TOKYO, October 31: Sony Corporation reported a loss of 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter, citing troubles with its mobile phone division.
TORONTO, October 31: Bell Media has unveiled Project Latte, a new video streaming service devoted exclusively to best-in-class TV content, including HBO's entire scripted library.
TORONTO, October 31: The new Canadian SVOD service shomi has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide North America for a range of exclusive content, alongside a separate pact that sees it acquiring the hit crime drama The Blacklist from Sony Pictures Television.
UNTERFÖHRING, October 31: Sky Deutschland and Turner Broadcasting System have extended their partnership for several more years and have expanded the pact to include more nonlinear rights.
MADRID, October 31: The CW network in the U.S. and Warner Bros. have picked up the rights for the Globomedia series El Barco, with a pilot being shot under the title The Magellan.
LONDON, October 31: Channel 4 has ordered 100 Days of UKIP, a tentatively titled fictional documentary that examines what Britain's future might look like if the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) wins the general election in May 2015.
LOS ANGELES, October 31: E! Entertainment has signed The Soup host Joel McHale to a new contract that keeps him fronting the pop-culture clip show through 2016.
LONDON, October 31: The mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery is continuing its global rollout, launching tomorrow in Denmark.
ENGLEWOOD, October 31: CNBC is launching the second season of the prime-time series Restaurant Startup, which will see investors Joe Bastianich and Tim Love returning and chef/restaurateur and TV personality Antonia Lofaso joining as a culinary consultant.
LOS ANGELES, October 31: Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group have unveiled a multiplatform coverage strategy in the U.S. for next year’s IRB Rugby World Cup.
URAYASU, October 31: The Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks in Japan are up for a $4.5 billion makeover, part of a ten-year upgrade plan from operator Oriental Land.
KIEV, October 31: FILM.UA Distribution has secured new sales for The Sniffer, an action-packed crime drama, with a number of broadcasters around the globe.
NAPERVILLE, October 31: Nickelodeon and Put Me In The Story have teamed up for the release of Dora's Birthday Surprise! and Happy Birthday, SpongeBob!, a pair of interactive personalized books starring Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, respectively.
NEW YORK, October 31: Mike Moriarty, currently the managing director of AMC Networks’ Central Europe operations and digital media facility DMC, will now also oversee AMC Networks International – Zone, the company has announced.
LONDON, October 31: Nutopia has appointed Katie Boyd and Simon Willgoss to the company's features and development teams, respectively, while also upping Lee McNulty to in-house producer.
SANTA MONICA, October 31: The feature-length A Dark Reflection, one of Artist View Entertainment’s AFM highlights, is a thriller based on a set of true events that follows a female investigative reporter’s journey.
SANTA MONICA, October 31: Family programming is at the forefront of Breakthrough Entertainment’s AFM lineup, including the film Bark Ranger.
SANTA MONICA, October 31: MarVista Entertainment’s AFM catalogue houses a broad range of genres, with content produced in-house and by third parties.
SANTA MONICA, October 31: Each of the three top highlights from Red Arrow International has “outstanding talent on and off camera,” according to Irina Ignatiew, the company’s managing director of global scripted distribution.
SANTA MONICA, October 31: Among the titles on offer from Multicom is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, following a band of adventurers on an expedition to discover a lost world.
TORONTO, October 30: VICE Media is partnering with Rogers Communications to set up a new state-of-the-art multimedia production studio, which will be dedicated to delivering Canadian content for mobile, tablets, computers and TV screens.
UNTERFÖHRING, October 30: Sky Deutschland has unveiled a standalone online TV service, Sky Online, which makes it possible to access a range of premium content directly through the Internet.
CULVER CITY, October 30: The streaming of films and TV shows to connected devices has become the preferred method of viewing for the majority of consumers in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by Crackle in association with Frank N. Magid Associates.
