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E! Preps First Original Malaysian Miniseries

HONG KONG: E! is working on its first ever original Malaysian miniseries, Facing Up to Fazura, which features Nur Fazura and is set to premiere across Asia in December.  The docu-drama will provide unprecedented access to Nur Fazura's often-controversial life on and off camera. The 5×30-minute original is set to ...

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Nat Geo WILD’s Safari Live to Debut During Big Cat Week

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Nat Geo WILD is set to premiere its new program Safari Live, a three-month live event debuting as part of the network’s upcoming Big Cat Week. The show will give viewers a front-row seat on daily safari rides that explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants and more. ...

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Freesat Launches Children’s On-Demand Player

LONDON: The U.K. satellite TV service Freesat is set to launch the dedicated children's on-demand player Hopster on its Freetime offering. With Hopster, Freetime customers can watch hundreds of episodes of on-demand children's programming, with new episodes being added every week. Titles include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Super WHY!, ...

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Peppa Pig Magazine to Hit Retail in the U.S.

NEW YORK: This month sees the U.S. launch of Fun To Learn Peppa Pig Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine from Redan Publishing based on Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing's popular preschool property. Aimed at kids between the ages of 2 and 7, Fun To Learn Peppa Pig Magazine is becoming available at ...

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CTV to Air First Hunger Games Film

TORONTO: The first installment of The Hunger Games franchise is set to air on Canada’s CTV on November 4, ahead of the theatrical release of the film series’ latest chapter. The original The Hunger Games is due out on CTV, CTV.ca and CTV GO. The 2012 blockbuster starring Oscar winner ...

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Intruders, Katherine Mills: Mind Games Score Post-MIPCOM Sales

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has sold the new paranormal thriller Intruders to the French telecom operator OCS, while the factual-entertainment series Katherine Mills: Mind Games was picked up by Seven Network in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. Intruders is a new eight-part series from BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC America. ...

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Amazon Releasing Its First Live-Action Children’s Show

SEATTLE: Amazon has set a November launch date for its first original live-action children’s series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, to premiere on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. The show was the first greenlit project from Amazon Studios' open-door pilot submissions process, and was created by preschool teacher ...

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Genius Brands Bolsters Finance Team

BEVERLY HILLS: Genius Brands International (GBI) has named Rebecca Hershinger as the company's chief financial officer, while Matthew Kornberg has been elevated to VP of finance. In her new role, Hershinger will handle GBI's SEC filings, including the issuance of its quarterly and annual financial reports. She is also expected ...

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CBS Gives Full Seasons to Four Freshman Dramas

LOS ANGELES: All four of CBS's new dramas have been ordered for full seasons, including NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion. NCIS: New Orleans is the number one new series of the season; Scorpion is number two. CBS is also giving a full season to the suspense thriller Stalker, which is ...

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