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Peppa Pig Expands Presence in LatAm

LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) has made a new broadcast agreement and a slew of licensing deals for the popular animated property Peppa Pig in Latin America. Seasons 3 to 6 of Peppa Pig have been picked up by Discovery Kids in Latin America for broadcast in 2014. The show first ...

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Bio Being Rebranded as FYI

NEW YORK: A+E Networks' Bio channel is being rebranded as FYI, positioned as a contemporary lifestyle network. Launching in summer 2014, the network is dedicated to programming that reflects how people actually live their lives today. FYI will appeal to a younger, upscale audience. Jana Bennett, who also oversees LMN, ...

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FX Orders New Drama from Homeland Creator

LOS ANGELES: FX has given a series order to Tyrant, a drama from Homeland creator Gideon Raff. Tyrant is about the son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns to his home country after 20 years in the U.S. He and his family are drawn into political turmoil. Production is ...

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Liberty Global Revives Ziggo Takeover Talks

UTRECHT: Ziggo has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Liberty Global regarding a potential acquisition offer. Liberty already owns a 28.5-percent stake in Ziggo. Back in October, Ziggo rejected an offer from the group to buy out the remainign shares, saying the proposed price was too low. In ...

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Golden Globe Nominees Revealed

LOS ANGELES: There were several surprises among the nominees for the 2014 Golden Globes, with past winners Homeland and Mad Men noticeably absent from the roster, and newcomers like Netflix scoring several nods. Netflix's House of Cards is nominated for best TV series drama, alongside Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The ...

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Scripps Networks Interactive Forms Pact with Viggle

NEW YORK: The social platform Viggle has inked a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive that will create second-screen sponsorship and content opportunities for Scripps' advertisers. Viggle is a free mobile app that rewards users for consuming television and music. Under the new agreement, Scripps will be able to offer its ...

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Southern Star Entertainment Gets Rebranded

SYDNEY: Southern Star Entertainment, which was fully acquired by Endemol in 2009, is rebranding to become Endemol Australia. Southern Star Entertainment will continue to create new drama and entertainment series for the global market, while also producing Endemol programming. The rebranding follows a number of key hires meant to bolster ...

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eOne Working On King David, Reaching for Heaven

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) and Sundance Channel are co-developing Reaching for Heaven, an original scripted show based on the Israeli format from Norma Productions, for the U.S. Reaching for Heaven focuses on what happens to the family of an individual who has suddenly taken a strong interest in religion. ...

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