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Globo Rolling Out Its Own VOD Platform

SÃO PAULO: Globo in Brazil is slated to launch its own VOD service, Globo Play, next week. The new on-demand platform is due out November 3. It will feature live content, catch-up programming and a library of Globo’s classic titles, available across devices such as smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. ...

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BBC Worldwide Signs MOU with China’s Mango TV

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese new-media broadcaster Mango TV for co-production and format opportunities, among other initiatives. Key areas of collaboration will include the exploration of opportunities that capitalize on the strengths of each party in terms of talent, creativity, production and distribution ...

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Temple Street Invests in Industrial Brothers

TORONTO: Temple Street Productions (The Next Step) has taken a significant minority interest in Industrial Brothers, a children's content creation and animation company. The new investment will see Temple Street provide Industrial Brothers with the capital and expertise to support the growth of original productions, while also bolstering Temple Street's ...

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Showtime Lines Up Doc Series Dark Net

LOS ANGELES: Showtime has set a January 21 debut for the new eight-part docuseries Dark Net, which will explore the disturbing side of the digitally connected world. The 8×30-minute series will focus on topics such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction and the webcam sex trade. It ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Arab Telemedia Group

CANNES: Over the last 30-plus years, Arab Telemedia Group has produced more than 5,000 hours of programming, most of which has aired on major broadcasters across the Middle East, and the company is headed to MIPCOM to spread this content even further in the global marketplace. Talal Awamleh, the CEO ...

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Telefe & Endemol Shine Argentina Ink Co-pro Deal

BUENOS AIRES: Telefe and Endemol Shine Argentina have signed an agreement to co-produce the 13-episode series El gran jugador (The Great Participant). The series tells the story of a young engineer who enters a Big Brother house as a contestant and announces on live TV that he will detonate a ...

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BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Unveiled

LONDON: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 20th British Academy Children’s Awards, with the animated series Peppa Pig up for two honors. Peppa Pig, Operation Ouch!, Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up, The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm and Harriet’s Army ...

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FIC Asia Hires for Commercial Team

SINGAPORE: FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia has named Theresa Ong as senior VP of affiliate partnerships for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Ong joins the company on October 12. She will report to Rohit D'Silva, the executive VP of commercial and sports for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East ...

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