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International Broadcasters Acquire Sonar’s The Fixer

LOS ANGELES: Sonar Entertainment’s action-thriller miniseries The Fixer has been licensed to international broadcasters, including several in territories across Europe, Asia and Latin America. The four-hour miniseries has been picked up by Atresmedia in Spain, FOX International in the U.K., TF1 in France, Modern Times Group (MTG) in Sweden, Telenet ...

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Gaumont Television Appoints Distribution VP

LONDON: Gaumont Television has hired Nicola Andrews as the company's VP of distribution, a newly created position. Andrews will work out of London under Erik Pack, the president of international distribution at Gaumont Television. She is charged with selling the company's lineup of kids' programming—including the animated titles Calimero, Belle ...

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New Development & Acquisitions Consultant for Novovision

PARIS: Novovision has appointed industry veteran Valérie Seban as a consultant for its development and acquisitions department. In her new role, Seban will oversee the company’s hidden-camera and format initiatives. She will also be charged with managing publicity. Seban will report directly to the company’s CEO, François-Xavier Poirier. Seban has ...

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Global Sales for Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert

PALISADES PARK: Alfred Haber, Inc. (AHI) has notched up international sales for the upcoming special Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert. The two-hour concert marking the legendary singer Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday will be taped on December 2, and the ...

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Madam Secretary’s Téa Leoni

PREMIUM: Téa Leoni tells World Screen how she was attracted to the quality of television’s long-form storytelling and intrigued by the prospect of playing Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst who left the agency on ethical grounds and is tapped by the President to be Secretary of State in Madam ...

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ABC Licenses Format Rights for Small Town Love

LONDON/OSLO: U.S. network ABC has secured format rights for the Swedish comedy-drama series Small Town Love from Nordic World. This marks Nordic World’s first deal with the U.S. network and the first international format deal for the show. Created by Ulf Malmros, the original story is set in the small ...

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Rovio Rolls Out New Mobile Game

ESPOO: Rovio Entertainment, the creator of the Angry Birds franchise that has been adapted for TV, has launched the new match-puzzle mobile game Nibblers. Available on the App Store and Google Play, Nibblers introduces players to Coral, Octo, Bouncer and the rest of the toothy gang, who use their special abilities ...

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New Members for MediaCorp’s Board of Directors

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has appointed Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong to its board of directors, effective immediately. Yeng Kit is permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defense, after serving as permanent secretary of the then-Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts from 2007 to 2012. For two years, starting ...

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Vivendi Buys French TV Studio

PARIS: Vivendi has acquired the Studios de Boulogne facilities in Paris, where two of CANAL+'s leading TV shows, Le Grand Journal and Canal Football Club, are being produced. The studio was established in the early 1940s and was the setting for more than 300 French features, including La dame aux ...

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