April 27, 2017

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***Global Agency***

Comcast, NBCUniversal Deliver Strong Q1 Results

NBCUniversal posted strong profits in the first quarter, with both cable and broadcast TV networks seeing solid gains.


FCC Chairman Pushes to Roll Back Net Neutrality

TVUSA Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has launched a campaign to undo net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015 under former U.S. President Barack Obama.

***ITV Inter Medya***

NBCU’s Kevin MacLellan Talks Hayu, Channels Business

Kevin MacLellan, the chairman of global distribution and international at NBCUniversal, discussed the rollout of the reality SVOD service Hayu and his “fewer, bigger, better” approach to the company’s channels business in his session at APOS.


Local Content Key for VICE Expansion

Hosi Simon, the global general manager of VICE Media, updated APOS delegates in Bali on the company’s international rollout strategy, stressing the importance of local content as it expands across the globe.

***Brand Licensing***

Video Interview with Guerrilla’s Freida Pinto & Babou Ceesay

Guerrilla co-stars Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay tell World Screen Newsflash about the experience of working with John Ridley and about what drew them to the series, which has been launched to the global market by Endemol Shine International.

***Sunny Side of the Doc***

Donald Tang on Chinese Investments in Hollywood

Donald Tang, the founding and managing partner of Tang Media Partners, whose portfolio includes IM Global in the U.S., discussed the future of Chinese investment in Hollywood at APOS.

Miramax Installs New CEO

TVUSA Miramax has named veteran producer Bill Block as CEO.

The Good Fight Sells to HBO Nordic, India’s ZEE

TVDRAMA The new CBS All Access original The Good Fight has been licensed to HBO Nordic as well as to ZEE in two separate deals signed by CBS Studios International (CBSSI).

***World Screen at the L.A. Screenings***

Astro, Turner Partner for Asian Content, Warner TV

TVASIA Astro has announced an expanded alliance with Turner Asia Pacific that includes carriage of Warner TV and an initiative to co-own and co-produce Asian content.

Discovery LatAm & BBC Worldwide Enter Content Pact

TVLATINA Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) and BBC Worldwide have signed a first-look deal for the factual, lifestyle, natural-history and motor-programming genres.

#SaveKidsTV Campaign Kicks Off Down Under

TVKIDS The Australian Greens political party has launched the #SaveKidsTV initiative to defend children's storytelling in the country, with Screen Producers Australia among those pledging support to the cause.

***World Screen at NATPE Budapest, Sunny Side of the Doc, Conecta Fiction and Licensing Expo***

tvN Asia Expands Reach

TVASIA CJ E&M is adding a Singaporean feed for its tvN Asia channel and has clinched a deal for the service to launch on Hong Kong OTT provider myTV SUPER.

YouTube Greenlights Best.Cover.Ever. Talent Show

TVREAL Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America have unveiled Best.Cover.Ever., a musical talent competition series hosted by Grammy winner Ludacris that is set to premiere exclusively on YouTube later this year.

MTV, Comedy Central Asia Originals Renewed

TVASIA Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia has renewed the Asian originals Ok Danceoke and Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! for rollout this summer.

Tonton OTT Brings Malaysian Content to Singapore

TVASIA The Malaysian OTT platform tonton is bound for Singapore following the signing of a deal with Singtel.

TF1 & Cyber Group Partner for New Animated Show

TVKIDS TF1, Cyber Group Studios, Supamonks Studios and La Chouette Compagnie are currently developing Droners, a new animated comedy adventure series based on an original idea by Pierre de Cabissole and Sylvain dos Santos.

Asian eSports Channel Expands Reach

TVASIA Astro has sealed new partnerships in Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia to expand the reach of its eSports channel eGG Network, which was first unveiled at APOS last year.

More Originals Revealed by HOOQ

TVASIA Asian SVOD platform has unveiled plans for another original movie and is going to fund five pilots, with a budget of $30,000 each, from innovative filmmakers across the region.

iflix Goes Live in MENA

TVMEA SVOD platform iflix is now available in eight territories across the Middle East and Northern Africa.

E! Asia Adds Korean Series to Lineup

TVASIA On the heels of its success with 2PM Wild Beat, E! Asia has added two more Korean shows to its lineup: Beauty Crush and Saturday Night Live Korea.

Twitter to Stream Seventh Annual Streamy Awards

Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter have revealed that submissions and fan nominations are now open for the seventh annual Streamy Awards, which will stream live on Twitter in September.

DRG Taps ITVS GE Exec for Drama Post

TVDRAMA Dave Clarke, who until recently was the head of scripted acquisitions and co-production at ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), is joining DRG.

New American Girl Special Set for Amazon

TVKIDS The special An American Girl Story: Summer Camp Friends for Life, inspired by the American Girl character named Z who fronts the web series Z's Crew, is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on June 9.

Immersive Downton Abbey Exhibition to Tour Globally

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions are launching Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, the first-ever fully immersive experience inside the world of the hit period drama.

YouTube’s HobbyKidsTV & pocket.watch Enter Creator Pact

TVKIDS Kids’ media company pocket.watch, which creates, acquires, distributes and curates content across a range of platforms, has secured its first creator partnership with HobbyKidsTV, a brand of ten YouTube channels.

MTV International Orders Music-Themed Show Clickbait

TVREAL MTV International has commissioned Meetinghouse Productions to produce the new series Clickbait, which exposes viewers to music-inspired video content from the internet.

YouTube Kids App Launches on Smart TVs

TVKIDS The YouTube Kids app, which can be downloaded on mobile phones and tablets, is now also available on select smart television sets.

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***Eccho Rights***

World Screen Weekly

Rikard Steiber, the president of Viveport at HTC Vive.

TV Drama Weekly

Walter Iuzzolino, co-founder and curator of Walter Presents.

TV Real Weekly

Factual titans talk international co-pros at MIPDoc.

TV Formats Weekly

Red Arrow’s Michael Schmidt
The chief creative officer shares how the group’s companies collaborate to create ideas that can be easily adapted.

TV Kids Weekly

Superights’ Morgann Favennec On Diverse Catalog
The deputy managing director of international sales and acquisitions discusses shows that are grabbing buyers’ attention.

World Screen
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