PARIS, March 7: Laurine Garaude previews some of the highlights of MIPTV 2013, which runs from April 8 to 11.
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NEW YORK, January 4: HISTORY has tapped Nutopia to produce the epic 12-hour series Mankind: The Story of All of Us (wt), which will debut this year.
LONDON, December 21: Channel 4's video-on-demand service, 4oD, is now available on Xbox Live, giving subscribers access to series such as Facejacker and Misfits.
PARIS, November 22: A spike is anticipated in the household penetration of next-generation Internet-connected devices, with web-enabled TVs poised to reach 60 percent of households by 2014, according to a new study from the global consulting firm Bain & Company.
SINGAPORE, November 22: MediaCorp is inviting participants to take part in its technical trials for Toggle, a new over-the-top (OTT) interactive service.
SILVER SPRING, November 22: Travel Channel and Rand McNally's Tripology.com have partnered to connect viewers with trained online travel agents who assist in creating unique personalized experiences inspired by popular Travel Channel series.
LONDON, November 21: In response to the European Commission's Green Paper on Audiovisual Works, the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) says that its sees "no need for regulatory intervention" at this time since more content is crossing European borders than ever before.
BEVERLY HILLS, November 21: Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television are set to produce all-new original episodes of Arrested Development, which was cancelled five years ago, to run exclusively on Netflix.
SÃO PAULO/SANTA MONICA, November 21: NetMovies of Brazil has struck a deal to bring its customers instant streaming access to a host of titles from the Miramax film library, including Pulp Fiction and City of God.
PARIS, November 21: Moonscoop is developing a new social online game for Code Lyoko that is set to debut in spring 2012, in partnership with French video game producer 3DDUO.
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would punish companies for posting pirated content online, has drawn opposition from Internet giants such as Yahoo, Google, Facebook and the Consumer Electronics Association, saying that it would give the government too much power to shut down websites.
ATLANTA, November 18: Cartoon Network has picked up the television rights to The Annoying Orange, a web series watched by millions on YouTube.
LONDON, November 18: P2 Games has unveiled an app based on the CBeebies preschool series Tinga Tinga Tales, available to download from the Apple App Store.
NEW YORK, November 18: A recent Nielsen survey shows that the Apple iPad is the most desired consumer electronic among kids 6 to 12 for the holiday season.
PREMIUM, November 17: Inking a broad range of licensing deals as Netflix continues its international expansion, chief content officer Ted Sarandos tells World Screen Newsflash that while bringing “Hollywood content to the world is a proven good business...I think [offering] the world’s content to the rest of the world is a bigger business."
LONDON/BURBANK, November 17: Warner Bros. has entered into a distribution partnership with LOVEFiLM that spans digital subscription, download-to-own, physical DVD and Blu-ray rental and pay-per-view services.
ISTANBUL, November 17: National Geographic Channel Turkey is launching a 3D block this month, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics.
SARATOGA, November 17: Consumers in the U.K. and Canada will be able to buy Roku streaming player devices early next year, with the company expanding its platform to support region-specific content channels.
LONDON, November 17: The four-day BBC Worldwide Showcase event is planning to incorporate a day dedicated to digital, with Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix, and Somrat Niyogi, the CEO and co-founder of the Internet start-up Miso, confirmed as speakers.
CUPERTINO, November 16: Robert Iger, the president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been appointed to the board of directors at Apple, serving on the audit committee.
NEW YORK, November 16: A new live-TV add-on to the Boxee Box will deliver channels such as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD at no additional cost.
BEVERLY HILLS/SANTA MONICA, November 16: Miramax is the latest studio to agree to provide Netflix with films for streaming on its soon-to-launch service in the U.K. and Ireland.
LONDON, November 16: A German version of the Disney website Club Penguin is launching today, becoming its fifth local-language site.
LONDON, November 15: The U.K. broadband provider TalkTalk is set to launch an in-house trial of YouView, a service intended to bring VOD to Freeview, in early 2012.
BURBANK, November 15: ABC has been granted the digital distribution rights for any series produced by Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, for online viewing on ABC.com and Hulu platforms.
BURBANK, November 15: The Walt Disney Company has acquired Babble Media, an online parenting platform featuring more than 200 mom bloggers.
NEW YORK, November 15: Nickelodeon has launched a website for moms, NickMom.com, initially rolling out as a blog before it expands into a full website with video content, social media applications and editorial content next year.
BEVERLY HILLS, November 14: Netflix and Lionsgate UK have entered into a multi-year deal that brings first-run feature films from the studio to the streaming service in the U.K. and Ireland on an exclusive basis.
ATLANTA/BURBANK, November 14: Starz Media Worldwide Distribution has expanded its deal with Moviecity and Fox Latin American Channels to include originals such as the upcoming Magic City, as well as movie titles.