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Indonesian Adaptation of Turkish Drama Elif

STOCKHOLM: Indonesian broadcaster SCTV has signed on to make a local version of the Turkish drama Elif, distributed by Eccho Rights. Production is set to start in two weeks, with SCTV’s sister company Screenplay Productions at the helm. The adaptation will air in January. The drama focuses on a young ...

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DHX Reports Revenue, Profit Gains

HALIFAX: DHX Media's revenues were up 48 percent to C$63.9 million ($48 million) for the three months ending September 30, 2015, with the company posting a net profit of C$7.5 million ($5.6 million) as compared with a loss in the year-ago period. Announcing the results for the first quarter of ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Sullivan Entertainment

CANNES: Sullivan Entertainment’s Emmy Award-winning movie Anne of Green Gables, one of its MIPCOM highlights, turns 30 this year. “Tony Award winner Colleen Dewhurst and Academy Award nominee Richard Farnsworth give unparalleled performances in the critically acclaimed production, filmed among ...

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Liberty Global to Acquire Cable & Wireless

DENVER: In a $5.3-billion deal, Liberty Global is acquiring Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to create "the leading consumer and B2B communications provider in Latin America and the Caribbean." Liberty Global will combine its Liberty Latin America and Caribbean Group (LiLAC) with CWC. “The acquisition of Cable & Wireless represents ...

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TV France International Board Elects New President

PARIS: Hervé Michel, the director of international affairs at France Télévisions, has been elected president of TV France International by the board. Michel will take up the post on January 4, 2016. He founded and directed France Télévisions Distribution, the commercial arm of the French pubcaster, between 1992 and 2007, ...

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U.K. Premiere Set for Manhattan on AMC

LONDON: The U.S. drama Manhattan is set to launch exclusively in the U.K. on BT’s AMC early next month. The 13-episode series will debut January 5. It chronicles the scientists charged with building the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as part of the Manhattan Project. The drama ...

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Strong Q3 for Kino Polska TV

WARSAW: SPI International's Kino Polska TV has posted a 66-percent increase in net profit in the third quarter. For the period, the company said revenues were up by 19 percent to PLN 85.4 million ($21.4 million), driven by improved licensing revenues and gains in its FilmBox-branded channels. EBITDA rose by ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Scorpion TV

CANNES: Scorpion TV’s documentary There Is Many Like Us, which the company is presenting at MIPCOM, tells the love story of two people who met in a prison camp during the Holocaust, were separated and then met and married 30 years later. “There Is Many Like Us is a high-production-value ...

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FilmBox Live Now on Apple TV in Turkey & CEE

WARSAW: SPI International’s FilmBox Live app has premiered on Apple TV in Turkey and the CEE region. The app will feature all of the linear channels from SPI International’s FilmBox portfolio, including two sports channels (FightBox HD and Fast’nFunBox HD), a documentary channel (DocuBox HD), a movie channel devoted to ...

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Azteca Reveals Malaysian Version of Telenovela Fierce Angel

CANNES: Azteca announced at MIPCOM plans for the Malaysian version of the Mexican telenovela Fierce Angel (La Loba), produced in conjunction with Astro and Global Station. The 190×1-hour title will be adapted for the Asian market, and is the second format adaptation developed between the three companies. Currently in production, ...

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