BRUSSELS, November 21: In time for World Television Day today, a number of research organizations and industry bodies have issued a joint study on second-screen usage among viewers across Europe, noting, "Television is the social medium."
NEW YORK, November 21: After losing its Supreme Court battle last June, the video streaming service Aereo has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.
SHANGHAI, November 21: The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to include television content development, movie co-production, content distribution and cooperation in marketing initiatives.
ENGLEWOOD/ATLANTA, November 21: Turner Broadcasting's CNN, Cartoon Network and truTV, among other channels, are back on DTH platform DISH Network after being pulled from the service last month.
NEW YORK, November 21: SundanceTV's Sarah Barnett has been named president and general manager of BBC America, with current chief Perry Simon moving into an exclusive production deal with BBC Worldwide North America.
TORONTO, November 21: Bell Media has ramped up the comedy offerings on its SVOD service launching later this year, announcing an exclusive Canadian streaming pact for Seinfeld.
NEW YORK, November 21: Jérôme Alby, the managing director of Mediatoon, talks to World Screen Newsflash about what the acquisition of part of Moonscoop's assets has meant for the company, and shares his view of what buyers are looking for nowadays in the marketplace.
SINGAPORE, November 21: Asia TV Forum has added another Chinese media heavyweight to its lineup for this December, with James Zhonglei Wang, the president of film and TV producer Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, set to deliver the opening keynote.
CANCUN, November 21: The first-ever MIPCancun Latam TV Buyers Summit has wrapped, with 40 buyers from across the region in attendance for one-on-one meetings with distributors.
JOHANNESBURG, November 21: Coming to Discovery Channel in the U.S. and around the world in 2015 is the two-hour special To Be King, a doc, 16 years in the making, about South Africa's Mapogo lion pride.
LONDON, November 21: Nutopia has teamed up with TV presenter Bear Grylls' production company BGV for the tentatively titled Britain’s Biggest Adventures, a new series for ITV.
SINGAPORE, November 21: Leslie Lee, executive director of programming, branded media and content at The Walt Disney Company in Southeast Asia, tells World Screen Newsflash about some of the things he'll be looking for at this year's ATF Animation Lab, a pitching event taking place at the Asia TV Forum in Singapore in December.
LOS ANGELES, November 21: This winter, FOX is scheduled to debut World's Funniest Fails, a tentatively titled unscripted comedy inspired by the successful YouTube channel FailArmy, among other new and returning programming.
ATHENS, November 21: The University of Georgia has issued a call for entries for the 74th George Foster Peabody Awards, with the program seeking to attract more submissions from the children’s, international and digital fields.
SILVER SPRING, November 21: Aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to pitch their product inventions in a new Science Channel series, All-American Makers, scheduled to debut in January.
NEW YORK, November 21: Early next year, TLC is slated to begin airing Love, Lust or Run, a fashion reality show led by style expert and network alum Stacy London (What Not to Wear).
VANCOUVER, November 21: JAKKS Pacific, which currently serves as the global toy licensing partner for Slugterra, has renewed its contract with Nerd Corps Entertainment for the popular boys' brand.
LOS ANGELES, November 21: Showtime has scheduled its AIDS documentary The Last One to debut December 1.
SILVER SPRING, November 21: Investigation Discovery is set to premiere the new crime series Murder Book, produced for the network by LMNO, on December 2.
NEW YORK, November 21: CBS Consumer Products and Desilu, too—which manages the estates of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz—have teamed up for the launch of the first official online retail destination dedicated to the hit sitcom I Love Lucy.
LONDON, November 21: English actress Natalie Dormer, known for her roles in Game of Thrones and the latest Hunger Games movie, has joined the cast of the BBC Two factual drama The Woman in Red.
SEATTLE, November 21: The first six episodes of Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Amazon's first original live-action show for children, are now available on Prime Instant Video in the U.S.
SINGAPORE, November 21: Production company activeTV has upped Paulo Vivan to creative director for Asia, replacing exiting director Brad Cox.
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, November 20: China will overtake Japan as the Asia Pacific's largest ad market in 2016, Media Partners Asia (MPA) projects in its latest report, which estimates that net advertising revenues in the region will rise 5 percent this year to top $121 billion.
LONDON, November 20: The BBC has unveiled 43.5 hours of new drama commissions, including the return of Luther and Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, with the pubcaster's director-general, Tony Hall, saying the genre "is in the lifeblood of this country and in the DNA of the BBC too."
BEVERLY HILLS, November 20: Longmire, dropped by A&E after three seasons, has been resurrected by Netflix, which ordered ten new episodes for its platforms in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
NEW YORK, November 20: For the 13th year in a row, World Screen has produced The International Emmy Almanac for the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
TORONTO, November 20: Canadian SVOD service shomi has licensed a slate of features from The Walt Disney Studios as well as shows from ABC, ABC Family and ABC Studios.
NEW YORK, November 20: Actor Eugene Levy and his son, Daniel, discuss the upcoming comedy series that they co-created and star in, Schitt's Creek, which is being sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
ARLINGTON, November 20: PBS's winter/spring season will include an expanded Sunday night drama lineup in 2015 with 20 new Masterpiece hours, including Grantchester, Wolf Hall, Poldark, Indian Summers and a new season of Mr Selfridge.
HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, November 20: DHX Media has picked up the rights for a library of family-friendly shows, movies and TV specials from Echo Bridge Entertainment and its subsidiaries.
LOS ANGELES, November 20: Japan's Mitsui & Co. has taken a minority stake in FactoryMade Ventures, a Los Angeles-based outfit that incubates media and entertainment businesses.
LONDON, November 20: Zodiak Rights has entered into a first-look agreement with Stirling Television, building upon a distribution deal for the Northern Ireland producer's dancing series Jigs & Wigs.
LONDON, November 20: Entertainment One (eOne) Family has signed a slew of international broadcast agreements totaling more than 100 hours of kids' programming, including Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
LONDON, November 20: BBC Two has unveiled a new season of factual titles spotlighting the lives of the "super rich" and the impact they're having on the U.K.
LONDON, November 20: Sky Vision has signed an exclusive development and distribution pact with U.K. indie Chalkboard TV for new entertainment and factual entertainment shows, and has appointed an ex-Sony Pictures Television exec as director of comedy and drama.
SILVER SPRING, November 20: Discovery Communications has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the TNA Impact Wrestling professional league, with content due out on the Destination America channel starting in January.
LONDON, November 20: ITV has commissioned Shiver, ITV Studios’ factual division, to produce a slate of new shows for broadcast in 2015, including two more The Nation’s Favourite… specials.
TORONTO, November 20: Corus Entertainment is slated to launch TV Everywhere apps for its successful children's channels Treehouse, YTV and TELETOON.
LONDON, November 20: Cirkus, an on-demand service delivering British content, launched in Norway today on pay-TV platform GET.
CARDIFF, November 20: Welsh broadcaster S4C is set to air a standalone episode of its drama Hinterland (Y Gwyll) on January 1, ahead of that series’ second-season premiere.
BURBANK, November 20: Seeking to expand its music capabilities, FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has appointed Daryl Berg to the newly created role of VP and head of music.
AMSTERDAM, November 20: Indie distributor Lineup Industries has inked several international deals for the format The Bully Project, which uses hidden cameras to tackle the issue of bullying.
TREVISO, November 20: The exclusive rights for Gruppo Alcuni's new animated feature film Pet Pals in Windland have been acquired by International Production Associates (IPA) for Japan.
SYDNEY, November 19: Australia's commercial broadcasters are taking issue with the increased ad-time limits being granted to SBS following new budget cuts for the country's pubcasters.