SYDNEY, September 4: The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report reveals that 91 percent of all broadcast TV watched in Australia on a traditional set in Q2 2015 was viewed live.
NEW YORK, September 4: Professor and TV presenter Brian Cox explains his passion for science and how television is instrumental in disseminating critically important concepts and facts to the audience.
EDINBURGH, September 4: The Scottish government has established a new £1.75 million ($2.7 million) Production Growth Fund to lure film and TV producers to base their productions in Scotland.
PARIS, September 4: Vivendi has made three new acquisitions, including the London-based distribution outfit Can't Stop Media, following on its recent investment in the online video website Dailymotion.
SEATTLE, September 4: Amazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services is acquiring video reformat specialist Elemental Technologies, positioning itself as a key player in the web-video gold rush.
LONDON, September 4: The new U.K. connected TV service Freeview Play is set to launch in October, coming first to Panasonic televisions.
PARIS, September 4: In the wake of the Vivendi takeover, the CANAL+ free-to-air channels D8, D17 and iTélé are all being renamed.
DUBLIN, September 4: A new long-term partnership agreement has been signed between Sky and RTÉ involving carriage in Ireland.
LONDON, September 4: The U.K.’s ITV has given the go-ahead to Raising Pompeii with Michael Buerk, a Twofour documentary about the doomed Roman city.
TORONTO, September 4: As part of a series of key appointments, factual production company Essential Media Canada has named Jonathan Dueck as CEO.
LOS ANGELES, September 4: A+E Networks has been selected to receive the Television Academy's 2015 Governors Award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility programs.
TORONTO, September 4: Blue Ant International has placed more than 75 hours of content from its factual catalogue across the U.S.
NEW YORK, September 4: Richard Goldsmith, the executive VP of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company, speaks with World Screen Newsflash about working with new digital platforms and adapting to the changing demands of traditional TV players.
LONDON, September 4: As part of its pan-regional deal with Liberty Global, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has announced the launch of Food Network HD in the Czech language on UPC Czech Republic, the country's biggest pay-TV provider.
LONDON, September 4: UKTV has commissioned the new factual-entertainment series Get Me to the Church for its Watch pay-TV channel.
BURBANK, September 4: Disney XD is set to launch next year the new series Lab Rats: Elite Force, a spin-off of its two live-action comedies Lab Rats: Bionic Island and Mighty Med.
LOS ANGELES, September 4: Pizza Hut has signed on as a brand partner for Endemol Beyond USA’s upcoming digital series Legends of Gaming.
TORONTO, September 4: Corus Entertainment has increased the reach of Cartoon Network in Canada to more than 5 million subscribers thanks to deals with new cable distributors.
LOS ANGELES, September 4: At this year's MIPCOM, BoPaul Media Worldwide plans to present The Miracle Worker and Miss America: Behind the Crown, a pair of recently acquired vintage television movies produced by Raymond Katz.
LONDON, September 4: DHX Media's Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) has appointed Virginie Kleinclaus-Renard, a seasoned L&M exec, as its managing director for France.
LONDON, September 3: In a study of TV-viewing habits across several countries, IHS has determined that Brits are watching less television than ever before, as the average consumption time across all platforms decreased by 14 minutes between 2013 and 2014.
PARIS, September 3: This MIPCOM will feature a keynote panel to discuss the business strategy and creative process behind the BBC's epic TV adaptation of War and Peace, with screenwriter Andrew Davies and producer Harvey Weinstein among those set to take part.
NEW YORK, September 3: Jeffrey Tambor, the star of Transparent, discusses with World Screen Newsflash his role on the show, in which he portrays a transgender woman named Maura Pfefferman.
LONDON, September 3: FOX International Channels UK is launching its first free-to-air entertainment network, YourTV.
PARIS, September 3: Vivendi's Vincent Bolloré has been appointed chairman of the CANAL+ Group supervisory board, as part of a larger management restructure.
MUNICH, September 3: Red Arrow International and SundanceTV are collaborating on a new drama series titled Cleverman, set to feature an ensemble cast led by Game of Thrones' Iain Glen.
LONDON, September 3: NBCUniversal International Networks and Ole Communications have formed a new joint venture in Latin America made up of five NBCU pay-TV channel brands: Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Syfy and Telemundo Internacional.
TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, September 3: Jeff Lynas, currently the senior VP of operations and business development at Entertainment One (eOne) Television, has been promoted to the position of COO.
LONDON, September 3: Discovery Networks International has commissioned a new one-hour special, Sex, Lies and Online Affairs, which follows in the wake of a hacking scandal involving the adult website AshleyMadison.com.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 3: Starz has ordered a third season of the hit original comedy series Survivor's Remorse, with Mike O'Malley continuing to serve as exec producer and showrunner.
HONG KONG, September 3: FOX International Channels has commissioned a fourth season of Asia's Next Top Model, which will air on StarWorld in 2016.
LONDON, September 3: UKTV’s Watch channel has greenlit a three-part series of authored documentaries focused on technology and celebrity.
TORONTO, September 3: Tricon Films & Television is set to bring comedian Rob Schneider, the star, producer, director and co-writer of the comedy series Real Rob!, to MIPCOM.
EDMONTON/BEVERLY HILLS, September 3: Starz Worldwide Distribution and Super Channel have renewed and extended their multiyear output agreement that will continue to bring new Starz original series and an annual collection of movies repped by Starz Worldwide Distribution to the Canadian network.
SINGAPORE/TORONTO, September 3: Blue Ant Media has partnered with network distributor Multi Channels Asia (MCA) to launch three new factual channels in the Asia Pacific: Love Nature (Asia) and its two companion channels, Love Nature: Baby Wildlife and Love Nature: Vistas.
LONDON, September 3: Sky 1 has added to its lineup Bring the Noise, a new eight-part music and comedy show featuring live musical performances, celebrity guests, comedians and more.
BUENOS AIRES, September 3: U.S. Hispanic network Telemundo is slated to air the miniseries Francis, the Jesuit this month, ahead of its international launch at MIPCOM from Anima Films.
SYDNEY, September 3: ABC Commercial has been appointed as the international distribution partner for the new Australian series Bobbie the Bear.
LONDON, September 3: Smithsonian Channel has commissioned the three-part series Survival in the Sky, which narrates the triumphs and disasters that led to aviation breakthroughs.
LONDON, September 3: Sophia Jansson, the creative director of Moomin Characters and niece of the property's creator, is slated to give a keynote address at this year's Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), which is being held next month in London.
LONDON, September 3: FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales is beefing up its global team, announcing new appointments in Singapore, Australia, Turkey and the U.K.
LONDON, September 3: Pete Flamman, who formerly served as managing director of Turner Broadcasting’s kids’ brands, has been named senior VP of brands for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe with a remit that covers Nickelodeon.
LOS ANGELES, September 3: MarVista Entertainment has appointed Larry Grimaldi, a former Real Housewives producer and Hearst Entertainment exec, as the company's VP of development and production.
STOCKHOLM, September 3: Modern Times Group (MTG) has teamed with Spanish outfit Phileas Productions on the new factual-entertainment format Road Diaries.
PREMIUM, September 2: UKTV CEO Darren Childs tells World Screen Newsflash about what has been driving the television company’s growth.