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: The American Film Market (AFM), the leading gathering for the independent film community, 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 30: The streaming service Popcornflix has picked up several series from Shaftesbury, including the family-friendly Overruled! and the science drama ReGenesis.
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.
LONDON, October 29: Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, currently co-chairmen and co-CEOs of Endemol North America, are set to lead the North American operations of the new joint venture that combines Endemol, Shine Group and CORE Media.
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.
NEW YORK, October 29: Sarah Barnett, the president and general manager of SundanceTV, talks to World Screen Newsflash about celebrating, sourcing and nurturing original storytelling from the channel’s unique perspective.
NEW YORK, October 29: The psychological illusionist Katherine Mills discusses her unique brand of magic that can be seen in the new BBC Worldwide series Katherine Mills: Mind Games.
SILVER SPRING, October 29: Rich Ross, who has been serving as CEO of Shine America, is joining Discovery Channel in January 2015 as president.
LONDON, October 29: Sky has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, a U.S. sports-focused online video network that caters to a young Millennial demo.
SYDNEY, October 29: A host of new series are headed to Australia's Seven Network in 2015, among them the David Duchovny-led Aquarius and the Vince Gilligan/David Shore collaboration Battle Creek.
UNTERFÖHRING, October 29: Sky Deutschland and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution have signed an early extension of their existing multiplatform agreement, adding to it some rights for library titles for nonlinear services.
HONG KONG, October 29: NBCUniversal International Television has reached a deal for Universal Channel, Syfy and DIVA to be available via authenticated simulcast on multiple devices in Taiwan, following similar agreements in Malaysia and Singapore.
LOS ANGELES, October 29: Haim Saban, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch ZAG Animation Studios.
NEW YORK/MIAMI, October 29: NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 networks, which hold the Spanish-language broadcast rights for the FIFA World Cup in the U.S., have announced a 2015 broadcast plan totaling more than 550 hours of FIFA soccer events across their platforms.
ATLANTA, October 29: TBS has ordered a new scripted comedy pilot from The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, based on their real-life family adventures.
PARIS, October 29: The Series Mania European Co-Production Forum, organized by Forum des images and supported by the E.U.'s Creative Europe program, is looking for fiction series to take part in its third edition, which will be held April 22 to 24, 2015.
LONDON, October 29: The 2014 MTV EMA music awards show is to broadcast live simultaneously on both Channel 5 and MTV in the U.K. for the first time this year.
SANTA MONICA, October 29: GSN has commissioned a 65-episode second run of the original game show Idiotest.
NEW YORK, October 29: A+E Networks is making FYI content available on Apple TV in the U.S., including full episodes of such hits as Married at First Sight.
LONDON, October 29: BBC Worldwide has inked its first deal for the gymnastics-themed competition format Tumble with CME Programming for broadcast on Pro TV in Romania late next year.
NEW YORK, October 29: Through a deal with Fuji Television Kids Entertainment, the hit Japanese preschool program Be Ponkickies, which has been airing for decades on Fuji Television Network and BS Fuji, is now available in the U.S. and Canada on the bilingual platform Oznoz.
HONG KONG, October 29: Backed by Sky News Australia, a new pay-TV channel is set to begin rolling out across Asia next month delivering the latest Australian news, business and sports headlines.
SINGAPORE, October 29: Bomanbridge Media has signed on to distribute Earth Touch programming in Asia, with deals already secured in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
OAK BROOK, October 29: TOMY International, the global master toy partner for SEGA’s classic Sonic the Hedgehog character, has launched a line of toys partially based on the upcoming Sonic Boom TV series.