May 5, 2020

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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.

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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

TVDRAMA 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

TVUSA Christina Davis, who served as head of drama series development for CBS for 11 years, has been named president of original programming at Starz.

TV Kids Pre-MIPCOM & Pre-MIPJunior Edition

Patricia Hidalgo Named BBC’s New Director of Children’s & Education

TVKIDS 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.

Staying Connected

Updating daily, Staying Connected features feedback from media executives across the globe about how the pandemic has impacted their lives and businesses.

WarnerMedia Finalizes Acquisition of HBO-Branded Services in LatAm

TVLATINA 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.

TV Kids In-Demand

Gaumont Alum Vanessa Shapiro Launches Nicely Entertainment

TVUSA 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

TVASIA WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks & Sales has lined up another four new partners in Taiwan for the distribution of HBO GO.

Ruptly Launches Global Doc Division

TVREAL 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

TVFORMATS 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

TVREAL 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

TVKIDS 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

TVDRAMA 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

TVKIDS 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

TVKIDS Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed up with Scholastic for the release of the new Geronimo Stilton graphic novel entitled The Sewer Rat Sink.

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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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