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U.K. Production Fund Gets $12.3 Million Injection

LEEDS: Screen Yorkshire has doubled its content fund for film, TV, games and digital production in the U.K., receiving £7.5 million ($12.3 million) from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This additional money will be invested in projects that start by the end of 2015. The funding is open to ...

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SVOD Subscriptions On the Rise, Pay-TV Subs Declining

PORT WASHINGTON: There has been a 6 percent decline in the number of U.S. households subscribing to premium TV channels over the last two years, though the amount of households subscribing to SVOD grew 4 percent, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The report, The State of ...

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Tanya Green Climbs the Ranks at 9 Story

TORONTO: 9 Story Entertainment has elevated Tanya Green, previously the head of production, to VP of production. In her expanded post, Green will continue to work under Vince Commisso, the president and CEO of 9 Story. She was first hired as a production supervisor for the company in 2009. Her ...

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Verizon Buys Intel’s Online TV Unit

NEW YORK/SANTA CLARA: Verizon Communications has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Intel Media, acquiring the intellectual property rights and other assets that enable the OnCue Cloud TV platform. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be complete early in the first ...

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Digital Editions for NATPE Now Available

NEW YORK: The digital editions of World Screen, TV Latina, TV Kids, TV Novelas and TV Niños are now available, featuring a refreshed look. World Screen Hot Topic: American Dream—The U.S. is becoming increasingly open to adapting international formats. Plus, ...

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New U.K. Licensees for Matt Hatter Chronicles

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed up two new licensees for Platinum Films' boy-skewed property Matt Hatter Chronicles. The London Europe Group will be featuring watches and clocks based on the brand, as well as back-to-school stationery lines. Tactic Games UK is working on Matt Hatter puzzles, some with ...

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Production Kicks Off for Mako Mermaids Season Two

GOLD COAST/MAINZ: Jonathan M. Shiff and ZDF Enterprises have started production on the second season of Mako Mermaids, titled Mako: Island of Secrets. Mako Mermaids recently launched as Netflix's first live-action original children's series. The new season, budgeted at $12.15 million, continues the adventures, as a pod of mermaids who ...

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NATPE Spotlight: TANDEM Communications

MIAMI: TANDEM Communications' priorities for NATPE include talking to clients about its new one-hour drama series Sex, Lies and Handwriting (working title), a collaboration with Lionsgate. “The series is not only a crime procedural, but also has a lighter, wittier side, too,” says Rola Bauer, the president and partner at ...

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World Screen App Now Updated for NATPE

NEW YORK: The World Screen app for NATPE is now available to download or update, delivering programming listings, news and a range of resources to help you make the most out of your time in Miami. Features of the World ...

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Exclusive Interview: NBCUniversal’s Joe Uva

PREMIUM: Joe Uva, the chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content at NBCUniversal, talks about increasing Telemundo’s ratings and diversifying its schedule and the importance of sharing content between Telemundo and mun2 and their sister English-language brands. WS: In what ways are you increasing the presence of Telemundo’s programming on NBCUniversal ...

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