PREMIUM, September 2: Person of Interest showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman discuss the series' timely topics of surveillance, protecting the public and the right to privacy.
LONDON, September 2: Leading pay-TV services added more than 20 million subscribers globally in a year, according to the latest Multiscreen Index from informitv.
MUNICH, September 2: The Weinstein Company has secured all rights, except theatrical, in the U.S. for Red Arrow International's Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, which stars Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman.
SYDNEY, September 2: Network Ten has become the first Australian TV network to sign up for Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, which measure social media engagement.
LONDON, September 2: Channel 4 will be home to the U.K. premiere broadcast of the four-hour miniseries Houdini, following a deal with Lionsgate Television.
NEW YORK, September 2: Patrick Spence, exec producer on Fortitude, tells World Screen Newsflash about recreating an Arctic setting, finding his dream cast and managing happy and healthy co-production relationships.
LONDON, September 2: Shine Group's Kudos has formed an exclusive first-look co-production partnership with Parti Productions, a move that aims to nurture Asian talent both on and off screen.
LONDON, September 2: BBC Worldwide France is working on a local French treatment of Top Gear, which will air on RMC Découverte in 2015.
LONDON, September 2: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has ordered a second season of the factual series Ultimate Airport Dubai from Arrow Media.
TEL AVIV, September 2: Red Arrow International has picked up Gil Productions' original factual/game show format Are You for Real? for Germany, the U.K., Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands.
LONDON, September 2: The BBC has increased its computing and coding educational resources for kids, with new content due out next year across its children’s networks and online platforms.
LONDON/ABU DHABI, September 2: Twofour Digital, Twofour Arabia and Rocket Science have formed a new international content company, One Two Four, which is headquartered in the U.K.
NEW YORK, September 2: A number of third-party broadcasters in Asia have snapped up hundreds of hours of Nickelodeon's animated shows, including the hits SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
LONDON, September 2: TRACE Group, a brand and multimedia company focusing on music and sports celebrities, has inked deals that will see its offerings expand into Southeastern Europe and Africa.
LONDON, September 2: The animated preschool series Olly the Little White Van is scheduled to air during Channel 5's Milkshake! programming block until 2018.
MADRID, September 2: Spain’s Imira Entertainment is set to launch a bilingual, multiscreen content platform for kids called iMIRAPLAY for Samsung smart TVs.
LONDON, September 2: Nutopia has appointed Allyson Mandelbaum as its director of U.S. development, to be based in New York.
SINGAPORE, September 2: Video cloud-service provider Brightcove has made four new hires in the Asia Pacific in a move to bolster the company’s leadership role in the region’s broadcast, media and entertainment sectors.
SINGAPORE, September 2: Beach House Pictures (BHP), a production company in Singapore, has hired seasoned network exec Jim Ribbans and creative veteran Marc Checkley for its management team as it increases operations in Asia.
PREMIUM, August 29: David Shore, who was the creator and executive producer of House, talks to World Screen Newsflash about his new series Battle Creek.
ATLANTA, August 29: Michael Wright, a 12-year veteran of Turner, is leaving his post as the president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
SYDNEY, August 29: Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have formed a joint venture to launch an Australian SVOD service, StreamCo, which will offer local and international programming to subscribers.
LOS GATOS, August 29: Netflix has secured the streaming rights for the hit NBC drama The Blacklist in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, and will begin offering the series starting September 7.
MADRID, August 29: After receiving binding offers from Spain's Telefónica and Italy's Telecom Italia to acquire GVT, Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Spanish telecommunications outfit.
LOS ANGELES, August 29: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has premiered Who Am I, an original web series, on the new Oprah.com as well as on the network's YouTube channel.
MIAMI, August 29: Telemundo is slated to host its first-ever social media summit, an event tied to the premiere of its new reality competition series I Am the Artist (Yo Soy el Artista), on September 3 and 4.
LONDON, August 29: UKTV has appointed Scott Russell, who has been serving as the head of creative for Sky Movies and Sky Store, as its new creative head to work across its bouquet of ten channels.
ESPOO, August 29: After five years as the head of Rovio Entertainment, which is behind the hit Angry Birds franchise, Mikael Hed is departing the CEO post, to be succeeded in 2015 by Pekka Rantala.
GLASGOW, August 29: Tern TV has been commissioned to produce the one-off special Constable: The Country Rebel and the tentatively titled series Treasures of the Indus for BBC Four.
ARLINGTON, August 29: PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop have collaborated on their first app together, releasing Cookie Monster’s Challenge in time for Sesame Street's 45th season.