January 22, 2020

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International Drives Netflix Subs Gains as U.S. Growth Slows

Netflix added 8.8 million subscribers in Q4, driven by international, with an increasingly competitive U.S. landscape leading to smaller gains in North America.

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Game of Thrones Dubbed “Most In-Demand TV Series in the World”

At the second annual Global TV Demand Awards, presented by Parrot Analytics, at NATPE, Game of Thrones was honored as the most in-demand TV series in the world, along with receiving the trophy for most in-demand drama series in the world, for 2019.


Tubi Set for Mexico Launch in Partnership with TV Azteca

TVLATINA The Tubi AVOD service is expanding into Mexico later this year, in collaboration with TV Azteca.

***Inter Medya***

UnREAL to See Local Version in Brazil

TVLATINA A+E Networks International has signed new deals across Latin America, including its first scripted format sale in the region, with UnREAL to be localized in Brazil.

Turner Latin America Launches Original Movie Banner Particular Crowd

TVLATINA During a breakfast presentation at the Eden Roc Hotel during NATPE, WarnerMedia’s Turner Latin America officially unveiled its new original movie banner Particular Crowd.

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Telemundo Pacts with Fernando Colunga

TVLATINA Telemundo has inked a deal with Fernando Colunga for the Mexican actor to star in various original productions, beginning with the new super-series Malverde: The Patron Saint (Malverde: El Santo Patrón).

Gaumont Adapting The House on Mango Street for TV

TVDRAMA Gaumont has optioned Sandra Cisneros’ classic coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street to develop as a TV series.

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Endemol Shine Iberia & Utópica Media Align for Fuego

TVDRAMA Endemol Shine Iberia, through its affiliate Zeppelin, has inked a co-development deal with the Argentinean content agency Utópica Media for the dramedy series Fuego.

Banijay Rights to Rep Thomas Markle Doc

TVREAL Banijay Rights has taken on international distribution for the exclusive Thomas Markle: My Story documentary, providing insight into the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down from royal duties.

Viacom International Studios Adapting Ay Yapim’s Persona

TVDRAMA Viacom International Studios (VIS) has started production on an adaptation of the Turkish series Şahsiyet (Persona), which was produced by Ay Yapim and aired on Puhu TV.

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Second Season of Baptiste for BBC One

TVDRAMA Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing, Fleabag, Liar, Cheat) is getting underway on a second season of the drama Baptiste for BBC One, with Harry and Jack Williams returning as writers.

Pair of HBO Latin America Originals Land on Hulu Japan

TVDRAMA HBO Latin America's original series Sr. Ávila and The Business (O Negócio) have been acquired by Hulu Japan, which will launch the dramas in March as part of its Latin America showcase for the Japanese audience.

Dori Media’s Power Couple Gets New Seasons in Mexico & Brazil

TVFORMATS Dori Media Group has sold additional seasons of its reality format Power Couple into Mexico and Brazil.

HBO Max Greenlights British Royals Animated Comedy Series

The Prince, an animated comedy series centered on the British royal family, has been greenlit by HBO Max.

Cisneros Media Sends Two More Titles to Amazon Prime Video for LatAm

TVDRAMA Cisneros Media has sold Amor Secreto and Gata Salvaje to Amazon Prime Video for LatAm, where both titles will be available in Spanish and Portuguese.

VIS Greenlights Season Two of Club 57

TVKIDS Viacom International Studios (VIS), in partnership with co-producer The Mediapro Studio, has greenlit season two of Nickelodeon Latin America’s musical series Club 57.

RTVE’s Factual Slate Travels Through Time

TVREAL María Jesús Pérez, RTVE’s international sales director, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company's diverse factual-programming catalog.

ATV Sells Duo of Dramas into Angola & Mozambique

TVDRAMA ATV has added new territories to its scope of international sales, selling Hercai and Love and Secrets into Mozambique and Angola.

Dates Revealed for Canneseries 2021

TVEUROPE Ahead of Canneseries 2020, the dates for the fourth edition of the five-day festival have been revealed.

Ovation Stocks Slate at NATPE

TVUSA Ovation has picked up a slew of new titles from distributors at NATPE, including a deal with Sky Studios for the second season of Riviera and one with TVF International for Glamping Adventures.

Gusto TV to Launch on TikiLIVE

TVREAL The food and lifestyle channel Gusto TV is set to roll out on TikiLIVE, an OTT and IPTV platform available in the U.S. and Latin America.

Newly Rich, Newly Poor Bows in Serbia & Montenegro

TVFORMATS Caracol Television’s Newly Rich, Newly Poor has been adapted for Serbia and Montenegro and premiered earlier this week with the local title Igra Sudbine.

CBeebies Picks Up Puppet Series Monty & Co

TVKIDS The BBC preschool channel CBeebies has acquired the linear and FVOD rights to the new puppet series Monty & Co.

Scissor Seven Launches Around the World on Netflix

Planet Nemo by Ankama has sold the AHA Entertainment-produced anime series Scissor Seven to Netflix.

CAA’s Eric Wattenberg Joins Wheelhouse Group as Chief Content Officer

Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group has tapped Eric Wattenberg, a longtime agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), to be the company’s chief content officer.

Kabillion Promotes Stevan Levy

TVKIDS Kabillion has upped Emmy Award winner and veteran entertainment executive Stevan Levy to president of programming and operations.

WarnerMedia Strengthens Executive Team

TVUSA Cheryl Idell has been named executive VP and chief research officer of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer.

Cartel Entertainment Hires Veteran Agent John Tomko

Cartel Entertainment has hired John Tomko, who was previously at Rain Management Group, and promoted Kate Brogden to manager.

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Calinos Entertainment – Woman

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A+E Networks – Project Blue Book

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Gaumont – NOX

***Video***(Drama, 6x60 min.) A Creation Originale series for Canal+ about a retired cop forced back into action when her daughter disappears into the Paris underground.
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MISTCO – Hold My Hand

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Andrew Davies on Bringing Sanditon to TV
The screenwriter talks about the experience of finishing Jane Austen’s last work, Sanditon.

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John Walsh’s Mission
for Justice

John Walsh and his son Callahan discuss the ID series In Pursuit with John Walsh.

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It’s Game On! in the U.S.
Nina Etspüler, group creative director at Red Arrow Studios, on A League of Their Own.

TV Kids Weekly

Mondo TV Teaches Kids About the Environment
Luana Perrero, Mondo TV’s head of content sales, highlights a trio of shows with environmental messages.

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