April 20, 2018

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Yannick Bolloré Succeeds Father Vincent as Vivendi Chairman

TVEUROPE Vivendi has appointed Yannick Bolloré as chairman, taking over from Vincent Bolloré, his father.


MIPTV: The Week in Kids

TVKIDS The expanded Junior@MIPTV segment this market included a focus on kids’ live-action programming, as well as a live action pitch, among other highlights.


Nordic Pubcasters Reveal First Moves in Joint Series Initiative

TVEUROPE Public broadcasters DR, NRK, SVT, RÚV and YLE have kicked off the "Nordic 12" initiative, in an effort to strengthen Nordic culture and secure rights to the best Nordic shows in the face of increasing competition from global SVOD services.

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Gearing Up for APOS?

TVASIA Delegates at APOS in Indonesia next week will hear from executives from local, regional and global content, distribution and tech companies about scale, partnerships, driving consumer engagement and increasing revenues amid a rapidly transforming media ecosystem in Asia.


Amazon Scores U.K. Rights for U.S. Open Tennis Championships

TVEUROPE Amazon Prime Video has landed rights to broadcast the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in the U.K. and Ireland.

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Diego Lerner Named President of Disney Latin America

TVLATINA Diego Lerner has been appointed president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America.

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Nine Entertainment Winners Revealed for Peabody 30

TVUSA The Peabody Awards' board of jurors has unveiled nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth, for programs released last year.

Ynon Kreiz to Become CEO of Mattel

TVKIDS Ynon Kreiz has been appointed as the next chief executive officer of Mattel, effective April 26, as Margo Georgiadis, who was named CEO last year, resigns from her executive and board duties.

Paramount Network Commits to First Wives Club Series

TVUSA Paramount Network has ordered First Wives Club, a 10x30-minute comedy based on the 1996 movie starring Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, from Paramount Television.

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Jane Latman Named GM of Travel Channel

TVREAL Expanding her current portfolio, Jane Latman has been named general manager of Travel Channel.

Claire McGlasson’s The Rapture Optioned for TV

TVDRAMA Hillbilly Television has acquired the TV rights for The Rapture, Claire McGlasson’s debut novel about a real-life cult, set in 1920s Bedford.

Viu Enters Content Partnership with GMM Channel

TVASIA PCCW Media Group's OTT video service Viu has signed a content agreement with GMM Channel, a leading entertainment company in Thailand.

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APOS Spotlight: Astro

TVASIA Astro has carved out differentiated content verticals, including Nusantara, Horror and eSports.

Sundance Now Greenlights Season Two of This Close

TVDRAMA Sundance Now has ordered season two of its original relationship dramedy This Close.

APOS Spotlight: Rewind Networks

TVASIA Rewind Networks’ HITS channel is now available in 10 million homes across eight markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei and Myanmar.

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Cocaine Drama ZeroZeroZero Starts Filming, Sets Cast

TVDRAMA Filming has officially begun on ZeroZeroZero, produced by Cattleya for Sky, Canal+ and Amazon.

Another Season of Beyblade Burst for New Zealand

TVKIDS New Zealand's TVNZ has inked a deal with SUNRIGHTS for Beyblade Burst Evolution, the second installment of the hit animated franchise.

***Top OTT Platforms 2018***

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Acun Medya Global – Exathlon

***Video***(Sports/reality format) Two teams of physically fit and sportive contestants, including Olympic athletes, football players and/or celebrities with athletic skills, compete at specially built challenge locations to be the champion of Exathlon.
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TV Azteca International – Wild By Nature

***Video***(Wildlife docureality, 30x30 min.) Actor and naturalist Arturo Islas travels jungles, deserts and seas in search of the wonderful species of fauna in Mexico.
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Great Point Media – Euphoria

***Video***(TV movie/drama, 1x98 min.) Alicia Vikander and Eva Green star as estranged sisters, traveling through Europe to a mysterious destination. Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance and Adrian Lester also star.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

Calinos Entertainment – Relationship Status: It's Complicated

***Video***(Romance, on-air, 35+x45 min.) An aspiring scriptwriter experiencing betrayal and hard times meets a handsome actor. Although he is in love with another beautiful girl, no one knows what the future holds.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

Inter Medya – The Pit

***Video***(Drama) Çukur, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Istanbul, is ruled by the Koçova family. Although they are closely related to crime, the family has its own rules.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


World Screen Weekly

Power of Many
Explores how federations have become distribution powerhouses.

TV Real Weekly

Top Factual Buyers Talk Trends, Wish Lists at MIPDoc
A trio of execs shared their acquisition and co-pro strategies before receiving a World Screen Factual Trendsetter Award.

TV Drama Weekly

Looking Back
Spotlights the enduring demand for period drama in the marketplace.

TV Formats Weekly

Dramatic Designs
Distributors are finding success with scripted format adaptations.

TV Kids Weekly

Go Girl!
There’s a new wave of children’s shows featuring powerful female characters.

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