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Continuum Creator & Brightlight Co-Founder Launch Production Co.

VANCOUVER/LOS ANGELES: Simon Barry, the creator and showrunner of the series Continuum, and Stephen Hegyes, the co-founder of Brightlight Pictures, have formed Reality Distortion Field, a genre-focused outfit that will develop original series and feature films. The company is building a development model for scripted drama branded around Barry and ...

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CBBC Goes for Another Season of The Dumping Ground

LONDON: This January CBBC is scheduled to begin airing a second season of The Dumping Ground, a sequel to the kids' dramas The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns. The new 13×30-minute season of The Dumping Ground will continue to center on the lives of young people living in ...

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ITV’s Revenues Rise

LONDON: According to an interim management statement from ITV plc for the nine months ended September 30, total revenues rose by 5 percent and non-advertising revenues by 11 percent. The total revenues from broadcast and online and ITV Studios reached £1.897 billion ($3.054 billion), a 5-percent gain year on year. ...

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Marathon Media CEO Steps Down

PARIS: Vincent Chalvon-Demersay is stepping down as CEO of Marathon Media, with Marc-Antoine d’Halluin taking over on an acting basis. Chalvon-Demersay joined Marathon Media in 1999 as managing director. He took on responsibility as chief strategy officer of Zodiak Media from January 2012 to September 2013. Additionally, he and David ...

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TV Everywhere Part of Discovery & Time Warner Carriage Pact

NEW YORK/SILVER SPRING: Time Warner Cable and Discovery Communications have reached an early renewal of their distribution agreement, which this time includes TV Everywhere rights. The agreement between the two sees the continued carriage of Discovery's channels and VOD content on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. This covers ...

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More Sales for Matt Hatter in Southern Europe

LONDON: Matt Hatter Chronicles, an animated adventure series for boys, has been picked up by broadcasters in Italy and Turkey. In spring 2014 the first two seasons of Matt Hatter Chronicles will debut on RAI's RAI Gulp in Italy. The show is also headed to OFLAZ Media Group's Kidz in ...

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Russell T Davies Working On Queer As Folk-Style Dramas

LONDON: Russell T Davies, the creator of the groundbreaking series Queer As Folk, among other hits, has two new drama series, Cucumber and Banana, both of which explore 21st century gay life. Cucumber is being created for Channel 4. The 8×1-hour series follows a 46-year-old man, Henry, and his long-suffering ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: ABS-CBN

PREMIUM: Leng Raymundo, the head of program acquisition, sales and distribution and DTT channels at Filipino broadcasting group ABS-CBN, is seeking out strong drama series, cost-efficient game shows and transformative reality, among other genres. What have you required lately that has performed particularly well for you? ABS-CBN continues to be ...

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Digital Editions for ATF 2013 Now Available

NEW YORK: The December/Asia TV Forum digital editions of World Screen and TV Asia Pacific are now available. World Screen Includes interviews with Dean Norris, the star of CBS's hit Under the Dome; David Rocco, presenter of Dolce India; and ...

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