December 6, 2019

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Parks Associates Reveals Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Services for 2019

TVUSA Parks Associates has released its updated list of the top 10 U.S. subscription OTT video services, which continues to be anchored by Netflix.


BBC Studios Inks Volume Deal with Russia’s Yandex

TVEUROPE BBC Studios and Yandex have agreed to a major output deal for content in Russia and the CIS, under which KinoPoisk HD will become the VOD home for Doctor Who.


Delhi Crime Takes Best Drama at Asian Academy Creative Awards

TVASIA India dominated the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) Gala Final in Singapore tonight, picking up a string of awards, including best drama for Netflix's Delhi Crime.


Network 10 & Channel 5 to Co-Fund Breathless

TVDRAMA Australia's Network 10 and the U.K.'s Channel 5 are joining forces to fund the four-part miniseries Breathless, marking their first joint prime-time content initiative since the completion of the ViacomCBS merger that brings the free-to-air networks together under common ownership.

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ATF Pitch Winners Announced

Projects from China, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia won the animation, Chinese-language and formats pitches at Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF).



HBO Max Orders New Lena Dunham Series

TVDRAMA HBO Max has greenlit the half-hour dramedy Generation from executive producer Lena Dunham, marking the streamer’s first pilot to get a full series order.



41 Entertainment Taps Rich IP for Reinvigorated YA Animation

TVKIDS A look at how 41 Entertainment is approaching the “next frontier of animation” in serving older kids and young adults.



Outdoor Channel & Parade in Content & Equity Partnership

TVREAL The pay-TV lifestyle network Outdoor Channel and indie producer-distributor Parade Media have entered into a content and equity partnership for Asia.



BBC Picks Up Around the World in 80 Days

TVDRAMA The BBC has acquired the David Tennant-fronted drama Around the World in 80 Days, an eight-part adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic.



Eloise IP Set for Film, TV, Live Stage Adaptations

TVKIDS MRC has secured film, television, live stage and related ancillary rights for the celebrated children's IP Eloise, which began as a series of books written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.



Amazon Readies First Original Australian Scripted Drama

TVDRAMA Amazon is gearing up for its first scripted original in Australia, Back to the Rafters, which is set to launch on Prime Video in more than 200 countries around the world.



Fight Sports Max Set to Launch in MENA

TVMEA Fight Sports, a linear channel dedicated to original programming in championship boxing, kickboxing, MMA, martial arts and other live sporting events, is set to launch its digital subscription service Fight Sports Max in MENA.



Hopster Orders Third Season of Two Minute Tales

TVKIDS The digital preschool platform Hopster has commissioned a third season of its original animated series Two Minute Tales, which is set to premiere next year.



Netflix to Launch Japanese Original Followers Globally

TVDRAMA Netflix is giving a global launch to the Japanese original Followers, which is the first drama series directed by Mika Ninagawa (Diner, No Longer Human), in February.



New Oddbods App Launches

TVKIDS One Animation has launched the newest app for its flagship animated series Oddbods, which is now available to download free on iOS.



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