CANNES, October 7: World Screen’s Anna Carugati interviewed Showtime’s David Nevins and CBS Global Distribution Group’s Armando Nuñez in the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM, where the two executives discussed the expansion of the premium channel’s brand and content across the globe.
CANNES, October 7: CANAL+, Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Incendo have revealed that the upcoming epic drama series Versailles, a CANAL+ Création Originale, is getting a second season.
SANTA MONICA, October 7: Hulu and Viacom have renewed and expanded their content partnership with a new multiyear agreement that sees Hulu become the exclusive SVOD home to a number of hit series from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.
Andy Fry checks in with leading programmers about their commissioning remits.
CANNES, October 7: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold a package comprised of 125 hours of content to the recently launched South African SVOD service ShowMax.
CANNES, October 7: Australia’s Nine Network has clinched the format rights for Twofour’s studio entertainment series This Time Next Year.
CANNES, October 7: The classic kids’ brands Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina are set for a comeback thanks to a long-term pact between Mattel, its preschool subsidiary HIT Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group.
SÃO PAULO, October 7: Globo has sold its novela Empire into Israel, where it will air on Dori Media Group’s Viva network.
HILVERSUM, October 7: The Big Picture, a connected game-show format from the Talpa Global catalogue, has been licensed by RTP1 in Portugal.
CANNES, October 7: On the heels of its MIPJunior World Premiere Screening, Cyber Group Studios’ Zorro the Chronicles has been snapped up by broadcasters around the world.
NEW YORK/MIAMI, October 7: Viacom has released plans for a new 88,000-square-foot studio in Miami, intended to serve as a multiplatform production hub for global entertainment brands such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central.
MADRID, October 7: German kids’ channel KiKA has picked up the free-TV rights for The Avatars, a scripted series represented by Boomerang TV International.
CANNES, October 7: Studio 100 Media has licensed two of its new CGI animated series, Nils Holgersson and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, to Finland’s Nelonen Media.
LONDON, October 7: My American Friend, a tentatively titled new live-action series from Rainbow, has begun filming in Rome.
HOLLYWOOD, October 7: The Jim Henson Company has appointed Compañía Panamericana de Licencias (CPL) as the licensing agent for Dinosaur Train in Latin America.
BUENOS AIRES, October 7: Telefe’s successful telenovela Candy Love (Dulce Amor) is slated to begin airing on the Show TV network in Turkey later this month.
CANNES, October 6: ITV Chief Executive Adam Crozier was interviewed by World Screen’s Anna Carugati on the stage of the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM, where he shared his strategy for turning the company into a global content creation and distribution behemoth and discussed the strength of its U.K. broadcasting assets.
CANNES, October 6: If you missed yesterday's Turkey Country of Honour: Dialogue with the Americas session, which saw World Screen's Anna Carugati in conversation with Ay Yapim's Kerem Çatay, Kanal D's Pelin Diştaş Yaşaroğlu, Moses Productions' Kim Moses, ITV-Inter Medya's Can Okan and Megavision's Juan Vicente, watch it here.
CANNES, October 6: Reed MIDEM has revealed the upcoming launch of the MIPDrama Screenings, a new pre-MIPTV drama showcase meant to give buyers an exclusive first look at top scripted programming.
CANNES, October 6: Film director John Woo (Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off) is on board to produce a new original scripted series, Cognition, with Catalyst Global Media.
CANNES, October 6: FOX International Channels (FIC) has inked a global deal for the exclusive first-window rights for the drama False Flag from Keshet International.
CANNES, October 6: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and South Korea's CJ E&M have entered into a landmark format collaboration, signed at MIPCOM.
PARIS, October 6: EuropaCorp Television Studios USA and Universal Television are producing a new TV series for NBC that will serve as a prequel to the hit feature-film franchise Taken, to be repped internationally by NBCUniversal.
NEW YORK, October 6: Anna and Jörg Winger, the creators of Deutschland 83, share with World Screen Newsflash why they chose to focus on 1983 and how the show represents the next step in the evolution of German TV dramas.
CANNES, October 6: ABC Studios’ The Catch and The Muppets have been sold to 186 and 122 territories around the globe, respectively.
CANNES, October 6: The thriller spy novel Code to Zero from Ken Follett has been optioned by TANDEM Productions, a STUDIOCANAL company, to be produced as a limited series.
CANNES, October 6: ITV in the U.K. has given the go-ahead to a pilot of QuizUp (working title), a game-show format produced by NBCUniversal International Studios.
CANNES, October 6: Keshet International, in partnership with Argentina's Telefe, is establishing an international production hub for the game-show format BOOM!
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6: The Breakthrough Prize ceremony, which recognizes today’s most prominent scientists and mathematicians, is set to air live in the U.S. on National Geographic Channel on November 8, with a one-hour version scheduled for FOX on November 29.
VIENNA, October 6: ABC in the U.S. has ordered a pilot script adaptation of the Austrian crime series Janus, distributed by ORF-Enterprise.
CANNES, October 6: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has finalized a raft of deals for the new cooking show Simply Nigella and the one-hour Nigella's Christmas Special.
CANNES, October 6: ZDF Enterprises has sold five series totaling 44 hours of programming to the U.K.’s new on-demand foreign-language drama service Walter Presents.
CANNES, October 6: Telemundo Internacional has entered into a long-term deal with Mega Chile, securing the exclusive rights for the distribution of the Chilean channel’s fiction productions worldwide.
LOS ANGELES/AMSTERDAM/LONDON, October 6: Endemol Shine Group is working with AwesomenessTV to extend the international reach of the Millennial-focused brand.
CANNES, October 6: France Télévisions has acquired Paul Abbott’s No Offence from FremantleMedia International (FMI).
CANNES, October 6: If you were unable to attend the MIPJunior session in which World Screen's Anna Carugati interviewed Hasbro's Stephen Davis, watch it here.
CANNES, October 6: Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has partnered with Oktobor Animation and Playmates Toys to develop and produce Mech Mice, an animated action-comedy slated for a 2017 premiere.
NEW YORK, October 6: Entertainment One (eOne) has expanded its roster of Peppa Pig licensing partners in the U.S., while also boosting the brand’s product lineup from master toy licensee Jazwares.
LONDON/CANNES, October 6: At MIPCOM, all3media international has signed a slew of deals with broadcasters across Europe for its portfolio of prime-time dramas, including a deal with ZDF in Germany for The Missing.
CANNES, October 6: GRB Entertainment has inked a deal with SET Networks Africa for four seasons of Untold Stories of the ER, which takes an inside look at hospital emergency rooms.
SINGAPORE/CANNES, October 6: Companies from Singapore have arrived at MIPCOM to present more than 600 hours of new, original television and animation content, as well as fresh seasons of returning shows.
SÃO PAULO, October 6: Precious Pearl, Globo’s International Emmy-winning novela, has been sold into Croatia.
MIAMI, October 6: Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) and language translation, dubbing and subtitling studio The Kitchen have formed a strategic alliance to offer specialized dubbing services for Spanish-speaking markets, effective immediately.
CANNES/NEW YORK, October 6: Image provider Shutterstock has been named the exclusive distributor of Red Bull Media House’s collection of filmed content.
CANNES, October 6: London-based distributor Media I.M. has signed a TV licensing and L&M agreement with Turkey’s Dusyeri Animation Studios, which is best known for the preschool program Pepee.