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International Sales for Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood

PARIS: PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood to a slew of international broadcasters. The 52×11-minute show, which follows the adventures of a 10-year-old Robin Hood, was picked up by RTBF for French-speaking Belgium, NRK in Norway, Switzerland’s RTS, RTL Telekids in the Netherlands and ...

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MediaCorp Appoints Jack Lim as Chief Commercial Officer

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has named Jack Lim, who spent the last six years at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, to the newly created role of chief commercial officer. Lim will be leading the company's commercial division. He will have oversight for commercial relationships and fulfillment, including ad sales, go-to-market partnerships and ...

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Chinese Adaptation of Fashion Star Set for Dragon TV

LOS ANGELES: Electus has co-produced The Goddesses' New Clothes, which is based on the U.S. series Fashion Star, in partnership with Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame. The ten-episode series will see six female celebs design and model "themed" clothes with the help of professional designers to win orders from ...

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Genius Brands International Names Consumer Products VP

BEVERLY HILLS: Lloyd Mintz is joining Genius Brands International (GBI) as VP of consumer products, a newly created role. Mintz will work under Stone Newman, the company's newly appointed president of global consumer products. The pair will collaborate with retailers and licensees to build comprehensive global consumer products programs for ...

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A+E Networks Bringing FYI to Asia

SINGAPORE: This fall, A+E Networks' BIO channel will be replaced by FYI across Southeast Asia, following on the U.S. rebrand that took place this summer. FYI is positioned as a contemporary lifestyle network that reflects how people live their lives today. The rebrand of BIO to FYI will take place ...

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Canada’s Shaw & Rogers Team for Streaming Service

TORONTO/CALGARY: Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have partnered on a new SVOD service for the Canadian market, shomi, positioned as a competitor to Netflix. shomi is launching in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet TV customers. It will initially be available on tablets, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set-top ...

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Big Night at the Emmys for Sherlock, Breaking Bad

LOS ANGELES: Last night's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards saw Sherlock: His Last Vow scoring the most wins, followed closely by Breaking Bad, which won for best drama. Breaking Bad was this year's outstanding drama series. Star Bryan Cranston won for lead actor in drama, while co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna ...

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Mozambique Picks Up Two Globo Novelas

SÃO PAULO: The Globo telenovelas Trail of Lies and Side by Side are due to premiere in Mozambique, where they’ll air on the Soico network. Trail of Lies is about a strong-willed woman whose baby is abducted by her own brother in a plan to inherit the family fortune. That ...

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Massive Social Media Campaign Prepared for Prime-Time Emmys

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has teamed up with the Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to provide a robust social media presence for tonight’s 66th Emmy Awards, which is set to air live at 8 p.m. The deal includes the participation of Access Hollywood, E! and the Today show, along with event host Seth ...

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