August 16, 2017

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Kagan: U.S. Pay-TV Subscriber Losses Just Under 1 Million Mark

TVUSA In the second quarter of 2017, the U.S. multichannel universe lost a record number of customers, 976,000 pay-TV subs, according to new data from Kagan.


Amazon to Stream Eurosport Content in Germany, Austria

TVEUROPE Discovery Communications has inked a streaming deal with Amazon in Germany and Austria that sees subscribers gaining access to Eurosport's premium live HD sports content, including Bundesliga, as of today.

***Telemundo Internacional***

Apple Taps Former WGN America Head Matt Cherniss

TVUSA Matt Cherniss, the former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, has joined Apple to help oversee the development of its video unit.

***ITV Inter Medya***

RTS Cambridge Lineup Features James Murdoch, Gary Davey

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the lineup for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017: A World of Opportunity, which will feature 21st Century Fox's James Murdoch, Ofcom's Sharon White and Sky's Gary Davey, among others.

Patrick Dempsey to Star in EPIX Thriller Harry Quebert Affair

TVDRAMA Production is underway on a new ten-part event series for EPIX, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which will star Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy, Bridget Jones's Baby) in the title role.

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

OSN Launches WAVO Streaming Service

TVMEA OSN's new online and mobile app entertainment platform WAVO is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Netflix Renews Jason Bateman Drama Ozark

TVDRAMA Netflix has renewed the original series Ozark for season two, which will have ten new episodes.

***World Screen at MIPCOM***

CJ E&M Continues Rollout of tvN Movies

TVASIA CJ E&M is continuing to expand the reach of its tvN Movies channel, dedicated to Korean blockbusters, across Southeast Asia.

Really Hits the Mark with “Life on TV”

TVREAL Luke Hales, the general manager of UKTV's Really, Good Food, Home and Eden, tells World Screen Newsflash about how the factual channel Really has become the destination for real-life programming in the U.K.

***Congratulate Kids' Trendsetters***

WWE Inks Broadcast Deal with Nine Network’s 9Go!

WWE has secured an agreement that will see weekly hour-long versions of Raw and SmackDown broadcast on the Nine Network channel 9Go! in Australia.

Music-Themed Show to Premiere on Discovery Kids

TVKIDS Mini Beat Power Rockers, a new original animated series developed by Discovery Kids and Juan José Campanella's MundoLoco CGI, is due to debut in Latin America later this month.

Diana: The Day the World Cried Heads to Nine, SVT, Sky NZ

TVREAL Cineflix Rights has signed a number of international agreements for factual programming from producer partner Finestripe Productions, including the documentary special Diana: The Day the World Cried.

***TV Drama Guide 2017/2018***

New Licensing Partners On Board Rainbow Rangers

TVKIDS Genius Brands International has named a trio of new licensees for the animated preschool show Rainbow Rangers, which is due to debut on Nick Jr. next year.

Pasiones Picks Up Korean Fantasy Drama for U.S., LatAm

TVDRAMA The Spanish-language Pasiones channel has acquired the rights for the U.S. and Latin American premieres of the Korean series W: Two Worlds.

4K Media Taps Yu-Gi-Oh! L&M Rep in France

TVKIDS Konami Digital Entertainment's 4K Media has appointed MJA Licensing as the new sub-agent for its popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in France.

***TV Kids Guide 2017/2018***

New From WorldScreenings


Armoza Formats - Sex Tape

***Video***(Social-experiment format, 60 min. eps.) Three couples take part in a dramatic and spicy therapy, watching their own sex tapes to fix their relationships.
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Incendo - FANatic

***Video***(MOW, 1x90 min.) Tess, the female lead in a very successful sci-fi series, longs to escape the sexist role that has given her fame. When a photo leak suggests her leading man and real-life husband is cheating on her, she turns to her trusted assistant for support, which may not have been the wisest choice.
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KABO International - Together

***Video***(Social-experiment format) Brave couples attempt to improve and save their relationship using a groundbreaking mobile app that tracks their progress and creates tasks for them to perform.
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Mediaset Distribution - The Bodyguard

***Video***(Reality, 1x50 min.) 12 contestants will challenge each other in order to become the bodyguard of an international star.
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TV Formats Weekly

NBC Entertainment’s Paul Telegdy & Meredith Ahr.

World Screen Weekly

ORF-Enterprise’s Beatrice Cox-Riesenfelder
The managing director talks about what the company is known for and trends she has been noticing as of late.

TV Drama Weekly

Tokyo to Istanbul: A Case Study in Scripted Adaptations
Execs from Nippon TV and Medyapim give insight into turning Japanese scripted successes into Turkish drama hits.

TV Kids Weekly

Serious Lunch’s Genevieve Dexter
The founder and CEO speaks about the company’s evolution and what broadcasters look for in a children’s show today.

TV Real Weekly

Distinct Tone Guides North One Television
CEO Neil Duncanson discusses the company’s programming and how male-skewing content also draws female viewers.

World Screen
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