PREMIUM, May 24: A small-screen version of the movie About a Boy and a cop comedy called Brooklyn Nine-Nine got thumbs-up from a variety of international program buyers as being “promising” hopefuls among the nine new network series being launched around the world by NBCUniversal International Television Distribution.
NEW YORK, May 24: News Corporation's board of directors has formally approved the separation of the business into two distinct publicly traded companies: 21st Century Fox and the new News Corporation.
LOS ANGELES, May 24: CBS Studios International took the wraps off a first-ever volume deal in Russia during the L.A. Screenings, inking Thursday a multi-year, multiplatform pact for Amedia to broadcast current and upcoming series produced by the Hollywood studio.
PREMIUM, May 24: If it breaks out domestically, a show called The Blacklist could turn Sony Pictures Television into the hottest “indie” studio in town, making its international arm the de facto biggest winner of this week’s L.A. Screenings marathon.
SCOTTSDALE, May 24: The number of worldwide pay-TV subscriber households grew by 8 percent in 2012, according to the Multimedia Research Group (MRG), primarily led by demand in emerging markets.
LOS ANGELES, May 24: CBS Studios International unveiled a new multi-year volume deal with MTV3’s bouquet of channels in Finland that includes the new series Reign and Reckless as the L.A. Screenings wound down Thursday.
NEW YORK, May 24: A&E has scheduled five final episodes for Intervention, which is coming to an end after 13 seasons.
HONG KONG, May 24: A week after sealing a wide-ranging carriage pact with Thai cable operator CTH, FOX International Channels (FIC) has announced an agreement, encompassing more than 20 channels, with GMM Grammy for its new Z Pay TV platform.
BURBANK, May 24: Adding yet another original series to its slate, ABC Family has placed the game show Spell-Mageddon on its summer schedule.
SANTA MONICA, May 24: National Geographic Channel has placed an order for six hour-long episodes of Divine Intervention from T Group Productions, which is also behind the hits Storage Wars and Mystery Diners.
EL SEGUNDO, May 24: Among those set to star in the upcoming Neil LaBute drama for DIRECTV, Full Circle, are Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and David Boreanaz (Bones).
PRAGUE, May 24: Chello Central Europe has broadened the reach of its Megamax kids' channel thanks to new carriage agreements in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
LONDON, May 24: TRACE Sports is making its debut in Israel, after having secured a carriage agreement with HOT.
BURBANK, May 24: Disney Junior Appisodes, the latest addition to Disney’s portfolio of iPhone and iPad applications, offers full-length episodes of shows, along with mini-games and interactive elements.
LOS ANGELES, May 24: Lawless Entertainment has taken on worldwide representation for the licensing and merchandising of the upcoming feature film The Hero of Color City, excluding the U.S. and Canada.
LONDON, May 24: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is launching a brand-new app, Magic School, developed by P2 Games.
TORONTO, May 24: Gilles Godard, who has been with ole for seven years, is transitioning to the newly created position of VP of corporate affairs and development.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: "Consistency and stability" of product are what makes overseas buyers feel confident in doing deals with CBS Studios International, Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, told World Screen Newsflash as the studio unveiled its new slate.
GENEVA, May 23: Offering up its input on the U.S.-EU free-trade agreement negotiations, the European Union Parliament today passed a resolution seeking the exclusion of audiovisual services from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
TORONTO, May 23: Among the highlights of CBC's 2013-14 lineup is the return of Battle of the Blades alongside the new crime drama Crossing Lines.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: CBS has placed an order for the single-camera comedy Bad Teacher, based on the feature film of the same name, for the 2013-14 season.
LONDON, May 23: The legendary comedian Tommy Cooper is the focus of a brand-new single drama for ITV.
LONDON, May 23: Kudos has struck up a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends Productions, which is run by Broadchurch writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall.
ISTANBUL, May 23: FOX International Channels has aligned with its digital cable affiliate Teledunya in Turkey to roll out a streaming service delivering series and specials from National Geographic Channel.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: CMT has scored a multi-year agreement with Debmar-Mercury to become the exclusive cable home for off-network episodes of Hell's Kitchen.
NEW YORK, May 23: FX is piloting the comedy The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal, which is based on a Swedish format of the same name.
LONDON, May 23: CBS Chello Zone UK Channels has tapped Made TV to produce the one-hour documentary Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise, marking its first commission.
NEW YORK, May 23: USA Network has given the go-ahead for the new original half-hour pilot Divide & Conquer, which comes on the heels of the network making its first comedy pickups, for Sirens and Playing House.
LONDON, May 23: Chello Zone has picked up all nine seasons of the U.S. reality series Hardcore Pawn for its CBS Reality network in Poland as well as one of its EMEA feeds.
UNIVERSAL CITY, May 23: David Janollari, whose credits include shows such as Friends, Six Feet Under and Supernatural, is setting up a new production company through an exclusive deal with Universal Television.