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Cyber Group Studios’ Pierre Sissmann

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Paris-based production and distribution house Cyber Group Studios (CGS). Over the last decade, the company has broadened out its activities in terms of the demographics it targets, the visual style of its productions and its overall business activities. Indeed, digital has become ...

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Sweden’s SVT Orders More Seasons of The Lyrics Board

LONDON: Swedish pubcaster SVT has ordered 21st and 22nd seasons of the music game show The Lyrics Board. Philip Kampff and Andy Ruane created the series, which originally aired on Ireland's RTÉ. Local versions of the long-running format have been produced in over 30 territories. Mastiff, a Zodiak Media company, ...

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Sony Acquires Dutch Pay-TV Movie Bouquet from Liberty Global

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) has reached a deal with Liberty Global to acquire the Film1 group in the Netherlands. The move gives SPT full ownership of the five premium pay-TV channels under the Film1 umbrella along with its Film1 Go service. The acquisition is still pending regulatory approval. ...

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ABC Australia Goes for Political Docuseries Inside the Commons

LONDON: ABC Australia has nabbed Inside the Commons, a four-part political documentary series set to air this month. The title explores how England’s most important political institution works. Following MPs from different shades of the political spectrum as they navigate the machinery of the House of Commons to fight their ...

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Disney Junior Developing Fancy Nancy TV Series

BURBANK/NEW YORK: Disney Junior has optioned the rights for the best-selling book series Fancy Nancy, which will be developed into an original animated TV movie and series launching in 2017. In addition, HarperCollins and Disney Publishing will collaborate on book editions based on the TV series. Written by Jane O’Connor ...

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Genius Brands Adds Margaret Loesch to Board of Directors

BEVERLY HILLS: Emmy-winning producer and former Hub Network chief Margaret Loesch has joined Genius Brands International’s board of directors. Loesch was most recently the founding president and CEO of the Hub Network (which now operates as Discovery Family), a multiplatform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro. The exec stepped ...

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Simulcast Set for Nick Kids’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA: Tomorrow, Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is set to simulcast for the first time across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, as well as live stream on Nick’s website and app. The event, hosted by actor and musician Nick Jonas, will begin at 8 p.m. Awards will be ...

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