PREMIUM, September 2: Person of Interest showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman discuss the series' timely topics of surveillance, protecting the public and the right to privacy.
LONDON, September 2: Leading pay-TV services added more than 20 million subscribers globally in a year, according to the latest Multiscreen Index from informitv.
MUNICH, September 2: The Weinstein Company has secured all rights, except theatrical, in the U.S. for Red Arrow International's
SYDNEY, September 2: Network Ten has become the first Australian TV network to sign up for Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, which measure social media engagement.
LONDON, September 2: Channel 4 will be home to the U.K. premiere broadcast of the four-hour miniseries Houdini, following a deal with Lionsgate Television.
LONDON, September 2: Shine Group's Kudos has formed an exclusive first-look co-production partnership with Parti Productions, a move that aims to nurture Asian talent both on and off screen.
LONDON, September 2: BBC Worldwide France is working on a local French treatment of Top Gear, which will air on RMC Découverte in 2015.
LONDON/ABU DHABI, September 2: Twofour Digital, Twofour Arabia and Rocket Science have formed a new international content company, One Two Four, which is headquartered in the U.K.
LONDON, September 2: Nutopia has appointed Allyson Mandelbaum as its director of U.S. development, to be based in New York.
PREMIUM, August 29: David Shore, who was the creator and executive producer of House, talks to World Screen Newsflash about his new series Battle Creek.
ATLANTA, August 29: Michael Wright, a 12-year veteran of Turner, is leaving his post as the president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
SYDNEY, August 29: Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have formed a joint venture to launch an Australian SVOD service, StreamCo, which will offer local and international programming to subscribers.
LOS GATOS, August 29: Netflix has secured the streaming rights for the hit NBC drama The Blacklist in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, and will begin offering the series starting September 7.
MADRID, August 29: After receiving binding offers from Spain's Telefónica and Italy's Telecom Italia to acquire GVT, Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Spanish telecommunications outfit.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has premiered Who Am I, an original web series, on the new Oprah.com as well as on the network's YouTube channel.
MIAMI, August 29: Telemundo is slated to host its first-ever social media summit, an event tied to the premiere of its new reality competition series I Am the Artist (Yo Soy el Artista), on September 3 and 4.
LONDON, August 29: UKTV has appointed Scott Russell, who has been serving as the head of creative for Sky Movies and Sky Store, as its new creative head to work across its bouquet of ten channels.
ESPOO, August 29: After five years as the head of Rovio Entertainment, which is behind the hit Angry Birds franchise, Mikael Hed is departing the CEO post, to be succeeded in 2015 by Pekka Rantala.
GLASGOW, August 29: Tern TV has been commissioned to produce the one-off special Constable: The Country Rebel and the tentatively titled series Treasures of the Indus for BBC Four.
ARLINGTON, August 29: PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop have collaborated on their first app together, releasing Cookie Monster’s Challenge in time for Sesame Street's 45th season.
LONDON, August 29: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has appointed former Disney Channel Russia exec Vadim Sokolovsky as managing director for SPT Productions Russia and Lean-M Productions.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is set to reinvigorate the popular YouTube personality Fred Figglehorn, partnering with that character’s creator Lucas Cruikshank to relaunch the Fred Channel.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: Joe Weinstock, a former co-executive producer for the hit reality series Duck Dynasty, has been appointed as the senior VP of development at A. Smith & Co. Productions.
PREMIUM, August 28: Dick Wolf, the creator of the Law & Order franchise, discusses his career and the series Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
PARIS/BEVERLY HILLS, August 28: Netflix has greenlit its first-ever French original series, Marseille, which will debut in all territories where the service is available in late 2015.
MUMBAI, August 28: FremantleMedia Asia has entered into a joint venture with India's DJ’s Creative Unit in a move to strengthen its scripted business.
PARIS, August 28: Reed MIDEM, which organizes MIPTV and MIPCOM, is launching a regional LatAm buyers summit, MIP Cancun, with World Screen and TV Latina as media partners.
LOS ANGELES, August 28: FX has ordered Baskets, a half-hour comedy starring The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.
TORONTO, August 28: Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired the Canadian producer Force Four Entertainment, which is behind such series as Border Security: Canada’s Front Line and The Cupcake Girls.
LONDON, August 28: All ten episodes of Transparent, a dark comedy from Jill Soloway and Amazon Studios, are set to debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the U.K. and the U.S. on September 26.