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Hopster Makes Waves in Kids’ SVOD Space

Nick Walters, founder and CEO of Hopster, speaks with TV Kids Weekly about the TV and learning app for children between the ages of 2 and 6. There’s no denying that kids are spending more time in front of a screen than ever before—a fact that many parents aren’t exactly ...

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TBS Adds Funny or Die Weatherman Competition to Summer Lineup

ATLANTA: This August, TBS is slated to begin airing Funny or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman, a late-night competition series produced by Funny or Die, Mark Burnett and United Artists Media Group. America's Next Weatherman will look on as 12 contestants compete for the chance to become America's next great ...

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ABC Australia & MediaCorp Partner Up

SINGAPORE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and MediaCorp are aligning to explore co-production and content-exchange opportunities for their various international TV, radio and online platforms. The partnership will span the range of media properties that both companies own, including traditional free-to-air platforms and digital services. This includes MediaCorp's Channel NewsAsia, ...

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Global Release Date Set for New Netflix Drama Narcos

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has set a worldwide launch date of August 28 for Gaumont International Television's drug-themed original drama Narcos. All ten episodes of that title are due out a minute after midnight on that day. The series chronicles the real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s. ...

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eOne Builds Up Alternative Programming Division

LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) is expanding its alternative programming division, making a series of executive appointments that includes Mark Herwick tapped as the head of current U.S. alternative programming for the company. Ben Megargel joins the division as senior director of development, while Jesse Daniels has been hired to ...

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ABC Family Gives Go-Ahead to Drama Pilot Guilt

BURBANK: ABC Family has greenlit the pilot for Guilt, an hour-long drama series, as part of the network's plans to double its original programming over the next four years. Guilt is a crime thriller centered on a young American woman in London who becomes the prime suspect after her roommate ...

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