BURBANK, November 26: ESPN's U.S. subscriber count has fallen by 7 million in the last two years, while Disney Channel’s has shrunk by 4 million.
SINGAPORE, November 26: Hui Keng (HK) Ang, the senior VP and general manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, tells World Screen Newsflash about the importance of the new Asian entertainment services ONE and GEM in the region’s rapidly evolving multichannel business.
AMSTERDAM/STOCKHOLM, November 26: Submarine and NonStop Entertainment have aligned to launch a new documentary-centric label in Scandinavia, NonStop Submarine.
LONDON, November 26: Terror: Seven Days in Paris, produced by NBC Peacock Productions, is set to air on HISTORY feeds across Europe over the next week.
SINGAPORE, November 26: The Singapore Pavilion at ATF, led by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), is hosting 60-plus companies, collectively offering more than 170 titles for international distribution.
BURBANK, November 26: Disney Channel has ordered a third season of Girl Meets World, a comedy series created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly.
SINGAPORE, November 26: Bomanbridge Media has acquired the exclusive Asian rights for Cisneros Media’s clip show XRC.
LONDON, November 26: Tim Wonnacott, who has hosted the BBC One daytime series Bargain Hunt for 12 years, is leaving the show, following an alleged altercation with producers earlier this year.
DUBLIN, November 26: The hybrid live-action/animated series Little Roy, a joint CBeebies and CBBC commission, has secured presales with broadcasters in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium.
SINGAPORE, November 26: The second season of Indian Summers is a top highlight for all3media international at ATF next week.
SINGAPORE, November 26: A house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors takes center stage in Nature Cat, a new animated series that 9 Story Media Group is showcasing at this year’s ATF.
SINGAPORE, November 26: Among the ATF highlights being presented by CJ E&M Corporation is Reply 1988, the third installment of tvN’s successful youth series.
SINGAPORE, November 26: At ATF, Banijay International is launching a brand-new entertainment format, Wonderkids.
SINGAPORE, November 26: The game show Who’s On Top? leads Keshet International’s ATF slate, which is chock-full of entertainment formats.
SINGAPORE, November 26: At ATF, Rainbow will be showcasing a selection of kids’ shows, including Winx Club and the brand-new Regal Academy.
SINGAPORE, November 26: Among the series in GMA Worldwide’s ATF catalogue is My Faithful Husband, in which a woman is disloyal to the man she married.
SINGAPORE, November 26: All of the series that ITV-Inter Medya distributes are new for the Asian market, with drama highlights that include Endless Love, Black Rose, In Between, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes and Missing.
SINGAPORE, November 26: TV Azteca will be promoting A Love to Remember (Memori Cinta Suraya), the Malaysian adaptation of the telenovela Siempre Tuya Acapulco, at ATF.
LONDON, November 25: FremantleMedia has taken a 25-percent stake in the factual-entertainment indie Full Fat TV, which was established by the former managing director of Endemol label Remarkable TV, Colette Foster.
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 25: National Geographic Channel is continuing its successful partnership with Scott Free Productions to produce the TV version of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Patton.
LONDON, November 25: The superhero drama DC's Legends of Tomorrow is headed to the U.K., scoring a slot on Sky 1 in 2016.
LONDON, November 25: Two new natural-history programs featuring Sir David Attenborough have been commissioned by the BBC, including a one-off special that celebrates the famed naturalist's 90th birthday.
TOKYO/LOS ANGELES, November 25: Japan’s Nippon TV has established NTV Asia Pacific (NTVAP), a local subsidiary based in Singapore.
LOS ANGELES, November 25: Showtime has set a January 21 debut for the new eight-part docuseries Dark Net, which will explore the disturbing side of the digitally connected world.
NEW YORK, November 25: Chasing Monsters host Cyril Chauquet talks to World Screen Newsflash about the fishing-themed show, which combines adventure and travel.
WELLINGTON, November 25: New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures has inked a development deal with China's Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company to produce Kiddets, a sister series to the animated preschool hit The WotWots.
MELBOURNE, November 25: Nickelodeon Australia has rolled out Nick Play, a branded app experience that lets children interact with the network wherever they go.
BURBANK, November 25: Keli Lee, the current executive VP of casting at ABC Entertainment Group, is segueing into the London-based role of managing director of international content and talent, effective immediately.
SYDNEY, November 25: ABC Commercial and DRG are expanding their partnership with a new agreement that will see a number of popular DRG shows become available on local SVOD providers in Australia and New Zealand.
JOHANNESBURG, November 25: On the heels of the successful fourth edition of DISCOPRO, plans are underway to increase the presence of the pitching, learning and matchmaking program, which currently takes place during the Johannesburg edition of DISCOP Africa.
NEW YORK, November 25: HBO has set a January premiere date for the 46th season of Sesame Street, which moves to the premium network from pubcaster PBS with a revamped set, a shorter running time and a new character.
OTTAWA, November 25: Gusto Worldwide Media, the production and distribution arm of Canadian food and lifestyle channel Gusto TV, has sold its original 4K food series One World Kitchen to Fatafeat TV, a Discovery Communications company.
TORONTO, November 25: Picture Box Distribution has licensed the career-themed preschool series Can You Imagine That? to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the U.S. for its Curious World learning app.
PARIS, November 25: As a partner of World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP), Terranoa is set to present new projects at the conference, including The Clintons & the Obamas: The Secret Story of a Rivalry, and has also secured sales for several of those titles.
MILAN, November 25: Atlantyca Entertainment has secured exclusive distribution rights for Animundi Studio’s animated series Jurassic Cubs for all of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, with sales set to launch at ATF.
TORONTO, November 25: Shaftesbury has named Ted Biggs VP of convergent and technology for Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital and technology arm.
NEW YORK, November 24: The World Screen app is now updated for ATF, delivering program listings, news and a range of resources to help you make the most out of your time in Singapore.
NEW YORK, November 24: French programs scored the most wins at last night's 43rd International Emmy Awards gala, which was hosted by Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef.
LONDON, November 24: The government has pledged to invest £85 million ($128 million) per year in the BBC World Service, which will help to "uphold global democracy through accurate, impartial and independent news reporting," according to BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
NEW YORK, November 24: Daniel Wu, the star of Into the Badlands, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the new drama series, which recently debuted on AMC in the U.S.
NEW YORK, November 24: The Chinese VOD platform YOU On Demand (YOD) and Bruno Wu's Sun Seven Stars Media Group have reached a definitive agreement regarding the previously announced $10 million investment.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: FX has ordered a third installment of the limited series Fargo, which comes from creator Noah Hawley.
NEW YORK, November 24: CBS Television Network’s digital SVOD service CBS All Access has launched on the new Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote.
NEW YORK, November 24: JetBlue and Amazon have revealed that unlimited streaming entertainment on Amazon Video is being offered on more than 150 of the airline's Fly-Fi internet-enabled planes as of this week.
LOS ANGELES, November 24: The ABC Television Network has renewed the hit reality competition series Dancing with the Stars for a 22nd season, set to kick off in March 2016.