NEW YORK, September 22: Taylor Schilling, who stars as Piper Kerman in the Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black, tells World Screen Newsflash about her character’s transformation and the dynamics of the ensemble female cast.
PARIS, September 22: Reed MIDEM is forecasting a boost in attendance at MIPCOM, with more than 13,500 sellers, buyers and producers set to participate, according to Laurine Garaude, director of the television division, alongside a host of on-screen talent from across the globe.
LONDON, September 22: According to ZenithOptimedia’s new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, the rapid development of digital advertising technology will help the global advertising market grow 5.3 percent in 2014, up from 3.9 percent in 2013, rising to 5.3 percent in 2015 and 5.9 percent in 2016.
NEW YORK, September 22: Al Jazeera America has now filed its own lawsuit against Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, after the former owners of Current TV previously lodged a complaint against the news network.
LONDON, September 22: ITV has ordered a fourth season of the detective drama DCI Banks, which stars Stephen Tompkinson.
STOCKHOLM/HONG KONG, September 22: Eccho Rights has licensed TV Asahi's entertainment format Beat the Champions into Germany, Spain and the Middle East.
LOS ANGELES, September 22: Saban Brands has set up a new global content-sales unit to represent its expanding slate of properties, marking the company’s foray back to the TV-distribution space. “It’s fair to say that for us, this is a bit of a return to one of our favorite playgrounds,” Elie Dekel, the president of Saban Brands, tells World Screen.
LONDON, September 22: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has signed an exclusive deal with FEO Media, the developer and publisher of the Quiz Clash mobile trivia game, to represent the TV format based on the app.
TORONTO, September 22: 9 Story Entertainment has partnered with musical act Imagination Movers for the development of Super Movers, an animated comedy/adventure show meant for children between the ages of 4 and 7.
HONG KONG/KUALA LUMPUR, September 22: FOX International Channels (FIC) has secured an agreement with the Malaysian IPTV service HyppTV for carriage of the Chinese movies channel SCM.
BOSTON, September 22: American Public Television's APT Worldwide has picked up the international distribution rights for Mineral Explorers, a new nature/travel series led by mineral expert Thomas Nagin.
LOS ANGELES/DALLAS, September 22: AT&T and The Chernin Group’s joint venture Otter Media has purchased a majority stake in global online-media company Fullscreen.
TORONTO, September 22: This MIPCOM, Blue Ant International plans to present a variety of new nature and wildlife titles from its catalogue of more than 1,400 hours of factual content.
SINGAPORE, September 22: Scripps Networks Interactive has revealed Sarah Benjamin and Michele Lean as the winners of Food Hero, the company's inaugural search for on-air talent in Asia.
HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON, September 22: DHX Media has inked several international deals for the comedy-drama Hank Zipzer, which is based on a series of books by actor Henry Winkler.
LOS ANGELES, September 22: Disney Channel’s original movie Zapped and the film Justin Bieber: Limitless lead MarVista Digital Entertainment’s latest teen and family releases.
LONDON, September 22: Beyond Distribution is making its way to MIPCOM with a dozen new titles from production companies around the world, along with 140 hours of returning series.
PREMIUM, September 19: Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa takes us behind the scenes for a look at the inside workings of the series’ writers’ room.
BRUSSELS, September 19: Today marks the launch of Netflix in Belgium and Luxembourg, capping off a week that saw the service introduced in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of the drama Tyrant, executive produced by Howard Gordon.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: TVGN (TV Guide Network) is being rebranded as POP, which is being positioned as a destination dedicated to "celebrating the fun of being a fan."
BURBANK, September 19: ABC has given a direct-to-series order to the event game show 500 Questions (working title), to be executive produced by Emmy-winner Mark Burnett.
DUBLIN, September 19: RTÉ Global has appointed Janet Frawley as its new head of formats, tasked with increasing the format portfolio and directing and developing the division's Format Farm initiative.
NEW YORK, September 19: Andy Heyward, the CEO of Genius Brands International (GBI), is leading the company as it navigates new-media platforms, age compression and the complexities, and rewards, of catering to kids in a multiplatform media world.
TORONTO, September 19: Corus Entertainment has invested in the U.S. digital lifestyle outfit KIN, with the partnership intended to bring the offerings to Canada.
LONDON, September 19: Zodiak Rights has seen the hit entertainment format The Best Singers get recommissioned by six broadcasters across Europe.
LONDON, September 19: Oxford Scientific Films, part of the Twofour group, has been commissioned by BBC One to make a follow-up to the successful Animal Odd Couples series, this one tentatively titled Animals in Love.
SEATTLE, September 19: Amazon has released Fire HD Kids Edition, a tablet for children that includes a two-year guarantee allowing it to be replaced with no questions asked.
NEW YORK, September 19: Digital video destination DramaFever has announced its fall programming slate, which includes four exclusive premieres and a range of Asian dramas.
LONDON, September 19: At this year's market, Power is set to offer international buyers a selection of new and returning wildlife titles produced by NHU Africa, including The Cheetah Diaries.