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DISCOP Africa 2014 Pacing Ahead of Last Year’s Registrations

JOHANNESBURG/LOS ANGELES: DISCOP Africa organizer Basic Lead has unveiled record pre-registration figures for its 2014 event, which is set for November 5 to 7 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. With three weeks still to go before the event, more than 600 international companies have already registered for DISCOP ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Eccho Rights

CANNES: Eccho Rights’ breakout hit format Crack Them Up is taking off, with pickups in more than five countries in the last few months, and the company is looking to add to this at MIPCOM.  “It is a very original quest for comedy talent that really works,” says Fredrik af ...

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Armoza Lands Trio of Deals for The People’s Choice

TEL AVIV/CANNES: Armoza Formats has inked three new agreements for the prime-time format The People's Choice, including one with Germany's Tresor TV Produktions. In addition to the German pact, Armoza licensed the format to Italy's Toro and Sweden's Elk Productions. The People's Choice was co-developed in partnership with TF1. The ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Canal Futura

CANNES: Canal Futura is looking to establish contacts with stations across the Americas and beyond at MIPCOM. “The European market interests us, as well as Portuguese-language countries, with which we have a very strong connection,” says Lúcia Araújo, the director of Canal Futura. The Brazilian outfit heads to MIPCOM with ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: BoPaul Media Worldwide

CANNES: One of the world’s most widely circulated men’s lifestyle television series, Bikini Destinations, is back in production thanks to a new joint venture between the show’s creator, Bennett Productions, and the distributor of the original series, BoPaul Media Worldwide. “We are proud to say that we have relicensed the ...

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Getting Ready for MIPCOM?

CANNES: Get ready for MIPCOM's official opening tomorrow by picking up a copy of our MIPCOM editions at a number of hotels on the Croisette, and download or update the World Screen app, delivering programming listings, news and a host ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Banijay International

CANNES: Banijay Group’s iconic reality format Temptation Island was recently relaunched on Italy’s Canale 5, and Banijay International is offering the title at MIPCOM. The strong ratings led to a renewal for season two in 2015. “It is a truly iconic format and a real heavyweight in the reality space, ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Band Content Distribution

CANNES: From animated children’s titles to feature films and reality TV shows, Band Content Distribution comes to MIPCOM with a diverse portfolio. Among the highlights is Head on a Platter, a movie starring Alice Braga, Eduardo Moscovis and Cássio Gabus Mendes. On the reality front, the distributor offers P-24, a ...

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Another Season of Black Sails for Starz

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has given the go-ahead to a third season of Black Sails, the Emmy-winning original series from executive producer Michael Bay. Created by Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine, Black Sails centers on Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his crew of pirates. The story takes place two decades before Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. The ten-episode ...

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Nick Sells 1,000 Hours Across LatAm

LONDON/NEW YORK: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has licensed 1,000 hours of programming from Nickelodeon to broadcasters across Latin America, including to its long-standing free-to-air partner Televisa in Mexico. Every Witch Way and The Haunted Hathaways are slated to air this fall on Canal 5, which also picked up additional ...

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