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Robert Kirkman Exorcism Drama Moves Forward at Cinemax

SAN DIEGO: The pilot for the TV adaptation of Outcast, which Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is developing with FOX International Channels (FIC), has moved into production at Cinemax. Kirkman began developing the TV adaptation at the same time he was working on the comic book series of the same ...

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HITS to Launch on Indovision in Indonesia

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: MNC Sky Vision and Rewind Networks have inked a deal that sees the HITS channel becoming available on Indonesia's Indovision next month. As of August 1, HITS will be added to the Galaxy and Super Galaxy pay-TV packages. The network will eventually roll out as part of the Venus ...

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Rubicon Sets Up TV Format Fund

TEL AVIV: The Israeli outfit Rubicon Business Group has established a TV Format Fund, with plans to invest $55 million in the development and production of formats. The fund has been set up by Amir Bramly, the chairman and CEO of the Rubicon Business Group, and Alon Dolev, a veteran ...

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Canada’s CBC Launches Digital Comedy Accelerator

OTTAWA: CBC is teaming up with CineCoup Media and Just For Laughs Television to launch the CBC ComedyCoup, a digital comedy accelerator. Canadian content creators are invited to enter a two-minute video demonstrating their comedic talents. Teams will then have ten weeks to engage with fans through digital and social ...

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Teen Wolf to Get Fifth Season

SAN DIEGO: MTV has greenlit Teen Wolf for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season. MTV announced the move yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, where it also unveiled a first look at the mid-season trailer. Developed by Jeff Davis (creator of Criminal Minds), Teen Wolf is currently airing on MTV on Mondays ...

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Boomerang TV On Board Chilean Treatment of Top Chef

MADRID: Boomerang TV has partnered with TVN to co-produce a local version of the cooking competition format Top Chef in Chile. The adaptation's structure will be based on the first season of Top Chef in Spain. The show, which is currently in pre-production, is slated for broadcast on TVN next ...

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DreamWorksTV Taps into YouTube Generation

Featuring beloved characters such as Shrek, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda as YouTube vloggers, DreamWorksTV made its debut earlier this summer as an original content destination geared toward families. The service combines DreamWorks Animation’s expertise in creating family entertainment brands and AwesomenessTV’s digital know-how to create a unique ...

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Venevision Productions Finishes New Drama Criminal MasterMind

MIAMI: Venevision Productions, a Cisneros Media company, has wrapped up production on its new teleseries, Criminal MasterMind (DeMente Criminal). Based on journalist Ybeyise Pacheco’s book Blood on the Couch (Sangre en el Diván), the drama tells the true-life story of a distinguished psychiatrist who was exposed by the law as ...

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CRTC Approves DHX Media’s Takeover of Bell Kids’ Channels

HALIFAX: DHX Media has received final approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to acquire Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior from Bell Media. This clears the way for DHX's takeover of the suite of channels, which includes both the English- and French-language Disney Junior channels in ...

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