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ORF-Enterprise Sells Wildlife & Doc Packages

VIENNA: ORF-Enterprise has inked a number of customized TV package deals for its wildlife and documentary programming with broadcasters around the globe, including in Slovakia, Ukraine and Germany. RTVS in Slovakia went for a trio of ORF's UNIVERSUM productions: Engadin: Switzerland's Wilderness, Forest of Fantasies and Triumph of the Tomato, as ...

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Gold Goes for Comedy Series Exploring Stand-Up Legends

LONDON: UKTV’s comedy channel Gold is set to debut sometime this year Legends of Stand-Up & Bernard Righton, a six-part series celebrating the world’s greatest comedians. Performer John Thomson will host the show as his alter ego, club comedian Bernard Righton. Archive footage will be used to highlight routines by ...

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STV Productions Taps Discovery Exec as Creative Director

LONDON: Dan Korn, who most recently was serving as head of special projects at Discovery Networks International, has joined STV Productions in the role of creative director, with a particular focus on specialist factual and returnable programming. Korn will be based at STV Productions’ office in London and will take ...

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Banijay International Pacts with Lambent Productions

BRIGHTON: The factual production company Lambent Productions has entered into an exclusive development deal with Banijay International. Banijay International secures a first-look option on all new programming created and produced by Lambent, along with international distribution rights. In return, Banijay will provide market intelligence, funding and global expertise to collaborate ...

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MTV Unveils Rebrand for International Channels

NEW YORK/LONDON: MTV is rebranding its international channels, adding several multiplatform features that seek to connect the digital space with the network’s linear broadcast system. MTV International, which is available across 160-plus territories in 32 languages, will now spotlight audience-made ...

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FilmBox HD Now Available on Bulgaria’s blizoo

NEW YORK: SPI International has announced that the FilmBox HD channel is being offered on blizoo, a leading cable TV operator in Bulgaria. FilmBox HD provides a selection of movie genres, including drama, comedy, thriller and horror, as well as television series. The network has launched on blizoo as part ...

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AXS TV Lands Off-Network Cable Rights for Nashville

LOS ANGELES: The Disney-ABC Television Group has licensed the off-network cable rights for the first three seasons of Nashville to AXS TV. AXS TV gains the exclusive prime-time cable premiere of the hit ABC drama, set to launch on the network this fall. Nashville originally debuted on ABC in October ...

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Globo Lands Helena’s Shadow in South Korea

SÃO PAULO: Globo has placed the novela Helena’s Shadow with South Korean media group EPG. The title is scheduled to debut in that country sometime this year, airing with Korean subtitles. Filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Vienna and other locations, the telenovela mixes stories of love, hate, jealousy, passion and envy. ...

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Mr. Robot Renewed, Creator Sam Esmail Signs Overall Deal

UNIVERSAL CITY/NEW YORK: USA Network has ordered a second season of the original drama series Mr. Robot, while the show's creator, Sam Esmail, inked an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP).  Mr. Robot debuted last night on USA Network. Its pre-linear launch across a variety of digital platforms garnered ...

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Music Channel Mnet Launching Online K-Pop Series

SEOUL: South Korean music channel Mnet is set to launch next week the online series Mnet Digital Lab, which will focus on the lives of K-pop stars. Rolling out July 1, the title will feature mobile-friendly digital video content starring K-pop performers. The content will focus on the off-stage lives ...

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