NEW YORK, October 22: It was a relatively quiet week at MIPCOM for those in the factual business, though a few of the larger sales announced did point to some emerging trends in the marketplace.
NEW YORK, October 22: In the run-up to CASBAA, World Screen Newsflash's Mansha Daswani investigates how in Asia’s ever-more-crowded pay-TV landscape, channels are on the hunt for new ways to innovate on screen.
SAN JOSE/NEW YORK, October 22: Adobe and Nielsen have entered into a strategic alliance in an effort to deliver the industry's first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and digital content across the web and apps.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: On-location TV production in Los Angeles increased 31.1 percent in Q3 compared to the prior year, with dramas being a particularly strong segment of business.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: The French broadcaster TF1 has scored the exclusive first window, free-to-air broadcasting rights for CSI: Cyber from CBS Studios International (CBSSI).
TORONTO, October 22: Shaw Media has acquired the new adventure thriller series 12 Monkeys, from Universal Cable Productions, to air on Showcase in 2015.
BURBANK, October 22: The CW has given full-season orders to the freshmen series The Flash and Jane the Virgin.
NEW YORK, October 22: Bravo Media has picked up the hit British show Made in Chelsea: NYC, which features the cast of socially elite twentysomethings as they take New York by storm.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 22: The original animated series F is for Family, based on the comedy of Bill Burr, is coming exclusively to Netflix in 2015.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22: National Geographic Channel has set a November premiere date for Chug, the first Kickstarter-funded series to air on TV.
LONDON, October 22: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Universal Music Group are working together to deliver the format Sing My Song, which originated on Star China, to a global audience.
LONDON, October 22: Cennarium, a streaming service dedicated to the performing arts, has signed an international deal with Samsung to make it available in Brazil.
LONDON, October 22: Twofour Rights has secured new deals for the crime shows Born to Kill and Killing Spree in Europe, Canada and Latin America.
LONDON, October 22: Passion Distribution has sold So You Think You'd Survive, a factual series from The Weather Channel in the U.S., into a number of countries worldwide.
SÃO PAULO, October 22: The Globo telenovela Brave Woman has been sold into Georgia, where it will air on the recently launched Palitra TV channel.
DUBAI, October 22: Sony Pictures Consumer Products and IMPS have partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to feature attractions based on Sony movies and a Smurfs Zone within an upcoming Dubai theme park.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a Banijay Group company, is expanding its operations with the establishment of a New York office, with producer Rob Bagshaw (Project Runway All Stars, Top Chef Masters) tapped to lead the East Coast activities.
MONTREAL, October 22: Mattel's MEGA Brands has inked a multiyear global licensing deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) to develop a new children's construction line inspired by the popular Despicable Me brand from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
LONDON, October 22: British indie 7 Wonder is growing its executive team, hiring Steve Condie as its head of specialist factual.
SCOTTSDALE, October 22: Kuboo has signed a licensing agreement with Hearst Corporation's King Features for Popeye the Sailor Man and associated characters.
LONDON, October 22: Former Publicis and all3media exec Samantha Glynne has been tapped to spearhead a push into global branded content at FremantleMedia.
LONDON, October 22: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has named Discovery Networks International veteran Katharina Feistauer as its VP of programming, effective this December.
ROME, October 22: Blue Box has announced its new interactive technologies, Allinvision360° and Adam Project, which are currently being used in a pair of shows.
HONG KONG, October 22: Since FOX International Channels (FIC) launched the FOX Sports network in Asia in 2013, it has implemented a number of initiatives to upgrade its sports channels and offer fans the best possible viewing experience.
HONG KONG, October 22: There have been several new initiatives this year from HBO Asia, including expanding the distribution of its online streaming service, HBO GO, in the Philippines.
NEW YORK, October 21: World Screen Newsflash looks at the drama deals that made headlines at MIPCOM last week.
ENGLEWOOD, October 21: Turner Broadcasting has removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup.
LONDON, October 21: BSkyB has said that it will own at least 69 percent of Sky Deutschland once the takeover period closes, after more minority investors than originally expected signed up for the offer.
CULVER CITY/ZURICH, October 21: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks is acquiring 50 percent of Dori Media Group's VIVA and VIVA Plus channels and VOD service VIVA Walla in Israel, and 50 percent of its Baby TV operations in Indonesia.
NEW YORK/CHICAGO, October 21: The CBS Television Stations group has teamed up with Weigel Broadcasting to launch Decades, a new U.S. entertainment service featuring classic content for distribution across local TV stations' digital subchannels.
MONTREAL/NEW YORK, October 21: Corus Media and A+E Networks have reached a pact to bring content and branding from HISTORY to the Historia channel in Quebec.
LONDON, October 21: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has secured a U.S. slot for the comedy Schitt’s Creek with the cable network POP, which is rebranding from TVGN.
LONDON, October 21: The drama specialist Red Planet Pictures has entered into an exclusive development deal with BBC Worldwide, which now gets a first look at content from the U.K. indie producer.
LONDON, October 21: Foxtel’s Crime & Investigation channel has secured the rights for a documentary on Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprint runner sentenced today to five years in prison for the death of Reeva Steenkamp.
LONDON, October 21: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has unveiled the nominations for its annual British Academy Children's Awards, led by Katie Morag with three nods.
NEW YORK, October 21: USA Network has greenlit a third season of 12 episodes of the hit original reality series Chrisley Knows Best.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21: Next month, National Geographic Channel is slated to begin airing Eric Greenspan Is Hungry, which sees the titular chef travel the U.S. in search of meat-filled recipes.
SINGAPORE, October 21: New details have been announced regarding the lineup for the upcoming Asia Television Forum & Market (ATF), which takes place December 9 to 12 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
ATLANTA, October 21: Turner Broadcasting System has nabbed the network TV rights to the upcoming films Cinderella and The Jungle Book, both from The Walt Disney Studios, to air on the company’s bouquet of channels approximately two years after their theatrical releases.
MIAMI, October 21: Univision Network and Warner Music are teaming up for the singing competition Va Por Ti, with the show’s winner nabbing a recording deal with Warner.
LONDON, October 21: Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan, in partnership with FilmBuff, have inked distribution agreements with more than 50 partners for the simultaneous release of the new film series We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.
MONTREAL, October 21: Principal photography has kicked off in Montreal on Incendo's First Response, an action-packed thriller that is being directed by Philippe Gagnon (Trigger Point, The Good Sister).
STAMFORD, October 21: Nickelodeon has picked up the WWE kids' property WWE Slam City for Nicktoons, where it’s set to air on the NickSports programming block starting tomorrow.
LONDON, October 21: SPI International's VOD service FilmBox Live is now available on PlayStation 4 (PS4) platforms in Turkey, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.
UNTERFÖHRING, October 21: ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland has tapped Koby Gal-Raday as its senior VP of international co-productions and documentaries, a newly created post.