LONDON, September 3: In a study of TV-viewing habits across several countries, IHS has determined that Brits are watching less television than ever before, as the average consumption time across all platforms decreased by 14 minutes between 2013 and 2014.
PARIS, September 3: This MIPCOM will feature a keynote panel to discuss the business strategy and creative process behind the BBC's epic TV adaptation of War and Peace, with screenwriter Andrew Davies and producer Harvey Weinstein among those set to take part.
NEW YORK, September 3: Jeffrey Tambor, the star of Transparent, discusses with World Screen Newsflash his role on the show, in which he portrays a transgender woman named Maura Pfefferman.
LONDON, September 3: FOX International Channels UK is launching its first free-to-air entertainment network, YourTV.
PARIS, September 3: Vivendi's Vincent Bolloré has been appointed chairman of the CANAL+ Group supervisory board, as part of a larger management restructure.
MUNICH, September 3: Red Arrow International and SundanceTV are collaborating on a new drama series titled Cleverman, set to feature an ensemble cast led by Game of Thrones' Iain Glen.
LONDON, September 3: NBCUniversal International Networks and Ole Communications have formed a new joint venture in Latin America made up of five NBCU pay-TV channel brands: Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Syfy and Telemundo Internacional.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, September 3: Jeff Lynas, currently the senior VP of operations and business development at Entertainment One (eOne) Television, has been promoted to the position of COO.
LONDON, September 3: Discovery Networks International has commissioned a new one-hour special, Sex, Lies and Online Affairs, which follows in the wake of a hacking scandal involving the adult website AshleyMadison.com.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 3: Starz has ordered a third season of the hit original comedy series Survivor's Remorse, with Mike O'Malley continuing to serve as exec producer and showrunner.
HONG KONG, September 3: FOX International Channels has commissioned a fourth season of Asia's Next Top Model, which will air on StarWorld in 2016.
LONDON, September 3: UKTV’s Watch channel has greenlit a three-part series of authored documentaries focused on technology and celebrity.
TORONTO, September 3: Tricon Films & Television is set to bring comedian Rob Schneider, the star, producer, director and co-writer of the comedy series Real Rob!, to MIPCOM.
EDMONTON/BEVERLY HILLS, September 3: Starz Worldwide Distribution and Super Channel have renewed and extended their multiyear output agreement that will continue to bring new Starz original series and an annual collection of movies repped by Starz Worldwide Distribution to the Canadian network.
SINGAPORE/TORONTO, September 3: Blue Ant Media has partnered with network distributor Multi Channels Asia (MCA) to launch three new factual channels in the Asia Pacific: Love Nature (Asia) and its two companion channels, Love Nature: Baby Wildlife and Love Nature: Vistas.
LONDON, September 3: Sky 1 has added to its lineup Bring the Noise, a new eight-part music and comedy show featuring live musical performances, celebrity guests, comedians and more.
BUENOS AIRES, September 3: U.S. Hispanic network Telemundo is slated to air the miniseries Francis, the Jesuit this month, ahead of its international launch at MIPCOM from Anima Films.
SYDNEY, September 3: ABC Commercial has been appointed as the international distribution partner for the new Australian series Bobbie the Bear.
LONDON, September 3: Smithsonian Channel has commissioned the three-part series Survival in the Sky, which narrates the triumphs and disasters that led to aviation breakthroughs.
LONDON, September 3: Sophia Jansson, the creative director of Moomin Characters and niece of the property's creator, is slated to give a keynote address at this year's Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), which is being held next month in London.
LONDON, September 3: FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales is beefing up its global team, announcing new appointments in Singapore, Australia, Turkey and the U.K.
LONDON, September 3: Pete Flamman, who formerly served as managing director of Turner Broadcasting’s kids’ brands, has been named senior VP of brands for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe with a remit that covers Nickelodeon.
LOS ANGELES, September 3: MarVista Entertainment has appointed Larry Grimaldi, a former Real Housewives producer and Hearst Entertainment exec, as the company's VP of development and production.
STOCKHOLM, September 3: Modern Times Group (MTG) has teamed with Spanish outfit Phileas Productions on the new factual-entertainment format Road Diaries.
PREMIUM, September 2: UKTV CEO Darren Childs tells World Screen Newsflash about what has been driving the television company’s growth.
WAKEFIELD, September 2: Seven leading internet companies, among them Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft, have come together to create the Alliance for Open Media, an open-source project that is aiming to develop next-generation media formats.
SANTA MONICA, September 2: Hulu has unveiled a new commercial-free option for subscribers, priced at $11.99 per month.
MADRID, September 2: Vodafone Spain has signed an agreement that will see Netflix become available on a Spanish TV platform for the first time.
NEW YORK, September 2: TV Latina’s new and improved app, which has been completely redesigned, is updated for Jornadas and is now available for iOS devices in the App Store and for Android on Google Play.
NEW YORK, September 2: Joel Denton, the managing director of international content sales and partnerships at A+E Networks, talks to World Screen Newsflash about trends in factual programming.
NEW YORK, September 2: Syfy has renewed drama series Killjoys and Dark Matter for sophomore seasons, slated to air next year.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 2: Starz Play, the online TV Everywhere service for Starz premium subscribers, has become available via the Roku platform.
PARIS, September 2: A number of executives from various companies, including Hasbro's Stephen Davis, Nickelodeon's Russell Hicks and YouTube's Malik Ducard, are slated to speak at this year's MIPJunior, which is taking place in Cannes from October 3 to 4.
LOS ANGELES, September 2: Authentic Entertainment has named Michael Bouson as its COO, as part of a new executive structure that has been put in place at the Endemol Shine North America subsidiary.
TORONTO, September 2: Disney Channel has arrived in Canada thanks to a license agreement signed earlier this year between Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group.
LONDON, September 2: Michael Socha and Michaela Coel are set to star in E4’s upcoming science-fiction series Aliens (working title).
LONDON, September 2: Entertainment One Family’s (eOne) new CGI animated preschool series PJ Masks is set to make its broadcast debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. this month.
LONDON, September 2: Beyond Distribution plans to present for the first time Chasing Monsters, a factual series from Untamed Productions, to international buyers at next month's MIPCOM.
LONDON, September 2: This year's Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), taking place at London's Olympia from October 13 to 15, will offer its biggest-ever educational program, with 25 free sessions.
NEW YORK/ABU DHABI, September 2: A new production of Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arabic version of Sesame Street, is set to launch across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this month.
MIAMI, September 2: U.S. Hispanic children’s channel Semillitas has added the animated series Olivia to its programming slate.
SANTA MONICA, September 2: Televisa USA, Grupo Televisa’s English-language-programming subsidiary, has hired Jonathan South as director of worldwide sales and David Sigurani as director of scripted development, two newly created roles.
PREMIUM, September 1: Director-General Thomas Bellut explains to World Screen Newsflash how ZDF has been reaching out to younger viewers on the main channel and online.
SANTA CLARA, September 1: Pay-TV companies in the U.S. posted their worst-ever quarterly video subscriber losses in Q2, which IHS says validates industry cord-cutting fears.
LONDON, September 1: Amazon has expanded its Prime Video downloads in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Australia to iOS and Android platforms, allowing members to access movies and TV episodes for offline viewing at no additional charge.