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Video Interview: Keshet’s Ran Tellem

NEW YORK: Ran Tellem, the VP of programming at Keshet, weighs in on what he looks for in concepts to import to Israel, the importance of interactivity and the country’s rising reputation as an incubator of ideas.   In the last few years, Israel has rapidly emerged as a country ...

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Reliance/RTL Channel in India Adds English-Language Feed

MUMBAI: BIG RTL Thrill, the entertainment channel operated in India as a joint venture of Reliance Broadcast Network and RTL Group, will add an English-language feed alongside its Hindi-language feed this week. Beginning June 12, the channel, which targets men aged 15 to 44, with have dual Hindi and English feeds in key ...

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MediaCorp Scores Confederations Cup

SINGAPORE: Free-to-air broadcaster MediaCorp has shored up the rights to all matches for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the international soccer competition that kicks off in Brazil next weekend. In addition to coverage on its Channel 5, HD5 and Channel 8 networks, MediaCorp will deliver all 16 games, live and ...

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Canada’s Slice & HGTV Renew Series

TORONTO: Shaw Media has renewed Leave it to Bryan and House of Bryan for HGTV Canada and Money Moron for Slice. Si Entertainment’s Leave it to Bryan is getting a fourth season of 26 episodes. The show follows as veteran contractor Bryan Baeumler gives homeowners a reality check by asking ...

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Atlantyca, Moonscoop & eOne Team for Geronimo Stilton U.S. DVD

MILAN/PARIS/LOS ANGELES: Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop are collaborating with Entertainment One (eOne) for the American home-entertainment and digital release of Geronimo Stilton, a popular animated show. Operation ShuFongFong and Other Adventures, the first-ever U.S. Geronimo Stilton DVD, will become available for purchase on September 24. The 2D comedy adventure series is inspired ...

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Temple Street Unveils Boat Rocker Studios

TORONTO: The newly formed Temple Street Media Ventures has established an original digital content studio, Boat Rocker Studios. The studio will be housed in a newly acquired building that is in Toronto’s downtown King St. East area. Revitalizing what was once a CBC production facility, Boat Rocker Studios will aim ...

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iN DEMAND in China Deal with Bruno Wu

NEW YORK: Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Media has sealed a deal to distribute content from iN DEMAND in China, while also delivering Chinese-language movies to cable VOD platforms across the U.S. Wu’s Seven Stars Media was created to develop, aggregate and distribute films ...

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ABC Goes for The Black Box

BURBANK: ABC has given a straight-to-series order for The Black Box, a 13-episode drama that is to be sold internationally by Sierra/Engine Television. Scheduled to air on ABC in 2014, the series centers on a world-famous neuroscientist, Dr. Elizabeth Black, who works to unwrap the mysteries of the brain. She ...

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Sales Continue for Mr Selfridge

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed up broadcasters in Africa, Italy and the Netherlands for Mr Selfridge in its latest round of sales for the period drama, which has now been sold into 99 territories worldwide. A new pan-territory deal sees Mr Selfridge airing on BBC Entertainment across Africa. NBCUniversal ...

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Caracol Format Lands in China

MIAMI/BEIJING: Caracol Television has licensed its entertainment format The Dance Floor to Chinese outfit Shixi Media. The talent competition features 16 dance groups and 16 singers. Shixi Media is developing a Chinese version of the show. "This format is a breakthrough from the abundance of studio-based ‘single contestant’ dancing talent shows ...

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