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NATPE Spotlight: 9 Story Media Group

MIAMI: Meant for children between the ages of 6 and 11, Haunted Tales is an animated comedy that the recently renamed 9 Story Media Group is showcasing at NATPE. “Glaz Entertainment’s Haunted Tales is already a proven hit within Latin America,” says Natalie Osborne, the managing director of 9 Story. ...

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Global Pay-TV Subs See Modest Growth

LONDON: The leading pay-TV services around the world increased their subscriber numbers by just 1 percent in Q3 2014, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. The 100 services included in the report posted subscriber gains of 3.52 million in the ...

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Master Toy Deal Signed for Preschool Hit Tree Fu Tom

LONDON: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has signed a master toy deal with Jazwares for the preschool series Tree Fu Tom. As part of the deal, Jazwares will take on the role of global manufacturer and will distribute a new range of toys based on the series in the U.K., ...

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The Affair, Transparent Win Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES: Last night's Golden Globes saw a number of freshman TV series scoring big wins, including The Affair taking home best drama series and Transparent winning best comedy series. The Affair's Ruth Wilson won for best actress in a TV drama. The actor win in that category went to ...

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Gary Davey Hired as MD of Content at Sky

LONDON: Gary Davey, the executive VP of programming at Sky Deutschland, has been appointed to an expanded role as managing director of content at Sky. Davey is combining his new role—with responsibility for Sky's entertainment, movies and news channels in the U.K. and Ireland—with his existing responsibilities at Sky Deutschland. ...

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New Report Forecasts Surge in AsiaPac Online Video Market

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/INDIA: Revenues from online video services in 13 markets across the Asia Pacific will rise from $3.5 billion last year to $12.4 billion by 2020, when there will be some 977 million OTT customers across the region, according to new projections from Media Partners Asia. Advertising will dominate online ...

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Cinemax Lines Up Returning Series for 2015

LOS ANGELES: Cinemax has announced its series lineup for 2015, which includes returning original titles such as Banshee and The Knick. Banshee returns for its ten-episode third season tonight. The series features Anthony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of ...

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Pre-NATPE Sales & Pickups for The Fremantle Corporation

TORONTO: The Fremantle Corporation has picked up the new comedy format Touring T.O. and closed licensing deals with several broadcasters worldwide ahead of NATPE. Touring T.O. is a scripted comedy that follows two unlikely friends and their intern who run a low-budget rickshaw tour company specializing in taking tourists to ...

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Sonar Taps Former A+E Exec Marielle Zuccarelli for Distribution Post

LOS ANGELES: Marielle Zuccarelli, most recently the managing director of international content distribution at A+E Networks, has been hired as the executive VP of international distribution at Sonar Entertainment. Zuccarelli will manage Sonar’s international sales team, based in London, Munich, Madrid and Sydney. She is responsible for developing sales strategies for ...

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