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Another Season of Good Witch for Hallmark Channel

STUDIO CITY: Hallmark Channel has renewed Good Witch, an original prime-time scripted series starring Catherine Bell, for a 12-episode second season. Good Witch is based on the Hallmark Channel movie franchise also starring Bell. The show, made by Whizbang Films Production, is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment outside of ...

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BBC Worldwide Strengthens Ties with Shanghai Media Group

LONDON/SHANGHAI: BBC Worldwide and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will expand their collaboration to include program and format production, distribution and co-production opportunities. Under the new agreement, BBC Worldwide will work with a number of SMG’s subsidiaries, including internet TV service BesTV; documentary ...

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Bravo Goes for Third Season of 19-2

TORONTO: Bravo in Canada has commissioned a third season of the original drama 19-2, from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media. The new run is expected to begin shooting this summer in Montreal. Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Jared Keeso (Godzilla) are due to reprise their roles as embattled beat cops ...

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FIC Acquisitions Exec Takes On Expanded Role

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has expanded the duties of Michael Dick, VP of acquisitions, to now include all of the Asia Pacific and Middle East, effective immediately. Previously, Dick’s position only included oversight of Hong Kong and Southeast ...

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FremantleMedia North America Hires for BUZZR Channel

BURBANK: FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has appointed a number of executives for BUZZR, a new game show network that is slated to launch on June 1. Mark Deetjen joins as VP of programming and operations. He was previously the VP of programming for Sony Pictures Television, where he supervised the ...

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Globo Renews Pact with Ecuador’s Ecuavisa

SÃO PAULO: Brazil’s Globo has renewed its partnership with Ecuadorian broadcaster Ecuavisa. The companies have worked together for more than 15 years. Past Globo productions to have aired on the network include Brazil Avenue, The Life We Lead, Trail of Lies, Cat’s Cradle, The Enchanted Tale, Irrational Heart and Pages ...

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Televisa Teams with Mark Burnett on New Game Show

CANNES: Mexico’s Televisa and producer Mark Burnett have teamed up to produce and distribute the new family game show Generation Gap. The program sees four families squaring off against one another for a cash prize. To win, they must answer pop-culture questions. Televisa Internacional, in conjunction with MGM Group, will ...

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Telemundo Signs Production Deal with Estudios TeleMéxico

MIAMI: Estudios TeleMéxico is set to produce prime-time series and novelas for Telemundo in the U.S. following a multiyear agreement between the companies. Through the deal, Estudios TeleMéxico will produce the series in Mexico or Colombia in collaboration with Telemundo Studios. Telemundo Internacional will distribute the series worldwide. “We are ...

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FremantleMedia Enters Formats JV in China

LONDON/CANNES/SHANGHAI: FremantleMedia has entered an exclusive joint venture partnership with Shanghai Media Group’s BesTV and China Media Capital in a bid to create and develop entertainment formats for the Chinese market. Based in Shanghai, the new entity created by the team-up is set to include international experts and local producers ...

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