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Blue Ant Clinches More Documentaries & Factual Titles

TORONTO: Blue Ant International has secured eight new titles totaling 38 hours for its factual and documentary catalogues. Factual fare include Paranormal Survivor from Our House Media, Remedy Productions’ Cabin Truckers, Reno My Reno by Mountain Road Productions and Nomadic Nation’s Wild Ride. On the documentary front, the company has ...

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Jeremy Clarkson Axed from Top Gear

LONDON: Jeremy Clarkson will not be returning to the BBC's Top Gear, Director-General Tony Hall said today. "It is not a decision I have taken lightly," Hall said. Clarkson has been axed following an altercation with a producer. The show ...

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Scripps Bolsters UK & EMEA Teams

LONDON: Two new appointments have been made within Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, in an effort to continue to grow its international business. Ross Hair becomes senior VP of commercial for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, responsible for distribution, brand ...

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Escapade Sells The Lost Aviator into Denmark

SYDNEY: Escapade Media has placed the feature documentary The Lost Aviator with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. The doc, from Andrew Lancaster in association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films, will air on the DR K channel in Denmark. The film follows one man's mission to reopen a cold case from ...

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Report: Live TV Remains Dominant in Australians’ Viewing Habits

SYDNEY: The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering Q4 2014, finds that viewing of video content on internet-connected devices is up year-on-year, but remains small relative to the amount of time that Australians spend watching broadcast TV on in-home sets. Household take-up of internet-capable devices reached a new high in Q4 ...

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Maya the Bee Movie Lands in U.S. Theaters

LOS ANGELES: Maya the Bee Movie, a feature-length adaptation of the hit animated series, is due to open theatrically in Los Angeles and New York on May 1. Produced by Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions, the film is a German and Australian co-production ...

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Global Agency Music Format The Remix Adapted in Vietnam

ISTANBUL: Global Agency's music reality format The Remix has been adapted for VTV3 in Vietnam, where the show launched to much success. Greymatter Entertainment created the format that is produced by Cattiensa, one of the largest production companies in Vietnam. The show was given a ten-episode order from VTV3. Following ...

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Presto Adds Content from Foxtel’s History Channel

MELBOURNE: Presto has added to its on-demand catalogue a slew of programming from Foxtel's History channel, including content that commemorates the centenary of WWI. Part of the package includes the locally produced five-part series The Memorial: Beyond the ANZAC, as well as Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty. Episodes from Tour ...

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New Icelandic Format Treasured Tunes Goes Global

LONDON: Banijay International has picked up Treasured Tunes, an entertainment format from Iceland’s Sagafilm. The studio-based prime-time format will launch at MIPTV. The show seeks to find a country’s best-loved song, with modern recording artists reinterpreting and rearranging all the tunes. The original Treasured Tunes aired on Iceland’s main state ...

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