NEW YORK, December 6: Broadcasters around the world have planned special programming to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela, including Discovery, which has prepared the hour-long documentary The Making of Mandela to air in 224 countries.
NEW YORK, December 6: The statistics portal Statista has found that among Americans between the ages of 18 and 36, 46 percent of paid subscribers choose cable, while 43 percent are Netflix users.
LONDON, December 6: NBCUniversal has decided to shut down The Style Network in the U.K., where it has been operating since 2008.
UNTERFÖHRING, December 6: Sky Deutschland has purchased Constantin Sport's production company Plazamedia, along with acquiring a minority stake in Sport1 and Constantin Sport Marketing.
UNTERFÖHRING, December 6: Seasoned television execs Taco Ketelaar and Kaspar Pflueger are on board to join the Sat.1 programming team in early 2014.
MONTREAL, December 6: Bell Media has devised the programming roster for its upcoming Canal D/Investigation channel, a French-language service specializing in factual programming about the world of crime.
LONDON, December 6: BBC Two has signed up for Tubby and Enid, an upcoming television drama based on Victoria Wood's stage play That Day We Sang.
VIENNA, December 6: ORF-Enterprise scored a slew of sales at the 38th German Screenings, which wrapped up this week at Hotel Le Meridien in Vienna.
LONDON, December 6: Early next year, Channel 5 is set to premiere a number of documentaries, such as Baby Faced Brides, that share the underlying theme of love.
NEW YORK, December 6: Based on analysis from Panjiva of the shipment trends of various buzzed-about toys, Sofia the First has emerged as the top new toy U.S. retailers are betting will sell this holiday season.
LONDON, December 6: Channel 4 has ordered another two seasons of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, a lifestyle show led by British architect George Clarke.
SÃO PAULO, December 6: Starting this month, Globo’s popular telenovela The Life We Lead will begin airing in the U.S. on MundoFOX.
TORONTO, December 6: This January, Corus Entertainment's YTV is slated to begin airing Numb Chucks, from the 9 Story Entertainment catalogue.
LONDON, December 6: Scripps Networks International has unveiled that Travel Channel is now being offered on nc+, making it available on all major platforms in Poland.
LOS ANGELES, December 6: E! has a new series headed to its schedule, Botched, which features two plastic surgeons as they work to undo ill-fated cosmetic procedures.
NEW YORK, December 6: Nickelodeon has come out with Team Umizoomi: Math Racer, an educational preschool application that promotes early mathematical skills.
NEW YORK, December 5: A new report from Needham & Co media analyst Laura Martin outlines the economic consequences of unbundling pay TV and assesses that à la carte pricing could result in up to $113 million in lost value and cost 1.4 million jobs.
LONDON, December 5: FremantleMedia has set up a production operation in Oslo, Norway, tapping the Norwegian producer Petter Testmann-Koch to serve as managing director.
PARIS/LONDON, December 5: Bolstering its position in the TV space, STUDIOCANAL has picked up a majority interest in British outfit RED, whose credits include the BAFTA-winning Last Tango in Halifax on BBC One.
NEW YORK, December 5: In this video interview, Jeremy Fox, the founder and CEO of DRG, speaks with World Screen Newsflash about the advantages of the MTG Studios acquisition, while emphasizing that the company is still a "small distributor looking after independent producers."
LONG ISLAND CITY, December 5: Aereo is gearing up to enter its tenth market, Baltimore, where it will launch on December 16 to more than 2.7 million consumers in central Maryland.
LONDON, December 5: BBC Two has planned a follow-up to the BAFTA-winning comedy Twenty Twelve with the newly commissioned W1A.
LONDON, December 5: The International Emmy-winning French drama The Returned (a.k.a. Rebound) has notched up several deals across Asia, courtesy of Zodiak Rights.
LONDON, December 5: Sally Woodward Gentle, formerly the creative director at Carnival Films, has set up her own indie production company, Sid Gentle Films.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING, December 5: Nickelodeon programming will be streamed on the online video platform Sohu in China beginning this month, with more than 200 hours to be made available, including episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
TEL AVIV, December 5: Keshet International has secured yet another sale for the interactive talent format Rising Star, which is now getting a local treatment on TVI in Portugal.
STOCKHOLM, December 5: Eccho Rights has sold the Turkish drama 20 Minutes to Sweden’s SVT, marking the second Turkish series licensed to the Scandinavian broadcaster.
SINGAPORE, December 5: Vietnamese pay-TV operator HTVC Cable TV System will launch Scripps Networks Interactive's Asian Food Channel to its 700,000-plus subscribers on December 8.
NEW YORK, December 5: Syfy has given the go-ahead to the scripted drama Dominion (working title), which is based on characters from the 2010 theatrical film Legion.
TEL AVIV, December 5: A local treatment of Couch Diaries, a factual entertainment format from Artza Productions and Armoza Formats, has been ordered by EO in Holland for broadcast on Ned3.