NEW YORK, October 30: Ahead of the American Film Market (AFM), World Screen Newsflash looks at how producers and distributors of TV movies are finding new opportunities in the on-demand, nonlinear world.
ENGLEWOOD, October 30: Starz delivered a profit of $55.8 million in its third quarter, with revenue of $408.2 million, as subscriptions reached a new high.
LOS ANGELES, October 30: Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for ten episodes of the comedy Casual, which comes from Lionsgate Television and is executive produced by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno).
NEW YORK, October 30: A snapshot of what attendees can expect from the American Film Market (AFM), the leading gathering for the independent film community, which will take place in Santa Monica from November 5 to 12.
GLENDALE, October 30: DreamWorks Animation reported revenue of $180.9 million for the third quarter and net income of $11.9 million, due in part to the strong performance of How to Train Your Dragon 2.
LOS ANGELES, October 30: Lifetime has ordered a two-hour special from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, The Women of The Bible, which will feature interviews with high-profile females from the faith community.
NEW YORK, October 30: Syfy has picked up a tenth season of Ghost Hunters and a fourth of Paranormal Witness, both receiving 13-episode orders to return in 2015.
LONDON/SYDNEY, October 30: Endemol Worldwide Distribution has concluded a recent round of deals for the Seven Productions format My Kitchen Rules, including in New Zealand and Denmark.
SYDNEY, October 30: Foxtel and Network Ten have ordered an Australian treatment of Gogglebox, marking the first joint commission between the two broadcasters.
NEW YORK, October 31: Streaming service Popcornflix has nabbed several family-friendly titles from the Shaftesbury catalogue, including the tween action-adventure series Connor Undercover and the music-centered Totally Amp’d.
SINGAPORE, October 30: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment HD has entered into a deal with dick clark productions for the exclusive regional pay-TV broadcast rights for the Billboard Music Awards, the Hollywood Film Awards, the People Magazine Awards and the American Music Awards.
LOS ANGELES, October 30: AwesomenessTV is set to reimagine the classic animated character Richie Rich in a new live-action series, due out exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada and Latin America early next year.
LONDON, October 30: The U.K.'s BBC Two has ordered the new series Alex Polizzi for Hire, to be produced by Twofour.
NEW YORK, October 30: BBC Worldwide North America has picked up the rights for Queen and Country, which has been announced as the final film from acclaimed director John Boorman.
SYDNEY, October 30: Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, a live-action comedy series from SLR Productions, is slated to begin airing on Cartoon Network in Australia next week.
HONG KONG, October 30: The Mezzo Live HD channel, which is dedicated to classical music, opera, dance and jazz, has landed new carriage with platforms in Hong Kong, Mongolia and the Philippines.
MILAN, October 30: On the heels of this year's MIPCOM, Atlantyca Entertainment has sold Geronimo Stilton, The Fixies, Dive Olly Dive and Taka & Maka to a number of broadcasters worldwide.
NEW YORK, October 30: Bravo Media has named Jonathan Hills, formerly VP of operations for NBC News Digital, as its VP of digital media.
NEW YORK, October 30: BBC Worldwide North America has broadened Nick Ascheim’s remit as senior VP of consumer digital to include management of the digital advertising sales team, and has also named Shaun Hekking VP of U.S. advertising sales for BBC Digital.
NEW YORK, October 29: The American Film Market (AFM) and pre-International Emmys digital edition is now available online, including a special report on the issues facing producers and distributors of TV movies as well as a host of Q&As.
LONDON, October 29: The number of consumers watching TV and video content on multiple screens is expected to surge from 5.6 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020, according to Digital TV Research, which finds that the Asia Pacific is leading in multiscreen viewership.
HONG KONG, October 29: The CASBAA Convention opened in Hong Kong yesterday as delegates from across the region's multichannel landscape convened to discuss how digital is reshaping the business, with a lineup of keynotes that included Lionsgate's Jon Feltheimer and Youku Tudou's Victor Koo.