NEW YORK, April 20: World Screen Newsflash takes a look at the format highlights to come out of this year’s MIPTV.
MONTEREY, April 20: SNL Kagan has analyzed Netflix's international business, reporting strong growth in the non-U.S. segment, despite the fact that it has yet to yield a profit for the company.
DENVER, April 20: Liberty Global's Belgian subsidiary Telenet has agreed to acquire Base, which is the third largest mobile network operator in Belgium, from the Dutch group KPN for 1.325 billion euros ($1.43 billion).
BOSTON, April 20: Verizon has launched FiOS Custom TV, which offers customers a base channel package and allows them to opt in for the additional ones they want to pay to receive.
NEW YORK, April 20: Spike TV in the U.S. is teaming up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television to develop the original scripted drama Harvest.
LONDON, April 20: BBC Worldwide and Sony Pictures Television Networks in Japan are launching a BBC First programming block on AXN Mystery, featuring premium crime, mystery and thriller content from the U.K.
MIAMI, April 20: Sábado Gigante, the popular Univision Network variety show hosted by Don Francisco, is scheduled to come to an end this September after a 53-year run.
LONDON, April 20: France’s CANAL+ has picked up the Cold War drama Deutschland 83 from FremantleMedia International.
PAWTUCKET, April 20: Net revenues for the first quarter of 2015 increased 5 percent to $713.5 million at Hasbro, driven by growth from Transformers toys and the preschool division.
TORONTO, April 20: Shaw Media's HISTORY is set to premiere the newly expanded ten-part scripted series Texas Rising, starring Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta and more, late next month.
PALISADES PARK, April 20: Alfred Haber Distribution has inked several deals for the comedy clip show Top 20 Funniest, as well as clinching several renewals.
LONDON, April 20: At last week's MIPTV, Passion Distribution inked a number of deals for World's Worst..., a popular reality format with several variations.
UNIVERSAL CITY, April 20: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Televisa USA are teaming up to produce a drama series based on the 1970s Mexican comic book Pantera and the hit Argentinean format Allies.
VIENNA, April 20: ORF-Enterprise landed a number of deals during MIPTV last week, including selling its series Suburbia: Women on the Edge to SRF in Switzerland.
TEL AVIV, April 20: OttO Productions in Turkey has picked up the rights to make a local version of the prime-time studio game show Only One Knows, part of the Armoza Formats catalogue.
LOS ANGELES, April 20: AXS TV in the U.S. is set to air The X Factor UK for a second consecutive year, broadcasting episodes within 24 hours of their U.K. premieres.
TORONTO, April 20: DHX Television's Family Channel has given the go-ahead to a fourth season of The Next Step, an original tween drama series from Temple Street Productions.
WASHINGTON, D.C./DURBAN/LONDON, April 20: Nat Geo WILD has ordered a second season of the documentary-style reality series Snake City, slated to premiere globally this fall.
MEXICO CITY, April 20: Later this month, Grupo Televisa is set to nominate Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer to its board of directors.
SÃO PAULO, April 20: Brazil’s Globo has sold a trio of titles into Mongolia, among them the International Emmy-winning Precious Pearl.
TORONTO, April 20: Discovery Kids in the Asia Pacific has licensed the 26x22-minute fourth season of the animated action/adventure series Wild Kratts from 9 Story Media Group.
LOS ANGELES, April 20: TLC has renewed My 600-lb Life, a weight-loss reality series, for a fourth season.
BEVERLY HILLS, April 20: Survivor's Remorse, a Starz original comedy series, has begun filming its sophomore season in Atlanta for broadcast later this year.
LONDON, April 20: Channel 5’s Milkshake! strand has revamped its website, which is set to host more games and video content, among other features.
CANNES, April 16: Reed MIDEM has reported attendance of 11,000 delegates for this edition of MIPTV, which wraps today, on par with the figures from the 2014 event.
LOS GATOS, April 16: Netflix topped the 60 million global subscriber mark in Q1 2015, with U.S. streaming members rising above 40 million and international customers increasing to more than 20 million.
LONDON, April 16: David Flynn, Endemol UK's chief creative officer, is planning to leave the company this summer.
SEATTLE, April 16: Tomorrow, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video will offer all episodes of the first season of BBC America’s Orphan Black at no cost.
ATHENS, April 16: Many of the entertainment winners for this year's Peabody Awards are productions led by strong, multidimensional female characters, including The Honorable Woman, which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal.
LOS GATOS, April 16: A third season of the hit series Orange Is the New Black is scheduled to launch exclusively on Netflix this June, and a fourth has just been ordered.
TEL AVIV, April 16: Dori Media Group has sold its romantic-comedy format Date Blind (Ciega a Citas) into Russia, where a local version is set to air on the Russia 1 network as part of the 2015-16 TV season.
HALIFAX, April 16: DHX Media is phasing out the Disney branding on its specialty channels, rebranding them under the Family Channel umbrella.
TEL AVIV/CANNES, April 16: Armoza Formats has signed two new agreements in Africa involving the reality dating format Love Lab and the factual-entertainment format The Package.
TORONTO, April 16: Corus Entertainment is bringing Disney Channel to Canada for the first time, as part of a wide-ranging agreement signed between the two companies.
SÃO PAULO, April 16: South Korean media group EPG has licensed Merciless, a psychological thriller series, from Globo.
MUNICH/SALZBURG, April 16: Production has begun in Germany on The Trapp Family: A Life of Music, a film about the real-life clan that inspired The Sound of Music.
LONDON/MUNICH, April 16: STV Productions and Red Arrow Entertainment Group are collaborating on the co-production of two episodes of The Lost Supper, a new factual format.
LONDON, April 16: Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA has commissioned more Baggage Battles for Travel Channel and the new series Jenny & Reza's Fabulous Food Academy for Food Network.
CANNES, April 16: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific clinched at MIPTV two factual series from TCB Media Rights, Wicked Inventions and What on Earth?
HILVERSUM, April 16: The Big Picture, a connected game-show format from the Talpa Global catalogue, has been picked up in Thailand.
CANNES, April 16: Popcornflix, an ad-supported streaming service of Screen Media Ventures, has become available in 36 new territories, including in Latin America and the Middle East.
MIAMI, April 16: The Spanish-language U.S. broadcaster Vme TV has acquired 75 hours of nature-focused educational programming from Off the Fence.
SEOUL, April 16: CJ E&M's Digital Studio has entered into a partnership with YGKPLUS, a subsidiary company of the K-pop agency YG Entertainment, and production house Story Plant to co-produce a web drama, We Broke Up.
CANNES, April 16: Global Screen secured a number of deals at MIPTV this week, with particularly strong interest in its new dramas Naked Among Wolves and A Dangerous Fortune.
BURBANK, April 16: The BBC's sci-fi drama Doctor Who is headed to Disney XD, with the channel picking up seasons two through four.