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Telefe to Distribute Police Drama Story of a Clan

BUENOS AIRES: Telefe has added to its distribution catalogue the 1980s-set police drama Story of a Clan. The 11-episode miniseries tells the real-life story of the Puccio clan, a traditional Argentine family who kidnapped and murdered businesspeople after asking for large ransoms. The series will air soon on the Telefe ...

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Banijay, Zodiak in Merger Talks

PARIS: Banijay Group and Zodiak Media are in discussions for a potential merger of the European production and distribution entities. A Banijay spokesperson has confirmed the ongoing merger talks with World Screen Newsflash. Zodiak Media is active in 15 territories and has amassed a library of more than 20,000 hours. ...

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UKTV’s Dave Goes for The Last Man on Earth

LONDON: UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave has picked up the U.S. comedy The Last Man on Earth from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The show stars Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte and Mad Men’s January Jones. The series will air on the network starting this August, with a seven-day catch-up ...

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Cecile Frot-Coutaz

CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz talks about the high demand for drama, trends in the formats business and the company’s growing children’s programming slate.

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Super RTL’s Claude Schmit

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Kids. There have been tremendous changes in the German media business since 1995, but Super RTL has retained a special place in the lives of kids and their families. Back then, it was the first children’s channel in Germany, ...

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Spanish Style

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Europe. Spain’s television industry has had to overcome a lengthy economic crisis by reinventing itself and discovering new opportunities. For decades, Spain has been considered one of Europe’s hothouses of television creativity, producing high-quality series that have garnered top ...

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NFL Appoints First SVP & Chief Content Officer

LOS ANGELES: Seasoned media exec, producer and entrepreneur Jordan Levin has been hired as the NFL's senior VP and chief content officer, a newly created position that is effective immediately. Levin is charged with developing and executing an innovative, league-wide content plan that will support the long-term growth goals of ...

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TMG Posts Gains in 2014 Results

MUNICH: Tele München Gruppe (TMG) has reported increases in its 2014 financial results, with revenues of 232 million euros ($261 million) and an EBITDA of 55 million euros ($62 million). All of the company's segments were profitable with positive cash flow, the company said in a statement. VOD boosted its ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Atresmedia

PRAGUE: Atresmedia is presenting NATPE Europe buyers with Bandit, a novela set in the 19th century. Bandit sees a British student of Spanish literature move to Andalusia in order to fulfill her dream of writing her own novel. However, while searching for adventure, she becomes a Robin Hood-type figure in ...

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