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MIPTV to Spotlight the Nordics

PARIS: MIPTV has lined up a special Focus on the Nordics, to feature more than 20 broadcasters, producers, creatives, distributors and digital media players from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The conference lineup will include the Show-and-Tell: The Nordic Innovators, which will examine the Nordic culture of innovation that has ...

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CBBC Commissions More Ultimate Brain

LONDON: CBBC has ordered another two 10×30-minute seasons of the popular game show format Ultimate Brain from Zig Zag Productions. Filmed in a giant brain-shaped studio, Ultimate Brain encourages intelligence, intuition and creative-thinking skills. The physical game show, which is hosted by quizmaster Dr Brain, uses on-screen graphics to explain ...

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Exclusive Interview: Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs

PREMIUM: Kevin Beggs, the chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, tells World Screen how remaining creator-driven, flexible and willing to form partnerships has been key to the studio’s success. WS: Lionsgate has a reputation for pursuing various production models. Tell ...

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Nick to Debut New Animated Adventure Series Harvey Beaks

BURBANK: Nickelodeon is due to premiere its latest animated series, Harvey Beaks, later this month, with an international rollout planned for the summer. The 26-episode show is set to debut March 29 at 7 p.m., though Nick audiences can catch a sneak peek March 28 immediately after the 2015 Kids’ ...

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Armoza Formats’ Avi Armoza

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Formats. It has been almost a decade since Avi Armoza founded Armoza Formats as a venture to represent original ideas from Israel. Today, the company that Armoza runs as CEO is one of the leading independents in the format ...

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Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are deep undercover KGB agents posing as ordinary Americans in Washington, D.C., during the 1980s. How they manage to fulfill their covert missions while raising two children who know nothing about their parents’ true ...

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Asia’s Got Drama

This article originally appeared in the ATF 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. Asian distributors are seeing increased interest in their drama series across the region and around the world. The Korean wave has seemingly finally made its way to the U.S. media business. Two broadcast networks, CBS and ABC, are ...

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New Episodes of Tyler Perry Shows Headed to OWN

LOS ANGELES: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered additional episodes of the hit scripted Tyler Perry series The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, Love Thy Neighbor and For Better or Worse. OWN commissioned 23×1-hour epsiodes of the drama The Haves and the Have Nots, and 22×1-hour ...

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Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Taps Country Head for Korea

SINGAPORE: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) has appointed Hee-Man Lee as its country manager for Korea. Lee is based in Seoul and reports to Tommy Lin, the senior VP and general manager for North Asia. In the post, Lee will oversee DNAP's operations in Korea and develop new business initiatives and ...

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