PREMIUM, September 17: Carlton Cuse, showrunner of the FX series The Strain who was also co-showrunner of Lost, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the various projects he has in the works.
UNTERFÖHRING, September 17: The management board and supervisory board of Sky Deutschland have advised minority shareholders not to accept an offer from BSkyB, saying that the current bid undervalues the pay-TV operator.
LONDON, September 17: The number of TV sets connected to the Internet is forecast to reach 965 million by 2020, which is nearly triple the figure expected this year, according to Digital TV Research.
NEW YORK, September 17: Joel Denton, the managing director of international content sales and partnerships at A+E Networks, discusses the wealth of factual programs in the company's catalogue that feature families at the center of the series.
SÃO PAULO, September 17: Brazilian broadcaster Globo has inked a programming deal with Mexico’s Azteca that will see late-night broadcasts of its telenovelas on the Azteca Trece network.
STOCKHOLM, September 17: In ramping up its focus on digital, Sweden's TV4 Group has tapped Anna Rastner for the role of head of digital programs.
LOS ANGELES, September 17: Electus International has sold the game show format The Moment of Truth into Ukraine, where it's been picked up by the STB channel for 36 prime-time episodes.
NEW YORK, September 17: The producers of Project Runway are launching a new competition series, Project Runway: Threads, which features teen and tween fashion designers.
LONDON, September 17: In the run-up to this year's MIPCOM, TCB Media Rights has presold the docuseries WW2 Air-Crash Detectives in the U.K., Australia and Northern Europe.
LONDON, September 17: Sky Vision has acquired the international distribution rights for Big Fish Man, a factual fishing series from Tern TV.
LOS ANGELES, September 17: Rive Gauche Television has picked up the rights for Fix It & Finish It, a new home renovation show featuring actor/model Antonio Sabato Jr. that will be presented by the company at next month's MIPCOM.
BOGOTÁ, September 17: The Sweetest Love, a telenovela produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, has begun airing on Banda TV in Angola and Mozambique with Portuguese dubbing.
HONG KONG, September 17: OuiDO! Productions is set to develop a brand-new animated series based on the 40-year-old Japanese brand Monchhichi, with PGS handling international distribution.
LOS ANGELES, September 17: Former Shine International exec Matt Vassallo has been tapped to join MGM International Television Distribution as its senior VP of international TV distribution, free-TV sales and Latin America.
TORONTO, September 17: Corus Entertainment has named Athena Georgaklis as its director of content for TELETOON, where she’ll oversee content development, acquisitions and production for the network’s English and French feeds.
LONDON, September 17: Chris Wilson, who has been serving as the commissioning editor for factual at Sky, is taking on the newly created post of head of popular factual at the indie producer 7 Wonder.
LONDON, September 17: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed Ananey as its new consumer-products agent in Israel.
PREMIUM, September 16: Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who also created Grey's Anatomy, talks about her new legal drama How to Get Away with Murder.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: ITV and the advertising agency WPP have invested in the California-based digital start-up Indigenous Media, which was set up by Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Risky Business), Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment) and Avnet’s son, Jake Avnet.
BEVERLY HILLS, September 16: In 2016, Netflix is slated to begin offering the first season of Love, an original comedy series from Apatow Productions and Legendary Television.
NEW YORK, September 16: At MIPCOM, Disney/ABC’s Anne Sweeney will be interviewed by World Screen’s Anna Carugati in a keynote session on Tuesday, October 14, in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.
NEW YORK, September 16: Nadine Nohr, the CEO of Shine International, tells World Screen Newsflash about the highlights of the company's drama slate and discusses key trends in the business, from scripted format adaptations to complex windowing strategies.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: The 2015 edition of the NATPE market and conference in Miami will take place under the theme Content Without Borders.
LOS ANGELES, September 16: FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of specials, documentaries and dramas, including the M. Night Shyamalan project Wayward Pines.
STOCKHOLM, September 16: Hanna Stjärne has been named CEO of the Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
LONDON, September 16: This MIPCOM, FremantleMedia is slated to showcase The Heart of My Country, a new singing talent format that uses social networking and digital platforms to create national event television.
HILVERSUM, September 16: SBS6 in the Netherlands has extended the Talpa reality show Utopia, originally planned as a one-year production, for an open-ended run.
BOGOTÁ, September 16: Caracol Television's Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord, a drama series about the infamous Colombian cocaine trafficker, has begun airing on +Globosat in Brazil.
NEW YORK, September 16: This weekend, Nickelodeon’s TV and digital channels are set to go off air and offline for three hours as part of the 11th annual Worldwide Day of Play.
LONDON, September 16: Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing has secured a number of new licensing partners in France for the popular Peppa Pig brand, which is launching at retail in the country.