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FX Networks Plans for FXX Spin-Off Channel

NEW YORK: FX Networks is growing its bouquet to include FXX, a network aimed at young adults, and is also launching its own version of TV Everywhere with FXNow. With the addition of FXX, FX Networks becomes a three-network suite: FX, FXX and FXM. FXX will be available in 74 million homes. It ...

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Global Agency to Rep Game-Show Format

ISTANBUL: Dot Productions has chosen Global Agency to internationally distribute The Legacy, a successful game-show format. As part of the deal, Global Agency will use MIPTV to start selling The Legacy into Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, Scandinavia, ...

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Thomas Ebeling Extends ProSiebenSat.1 Contract

MUNICH: Thomas Ebeling is to remain as the CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media until 2017, extending his current contract. Ebeling has held the post since March 1, 2009. Gotz Mauser, the chairman of the ProSiebenSat.1 Supervisory Board, said: “Under the leadership of Thomas Ebeling, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group achieved a record result ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Nerd Corps Entertainment

CANNES: Broadcast in more than 180 countries, League of Super Evil is a top offering from Nerd Corps Entertainment in Cannes. The company is also showcasing Endangered Species, an original comedy series. “It’s a character-driven comedy that puts three very unlikely friends living together in a tree stump, and they ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: 4K Media

CANNES: A subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, 4K Media is responsible for managing the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia. This year in Cannes the company is promoting the animated franchise, which has enjoyed success in more than 90 countries around the globe. ZEXAL, the newest installment, follows the adventures of ...

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Participant Media Unveils pivot

NEW YORK: Participant Media is launching a cable network on August 1 under the title pivot, which will also offer a first-of-its-kind broadband-only subscription. pivot, which features the tagline: "TV that matters for the greatest generation," will launch to around 40 million subscribers, anchored by more than 300 hours of ...

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Youku Tudou Stocks Up on U.S. Series

BEIJING: The Chinese Internet TV outfit Youku Tudou has added 33 American TV dramas and variety shows to its international library so far this year. This includes, among others, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, Elementary and Modern Family. There are also edgier titles such as 2 Broke Girls, 666 Park Avenue ...

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Tricon to Offer 120 Hours of New Content in Cannes

TORONTO: At the upcoming MIPTV, Tricon Films & Television plans to present more than 120 hours of new comedy, sports, lifestyle and factual programming. New titles include the comedy shows Maron and Holliston, the food competition Donut Showdown and the home and renovation series A Bryk at a Time and Disaster Decks. ...

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New Original Comedy Set for Amazon Prime

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios has added a new comedy pilot to its lineup, Betas, set in Silicon Valley and focused on four computer geeks in their quest for nerd fame. Ed Begley Jr., Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni star in the pilot. Betas joins seven ...

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