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Video Clips: The CW’s New Shows

NEW YORK: Watch the trailers for new shows headed to The CW, including The Originals, a spinoff from The Vampire Diaries. The Tomorrow People: Wednesday 9-10 p.m. They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities – the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands ...

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Panini Signs Up for Masha and The Bear Stickers

MOSCOW: Panini Group has agreed to launch sticker albums in Russia and Ukraine for Masha and The Bear, an animated preschool program produced and owned by Animaccord Animation Studios. The sticker collection, which is complemented by a prize competition, will portray Masha’s active lifestyle through developing games and creative activities. ...

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USA Network Greenlights Comedies, Stocks Drama Development Slate

NEW YORK: USA Network has greenlit its first original half-hour comedies, including a series order for Denis Leary’s Sirens, alongside unveiling an original drama development slate that includes projects from Gale Anne Hurd, John Legend and others. Sirens, from Leary (Rescue Me) and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers), is based on ...

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Amazon Prime to Stream NBCU’s Grimm, Suits & More

SEATTLE: Amazon.com has signed a licensing deal with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution that brings to its catalogue prior seasons of shows such as Grimm, Suits, Covert Affairs, Hannibal and Defiance for instant streaming. Prime Instant Video currently offers around 40,000 movies and TV episodes. Now, through the new agreement, ...

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Sony Wins Rights for Angry Birds Feature

CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Entertainment has scored the exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the highly anticipated Angry Birds animated movie, which is being developed by Rovio Entertainment in 3D. Rovio, which was behind the game that started the Angry Birds phenomenon, is developing, producing and financing the project. Sony Pictures ...

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RTL Group Sees Profits Rise

LUXEMBOURG: RTL Group’s operating profits (EBITA) grew 8.4 percent over Q1 2012, reaching 207 million euros ($267 million), on revenues that were relatively flat. This 8.4-percent increase in profit led the group to post its best-ever Q1 result. Revenue for the same period rose just 0.5 percent at 1.33 billion ...

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The CW Shuffles Schedule, Adds Five New Dramas

NEW YORK: The CW has shaken up its fall schedule, moving returning shows to new nights and adding a number of new dramas and originals. Mondays will see the pairing of the returning hits Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast. Tuesday features the all-new Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, ...

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Video Clips: New Dramas and Comedies for CBS

NEW YORK: Watch the trailers for CBS’s pickups for the 2013-2014 season, including Intelligence with Josh Holloway and Chuck Lorre’s new comedy Mom. We Are Men: Monday 8:30-9 p.m. A single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps ...

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Passion Sells When Vacations Attack Worldwide

LONDON: Passion Distribution has placed the factual-entertainment series When Vacations Attack with broadcasters in more than 150 territories around the globe. The show’s first two seasons are headed to Australia’s Foxtel, Estonia’s Kanal 2, Poland’s TVN, Spain’s Atresmedia Televisión, Sweden’s TV4 and Sky Pick TV in the U.K. In a ...

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Globo Finds Homes for Telenovelas in LatAm, Africa

SÃO PAULO: Globo has sold the telenovelas Sparkling Girls and Gabriela to multiple broadcasters in Latin America and Africa. The exhibition rights for Sparkling Girls have been picked up by NEXtv channel in Panama and STV in Mozambique. The show revolves around three housekeepers who become a successful musical trio. The ...

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