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Power Places Wildlife Docs with Discovery in Europe

LONDON: Power has licensed Saving Rhino Phila and Predator’s Playground, a pair of wildlife documentaries produced by NHU Africa, to Discovery Communications Europe for broadcast on Animal Planet in territories around the globe. Saving Rhino Phila details the survival of a rhinoceros that was shot in the head several times ...

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Record-Breaking Attendance at Hot Docs 2013

TORONTO: Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Hot Docs was attended by approximately 180,000 people last week in Toronto. The 11-day event, which brought in 180 guest filmmakers and 55 guest subjects, featured 418 screenings of 204 films on 16 screens. A week of industry programming attracted 2,514 delegates from eight official ...

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FIC Scores Iron Man 3 for Hong Kong, Southeast Asia

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has landed the exclusive pay-TV rights in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia for the new blockbuster Iron Man 3, which recently opened in the U.S. to a reported $175.3 million at the box office. The film will join FOX Movies Premium’s lineup. It will also ...

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VIP 2000 TV Scores MGM Movies for Latin America

MIAMI: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) is supplying the free-TV rights for a number of movie titles, including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, to VIP 2000 TV for 14 countries across Latin America. Along with the rights for the second film in the Hobbit trilogy, the package includes a number of ...

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Four New Brain-Focused Specials for NGCI

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has made four new commissions, each of which explores the powers of the human brain. In the three-part Ape Man, from Blink Films, viewers are introduced to their inner apes, exposing our most basic instincts and their origins in the primate world. The ...

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New VP of Programming for FTVS

LOS ANGELES: Fox Television Studios (FTVS) has appointed Andy Bourne as its new VP of programming, reporting to company president David Madden. Bourne comes to the role from Oni-Press/Closed on Mondays Productions, which is based at Universal TV. He had been serving as the senior VP of development and production there ...

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Video Interview: ITV-Inter Medya’s Can Okan

NEW YORK: Can Okan, the president and CEO of ITV-Inter Medya, recently sat down with TV Drama to discuss the global appeal of Turkish drama series.   Drama series have been a staple on Turkish television for quite some time, and now the rest of the world has begun to ...

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Stars in Danger: The High Dive Being Adapted in Chile

LONDON: Chilevisión is slated to air a local version of Banijay International’s Stars in Danger: The High Dive, a diving competition format. The 12×120-minute show will be produced in-house by Chilevisión. Locally titled Salta Si Puedes (Jump if You Can), it is scheduled to premiere in a prime-time slot later in the ...

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C Music TV Lands in Latin America & the Caribbean

PARIS: TV5MONDE has signed the first agreement for the C Music TV channel in Latin America and the Caribbean, on behalf of THEMA. The 24-hour channel features classical and cinematic music, showcasing music videos, artist interviews, live performance excerpts and behind-the-scenes footage. The channel has now launched in the Dominican Republic, ...

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Open Road Films to Rep XLrator Media Titles for Free & Pay TV

LOS ANGELES: Open Road Films has inked a deal to market and sell XLrator Media titles to pay- and free-TV outlets, as well as certain SVOD carriers. Titles released by XLrator Media, a multiplatform company established in 2010, include such independent genre films as Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, ...

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