NEW YORK, October 23: World Screen Newsflash provides a snapshot of all the action that went down during MIPCOM last week in Cannes.
PHILADELPHIA, October 23: NBCUniversal saw double-digit operating cash flow growth in its third quarter, led by ratings momentum from its broadcast network, contributing to a solid overall performance for Comcast Corporation.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 23: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has paused its 180-day informal time clock in the reviews of the proposed mergers of AT&T and DIRECTV and of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable (TWC).
LOS ANGELES, October 23: CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has licensed its new drama Madam Secretary, which stars Tèa Leoni, to Sky Living in the U.K.
NEW YORK, October 23: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has lined up the British comedian Matt Lucas, whose credits include TV shows such as Little Britain and movies including Bridesmaids, as host for this year's International Emmy Awards Gala, to be held November 24 at the Hilton Hotel in New York.
NEW YORK, October 23: Ahead of CASBAA, Christine Fellowes, the managing director for the Asia Pacific at Universal Networks International (UNI), spoke with World Screen Newsflash about her views on the importance of original Asian content, shorter windows and innovative solutions for the channels’ ad partners.
LOS ANGELES, October 23: Next year, A+E Networks' Lifetime is scheduled to premiere Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, a limited series that sees Christina Ricci reprise the role she played in the network's hit original movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, which aired earlier this year.
NEW YORK/LONDON, October 23: Louise Pedersen, who has been serving as managing director of all3media international, is joining Playground Entertainment in the newly created role of managing director of its U.K. operations.
HONG KONG, October 23: The 2014 CASBAA Convention kicks off on October 27, with a lineup of speakers that includes Lionsgate's Jon Feltheimer and AMC Networks' Bruce Tuchman, among many others.
ATLANTA, October 23: TNT has greenlit an untitled spin-off of the real-life investigation series Cold Justice from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves for broadcast next year, this one focused on sex crimes.
NEW YORK, October 23: The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is launching a new arm, NYTVF Productions, formed to be a production partner for independent television artists to develop pilot presentations and/or series for TV and digital networks.
TEL AVIV, October 23: The People's Choice, an interactive reality show from the Armoza Formats catalogue, has secured new deals in Thailand and Vietnam.
LONDON, October 23: The U.K.’s Channel 5 has ordered the hour-long documentary Poverty: Through a Child’s Eyes, from Spun Gold.
BURBANK, October 23: Next month, Disney Channel is due to debut Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy, a prime-time special based on the Emmy-winning Disney Junior animated series produced by Disney Television Animation.
NEW YORK, October 23: The new hour-long documentary Al Jazeera Investigates: Informants, which premieres on Al Jazeera America on October 27, delves into the secret world of FBI informants' counter-terrorism activities.
SILVER SPRING, October 23: Discovery Family Channel is set to air the third season of Hasbro Studios’ Transformers Rescue Bots, an animated series aimed at younger fans of the Transformers franchise.
TORONTO, October 23: This fall, Canada’s TELETOON is due to launch the new animated series Dr. Dimensionpants, with a day-and-date premiere on the French-language TÉLÉTOON.
HONG KONG, October 23: As part of the Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, bouquet, AXN delivers first-run, exclusive drama series, blockbuster features, adventure and competition/reality programs from around the world as well as made-in-Asia originals.
NEW YORK, October 22: It was a relatively quiet week at MIPCOM for those in the factual business, though a few of the larger sales announced did point to some emerging trends in the marketplace.
NEW YORK, October 22: In the run-up to CASBAA, World Screen Newsflash's Mansha Daswani investigates how in Asia’s ever-more-crowded pay-TV landscape, channels are on the hunt for new ways to innovate on screen.
SAN JOSE/NEW YORK, October 22: Adobe and Nielsen have entered into a strategic alliance in an effort to deliver the industry's first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and digital content across the web and apps.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: On-location TV production in Los Angeles increased 31.1 percent in Q3 compared to the prior year, with dramas being a particularly strong segment of business.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: The French broadcaster TF1 has scored the exclusive first window, free-to-air broadcasting rights for CSI: Cyber from CBS Studios International (CBSSI).
TORONTO, October 22: Shaw Media has acquired the new adventure thriller series 12 Monkeys, from Universal Cable Productions, to air on Showcase in 2015.
BURBANK, October 22: The CW has given full-season orders to the freshmen series The Flash and Jane the Virgin.
NEW YORK, October 22: Bravo Media has picked up the hit British show Made in Chelsea: NYC, which features the cast of socially elite twentysomethings as they take New York by storm.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 22: The original animated series F is for Family, based on the comedy of Bill Burr, is coming exclusively to Netflix in 2015.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22: National Geographic Channel has set a November premiere date for Chug, the first Kickstarter-funded series to air on TV.
LONDON, October 22: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Universal Music Group are working together to deliver the format Sing My Song, which originated on Star China, to a global audience.
LONDON, October 22: Cennarium, a streaming service dedicated to the performing arts, has signed an international deal with Samsung to make it available in Brazil.
LONDON, October 22: Twofour Rights has secured new deals for the crime shows Born to Kill and Killing Spree in Europe, Canada and Latin America.
LONDON, October 22: Passion Distribution has sold So You Think You'd Survive, a factual series from The Weather Channel in the U.S., into a number of countries worldwide.
SÃO PAULO, October 22: The Globo telenovela Brave Woman has been sold into Georgia, where it will air on the recently launched Palitra TV channel.
DUBAI, October 22: Sony Pictures Consumer Products and IMPS have partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to feature attractions based on Sony movies and a Smurfs Zone within an upcoming Dubai theme park.
LOS ANGELES, October 22: Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a Banijay Group company, is expanding its operations with the establishment of a New York office, with producer Rob Bagshaw (Project Runway All Stars, Top Chef Masters) tapped to lead the East Coast activities.
MONTREAL, October 22: Mattel's MEGA Brands has inked a multiyear global licensing deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) to develop a new children's construction line inspired by the popular Despicable Me brand from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
LONDON, October 22: British indie 7 Wonder is growing its executive team, hiring Steve Condie as its head of specialist factual.
SCOTTSDALE, October 22: Kuboo has signed a licensing agreement with Hearst Corporation's King Features for Popeye the Sailor Man and associated characters.
LONDON, October 22: Former Publicis and all3media exec Samantha Glynne has been tapped to spearhead a push into global branded content at FremantleMedia.
LONDON, October 22: Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has named Discovery Networks International veteran Katharina Feistauer as its VP of programming, effective this December.
ROME, October 22: Blue Box has announced its new interactive technologies, Allinvision360° and Adam Project, which are currently being used in a pair of shows.
HONG KONG, October 22: Since FOX International Channels (FIC) launched the FOX Sports network in Asia in 2013, it has implemented a number of initiatives to upgrade its sports channels and offer fans the best possible viewing experience.
HONG KONG, October 22: There have been several new initiatives this year from HBO Asia, including expanding the distribution of its online streaming service, HBO GO, in the Philippines.
NEW YORK, October 21: World Screen Newsflash looks at the drama deals that made headlines at MIPCOM last week.
ENGLEWOOD, October 21: Turner Broadcasting has removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup.