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Studio 100 Film Presells Animated Features

MUNICH: Studio 100 Film has completed presales for the feature films based on Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill. Maya the Bee Movie, Vic the Viking Movie and Heidi Movie were sold to TMC Film Yapink for Turkey. The rights for Blinky Bill Movie and Maya ...

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TVOKids Launches Interstitial Storytelling Series

TORONTO: TVO has begun broadcasting Story Explorers, a new interstitial show with an interactive companion website, during its TVOKids afterschool programming block The Space. Produced by Story Planet Media, Story Explorers features tales created, designed and narrated by children. The 26×2-minute program, which airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:55 ...

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Lionsgate Posts Record Quarterly Revenue

SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate announced a 13 percent increase in revenue year-on-year for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013, largely driven by the success of films such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Revenue for the quarter was $839.9 million, compared ...

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The Americans Heads to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video

NEW YORK: Amazon has signed a deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming of all past episodes of The Americans. The Americans, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, arrives on Prime Instant Video just in time for viewers to ...

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FIC & Nat Geo Gear Up for Massive Cosmos Rollout

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, D.C.: FOX International Channels (FIC) and National Geographic Channels International are preparing a massive campaign to support the rollout of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which is set for an unprecedented day-and-date launch on more than 200 channels around the world. The 13-part series will premiere on all 90 ...

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Live TV Driving Australians’ Screen Time

SYDNEY: The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report illustrates that Australians overwhelmingly prefer live TV to recorded, with overall in-home TV usage steady year-on-year. Broadcast TV viewing is at nearly 96 hours per Australian each month. Australians gravitate toward the largest available screen for viewing as well. Smaller, mobile devices create additional ...

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Starz Lines Up Basketball Comedy from Mike O’Malley

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has greenlit Survivor's Remorse, an original scripted comedy series written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated actor Mike O'Malley. Survivor's Remorse follows the life of a basketball player who has just signed a multi-million-dollar contract to play for a professional team. The six-episode first season of the half-hour ...

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Lightning Names New TV Distribution Director

HONG KONG: Julien Dutronc has left TV5 Monde to become the director of TV distribution for Lightning International. In his new role, Dutronc will manage regional sales and distribution for the company's various television networks. He will be charged with the rollout of such channels as TRACE Sports Stars HD, ...

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Shaftesbury Hires New Creative Producer

TORONTO: Natalie Dumoulin has joined Shaftesbury in a consulting role as creative producer. Dumoulin will lead creative development and production across the company's slate of projects for kids and families. This includes a preschool series in development with CBC and a live-action adventure series, Super Duper Deeliai, from writer and ...

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