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eOne Teams with Mark Gordon for TV & Film Studio

LONDON/TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) and The Mark Gordon Company have entered into an alliance that sees the creation of an independent studio that will finance and produce premium content for film, TV and digital. Mark Gordon will lead the new venture as CEO. The award-winning producer has a number ...

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Chrisley Knows Best to Make U.K. Debut

LONDON: all3media international has licensed the hit reality series Chrisley Knows Best, which features multi-millionaire real estate developer and entrepreneur Todd Chrisley and his Southern family, to ITV for a U.K. premiere on ITVBe. Seasons one and two, with 20 half-hour episodes, are headed to ITVBe in the first quarter ...

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China’s YOU On Demand Launches Kids’ Content Platform

NEW YORK: Chinese VOD service YOU On Demand has launched the children’s subscription platform YOU Kids On Demand for cable and IPTV. The platform will initially launch with Nanjing Cable, which reaches 3 million two-way cable subscribers. The service will then expand to cable and IPTV networks in additional regions ...

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Game of Thrones Becomes First TV Series to Hit IMAX

NEW YORK: The hit HBO drama Game of Thrones is set to screen in select IMAX theaters across the U.S. for one week, starting January 23. Two episodes from season four will be screened, followed by the highly anticipated worldwide debut of a sneak-peek trailer of season five that was ...

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The Next Step Gets Dance Tutorial App

TORONTO: Temple Street Productions’ digital arm has developed an iPad app to accompany the popular teen drama The Next Step. Titled The Next Step Dance Academy, the app teaches fans of the show ten dance routines from five of the series’ characters. Each lesson is choreographed to music from the ...

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DISH Unveils Sling TV Streaming Service for $20 Per Month

ENGLEWOOD: DISH Network is introducing a brand-new OTT service, Sling TV, which will offer live streaming of an array of channels, including ESPN. Sling TV will roll out to customers nationwide in the first quarter. It is priced at $20 per month, and will require no commitment, contract or hardware ...

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Professor Balthazar Launching on Oznoz in North America

NEW YORK: The classic animated series Professor Balthazar is headed to North America through a deal with DVDLab and Oznoz, which provides "stuff for bilingual kids." Professor Balthazar follows the adventures of an inventor who solves problems using imagination and wisdom. This agreement marks the first time the show is ...

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New Director Named for BBC Children’s

LONDON: Alice Webb, currently the chief operating officer of BBC England, has been appointed the new director of BBC Children’s. She succeeds Joe Godwin, who moved to head up the BBC’s training arm, the BBC Academy. Kay Benbow, the controller of CBeebies, was tapped as acting director of BBC Children’s ...

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