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TLC Brings Back Honey Boo Boo

NEW YORK: TLC's 2014 schedule will kick off with the return of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which has been ordered for 12 new episodes and three specials. The new season of the hit reality show gets under way on January 1 at 9 p.m. Produced by Authentic Entertainment, the ...

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activeTV to Produce Lifestyle Series for Channel 5

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp's Channel 5 has ordered The Food Detectives, a new original health/lifestyle show, from activeTV for broadcast starting on Tuesday, October 29. Presented by food expert Nikki Muller, The Food Detectives discusses several different types of foods, including chicken, chocolate, nuts and noodles, among others. The 14-part program is ...

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Michael Riley to Depart ABC Family

BURBANK: Michael Riley, the president of ABC Family, is leaving the network, though will remain in the post until a replacement has been found. Riley has led ABC Family since 2010 and has been with The Walt Disney Company for six years. He previously served as general manager of Radio ...

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MTG Buys Nordic Indie Group Nice Entertainment

STOCKHOLM: MTG Studios has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 86.8 percent of Nice Entertainment Group for 84.4 million euros ($114 million). Nice is the largest independent group of TV production companies in the Nordic region. Its companies have produced such successful formats as Partaj in Sweden, ...

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TV Latina Presents App & Digital Edition for Jornadas

NEW YORK: Ahead of Jornadas, the cable convention taking place in Buenos Aires from September 25 to 27, TV Latina has launched a digital edition, which includes a feature on the main cable operators in the region, as well as a Spanish-language app delivering information on leading Latin American channels. ...

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Tricon to Present Largest Catalogue to Date

TORONTO: Alongside launching original series from Pivot, including HitRECord on TV!, Raising McCain, Jersey Strong and Take Part Live, Tricon Films & Television is also presenting the new IFC series The Spoils of Babylon and The Birthday Boys as well as a slate of other comedy, lifestyle and factual series. ...

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Quest for the Best

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Kids. A handful of top producers and distributors weigh in on the latest trends in children’s programming. Between TVs, DVDs, computers, video games and mobile phones, kids today are spending a great deal of time consuming media. And, just ...

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