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Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor-in-chief and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

The Week at MIPTV

April 14, 2016

Amid heightened security around the Palais, a reported 11,000 media executives from across the entertainment ecosystem convened in Cannes last week to network, screen, sell and buy.

Scripted Buyers Weigh in on Drama Renaissance

April 4, 2016

CANNES: The Channels Talk at MIPTV this morning, moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati, featured programmers from CBC, Telewizja Polska, Mediaset, TV2 Denmark and Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne talking about their drama needs.

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Comedy Central Bolsters Snapchat Channel

March 31, 2016

NEW YORK: Comedy Central has greenlit nine series for its Discover channel on Snapchat across a range of formats, including animation, sketch, stand-up, reality television and late night.

David Ellender Joins Sonar

March 30, 2016

NEW YORK: Sonar Entertainment has tapped David Ellender to fill the newly created position of president of global distribution and co-productions.

OTT Use Expanding in Europe

March 30, 2016

OTT usage is picking up in Europe, particularly in the U.K. and France, but the penetration rate of subscription streaming services still lags well behind the U.S., according to new data from Parks Associates. The OTT Video Market Tracker found that just 30 percent of broadband homes in the U.K. and 17 percent in France pay for subscription OTT service. This compares with 64 percent of American broadband homes.

Q&A with MarVista’s Vanessa Shapiro

March 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES: Vanessa Shapiro, the executive VP of distribution at MarVista Entertainment, tells World Screen Newsflash about the company's TV-movie slate, its emphasis on titles that encourage co-viewing and its plans to expand into scripted series.