NEW YORK, March 31: Ricardo Seguin Guise, the publisher of World Screen, reflects on 30 years of publishing excellence.
NEW YORK, March 31: The digital edition of World Screen—featuring interviews with Bertelsmann’s Thomas Rabe, Sky’s Jeremy Darroch, Discovery’s David Zaslav, plus Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Mariska Hargitay and Gina Rodriguez and many more—is now available. You can also access the digital editions of TV Europe, TV Kids, TV Formats, TV Drama, TV Real, TV AsiaPac, TV MEA, TV Latina and TV Listings, as well as World Screen @ 30, a 30th Anniversary Special Report.
STAMFORD/SYRACUSE, March 31: Charter Communications and its subsidiary CCH I has reached a deal with Advance/Newhouse Partnership to acquire Bright House Networks, which is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S.
LONDON, March 31: Pay-TV revenues in Eastern Europe are forecast to be 45 percent higher in 2020 ($7.27 billion) than in 2010, according to Digital TV Research.
NEW YORK, March 31: Mad Men's creator and showrunner, Matthew Weiner, talks about the show that helped change the course of television and won four consecutive Primetime Emmys for outstanding drama series.
LONDON, March 31: Discovery Communications has upped its stake in Eurosport France from 20 percent to 51 percent, as part of a larger strategic partnership with TF1 Group that began in December 2012.
LONDON, March 31: Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s controller of drama commissioning, is leaving the role to join Bad Robot Productions, a U.S. production company owned by JJ Abrams, as head of television.
LONDON, March 31: All3Media has acquired the U.K. production company Neal Street Productions, which has credits ranging from Call the Midwife to co-productions such as Penny Dreadful.
SEATTLE, March 31: Amazon has scored a multiyear content deal with Bleecker Street that makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription home for such theatrical releases as Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino, and Pawn Sacrifice, featuring Tobey Maguire.
NEW YORK, March 31: The 90-minute season five finale of The Walking Dead drew 15.8 million viewers on Sunday night on AMC and 10.4 million adults 18 to 49, making it the highest rated finale in series history.
LONDON, March 31: Sky 1 has aligned with Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films and legendary comic book writer Stan Lee for Lucky Man, Lee's first British TV drama.
LOS ANGELES, March 31: Howard Owens, formerly the president of National Geographic Channels, has launched Propagate Content, a new independent content venture backed by A+E Networks.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31: National Geographic Channel is marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with a new one-hour special, Hubble’s Cosmic Journey, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
LONDON, March 31: Entertainment One (eOne) and Amazon have inked a deal to bring the second seasons of The Red Road, Halt & Catch Fire and TURN to the U.K. as Prime Instant Video exclusives.
LONDON, March 31: BBC Two has commissioned the new series Close to the Enemy, a period drama from writer and director Stephen Poliakoff that will be sold in the international market by all3media international.
NEW YORK, March 31: Bravo Media is enlarging its slate of original series, with ten new shows and four returning programs, including a project that pairs Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann for a cross-country adventure.
PARIS, March 31: The second edition of Junior@MIPTV—a one-day event taking place on Tuesday, April 14, during MIPTV—is set to welcome more than 1,000 kids' programming buyers.
TORONTO, March 31: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pledging to invest C$375.2 million ($295 million) to support Canada’s television and digital media industry in 2015-16.
NEW YORK, March 31: Oxygen Media has increased the amount of original programming it broadcasts by 25 percent, adding to its lineup such new shows as Crazy Talk, hosted by Bad Girls Club alum Tanisha Thomas.
CANNES, March 31: By the time Content Television arrives at MIPTV, the 13-episode drama Olympus will have just launched on Syfy in the U.S., and Jonathan Ford, the company’s executive VP of sales and distribution, believes this timely launch will translate into strong interest for the title at the market.
SYDNEY, March 31: MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are teaming up for another season of Dancing with the Stars for New Zealand's TV3.
BURBANK, March 31: ABC Family has given a straight-to-series order for Shadowhunters, a fantasy series based on the popular The Mortal Instruments young-adult books.
LONDON, March 31: UKTV is launching its free-to-air channel Drama on the company’s new VOD service, UKTV Play.
CANNES, March 31: BBC One has a new Saturday night prime-time series in its spring lineup, Prized Apart, which is being sold as a format by Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
TORONTO, March 31: Corus Entertainment is expanding its partnership with Nickelodeon in a new long-term pact that gives it the exclusive rights for all the network's English- and French-language content across digital and linear platforms in Canada.
LONDON, March 31: DRG has become the worldwide distributor of HBO Europe's remakes of Mammon in Poland and the Czech Republic and Small Time Gangster in Romania, titled Umbre.
CANNES, March 31: There are more than 2,000 hours of lifestyle and factual-entertainment content on offer from Scripps Networks International.
AMSTERDAM/LONDON/LOS ANGELES, March 31: ICON, a digital lifestyle network from Endemol Beyond and YouTube star Michelle Phan, launched simultaneously today in the U.S. and U.K.
MAINZ, March 31: ZDF Enterprises has sold a raft of live-action kids' programs, among them Dance Academy, to HOT in Israel.
LONDON, March 31: Havas Media Group has brought in Emmy Award winner Damien Marchi to serve as its global head of content.
CANNES, March 31: From the makers of 72 Dangerous Animals Australia comes 72 Dangerous Places to Live, sold by ABC Commercial.
LONDON, March 31: The Banijay International format Something Special is due to be adapted into local versions across the Nordic region.
PARIS, March 31: Federation Entertainment is set to screen at MIPTV the Finnish prime-time drama Replacements.
TEL AVIV, March 31: Studio Glam is planning to launch four new formats at MIPTV, including I Spy, a hidden-camera show.
CANNES, March 31: TCB Media Rights is eager to speak with buyers about the pop-science series Wicked Inventions, which looks at everyday items and the surprising ways in which they began life.
SYDNEY, March 31: TVNZ has signed an agreement with Escapade Media for season two of Jay's Jungle to air on its Kidzone channel.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, March 31: Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh have been named co-presidents and co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America subsidiary production companies True Entertainment and Original Media.
CANNES, March 31: There are a total of 16 companies that will be attending MIPTV under the Audiovisual from Spain banner.
LONDON, March 31: The Italian theme park Leolandia has opened a themed attraction based on the popular Entertainment One (eOne) property Peppa Pig.
LONDON/LOS ANGELES, March 31: Entertainment One (eOne) has expanded its European sales teams, adding new executives for Spain and Benelux.
LOS ANGELES, March 31: Veteran TV executive Nick Gilhool is joining Discovery Channel as its VP of casting.
MILAN, March 31: Atlantyca Entertainment has partnered with Nintendo to create a variety of themes for the Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems based on the first two seasons of Geronimo Stilton.
PREMIUM, March 30: Ross Crowley, Foxtel’s director of programming and channels, explains the increasingly competitive Australian pay-TV landscape and the company’s ongoing commitment to investing in quality programming.
LONDON, March 30: Global adspend is expected to grow 4.4 percent to reach $544 billion in 2015, according to ZenithOptimedia’s new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, which finds that the fastest growing advertising category is online video.
LOS GATOS, March 30: Anne Sweeney, formerly co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television at the Walt Disney Co., has been appointed to the board of directors at Netflix.