NEW YORK, October 1: The digital edition of World Screen—featuring interviews with CBS Corporation’s Leslie Moonves, 21st Century Fox’s James Murdoch, BBC’s Tony Hall and Seven West Media’s Tim Worner, plus Kevin Spacey, Ted Danson, Taylor Schilling and many more—is now available. You can also access the digital editions of TV Europe, TV Kids, TV Drama, TV Formats, TV Real, TV AsiaPac, TV MEA, TV Latina and TV Listings.
NEW YORK, October 1: Elisabeth Murdoch is set to step down as chairman of Shine after the merger with Endemol and Core Media closes.
SYDNEY, October 1: Foxtel has picked up two of the most-buzzed-about new series from the U.S. fall season, signing with Warner Bros./Nine Network to acquire the The Flash and with CBS Studios International to license Jane the Virgin.
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, October 1: Frances Berwick has been named president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, taking on oversight for Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network.
LONDON, October 1: all3media international has licensed the Australian period drama ANZAC Girls to Channel 4 in the U.K. to air on its More4 network.
NEW YORK, October 1: The 2014 International Emmys for News & Current Affairs have been presented to Syria’s Descent and The Fifth Estate: Made In Bangladesh.
LONDON, October 1: Ahead of launching its new prime-time entertainment series Tumble at MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide has secured three new agreement from its format catalogue.
Abraham explains that Breakthrough has had a lot of success with military programming, and cites Greatest Tank Battles and Battlefield Mysteries as examples, as well as series hosted by Norm Christie, an author and historian who is an expert in military history.
ATLANTA, October 1: Cartoon Network has set a November launch date for its first animated miniseries, Over the Garden Wall.
PARIS, October 1: With a catalogue consisting of popular franchises and new titles, SND hopes to present the best of French animation at MIPCOM and MIP Junior.
PREMIUM, September 30: James Murdoch, co-COO of 21st Century Fox, tells World Screen Newsflash that as long as the company can continue to deliver differentiated high-end product, its future is bright.
LONDON, September 30: Sky has invested $5 million in the U.S. advertising technology firm Sharethrough.
BEVERLY HILLS/NEW YORK, September 30: Netflix is on board Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, produced by The Weinstein Company.
NEW YORK, September 30: Julia Stiles, currently starring in the digital series Blue, talks about the creative freedom she has encountered working for the web as an actress, and also as a writer and director.
LONDON, September 30: Shine International has sold Gracepoint, the U.S. adaptation of Broadchurch, to Foxtel in Australia and Global TV in Canada.
STOCKHOLM, September 30: Modern Times Group (MTG) is launching a new corporate identity and logo, and is also renaming its London broadcasting operations from Viasat to MTG and its international wholesale channel business from Viasat World to MTG World.
PARIS, September 30: Zodiak France has named Marc Nowak as COO of drama, a newly created post that helps to bolster its drama unit.
LONDON, September 30: CBS Studios International and ITV2 have signed an exclusive first-window and SVOD deal for the new drama Scorpion.
BURBANK, September 30: ABC Family has picked up its first procedural drama, Stitchers, alongside ordering a second season of the comedy Young & Hungry.
PREMIUM, September 30: Russell Hicks, the president of content development and production at Nickelodeon Group, shares with World Screen Newsflash his approach to having a strong development slate, a portfolio of returning hits and a variety of pathways to discovering new talent.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30: National Geographic Channel (NGC) is making changes to its daytime programming roster, having added Nat Geo WILD content in the mornings and now shows from National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) to complement this in the early afternoon.
SANTA MONICA, September 30: Lionsgate is bringing Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley and Alexandra Park to MIPCOM to help launch the new one-hour drama series The Royals.
SINGAPORE, September 30: NBCUniversal International Television and StarHub TV are strengthening their partnership, which sees the addition of Universal Channel, Syfy and E! on the platform's TV Anywhere service.
TEL AVIV, September 30: Armoza Formats has licensed the prime-time studio entertainment show I Can Do That! to the Russian public broadcaster Rossiya 1 in partnership with Weit Media.
WESTPORT, September 30: Andy Weir, a former Warner Bros. exec who recently served at the U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Estrella TV, is launching Twin Bridge Media, a new distribution outfit based in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, September 30: Entertainment One (eOne) Television and ONE Media are set to launch the basketball reality competition Ball-Up: Search for the Next, offering it as a finished series and also a format.
LONDON, September 30: The formats Fatonomics and The Great Culture Quiz from Maverick Television are being offered up to the global market by sister company all3media international.
LOS ANGELES, September 30: Kabillion has finalized a deal with Premavision Inc./Clokey Productions for the beloved pop culture series Gumby to run on its VOD platform and YouTube channel.
TORONTO, September 30: Tricon Films & Television is set to launch the new IFC comedy series Garfunkel and Oates to the international market at this year’s MIPCOM.
LONDON, September 30: Endemol is heading to Cannes with a roster of stars including singer-turned-actor Nick Jonas, who is making his MIPCOM debut.
TEL AVIV, September 30: Two new formats from Studio Glam, 300 Sec. Ride and Like Share Please, are set to make their international debut at next month’s MIPCOM.
SHERMAN OAKS, September 30: GRB Entertainment is slated to present the comedy drama Mohawk Girls at the upcoming MIPCOM.
LONDON, September 30: Rainbow has signed up the U.S.-based Earthbound to represent both Winx Club and Mia and me.
NEW YORK, September 30: Scripps Networks International’s newly formed program sales and distribution division is due to launch 1,200 hours of original content at MIPCOM, with titles ranging from across the company’s portfolio of channels.
TEL AVIV, September 30: Dori Media Group is heading to Cannes with a range of formats and scripted fare, including the game show Billy the Board and the romantic comedy Date Blind (Ciega a citas).
LONDON, September 30: Ink Global is hosting a preview screening of the new kids' animation D6 at MIP Junior.
CANNES, September 30: The key focus for 4K Media is the launch of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, the newest installment of the long-running Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.
CANNES, September 30: The epic drama Olympus is the first series for Content Television to come from its exclusive output deal with Great Point Media.
CANNES, September 30: The success of The Red Band Society has helped Filmax International cement its place as “an important player in the TV-drama field,” according to Ivan Diaz, the head of the company’s international division.
CANNES, September 30: Foothill Entertainment is presenting Rollie & Friends, which follows the residents of a magical theme park.
CANNES, September 30: Sovtelexport is presenting a catalogue of content produced by Russia Television and Radio as well as other major Russian studios.
NEW YORK, September 29: Actor Kevin Spacey talks to World Screen Newsflash about the Netflix hit House of Cards, which he executive produces and stars in.
LONDON, September 29: Sophie Turner Laing, former managing director of content at BSkyB, has been tapped to lead a new TV production group that will be formed through the merger of Endemol, Shine and Core Media.
UNIVERSAL CITY, September 29: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has optioned the rights to Catherine Linka’s first novel A Girl Called Fearless and its sequel, A Girl Undone, with the aim to develop them into a series.
PREMIUM, September 29: Simon Andreae, the executive VP of alternative entertainment at FOX, gives World Screen Newsflash his view on trends in the business and his approach to landing hot properties ahead of the competition.