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Starz Re-Ups Affiliation Deal with AT&T

DALLAS/ENGLEWOOD: Starz Entertainment’s premium channels and other services will continue to be offered through AT&T U-verse TV through a new multi-year extension. AT&T U-verse TV subscribers can access 19 Starz premium channels; 14 Starz and Encore channels; West Coast feeds of the flagship Starz and Encore channels; Indieplex, Retroplex and the ...

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Report: Strong U.S. Consumer Appetite for OTT Video

DALLAS: Nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households use the Internet to watch shows and movies on their television set, according to new research for Parks Associates. The survey, Value of Video: Shifting Consumer Dollars, finds that 31 percent of U.S. broadband households regularly watch TV programs or movies accessed from ...

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Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Hires VP for Free TV

LOS ANGELES: Edward Anderson has been appointed as the VP of international free TV at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Anderson will report directly to Marion Edwards, the president of Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, and will work with her across the network, cable, satellite and digital television business, including ...

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NATPE Sees Year-on-Year Attendance Gains

LOS ANGELES: With a total of 5,122 attendees from 70 countries, this year’s NATPE market and conference grew its numbers for attendance, buyers, exhibitors and countries represented. The number of exhibitors and buyers grew, with 293 global exhibiting companies and 823 content buyers and acquisitions execs. The conference program included ...

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Google Updates YouTube App

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google has updated the YouTube app for Google TV, with additions such as a new feature called "Discover," which lets users browse channels by categories. Product manager Jurek Foryciarz said in a blog post that the updates will make it "faster and easier to find great content, adding ...

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Opus Buys Up Film Library from Peakviewing

LOS ANGELES: Opus Distribution has taken on distribution for the Peakviewing Transatlantic library of films, which includes around 20 titles. Included in the catalogue are Beauty and the Beast, The Christmas Stallion, The Last Leprechaun and The Little Unicorn, among others. Opus now holds the worldwide distribution rights for the ...

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Ted Sarandos, Gerhard Zeiler Lined Up for NAB Show

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix, and Gerhard Zeiler, currently the CEO of RTL Group, have joined the lineup of speakers for the NAB Show, which takes place from April 14 to 19 in Las Vegas. Sarandos will take part in a Content Theater Q&A session on April ...

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New TBS Comedy in the Works

ATLANTA: TBS has greenlit the new comedy Sullivan and Son, starring Steve Byrne and executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. Byrne, a comedian, will also serve as executive producer on the series. The show is from Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner ...

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Lionsgate Narrows Loss in Q3

SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate Entertainment reported a third-quarter net loss of $1.7 million, compared to the prior year’s Q3 loss of $6 million. Revenues were down from last year’s $422.9 million to $323 million. EBITDA was $16.3 million for the third quarter, compared to EBITDA of $10.2 million in the year-ago ...

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Jim Henson Co. Ups Pair of Execs

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan to the role of director of children’s entertainment and Blanca Lista to director of feature development. Sheridan joined the children’s entertainment department at the company in 2010. Previously, she worked with the production teams of Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, ...

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