SINGAPORE, January 30: Singtel, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Warner Bros. Entertainment have established a joint-venture startup, HOOQ, to offer a regional OTT video service in Asia.
NEW YORK, January 30: A new report finds that U.S. consumers devote four times more attention to multiscreen TV than to all activity on the four main Internet portals, YouTube and Facebook combined.
LONDON, January 30: Luther star Idris Elba is set to host the interactive series Story of Now, a 20-parter commissioned for the newly launched experimental platform BBC Taster.
NEW YORK, January 30: CC:Studios, Comedy Central’s in-house multiplatform unit, has announced the debut of the travelogue Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler, along with the renewal of two digital series and five shows in development.
NEW YORK, January 30: Randy Falco has signed a new contract to remain as president and CEO of Univision Communications through January 2018.
EL SEGUNDO, January 30: Mattel has reported a 59 percent decline in net profit in the fourth quarter, earning $149.9 million compared to last year's Q4 net income of $369.2 million.
NEW YORK, January 30: BBC America is set to premiere next month the comedy quiz show QI, along with the broadcast of the BAFTA film awards, both hosted by British actor, comedian, writer and director Stephen Fry.
LONDON, January 30: Next month, Channel 4 is slated to begin airing Kid Criminals, a two-part documentary from Plum Pictures that explores juvenile prisons in the U.S.
BURBANK, January 30: Disney Junior is preparing to launch the new original series Elena of Avalor, inspired by Latin cultures and folklore.
LOS ANGELES, January 30: Expelled, a comedy film from AwesomenessTV, is set to premiere on Netflix this Sunday.
PARIS/LOS ANGELES, January 30: The Mauritius Broadcast Corporation (MBC) has acquired 127 hours of health and well-being programming from Prime Entertainment Group.
NEW YORK, January 30: Iván Agenjo, the audiovisual manager for Edebé, speaks with World Screen Newsflash about Edebé Audiovisual Licensing, a division of the Barcelona-based publishing group.
LONDON, January 30: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has revealed new gifting collections for Classic Thunderbirds, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
BUENOS AIRES, January 30: Argentina-based Smilehood Media has closed deals for two of its titles, licensing the musical series Wake Up! With No Make Up to Hulu in the U.S. and selling the children’s property Plim Plim into Russia.
SYDNEY, January 30: Greg Sneddon has been named senior VP of distribution for Australia and New Zealand at Sony Pictures Television (SPT), replacing Mark Young, who is now the senior VP of distribution for the U.K., Africa and Ireland.
LOS ANGELES, January 30: Academy Awards producer and industry veteran Michael B. Seligman has opened his own event services consultancy, clinching Chrysler as his first client.
BEVERLY HILLS, January 30: Genius Brands International (GBI) has hired Jason Brumbaugh, a former producer for Disney Interactive Media Group, as VP of digital, a newly created position.
NEW YORK, January 29: For the first quarter of 2015, Viacom's net earnings were down 9 percent to $500 million, as domestic ad revenue fell 6 percent.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, January 29: A new deal signed between Bell Media and CBS Corporation will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time ever.
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, January 29: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued two decisions related to some of the topics addressed in Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, as well as a decision relating to the future of mobile television content.
SEATTLE, January 29: Adding to a roster that includes the Golden Globe winner Transparent and the comedy Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Studios has lined up the new original series Catastrophe.
NEW YORK, January 29: The Fontainebleau in Miami was positively humming with activity last week at NATPE, from the first hour of the morning on Tuesday till well after the official close of the market late Thursday afternoon.
TORONTO, January 29: shomi has acquired the exclusive Canadian SVOD rights for the series Outlander from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), joining a lineup that includes The Blacklist, Marry Me, Helix, Drop Dead Diva and Justified.
LONDON, January 29: The BBC has renewed its agreement to broadcast Premier League highlights for a further three years, taking it through the 2018-19 season.
PARIS, January 29: France's TF1 is launching a new online video service, Tfou Max, aimed at kids 3 to 12.
MIAMI, January 29: Univision Communications has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization to co-produce the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, picking up the events’ Spanish-language television and digital rights.
NEW YORK, January 29: Bravo Media has picked up the Emmy-winning series Top Chef for a 13th season, to launch this fall.
LONDON, January 29: Sky TV customers who have Sky Go Extra or Sky Multiscreen will soon be able to watch a range of live and on-demand content, including Fortitude and True Detective, via PlayStation 3.
SINGAPORE, January 29: NBCUniversal International Television has tapped Matchbox Asia to produce an Asian version of the makeover series How Do I Look?, to launch in mid-2015 on DIVA.
BOGOTÁ, January 29: The Sweetest Love, a novela produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, has landed in the U.S.
HONG KONG, January 29: The TV5MONDE Asie and TV5MONDE Pacifique channels have created a weekly documentary time slot, Oxygène, which will be dedicated to showcasing projects with themes about climate change, sustainable development and environmental awareness.
LONDON, January 29: Later this year, Discovery Networks International's factual channels around the world are due to debut the second season of the reality series Extreme Car Hoarders.
LONDON, January 29: Dixi, CBBC's BAFTA-winning online drama series about Internet safety, is slated to return next month for a second season, which is made by Kindle Entertainment.
LONDON, January 29: U.K. indie Barcroft Media has ordered a series of self-funded, long-form documentary projects set to premiere on its digital platform Barcroft TV.
LONDON, January 29: Zig Zag Productions and Relativity Television have signed an option agreement that will see Zig Zag bring the new live event TV format Built by America Live to the U.K.
LONDON, January 29: CAKE has become the international distributor for Woozle & Pip, an animated preschool program created by The Dreamchaser Company and co-produced with KRO NCRV Youth.
TORONTO, January 29: Bejuba! Entertainment has licensed the television rights for the animated comedy series Buzz Bumble to POP in the U.K., Zoom in Israel and TVNZ in New Zealand.
LONDON, January 29: Off the Fence has hired Loren Syer-Willoughby, a former sales exec for Indigo Film & Television, as its new acquisitions executive.
LOS ANGELES, January 29: Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI), the production company behind Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and other non-scripted titles, has hired Liz Alderman as director of development and Brandy Crawford as senior manager of development.
LONDON, January 29: Rainbow has launched a new family attraction in Rome, with plans to eventually take it on the road and tour other European cities.
LONDON, January 28: A new trade association representing the commercial interests of U.K. and U.S. TV producers will launch in the States later this year, with the establishment of Pact US.
LONDON, January 28: The retailer Carrefour has partnered with OTT platform provider Saffron Digital to launch a new multiplatform entertainment service in France, Nolim Films.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, January 28: John Morayniss, the CEO of Entertainment One (eOne) Television, has signed a new long-term contract to remain with the company through 2018.
SEATTLE, January 28: A new content licensing agreement between Amazon and Starz Digital Media will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription streaming home in the U.S. for the miniseries The White Queen.
NEW YORK, January 28: The half-hour comedy Togetherness, which comes from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, has been renewed for a second season by HBO.