LOS ANGELES, May 23: "Consistency and stability" of product are what makes overseas buyers feel confident in doing deals with CBS Studios International, Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, told World Screen Newsflash as the studio unveiled its new slate.
GENEVA, May 23: Offering up its input on the U.S.-EU free-trade agreement negotiations, the European Union Parliament today passed a resolution seeking the exclusion of audiovisual services from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
TORONTO, May 23: Among the highlights of CBC's 2013-14 lineup is the return of Battle of the Blades alongside the new crime drama Crossing Lines.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: CBS has placed an order for the single-camera comedy Bad Teacher, based on the feature film of the same name, for the 2013-14 season.
LONDON, May 23: The legendary comedian Tommy Cooper is the focus of a brand-new single drama for ITV.
ISTANBUL, May 23: FOX International Channels has aligned with its digital cable affiliate Teledunya in Turkey to roll out a streaming service delivering series and specials from National Geographic Channel.
LONDON, May 23: Kudos has struck up a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends Productions, which is run by Broadchurch writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: CMT has scored a multi-year agreement with Debmar-Mercury to become the exclusive cable home for off-network episodes of Hell's Kitchen.
NEW YORK, May 23: FX is piloting the comedy The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal, which is based on a Swedish format of the same name.
LONDON, May 23: CBS Chello Zone UK Channels has tapped Made TV to produce the one-hour documentary Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise, marking its first commission.
NEW YORK, May 23: USA Network has given the go-ahead for the new original half-hour pilot Divide & Conquer, which comes on the heels of the network making its first comedy pickups, for Sirens and Playing House.
LONDON, May 23: Chello Zone has picked up all nine seasons of the U.S. reality series Hardcore Pawn for its CBS Reality network in Poland as well as one of its EMEA feeds.
UNIVERSAL CITY, May 23: David Janollari, whose credits include shows such as Friends, Six Feet Under and Supernatural, is setting up a new production company through an exclusive deal with Universal Television.
LONDON, May 23: Cineflix Rights has made its first scripted acquisition, for the Australian series Secrets & Lies, an original commission for Network Ten.
WARSAW, May 23: SPI International's FilmBox Live platform is now available on Netia Player in Poland, adding another 40,000 homes to its reach.
BEVERLY HILLS, May 23: The White Queen, a new drama series adapted from Phillipa Gregory’s best-selling novels based on England’s War of the Roses, has been scheduled to premiere on Starz in the U.S. on August 10.
NEW YORK, May 23: The comedian Hannibal Buress has inked a multiplatform development deal with Comedy Central, in a wide-ranging pact that sees, among other things, the creation of an original one-hour stand-up special.
TORONTO, May 23: William Baldwin is to guest star in the upcoming season of Copper, a period drama from Showcase, BBC America and Cineflix Studios.
NEW YORK, May 23: This Memorial Day weekend, Discovery Channel has slated the hour-long special D-Day in 3D, which looks at the use of 3D photography in the events that played out on that historic day.
LOS ANGELES, May 23: The Lifetime original movie Anna Nicole, which stars Agnes Bruckner as the late cultural icon Anna Nicole Smith, is to make its debut on June 29.
LONDON, May 23: BinWeevils, a digital social portal for kids 6 to 12, has tapped Rod Henwood, a former managing director for Fox Kids UK, as its new CEO.
LONDON, May 23: Tern TV has appointed Ed Crick, the former managing director at Bullseye Productions, as its joint creative director.
GLENDALE, May 23: Disney Publishing Worldwide is developing a children's book around Sharon Osbourne's character of Mama Hook from the hit Disney Junior series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
NEW YORK, May 23: Lisa Silverman Meyers is moving from Nickelodeon Consumer Products' U.S. division to a wider post at Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP).
LOS ANGELES, May 22: On the Twentieth Century Fox lot Tuesday, the mood among program buyers here for the annual L.A. Screenings marathon was altogether more upbeat now that the studio has bulked up on the dramas it has to license abroad.
TOKYO, May 22: At its corporate strategy meeting today, Sony Corporation identified the key growth opportunities for its entertainment business, including focusing on feature-film franchises and ramping up its channels business, particularly in high-growth markets like India.
REDMOND, May 22: Microsoft has unveiled the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system Xbox One, which will feature exclusive content such as an original live-action series produced by Steven Spielberg based on the Halo franchise.
BEVERLY HILLS, May 22: HBO has scored the most nominations for the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, with 21 nods, followed closely by FX, which landed 19.
NEW YORK, May 22: The Spanish-language TVLatina.tv Canitec multimedia preview site features interviews with Turner's Gerhard Zeiler, VIMN The America's Sofía Ioannou and Televisa Networks' Bruce Boren, as well as an analysis of the Mexican TV market and a video report with executives from leading channels in Latin America.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22: Ideate Media, a new venture backed by Khazanah Nasional Berhad and ASTRO Overseas, has been set up in Kuala Lumpur to invest in live-action and animated content in English, initially targeting Asian-themed stories with global appeal.