NEW YORK, January 29: For the first quarter of 2015, Viacom's net earnings were down 9 percent to $500 million, as domestic ad revenue fell 6 percent.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, January 29: A new deal signed between Bell Media and CBS Corporation will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time ever.
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, January 29: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued two decisions related to some of the topics addressed in Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, as well as a decision relating to the future of mobile television content.
SEATTLE, January 29: Adding to a roster that includes the Golden Globe winner Transparent and the comedy Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Studios has lined up the new original series Catastrophe.
NEW YORK, January 29: The Fontainebleau in Miami was positively humming with activity last week at NATPE, from the first hour of the morning on Tuesday till well after the official close of the market late Thursday afternoon.
TORONTO, January 29: shomi has acquired the exclusive Canadian SVOD rights for the series Outlander from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), joining a lineup that includes The Blacklist, Marry Me, Helix, Drop Dead Diva and Justified.
LONDON, January 29: The BBC has renewed its agreement to broadcast Premier League highlights for a further three years, taking it through the 2018-19 season.
PARIS, January 29: France's TF1 is launching a new online video service, Tfou Max, aimed at kids 3 to 12.
MIAMI, January 29: Univision Communications has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization to co-produce the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, picking up the events’ Spanish-language television and digital rights.
NEW YORK, January 29: Bravo Media has picked up the Emmy-winning series Top Chef for a 13th season, to launch this fall.
LONDON, January 29: Sky TV customers who have Sky Go Extra or Sky Multiscreen will soon be able to watch a range of live and on-demand content, including Fortitude and True Detective, via PlayStation 3.
SINGAPORE, January 29: NBCUniversal International Television has tapped Matchbox Asia to produce an Asian version of the makeover series How Do I Look?, to launch in mid-2015 on DIVA.
BOGOTÁ, January 29: The Sweetest Love, a novela produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, has landed in the U.S.
HONG KONG, January 29: The TV5MONDE Asie and TV5MONDE Pacifique channels have created a weekly documentary time slot, Oxygène, which will be dedicated to showcasing projects with themes about climate change, sustainable development and environmental awareness.
LONDON, January 29: Later this year, Discovery Networks International's factual channels around the world are due to debut the second season of the reality series Extreme Car Hoarders.
LONDON, January 29: Dixi, CBBC's BAFTA-winning online drama series about Internet safety, is slated to return next month for a second season, which is made by Kindle Entertainment.
LONDON, January 29: U.K. indie Barcroft Media has ordered a series of self-funded, long-form documentary projects set to premiere on its digital platform Barcroft TV.
LONDON, January 29: Zig Zag Productions and Relativity Television have signed an option agreement that will see Zig Zag bring the new live event TV format Built by America Live to the U.K.
LONDON, January 29: CAKE has become the international distributor for Woozle & Pip, an animated preschool program created by The Dreamchaser Company and co-produced with KRO NCRV Youth.
TORONTO, January 29: Bejuba! Entertainment has licensed the television rights for the animated comedy series Buzz Bumble to POP in the U.K., Zoom in Israel and TVNZ in New Zealand.
LONDON, January 29: Off the Fence has hired Loren Syer-Willoughby, a former sales exec for Indigo Film & Television, as its new acquisitions executive.
LOS ANGELES, January 29: Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI), the production company behind Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and other non-scripted titles, has hired Liz Alderman as director of development and Brandy Crawford as senior manager of development.
LONDON, January 29: Rainbow has launched a new family attraction in Rome, with plans to eventually take it on the road and tour other European cities.
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.