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Video Interview: Studio Glam’s Ami Glam

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Ami Glam, founder and CEO of Studio Glam, tells TV Formats about his strategy for growing the company, while still maintaining its boutique approach.   While Studio Glam is still a relatively young company (founded by Ami and Ilan Glam in 2013), the Israeli ...

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Mondo & Toon Goggles Align for Eddie is a Yeti

ROME: Mondo TV Suisse and Toon Goggles have entered into a deal for the co-production and distribution of the first season of a new animated series based on the property Eddie is a Yeti. The series will be produced in 3D CGI. A total of 26 episodes, each about three ...

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Fullscreen Acquires Social Media Studio McBeard

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES: Fullscreen has acquired McBeard, which creates custom content for social media for brands such as Netflix, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox. McBeard works across such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat, creating customized content for a range of brands. Its client roster includes ...

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Gruppo Alcuni Pet Pals Films Land in Eastern Europe

TREVISO: Italian production house Gruppo Alcuni has partnered with Serbia’s MCF MegaCom Film to land two Pet Pals movies in Eastern Europe. The deal will see those titles, Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code and Pet Pals in Windland, distributed in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. Pet ...

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Superights to Rep Three Comic Book Adaptations

PARIS: French distributor Superights has signed a deal to represent a trio of comic-book-based TV specials from newly created producer Folivari. The three titles are adapted from comic books written and designed by Benjamin Renner, who will also direct the first special. Those projects are The Big Bad Fox, A ...

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First-Quarter Earnings Rise at AMC Networks

NEW YORK: AMC Networks posted a 27.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, with strong demand for its original programming boosting advertising.  Q1 revenue totaled $669 million, led by 25.4 percent growth at its national networks and 38.9 percent growth within ...

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NBCU Q1 Sees Higher Cash Flow

PHILADELPHIA: NBCUniversal recorded higher operating cash flow in its first quarter, thanks in part to its broadcast TV segment. Operating cash flow increased 14 percent at NBCU to $1.5 billion. Revenue, however, decreased 4 percent to $6.6 billion, compared to ...

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Telefónica Finalizes Canal+ Spain Acquisition

MADRID: According to local reports, Telefónica has closed its agreement with Grupo Prisa for a 56 percent interest in pay-TV platform Canal+ Spain, worth 707 million euros ($792 million). The deal comes a week after Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition (known through its Spanish acronym, CNMC) approved Telefónica’s ...

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African Movie Channel Finds New Carriage with StarTimes

LAGOS: African Movie Channel (AMC) has brought its AMC Series channel to the StarTimes DTT and StarSat DTH African platforms. AMC Series is a premium African entertainment channel showcasing soaps, comedy and drama from Nigeria, alongside series from all over Africa. The carriage agreement allows StarTimes’ 5 million subscribers across ...

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