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Discovery Networks International Orders Doc on Nepal Earthquakes

LONDON: Discovery Networks International has given the go-ahead to the documentary Aftershock: Disaster in Nepal, which examines the massive earthquakes that rocked the country earlier this spring. Made by ITN Productions, the hour-long special will air on Discovery’s factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories starting May 24. It ...

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Hungary’s Invitel Now Offering FilmBox Live

BUDAPEST/WARSAW: The online VOD service FilmBox Live has become available to subscribers of Invitel, a telecom operator in Hungary. Invitel customers now have access to more than 1,000 films as well as the live Hungarian movie channels FilmBox, FilmBox Family and FilmBox HD. The online service also features a half ...

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Sold-Out Floor for June’s DISCOP Africa

LONDON: Next month’s DISCOP Africa market already has a sold-out floor, according to trade event organizer Basic Lead. The annual event, now entering its tenth edition, will count on the participation of companies such as Afrika Toon, Canal+, Cote Ouest, Deutsche Welle, Kanal D, RTI Distribution, Endemol Shine Group, Televisa, ...

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BBC Three Renews Cuckoo, Commissions New Comedy Flat TV

LONDON: BBC Three has commissioned a third season of its hit comedy Cuckoo, while also ordering the new series Flat TV. Cuckoo’s latest run will be written by creators Robin French and Kieron Quirke, produced by Emma Lawson, and executive produced by Dan Hine and Ash Atalla for Roughcut TV ...

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Coolabi Inks New Licensing Deals for Clangers Remake

LONDON: Coolabi Group has signed agreements with five new licensing partners for Clangers, a preschool series that is due to debut on CBeebies in the U.K. and Sprout in the U.S. this summer. Fashion UK is working on a line of Clangers-themed apparel for kids, including T-shirts, fashion tops, dresses, ...

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The CW & Just For Laughs Partner Up

NEW YORK: The CW and Just For Laughs have entered into a new agreement that covers broadcast and digital content. The CW is slated to broadcast an exclusive two-hour special next season featuring performances from top comedians and new stars, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Just For ...

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Nutri Ventures Set for Netflix U.S.

NEW YORK: Nutri Ventures, a children's entertainment brand that promotes healthy eating, has had 11 episodes from its debut series picked up by Netflix in the U.S. for an August 2 debut. The Nutri Ventures animation series, Nutri Ventures: The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms, consists of 52 half-hour episodes ...

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