NEW YORK, April 16: World Screen Newsflash analyzes the deals and trends in the world of factual at MIPTV and MIPDoc.
BOSTON, April 16: The pay-TV market in the U.S. saw subscriber losses in 2013, though is poised to return to growth this year, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.
LOS ANGELES, April 16: The latest episode of Game of Thrones broke the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent, according to the file-sharing tracker TorrentFreak.
NEW YORK, April 16: NBCUniversal has embarked on an original video programming initiative for digital platforms and VOD.
NEW YORK, April 16: FX has picked up the drama The Americans for a 13-episode third season.
LONDON, April 16: Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films is developing a new crime series from The X Files writer Frank Spotnitz and writer/director Nicholas Meyer that sees Sigmund Freud as a criminal profiler.
TEL AVIV, April 16: Armoza Formats has licensed the dating show Guys in Disguise into Germany, where Endemol Germany will be producing a local version for ProSieben, and into France.
LOS ANGELES/MUNICH, April 16: NATPE Europe is set to co-host a summit in Prague with Tandem Communications focused on co-productions.
HONG KONG, April 16: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is taking on full operational responsibility in the region for WarnerTV, a general-entertainment channel that was previously managed by HBO Asia.
LOS ANGELES, April 16: Dance Mom's Abby Lee Miller has a new series coming to Lifetime, Abby's Studio Rescue, in which she works to overhaul dance studios that are in danger of closing.
LONDON, April 16: Endemol Spain is adapting the format Host in the Box for Cuatro, which commissioned a local treatment of the factual entertainment show.
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, April 16: A new cross-platform partnership sees the production of original short-form content for use on on-air on StarWorld and on Clozette’s fashion social digital platform and its sister sites.
LONDON, April 16: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a slew of third-party deals with broadcasters around the world for Nickelodeon's animated and live-action content.
LONDON, April 16: Beware the Batman, a CGI take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, has launched exclusively in the U.K. through Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming platform.
SCHELLE, April 16: This weekend sees the premiere of 14-18, Studio 100's new theatrical production that is meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH, April 16: m4e is collaborating with Absolutely Cuckoo and Telegael to produce the animated show Wissper, which is due to debut in the fall of 2015.
BALI, April 16: On the heels of the strong reception to the Astro B.yond service, with 1.7 million customers subscribing to HD channels and 600,000 taking the PVR box, Astro is drumming up interest in its OTT platform, Astro On the Go.
BALI, April 16: HBO Asia has achieved many new milestones recently, including launching the online streaming service HBO GO in the Philippines in March, making it the second Asian territory the service is available in, after Hong Kong.
LONDON, April 16: Simon Lupton has been tapped by UKTV to work across its entertainment slate in an effort to increase its presence in the scripted space.
HONG KONG, April 16: Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has appointed four new executives to fill roles in advertising sales, content distribution, business development and marketing.
ORLANDO, April 16: IB Medianet has teamed up with NBCUniversal's Golf Channel in the U.S. for the launch of Golf Channel Korea, a premium IPTV channel.
LONDON, April 16: Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), a DHX Media company, has named Stephen Gould as its new managing director in the U.K.
NEW YORK, April 16: AG Properties has renewed global partnerships with 14 licensing agencies for five of its signature brands, including Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake.
LONDON, April 16: Passion Distribution has sold the daredevil-themed documentary Don’t Look Down to broadcasters around the world.
NEW YORK, April 15: World Screen Newsflash looks at the drama series, and distributors, that made headlines at MIPTV last week.
LONDON, April 15: The number of digital pay-TV subs in Eastern Europe is forecast to increase from 26.1 million in 2010 to 45 million in 2013 and on to 73.6 million by 2020, Digital TV Research reports.
LONDON, April 15: After four years as managing director of ITV Studios UK, Denise O'Donoghue is stepping down from the role.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15: David Lyle, the CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S., is leaving the company, with the news coming a day after Howard T. Owens announced his departure.
HORSHAM, April 15: As Aereo awaits its Supreme Court hearing, new research supports pay-TV operators' fears that the streaming service could potentially erode their market share.
LONDON, April 15: Zai Bennett, the controller of BBC Three, is leaving the company to take on the role of director of Sky Atlantic.