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A+E Networks Scores Slew of Pre-MIPCOM Sales

NEW YORK: A+E Networks has firmed up new broadcast agreements that total more than 1,500 hours of programming across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Canada. Dance Moms has been picked up by TV2 Norway, Lifestyle Network in the Philippines and in Hungary by Fem3, Pro ...

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Saban Brands Gears Up for BLE

LOS ANGELES: At Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), Saban Brands has lined up highlights such as Power Rangers Megaforce, Julius Jr. and Digimon Fusion. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. Ahead of the milestone, Saban Brands is debuting the latest installment, Power Rangers Megaforce. Kirk Bloomgarden, ...

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Breakthrough & Little Airplane to Distribute Kids’ Show

TORONTO/NEW YORK: The distribution for The Adventures of Napkin Man, a new preschool series, is being managed by Breakthrough Entertainment and Little Airplane Productions. The 13×30-minute original live-action/animated show will be produced and distributed globally by Breakthrough Entertainment. It will be distributed in the U.S. by Little Airplane Productions. The ...

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WBITVP Continues Momentum for Impractical Jokers

LONDON: Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has landed a number of new commissions for the truTV format Impractical Jokers, which now has local adaptations in six territories. In the U.K., BBC Three is planning to launch a 6×30-minute series later this year. Yalli, a Shed Media company, will produce. SBT in ...

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Adult Swim Orders More of Comedies

ATLANTA: Adult Swim has ordered new seasons of a pair of live-action comedies: Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::. The network picked up the fifth season of Childrens Hospital, which focuses on a group of doctors who treat sick children. The show is produced by Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company and Warner ...

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Zeebox Forms Partnership with Viacom

NEW YORK: On the heels of its U.S. launch, zeebox has signed up Viacom as a strategic partner, joining Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and HBO. The cross-channel TV viewing companion app works across the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices and the web. Viacom is backing zeebox with investments and promotional ...

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Zodiak, Leftfield Partner on Israeli Format

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has partnered with Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Pictures to acquire the rights to While You Were Getting Married, a new format from Israel’s Gil Productions. New York-based Leftfield Pictures has secured the format rights in the U.S., while Zodiak holds the rights in the rest of the ...

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Passion Showcases Sundance Unscripted Slate

LONDON: Push Girls and Get to Work are part of Sundance Channel’s slate of original unscripted content being brought to MIPCOM by Passion Distribution. Push Girls, now in its second season with eight episodes available, follows four women who have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down. The first ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Sony Pictures Television

CANNES: Existing formats that have proven popular around the world are what Sony Pictures Television can offer to broadcast clients at MIPCOM, who are always keen to buy titles with a track record. “We anticipate a successful market and expect to see a lot of activity around our fantastic slate,” ...

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Spanish Firms Eye Increased International Sales at MIPCOM

MADRID: More than 20 exhibitors will be headed to MIPCOM as part of the Audiovisual from Spain delegation, eyeing a continued increase in international sales on the heels of an 18-percent bump in content exports in 2011. The Audiovisual from Spain umbrella stand is organized by ICEX, along with the ...

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