NBCUniversal Sets New Organizational Structure
NBCUniversal has put in place a new structure that aligns NBC Entertainment, the entertainment cable TV channels, the sports group, local stations and upcoming streaming service Peacock under one division, led by Mark Lazarus.
AMC Networks Reports Lower Q1 Earnings
First-quarter net revenues decreased 6.4 percent to $734 million at AMC Networks, which posted quarterly earnings of $69 million, compared with $143 million in the first quarter of 2019.
WorldScreenings: Dori Media’s Nadav Palti on “Entertaining Together”
With its broad catalog, Dori Media Group is looking to meet the needs of broadcasters and platforms across the globe as overall media consumption increases amid shutdown measures, Nadav Palti, president and CEO, tells World Screen Newsflash.
Nadcon Film’s Peter Nadermann on ZDFE Alliance
Nadcon Film’s Peter Nadermann talks to World Screen Newsflash about his aim in setting up the company, the value of ZDF Enterprises’ investment and the current trends in international co-production.
Starz Appoints Christina Davis as President of Original Programming
Christina Davis, who served as head of drama series development for CBS for 11 years, has been named president of original programming at Starz.
Patricia Hidalgo Named BBC’s New Director of Children’s & Education
Patricia Hidalgo, currently senior VP, chief content and creative officer at Turner EMEA and international kids strategy, has been appointed as the BBC’s new director of children’s and education.
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WarnerMedia Finalizes Acquisition of HBO-Branded Services in LatAm
WarnerMedia has completed its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners and now owns 100 percent of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO GO offerings in Spanish-speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and Brazil.
Gaumont Alum Vanessa Shapiro Launches Nicely Entertainment
Vanessa Shapiro, formerly the president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production at Gaumont, has launched a new distribution and production company based in Los Angeles, Nicely Entertainment.
HBO GO Extends Footprint in Taiwan
WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks & Sales has lined up another four new partners in Taiwan for the distribution of HBO GO.
Ruptly Launches Global Doc Division
The international news and media agency Ruptly has unveiled a global documentary division, with a debut catalog of more than 170 docs covering human interest stories centered on global themes.
Endemol Shine Group & 9th Impact Align for Big Brother Game
Endemol Shine Group has teamed up with the game development studio 9th Impact for the first globally interactive Big Brother mobile game.
Awesomeness Greenlights Two New Original Reality Series
Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, has greenlit two brand-new original series in remote production that are aimed at the Gen Z audience.
Kid-E-Cats Grows Presence in Italy
APC Kids has secured a duo of deals in Italy for CTC Media’s animated preschool hit Kid-E-Cats.
Eccho Rights Picks Up My Home, My Destiny
Eccho Rights has taken on the exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the hit Turkish series My Home, My Destiny (Doğduğun Ev Kaderindir).
Yu-Gi-Oh! Builds Out LatAm Reach
Konami Cross Media NY has set new deals that increase the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise’s presence in Latin America.
New Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed up with Scholastic for the release of the new Geronimo Stilton graphic novel entitled The Sewer Rat Sink.
World Screen Weekly
ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s Henrik Pabst
The chief commercial officer of the newly formed SevenOne Entertainment Group on sourcing, scheduling and monetizing programming across all services.
TV Drama Weekly
Playground’s Colin Callender
The Playground founder talks about the inspiration for launching the independent production company, the effects of the streaming explosion and finding new projects.
TV Formats Weekly
Eccho Rights’ Fredrik af Malmborg
The managing director discusses the company’s thriving scripted-formats business.
TV Kids Weekly
Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner on Safe Streaming Amid COVID-19
A look at what the safe streaming platform has in store for kids and their parents as they’re finding themselves spending more time at home amid the global health crisis.
TV Real Weekly
Public-Service Broadcasters in the Time of COVID-19
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, pubcasters around the world have stepped up their engagement with audiences of all ages across a range of broadcast and online services.
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