PREMIUM, August 27: The Blacklist showrunner Jon Bokenkamp talks to World Screen Newsflash about the series, which is a hybrid between a serialized cable show and a broadcast procedural.
LONDON, August 27: The number of European homes subscribing to SVOD packages is expected to reach 59.41 million in 2020, representing a 20.7 percent share, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
MELBOURNE, August 27: Penny Win has been elevated at Foxtel to the role of head of drama, after having commissioned several new projects for the network, including Devil's Playground.
SILVER SPRING, August 27: Eileen O’Neill has been appointed to the newly created post of global group president of Discovery Studios, leading the company's worldwide production division.
LONDON, August 27: FremantleMedia International has inked a multiyear deal with Clouds Media International that will see Got Talent being adapted in Kenya, marking the 63rd original version of the hit competition format.
MAINZ/WARSAW, August 27: ZDF, ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and the Polish broadcaster TVP1 are jointly producing a two-part documentary that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II.
NEW YORK, August 27: Jon Murray, the chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions who is often referred to as "the father of reality TV," shares with World Screen Newsflash his take on the key ingredients needed to create a global reality phenomenon in today’s market.
MIAMI, August 27: Univision Communications’ bilingual digital platform UVideos is set to beef up its content offering, adding new original scripted and reality titles.
STOCKHOLM, August 27: Åsa Sjöberg has been named director of content at TV4 Group in Sweden, taking on overall responsibility for programming of all channels and across all platforms.
LONDON, August 27: CSI Sports and fiber-optic-network supplier ONO have inked a multiyear carriage deal in Spain for the 24/7 HD channel Fight Sports.
CHICAGO, August 27: Vibrant TV has launched its 24-hour service on Galaxy 23 in the U.S., and is promoting the new linear offering by debuting select series on a branded channel on Hulu.
NEW YORK, August 27: MarVista Entertainment and Circle of Confusion, producers of The Walking Dead, are co-production partners on the new supernatural teen horror film Satanic, which is being repped by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures.
LONDON, August 27: Next month, CBBC is slated to begin airing new seasons of CBBC Productions' All at Sea and Wolfblood, as well as the premiere of Millie Inbetween, a new sitcom produced for the channel by The Foundation.
PARIS, August 27: CANAL+ Original Programming, Zodiak, Capa Drama and Incendo have commenced filming on Versailles, a period drama starring George Blagden (Vikings).
LONDON, August 27: Steve Matthews, who served as a consulting producer on all three seasons of Showtime's The Borgias, is joining HBO Europe's original production team as executive producer, drama development.
NEW YORK, August 27: Popcornflix Kids, a free streaming TV and movie service from indie film distributor Screen Media Ventures, is now offering additional family-friendly content on demand.
TORONTO, August 27: Canada’s DHX Television has announced the fall programming lineups for its suite of kids' networks, which include Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
LONDON, August 27: Former Discovery and BBC exec Andrew Jackson has been tapped to serve as executive VP of international production at the U.K. indie Plimsoll Productions.
WARSAW, August 27: There will now be a combined distribution team selling the joint portfolios of Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) and Eurosport across the region.
LOS ANGELES, August 26: Last night's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards saw Sherlock: His Last Vow scoring the most wins, followed closely by Breaking Bad, which won for best drama.
TORONTO/CALGARY, August 26: Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have partnered on a new SVOD service for the Canadian market, shomi, positioned as a competitor to Netflix.
SEATTLE, August 26: Amazon.com has reached a deal to acquire Twitch Interactive, a live video platform for gamers, for $970 million in cash.
SINGAPORE, August 26: This fall, A+E Networks' BIO channel will be replaced by FYI across Southeast Asia, following on the U.S. rebrand that took place this summer.
NEW YORK, August 26: The aim of the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum is to contribute to a more competitive market for TV drama series in Europe by encouraging collaborations between producers, distributors, TV broadcasters, TV funders and commissioners.
LOS ANGELES, August 26: Lifetime has placed a straight-to-series order for Damien, a follow-up to the classic horror movie The Omen, to be written and exec produced by The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara.
LOS ANGELES, August 26: Electus has co-produced The Goddesses' New Clothes, which is based on the U.S. series Fashion Star, in partnership with Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame.
PARIS, August 26: PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood to a slew of international broadcasters.
TORONTO, August 26: Corus Entertainment's W Network has given the go-ahead to a third season of Love It or List It Vancouver, a spin-off of the popular property reality series.
SINGAPORE, August 26: MediaCorp has named Jack Lim, who spent the last six years at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.
DUNEDIN, August 26: The New Zealand-based factual producer NHNZ has brought in experienced showrunner Sue Houghton to work on several new blue-chip productions.