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Bravo Greenlights Three, Renews Two Series

BEVERLY HILLS: Bravo is building on its Million Dollar Listing franchise with the addition of a San Francisco-based series, which has been greenlit alongside There Goes the Motherhood and Secrets & Wives. Million Dollar Listing San Francisco is the fourth addition to the successful franchise, following the lives of three ...

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International Broadcasters Pick Up Series Based on Playmobil Brand

PARIS: PGS Entertainment has secured international broadcast agreements for the upcoming animated series Super 4, which is based on the Playmobil play-set brand. Several European broadcasters have picked up the series, including Neox Kidz (an Atresmedia channel) in Spain, TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal, RTBF in Belgium, RTS ...

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Ben Kingsley to Star in Spike TV Event Series Tut

NEW YORK/MONTREAL: Ben Kingsley has been cast in Spike TV's event series Tut, which is headed into production this fall in Morocco and Canada. Kingsley will play Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun who holds power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler. Tut, produced ...

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Former Pioneer Exec Launches Factual Indie

LONDON: Jeremy Dear, previously the senior VP and head of factual at Pioneer Productions, is launching a new production venture, The Ideas Room. The new outfit will focus on developing content across a range of factual genres, including popular science, lifestyle and factual entertainment. It will work as an end-to-end ...

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DISH Scores Another Win in Hopper Case

ENGLEWOOD: The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a previous ruling to reject Fox Broadcasting Company's efforts to stop DISH subscribers from using two place-shifting features. The issue is with the DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers services found on DISH's Hopper Whole-Home DVR platform. DISH Anywhere uses Sling technology to ...

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CBBC Orders Art Series from Dot to Dot

LONDON: Dot to Dot Productions has been commissioned to produce Art Ninja, an art-themed factual entertainment show, for CBBC. Art Ninja looks on as animator Ricky Martin teaches viewers how to make different kinds of art. The 10×30-minute show includes cameos from such real-life artists as Picasso, Banksy and Turner, ...

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Lionsgate Enters JV for Streaming Service in China

HANGZHOU/SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate has teamed up with Alibaba Group to form Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW), a subscription streaming service for mainland China. The service will be available exclusively through Alibaba's latest generation of set-top box. It will deliver instant access to Hollywood blockbusters from the Lionsgate catalogue such as the ...

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New COO & CFO for dick clark productions

SANTA MONICA: Seasoned TV exec Amy Thurlow has been appointed as the COO and CFO of dick clark productions. In her new position, Thurlow will work out of Santa Monica under Mike Mahan, the president of dick clark productions. Thurlow most recently served as the CFO and executive VP of ...

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SundanceTV Slates Two-Part Miniseries for Thanksgiving Weekend

LOS ANGELES: SundanceTV is scheduled to premiere the first half of One Child, an original scripted miniseries, the day after Thanksgiving 2014. Starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones), One Child is about a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents whose birth ...

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Eccho Rights Sends Karadayi to Indonesia

HONG KONG: Indonesian broadcaster Vision 2 has licensed the Turkish drama series Karadayi from Eccho Rights. Vision 2 will begin airing Karadayi's first two seasons, which total 199 episodes, in September. The show, created by Ay Yapim, centers on Mahir, who becomes the head of his family after his father is ...

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