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Atlantic Productions Factual Titles Sell Worldwide

LONDON: Atlantic Productions has inked a number of deals for its original factual programming, including multiple David Attenborough-led titles, with broadcasters around the globe. For its U.K. and Italian channels, Discovery Networks International snapped up Seven Wonders: Greece, along with Rome, Egypt Unwrapped and Tutankhamun: Secrets of the Boy King. David Attenborough's Conquest ...

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Syfy & UCP Working On Channel Zero Anthology Series

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Syfy have teamed up for the development of Channel Zero, a horror anthology series from Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday the 13th) and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra). Antosca is set to write the script, while Landis serves as producer. Both will head up ...

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Viacom18 Preps English-Language Network

MUMBAI: Viacom18 is expanding its Colors brand beyond the Hindi-language general-entertainment space with the launch of the English-language service Colors Infinity. Colors Infinity and its sister HD channel will be available across DTH and cable platforms, parent company Viacom18 says. Content is being licensed from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, ...

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Disney Names New CFO, Chief Strategy Officer

BURBANK: Christine M. McCarthy has been named senior executive VP and chief financial officer, while Kevin Mayer has been appointed senior executive VP and chief strategy officer of The Walt Disney Company. McCarthy will now oversee investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated ...

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Netflix Launching Trio of Preschool Originals

BEVERLY HILLS: In a bid to boost its slate of original preschool content, Netflix is set to release three new animated series within the next two years. Due out in 2016 are Word Party, a vocabulary-building show from The Jim Henson Company, and Cheeky Little’s Kazoops! The 26×11-minute Word Party ...

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DreamWorks Animation Series Land Slots in Spain

BARCELONA: Planeta Junior has lined up a number of new broadcasters in Spain for series from the DreamWorks Animation catalogue, including All Hail King Julien. Planeta Junior, which reps the DreamWorks shows in Spain, has secured agreements with RTVE, TV3 (Catalonia), EITB (Basque Country) and TVG (Galicia). The new raft of ...

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