LONDON, January 28: A new trade association representing the commercial interests of U.K. and U.S. TV producers will launch in the States later this year, with the establishment of Pact US.
LONDON, January 28: The retailer Carrefour has partnered with OTT platform provider Saffron Digital to launch a new multiplatform entertainment service in France, Nolim Films.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, January 28: John Morayniss, the CEO of Entertainment One (eOne) Television, has signed a new long-term contract to remain with the company through 2018.
SEATTLE, January 28: A new content licensing agreement between Amazon and Starz Digital Media will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription streaming home in the U.S. for the miniseries The White Queen.
NEW YORK, January 28: The half-hour comedy Togetherness, which comes from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, has been renewed for a second season by HBO.
SINGAPORE, January 28: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD is planning to air all 13 episodes of the third season of the Netflix original House of Cards with a "watchathon" beginning February 28, the same day as the show's U.S. release.
LONDON, January 28: The action-adventure crime drama series The Pinkertons marks the first original and exclusive U.S. acquisition for UKTV's Drama channel.
NEW YORK, January 28: Claribel Torres, the director of digital media and entertainment at The Associated Press, talks about the vast archive of materials the company has to offer.
LOS ANGELES, January 28: U.S. Hispanic cable channel NBC Universo is set to air the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast of this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX on multiple platforms.
LONDON, January 28: FremantleMedia International has sold the first four seasons of the procedural crime drama Suspects to Channel Seven, a free-to-air network in Australia.
SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER, January 28: Craig Ferguson and his production company, Green Mountain West, have secured a multiyear overall television agreement with Lionsgate.
MAINZ, January 28: ZDF has renewed the medical series Dr. Klein, with a further 12 episodes set to go into production this spring.
ARLINGTON, January 28: PBS Kids has landed on YouTube, launching a branded channel targeting children 2 to 8 years old and their parents.
LONDON, January 28: Beyond Distribution has added Game of Homes, a new renovation competition series from Great Pacific Media, to its catalogue.
MADRID, January 28: Spain’s Televisión Española has sold several titles worldwide following their presence at the latest NATPE market in Miami.
LOS ANGELES, January 28: Fox Animation (Ice Age, Rio) has picked up the movie rights for the popular lifestyle brand Mr. Men Little Miss, which was acquired by Sanrio (Hello Kitty) in 2011.
LONDON, January 28: Zodiak Rights has added to its catalogue the new series A Royal Renaissance: Changing Lives, narrated by HRH Prince of Wales, via its first-look deal with the Scottish indie B4 Films.
LOS ANGELES, January 28: Paul Pastor, a former exec at The Walt Disney Company, has been named executive VP of network strategy, revenue and operations at Discovery Channel.
NEW YORK, January 28: Jane Street Entertainment has set up YUM, a new division focused exclusively on food-related programming across the genres of travel, lifestyle and culinary.
VANCOUVER, January 28: Rainmaker Entertainment has elevated Kylie Ellis to VP of production for Mainframe Entertainment, the television division of the Vancouver-based animation studio.
LONDON, January 28: Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has released a range of children’s apparel, accessories and footwear under the PUMA brand inspired by the classic characters Superman and Tom and Jerry.
NEW YORK, January 27: Bolstered by a strong overall economy, New York is projected to be the top entertainment & media (E&M) spender as it overtakes Tokyo by 2018, according to a new PwC Cities of Opportunity: The Urban Rhythm of Entertainment & Media report.
LONDON, January 27: BBC Worldwide has entered into a pact with ELTA TV that will see the largest volume of U.K. content become available in Taiwan.
LONDON, January 27: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is to host a special career retrospective for actor/writer/presenter Michael Palin, with the BAFTA: A Life in Television event to take place March 17.
NEW YORK, January 27: World Screen Newsflash’s Anna Carugati, who recently visited the set of FX’s critically acclaimed original series The Americans, takes us behind the scenes of the 1980s-set espionage drama with interviews with co-creator Joe Weisberg and cast members Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell and Noah Emmerich.
NEW YORK, January 27: VICE is set to launch and distribute the VICE Daily Edition, a curated service offering the media brand’s content, as part of Snapchat’s new Discover app feature.
LONDON, January 27: Syfy in the U.S. is set to air the street magic series Close Up Kings, thanks to a deal brokered by Entertainment One.
LONDON, January 27: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has revealed that the popular lifestyle broadcaster Travel Channel is now available on UPC in Austria.
TORONTO, January 27: HISTORY in Canada has greenlit six one-hour episodes of Brett & Cliff Go to Hell, a new historical survival show that is being produced by Proper Television for Shaw Media.
MADRID, January 27: FOX International Channels (FIC) has named Vera Pinto Pereira as managing director of FIC Spain and Portugal.
SEOUL, January 27: Through its partnership with Transformational Films, CJ E&M is investing in the Thai movie Cha-Lui: Touching the Sky, which it will also distribute in select markets.
LONDON, January 27: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (FMKFE) has delivered a program package of more than 68 hours to Amazon Prime Instant Video UK for streaming.
LONDON, January 27: Off the Fence has launched an online stock footage library, featuring a catalogue of wildlife footage.
TEL AVIV, January 27: The reality dating format Girlfri3nds is getting a local adaptation in French-speaking Canada, resulting from an agreement signed by Keshet International.
MELBOURNE, January 27: Fred Media has inked new in-flight entertainment deals with Air New Zealand, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Kenya Airways, Air Namibia and Eva Air Taiwan.
HONG KONG, January 27: PGS Entertainment has inked several deals throughout Asia for the award-winning series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!
NEW YORK, January 27: Big Bad Boo Studios has inked a multiyear deal with the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) that will see the popular animated series 1001 Nights broadcasting for the first time in the U.S. on more than 95 public TV stations.
BERLIN, January 27: Studio.TV.Film has promoted Milena Maitz as managing director, joining Albert Schäfer, who has been MD since July 2000.
TRIVANDRUM, January 27: Indian animation company Toonz Entertainment is set to open a subsidiary office in Auckland as part of a bid to expand its presence in New Zealand and Australia.
NEW YORK, January 27: Leftfield Entertainment has hired Adam Sher, who most recently served as CEO of Ryan Seacrest Productions, as its first chief creative officer.
COLOGNE, January 27: WDR mediagroup has brought on two new team members for its content division, Nicole Offergeld and Julia Jaensch.
TORONTO, January 27: Annedroids, a science-based children's series originally produced for Amazon Instant Video, has landed in Latin America and Norway.
HOLLYWOOD, January 27: The Jim Henson Company's HIP (Henson Independent Properties) has signed new broadcast and digital licensing agreements for the preschool program Lily's Driftwood Bay.
MADRID, January 27: Spain’s Boomerang TV Group has restructured its entertainment division, naming two new appointments in an effort to boost the unit so it can take on new projects.
LOS ANGELES, January 27: David Pritikin, a seasoned television producer and network exec, has been hired by Anonymous Content to oversee the company's newly created unscripted TV content arm.