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Celestial Tiger Scores Two New Exclusive Output Deals

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has signed exclusive output agreements with the Hong Kong movie studios Mega-Vision Project Workshop and Universe Entertainment. The pacts give Celestial Tiger the exclusive first-run pay-TV rights as well as pay-per-view and VOD rights for all upcoming movies from both studios. The content will air ...

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DHX Media Acquires Ragdoll Worldwide

HALIFAX: DHX Media has purchased Ragdoll Worldwide, owner of such popular children's brands as Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. DHX Media acquired the company from BBC Worldwide and a group that included Ragdoll founder Anne Wood for £17.4 million ($27.7 million) in cash, to be funded from an expansion ...

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Telemundo Reveals MIPCOM Highlights

MIAMI: This year in Cannes Telemundo Internacional’s slate will be led by three new telenovelas that debuted in the U.S. over the summer. Titles include Broken Angel (Santa Diabla), starring Gaby Espino, Aaron Diaz and Carlos Ponce; Labour of Love (Dama y Obrero), led by Ana Layevska, Jose Luis Resendez ...

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Alfred Haber Distribution Retains Rights for Golden Globes, AMAs

SANTA MONICA/PALISADES PARK: Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (ADHI) has re-upped its agreement with dick clark productions for the exclusive international distribution of the upcoming Golden Globe Awards and American Music Awards. AHDI has repped the Golden Globes for 15 consecutive years and the AMAs for 22. The 71st Annual Golden ...

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FremantleMedia Unveils MIPCOM Slate

LONDON: FremantleMedia is set to showcase a wide range of content from its Kids and Family Entertainment division, FremantleMedia International distribution arm and global entertainment development format team at MIPCOM. Kids and Family Entertainment titles will include Kate & Mim-Mim, a 3D animated preschool program, and Bunks, a 90-minute film. ...

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Ted Sarandos

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. The word “disruption” is so often used in the media business these days as new platforms and devices completely upend traditional business models and viewing habits. Well, there ...

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CME Names Pair of CEOs

HAMILTON: Christoph Mainusch and Michael Del Nin have become the new co-CEOs of Central European Media Enterprises (CME), effective today. For the past decade and a half, Mainusch has been the CEO of a number of media companies. He most recently held the title of consultant for Turner Broadcasting International. ...

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Randy Cunningham Returning to Disney XD

LONDON: Production has begun on a second season of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, an animated series produced by Ireland’s Boulder Media and Titmouse in the U.S. for Disney XD EMEA. Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja centers on a teenager who battles monsters and madmen attempting to release an evil ...

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Sky Vision Lands Sales for Factual Format

LONDON: Sky Vision has sold the format rights for It's Love, Actually, a factual-entertainment show, to TV2 in Denmark and Iceland's 365 Media. TV2 and 365 Media have taken the format rights as well as finished episodes of the title, which will be showcased by Sky Vision at MIPCOM. It's ...

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Armoza Formats Heads to Cannes with Hostages

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats is set to offer Hostages, a scripted drama format, to global buyers at MIPCOM next month. Starring Ayelet Zurer, Hostages is about a surgeon who is forced to decide between killing the president during an operation and saving her family. An adaptation of the psychological thriller ...

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