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Hernan Lopez

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of World Screen. FOX International Channels (FIC) recently consolidated all of its 126 FOX channels outside of the U.S. under a single unified brand positioning and network package. The move underscores ...

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David Attenborough

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Real. A passion that began in childhood blossomed into a career as one of the world’s foremost naturalists and documentarians. Since the 1950s, Sir David Attenborough has been traveling to the far corners of the Earth, exploring all aspects ...

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Sky 1 Orders New Dog-Themed Format

LONDON: The U.K.’s Sky 1 has ordered the tentatively titled new series Oh My Dog! from Oxford Scientific Films and GroupM Entertainment. The series’ six hour-long episodes will see scientists, experts and trainers working together to reveal the talents of dogs from nationwide rescue centers. Caroline Hawkins will executive produce ...

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RTL Group Sets Up Digital Hub

LUXEMBOURG: The RTL Digital Hub is a brand-new initiative from the RTL Group that will house a dedicated team to develop the company's investments in multi-channel networks and digital ad sales. The team will be led by Marcel Reichart out of the U.S. and Europe as executive VP of RTL ...

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Optomen Sends Escape to the Wild to New Territories

LONDON: all3media's Optomen International has sold the factual series Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild to a handful of broadcasters around the globe. Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild is headed to Foxtel and ABC in Australia, SBS Discovery Networks Norway, TV2 in Denmark, Ananey in Israel and Spektrum in ...

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Turner Broadcasting Debuts New Branded Content Studio

ATLANTA: Turner Broadcasting has unveiled Courageous, a branded content studio that will focus on multimedia "super stories" as well as long-form flagship series. The studio will produce relevant storytelling that meets the marketing objectives of advertising partners. Courageous content will then have the capability to be distributed across CNN's global ...

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Drive Selling World’s Deadliest Drivers

LONDON: Drive is teaming up with Back2Back Productions on World’s Deadliest Drivers, a series using dash-cam footage that will be localized for sale into different international markets. The 13×30-minute title uses clips from dash-cams in the U.K. and across the globe that record examples of bad driving. Drive is taking ...

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Peppa Pig Scores New U.S. Licensees

NEW YORK: Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing has secured seven new licensing partners for the popular preschool brand Peppa Pig in the U.S., including for home décor and apparel. The Betesh Group's Baby Boom is on board for such home décor items as toddler bedding, nap mats, towels, washcloths and soft ...

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Record Attendance at Latest DISCOP Africa

LONDON: The tenth edition of DISCOP Africa wrapped up last week with record-breaking attendance numbers, concluding with 618 participants from 51 countries. Held in Abidjan from June 2 to 4, the event saw 5,000 meetings held by 48 international distributors, 142 broadcasters and platforms and 134 independent producers. It also ...

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