December 13, 2018

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Disney Names New International Leadership

The Walt Disney Company has announced the new international leadership team that will be formed under Kevin Mayer following the closing of the Fox transaction, with Rebecca Campbell to oversee EMEA, Diego Lerner running Latin America and Uday Shankar tapped for the Asia operation, while global sales and distribution will fall under Janice Marinelli.

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New Report Explores Demand for Netflix Originals

New data from Parrot Analytics and Kagan projects that in the U.S., the popularity of originals on Netflix will overtake that of licensed content on the platform in October 2019.

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Video: Money Heist & The Pier’s Álvaro Morte & Álex Pina

Álex Pina, creator, executive producer and writer for Money Heist and The Pier, and Álvaro Morte, who stars in both shows, talk to World Screen Newsflash about the series and the freedom of working with OTT platforms.

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TRACE Acquires Music Networks from SPT

TVEUROPE TRACE has acquired four U.K.-based music channels, available on Sky, from Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

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Smithsonian Launches New SVOD Streaming Service

TVREAL Smithsonian Networks has unveiled Smithsonian Channel Plus, an ad-free subscription on-demand streaming service with more than a thousand hours of content.

ProSiebenSat.1 Partners with eSports Portal

TVEUROPE ProSiebenSat.1's 7Sports business unit is entering into a joint venture with eSports.com, which covers the industry with news and video from tournaments worldwide.

Discovery & European Tour Strike New GOLFTV Agreement

A new partnership between Discovery and the European Tour will expand GOLFTV’s portfolio, continuing its efforts to become the “digital home of golf” for international fans.

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Stranger Things Producers Working on Netflix Coming-of-Age Series

Jonathan Entwistle, director of The End of the F***ing World, and the producers of Stranger Things have partnered on the new Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This, based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel.

DreamWorks & E! Launch on South Korea’s B tv

TVASIA NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has inked a new carriage deal with B tv in South Korea for the DreamWorks and E! channels.

ONE Championship Scores U.S. Deal

Singapore-based ONE Championship, which organizes martial arts events across Asia, has sealed a deal with B/R Live, Turner’s live sports streaming service in the U.S.

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Freeform Picks Up Josh Thomas’ New Comedy Series

TVUSA A new comedy series from Josh Thomas, the creator of Please Like Me, has been picked up to series by Freeform.

Super Channel Installs Head of Programming & More

TVCANADA Super Channel has appointed Jenny Hacker as director of programming, while Marlene Lone becomes director of affiliate marketing.

Alfred Haber Secures John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Christmas Special

TVUSA Alfred Haber Television has acquired the exclusive international distribution rights to A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy.

Disney Slates Milo Murphy’s Law Crossover with Phineas and Ferb

TVKIDS Milo Murphy's Law, which features the voice of "Weird Al" Yankovic, is due to debut its second season with a Phineas and Ferb crossover special early next year on Disney Channel.

Sam Wu Becomes CEO of Rakuten Viki

TVASIA Sam Wu has been promoted to CEO of Rakuten Viki, a video platform specializing in Asian series and movies.

BBC Two’s The Luminaries Adds to Cast

TVDRAMA Filming has begun on BBC Two’s The Luminaries, which has added to its cast Himesh Patel (The Aeronauts, EastEnders) and Ewen Leslie (The Cry, Top of the Lake: China Girl).

Twitch to Host Inspector Gadget Marathon

TVKIDS An Inspector Gadget marathon featuring an interactive twist is going to run on Twitch over the course of a week.


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