June 22, 2018

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Ampere: Netflix, Amazon Driving Gains in Co-Pro Market

Netflix and Amazon are ramping up their co-pro efforts with broadcasters, predominantly in Europe, as they continue to scale up their original-content ambitions around the world, according to new research from Ampere Analysis.

***Red Arrow Studios***

AT&T Unveils New Skinny Bundle

TVUSA On the heels of closing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T has unveiled a new video package delivering 30-plus live-streaming channels and 15,000-plus TV shows and movies on demand.


ABC Slates Roseanne Spin-off

TVUSA ABC has given a straight-to-series order to The Conners, a spin-off of the canceled Roseanne, for this fall starring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman.

***Inter Medya***

Video Interview with GoldBee’s Christophe Goldberger

TVKIDS Christophe Goldberger, the founder and managing director of GoldBee, shares with World Screen Newsflash's Mansha Daswani how the company first came about and what he looks for when evaluating a property to take on for distribution.


Platform One Partners with Laura Dern’s Jaywalker Pictures

TVDRAMA Platform One Media has inked a first-look deal with Jaywalker Pictures, the production company formed by Laura Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons.


eOne Inks First-Look Deal with Cedar Park

TVUSA Entertainment One (eOne) has signed a two-year first-look agreement with Cedar Park Entertainment, the new production company set up by ex-Audience Network executive Chris Long and Bright director David Ayer.


BBC Orders Mallorca-Set Crime Drama for Daytime

TVDRAMA BBC One has commissioned a ten-part crime drama set on the Spanish island of Mallorca for its daytime schedule in 2019, with partners in the U.S., Germany and France already on board the project.


Another Season of Dear White People for Netflix

TVUSA Netflix has ordered a third installment of the popular comedy series Dear White People, which is produced for the streaming service by Lionsgate.

AMC Renews The Terror

TVDRAMA AMC has ordered a second season of its debut anthology series, The Terror, which is executive produced by Ridley Scott.

LL Cool J On Board MSNBC Docuseries Story of Cool

TVREAL American rapper/actor LL Cool J is serving as an executive producer on Story of Cool, a three-part documentary series that is due to debut next month on MSNBC.

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Apple Orders Adaptation of Canal+ Series

TVDRAMA The Canal+ short-form series Calls is being adapted for Apple, which also acquired the rights to the first season of the French original.

BT Adds Amazon to TV Service

TVEUROPE BT has become the first U.K. pay-TV provider to incorporate Amazon Prime Video in its set-top boxes.

Netflix in Overall Deal with Daredevil Showrunner

TVDRAMA Netflix has signed a multiyear overall deal with Steven S. DeKnight, who served as showrunner and executive producer on the platform's Daredevil series.

***World Screen September/Pre-MIPCOM Edition!***

Endemol Shine Scores CEE Sales for MasterChef Junior

TVFORMATS Endemol Shine Group has licensed the spin-off cooking competition series MasterChef Junior to broadcasters in Greece and Hungary.

Talk Show The Doctors Lands on Z Living

TVREAL Z Living has acquired the hit syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors and will air 150 episodes from recent seasons of the series.

Lifetime Orders Movies from Author Jane Green

TVUSA Lifetime has greenlit a trio of feature movies based on novels written by international best-selling author Jane Green for a 2019 programming event.

***TV Drama Guide 2018/2019***

Scorpion TV Secures Package Deals in CEE

TVREAL Scorpion TV has licensed 100 hours of factual content to partners across Central and Eastern Europe.

NATPE Budapest International Spotlight: ZDF Enterprises

TVEUROPE ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) is focusing on its drama and kids’ slates, with highlights such as Ku’damm 59 and School of Roars, at NATPE Budapest International.

Bunim/Murray Snaps Up U.S. Rights for The First Years

TVFORMATS Bunim/Murray Productions has optioned the U.S. rights for the scripted tween format The First Years from Newen Distribution.

***TV Kids Guide 2018/2019***

Discovery, YouTube Execs Set for Edinburgh TV Festival

TVEUROPE Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and factual, and Luke Hyams, head of originals at YouTube EMEA, are slated to speak during this year's Edinburgh TV Festival.

NATPE Budapest International Spotlight: Lionsgate

TVUSA Lionsgate is showcasing the new Starz original dramas Vida and Sweetbitter, as well as the action competition series Carnage, at NATPE Budapest International.

Pasiones Among Hemisphere Channels to Join DIRECTV NOW Lineup

TVUSA Four of Hemisphere Media Group’s U.S. Spanish-language cable networks, including Pasiones, have become available on the live streaming service DIRECTV NOW.

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Expanded L&M Lineup for Powerpuff Girls & Adventure Time

TVKIDS Cartoon Network has secured agreements to bolster the L&M programs for Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Blue Ant International Makes New Hire for U.K. Team

TVEUROPE Blue Ant International has expanded its U.K. operations with the appointment of Fleur Wheatley to serve as sales manager for international.

NATPE Budapest International Spotlight: Kanal D International

TVDRAMA A hitman named Ferhat and an idealistic doctor, Asli, meet one day in an unexpected way in the drama Price of Passion, which Kanal D International is presenting to buyers.

USA Network Alum Joins A. Smith & Co. Productions

TVREAL Reality producer A. Smith & Co. Productions has appointed former USA Network executive Sara Cohen as the VP of development.

Rai Ragazzi Kicks Off Campaign for Young Animators

TVKIDS Rai Ragazzi has unveiled the L’ora di Tuffarsi (It’s Time to Dive) initiative geared toward animation/audiovisual students or recent graduates living in Italy who have an original and unpublished animation project for TV or film.

Little Gem Taps Heads of Production & Development

TVREAL Little Gem has named Harriet Dormer head of production, while Rachel Harris is being elevated to head of development, effective immediately.

Hopster Releases New Game Coding Safari

TVKIDS Hopster has launched a new game called Coding Safari that aims to teach preschoolers the basics of coding, including decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms.

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A+E Networks - Live PD

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ZDF Enterprises – You’ll Never Get It!

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Dick Clark Productions – The Football Show

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Endemol Shine Group – Big Bounce Battle

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The managing director talks about scripted trends in Europe and the company’s focus on co-productions.

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Superprod’s Clément Calvet
The co-founder discusses the company’s positioning and approach to storytelling and production innovation.

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World Cup Content Scores GOAAALs
Distributors and producers weigh in on the increased interest in factual football-themed programming across the globe.

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