday, October 14, in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.
NEW YORK, September 16: Nadine Nohr, the CEO of Shine International, tells World Screen Newsflash about the highlights of the company's drama slate and discusses key trends in the business, from scripted format adaptations to complex windowing strategies.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: The 2015 edition of the NATPE market and conference in Miami will take place under the theme Content Without Borders.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of specials, documentaries and dramas, including the M. Night Shyamalan project Wayward Pines.
STOCKHOLM, September 16: Hanna Stjärne has been named CEO of the Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
LONDON, September 16: This MIPCOM, FremantleMedia is slated to showcase The Heart of My Country, a new singing talent format that uses social networking and digital platforms to create national event television.
HILVERSUM, September 16: SBS6 in the Netherlands has extended the Talpa reality show Utopia, originally planned as a one-year production, for an open-ended run.
BOGOTÁ, September 16: Caracol Television's Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord, a drama series about the infamous Colombian cocaine trafficker, has begun airing on +Globosat in Brazil.
NEW YORK, September 16: This weekend, Nickelodeon’s TV and digital channels are set to go off air and offline for three hours as part of the 11th annual Worldwide Day of Play.
LONDON, September 16: Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing has secured a number of new licensing partners in France for the popular Peppa Pig brand, which is launching at retail in the country.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, September 16: Media software company Computer Applications Development (CAD) is set to rebrand as MediaLogiq Systems, a move that will include a new logo, tagline and website.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 16: Genius Brands International (GBI) has appointed Spiral International to launch its animated series in Latin America as the exclusive sales representative for the region.
LONDON, September 16: Ink Global is set to debut the new animated series Zafari, from a former George Lucas collaborator, at this year’s MIP Junior.
LONDON, September 16: Natasha Mitchell is joining Zodiak Media as VP of group strategy, coming from a strategy role at NBCUniversal.
LONDON, September 16: Caleb Weinstein, who previously held roles at Amazon Instant Video and Discovery Networks EMEA, has been tapped to serve as executive VP of affiliate distribution for Europe and Africa at FOX International Channels (FIC).
PREMIUM, September 15: Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC, explains his vision for allowing BBC in-house producers to make shows for competing channels, moving BBC Three online, expanding the iPlayer and continuing to make quality programs.
PARIS, September 15: Bouygues Telecom has signed an agreement with Netflix to provide access to the SVOD service on its Bbox Sensation set-top box and on its future Android TV box.
UNTERFÖHRING, September 15: Sky Deutschland and HBO have extended their existing exclusive contract, through which the German outfit remains the home of HBO through the end of the decade.
LONDON/SÃO PAULO, September 15: Marcello Leão Braga, formerly the content director at FOX International Channels Brazil, has been named general manager at Endemol Brazil.
LOS ANGELES, September 15: FX Productions (FXP) has signed an overall production deal with John Cameron, the producer of the network's hit original series Fargo.
ATLANTA, September 15: TNT has ordered a second season of the crime drama Murder in the First, which stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
TEL AVIV, September 15: Dori Media Group has licensed the format Little Mom to TF1 in France, where AB Groupe and Scarlett Production have started production.
HONG KONG, September 15: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has launched the catch-up service WarnerTV Encore on now TV in Hong Kong.
NEW YORK, September 15: Avi Avi, the founder and CEO of Armoza Formats, tells World Screen Newsflash about keeping pace with trends in the fast-changing marketplace.
TORONTO, September 15: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Brazil's SP Cine have struck an agreement to provide financing for the development of co-productions.
KUALA LUMPUR, September 15: Astro has tapped Kantar Media to deploy and manage a proprietary audience measurement service with data collected from its subscribers' set-top boxes using Return Path Data (RPD) technology.
SINGAPORE, September 15: Comedy Central Asia has joined Telecom Malaysia Berhad’s IPTV service HyppTV.