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Bejuba! Places Buzz Bumble with Trio of Broadcasters

TORONTO: Bejuba! Entertainment has licensed the television rights for the animated comedy series Buzz Bumble to POP in the U.K., Zoom in Israel and TVNZ in New Zealand. Buzz Bumble chronicles the antics of a bee and his blowfly friend in their cardboard theater. The show is aimed at children ...

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Barcroft Media to Release Digital Long-Form Docs

LONDON: U.K. indie Barcroft Media has ordered a series of self-funded, long-form documentary projects set to premiere on its digital platform Barcroft TV. The 6×30-minute titles will become available for international TV acquisition following their digital launch. All programs will first appear on Barcroft TV’s Original Docs strand, with titles ...

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Showtime Enters Canada

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: A new deal signed between Bell Media and CBS Corporation will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time ever. The exclusive, landmark agreement sees hundreds of hours of past, present and future Showtime programming being made available across Bell Media platforms in English and French. ...

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CBBC Lines Up Another Season of Online Drama Dixi

LONDON: Dixi, CBBC's BAFTA-winning online drama series about Internet safety, is slated to return next month for a second season, which is made by Kindle Entertainment. Dixi is meant to teach viewers about staying safe online, including controlling privacy settings and realizing that not everything on the Internet is true. ...

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Rainbow Opens Family Attraction in Rome

LONDON: Rainbow has launched a new family attraction in Rome, with plans to eventually take it on the road and tour other European cities. Called the Rainbow Cartoon Lab, the project was timed to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. It opened early December at the Explora Museum and consists of ...

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Discovery Channel Hires EVP of Network Strategy, Revenue & Ops

LOS ANGELES: Paul Pastor, a former exec at The Walt Disney Company, has been named executive VP of network strategy, revenue and operations at Discovery Channel. In this new role, Pastor is charged with developing the channel's overall business strategy, handling operational efficiencies and serving as a key network partner ...

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ZDF Orders New Season of Medical Series Dr. Klein

MAINZ: ZDF has renewed the medical series Dr. Klein, with a further 12 episodes set to go into production this spring. The humorous series follows the titular doctor, a pediatrician with numerous challenges both in her professional and her private life. The first 12 episodes were watched by an average ...

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FremantleMedia International Places Crime Series Down Under

LONDON: FremantleMedia International has sold the first four seasons of the procedural crime drama Suspects to Channel Seven, a free-to-air network in Australia. Each episode of Suspects, which stars Fay Ripley, Damien Molony and Clare-Hope Ashitey, follows a team of detectives as they investigate a crime. The show is created ...

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Televisión Española Announces NATPE Sales

MADRID: Spain’s Televisión Española has sold several titles worldwide following their presence at the latest NATPE market in Miami. According to the company, the series Victor Ros, which centers on a police inspector in 19th century Madrid, is being secured for broadcast in France and Italy. Additionally, TVE has extended ...

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