July 2, 2020

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MIPCOM & MIPJunior Confirm Live Events

Reed MIDEM has confirmed that the 2020 editions of MIPCOM and MIPJunior will take place as both physical gatherings in Cannes and as hybrid digital events.


Movistar+ Secures Champions League Rights

TVEUROPE Telefónica's Movistar+ platform has clinched a deal with UEFA for the rights to UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League until the 2023-24 season.

***Inter Medya***

TV Real Launches In-Demand Genre Reports

TVREAL As part of our efforts to help buyers find the best content to fill their slates, TV Real is launching a series of weekly genre reports this summer, spotlighting new shows in a variety of areas.


Peacock Scores ViacomCBS Movies & Series

TVUSA NBCUniversal's new streaming service, Peacock, has sealed a deal with ViacomCBS for a raft of movies and TV shows, among them The Godfather trilogy, Ray Donovan and The Affair.


Mad Men Streaming Rights Secured by Amazon, IMDb TV

TVDRAMA IMDb TV in the U.S. and Amazon Prime Video have secured international streaming rights for all seven seasons of the award-winning drama series Mad Men.

Tobi de Graaff Pacts with Anton on New Venture

TVEUROPE Tobi de Graaff, formerly with BBC Studios, is launching Beiboot Representation in partnership with Anton with a focus on developing, packaging and financing premium European content.

World Screen In-Demand Reports

BAFTA Launches Free Online Event Series

TVEUROPE The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has unveiled the lineup for BAFTA Television: The Sessions, an annual event series celebrating nominated TV shows and talent.

SVOD Faces its Post-COVID-19 Future

SVOD platforms will have to work hard to retain the subs they gained amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a range of new studies.


WorldScreenings: Mediatoon’s Catalog Is Tuned In to the Times

TVKIDS Jérôme Alby, Mediatoon Distribution's managing director, talks to World Screen Newsflash about offering a wide range of kids’ genres with a vast array of central themes targeting many different age groups of children.

Comedy Central to Reimagine Beavis and Butt-Head

TVUSA Comedy Central has inked an expansive deal with Emmy Award winner Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head, as well as additional spin-offs and specials.

TV Drama In-Demand

Walter Presents to Launch in Russia

TVDRAMA Walter Presents has signed a two-year deal with the Russian SVOD service Start, part of the Yellow, Black and White Group (YBW), to make its curated selection of international drama available to local audiences.

Rainmaker Content Secures Emmy Rights, Appoints COO

Rainmaker Content has secured worldwide distribution rights for the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards, excluding the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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U.K.’s Blink Industries Lands Netflix Commission

TVKIDS Netflix and Blink Industries are working on a new 2D animated series, DeadEndia, based on the graphic novels from Hamish Steele.

MGM to Debut New SVOD Service on Germany’s Zattoo

TVEUROPE MGM is launching an all-new film and TV SVOD service on Germany’s Zattoo, providing a slew of award-winning Hollywood films and TV series.

Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting Heads to Tubi

TVREAL Tubi will bring 30 seasons of the cult phenomenon The Joy of Painting, featuring Bob Ross, to its library on the Docurama Channel from Cinedigm.

Russian Version of Street Justice in the Works

TVDRAMA Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, has secured an agreement for a Russian adaptation of Street Justice.

New Jeff Foxworthy Series Set for A&E Network

TVREAL A&E Network is set to launch What’s It Worth?, a new series hosted by comedy legend and personal collector Jeff Foxworthy.

Landmark Studio Group Pacts with ORWO Studios for Thriller Safehaven

TVDRAMA Landmark Studio Group, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and Louisiana-based production studio ORWO Studios have partnered to produce Safehaven, a new supernatural thriller series.

Sarah Jessica Parker Teams with ITV America for Dating Social Experiment

TVREAL Lifetime and ITV America are joining forces with executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker for a new social-experiment dating show, Swipe Swap (working title).

Say Yes to the Dress Returning to TLC

TVREAL TLC is set to debut a new season of Say Yes to the Dress, starting with a quarantine special.

Cloudco Aligns with J&M Brands for Care Bears

TVKIDS Cloudco Entertainment has signed an agency deal with J&M Brands to manage the Care Bears brand across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Studio 100 Film Drops Trailer for Maya the Bee—The Golden Orb

TVKIDS Studio 100 Film has launched the international trailer for the Maya the Bee—The Golden Orb movie on its YouTube channel.

Pulse Films Signs Director Haley Elizabeth Anderson

TVUSA Pulse Films has signed NYC-based filmmaker Haley Elizabeth Anderson (Pillars) to its talent roster.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., World Screen Newsflash will resume publication on Monday, July 6.

New From WorldScreenings

ZDF Enterprises – Great Inventions

***Video***(Science/knowledge, 35x50 min.) A celebration of humankind's great inventions that have completely transformed our world, from rather mundane household breakthroughs to spectacular innovations in technology and science.
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A+E Networks – Shadows of Hiroshima

***Video***(Factual/doc., 1x120 min.) Seventy-five years since the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this documentary explores the reality of nuclear warfare through the perspectives of survivors and participants.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Eccho Rights – The Promise

***Video***(Drama, S1: 103x45 min., S2: 250x45 min.) Reyhan and Emir couldn't be any more different, yet their lives intersect with a promise that brings them together in the most unexpected way.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Kanal D International – New Life

***Video***(Drama) Premium drama about the chain of events that happens when two very different families cross paths. The story is about the conflict of love and the family.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Global Agency – Evermore

***Video***(Drama, S1: 51x60 min., S2: 129x60 min., S3: 121x60 min.) The passionate love between a wealthy businessman and a poor singer struggles to survive in a battle against deep-rooted family traditions that prize power over romance.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Russia Television and Radio/Sovtelexport – Blackout

***Video***(Crime drama, 11x44 min.) Turbulent 1990s in Russia. A veteran of the Soviet-Afghan war, Herman comes home to find a completely different country—morally devastated and drowning in crime.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


GMA Network – A Place in Your Heart

***Video***(Drama, 45x45 min.) A good stepmother battles against the evil ex-wife of the man she loves and the mother of the children she has learned to love.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Keshet International – Total Control (AKA Black Bitch)

***Video***(Drama, 6x60 min. & format) An unlikely national hero is catapulted into government in a cynical power play. Used, abandoned and underestimated, now she's on a quest for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


ORF-Enterprise – Passion and Power—Queen Victoria’s Secrets

***Video***(History, 1x45 min./1x52 min.) The film looks behind the clichés and court propaganda to reveal who Victoria really was: a passionate woman and an intrepid monarch who fought for Britain’s supremacy.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Madd Entertainment – A Miracle

***Video***(Drama) Ali is a young, autistic savant medical school graduate who had a difficult upbringing. He is quite the genius, but has trouble communicating with people because of his condition. His biggest dream is to become a surgeon.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


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The coronavirus has presented untold challenges for the companies that make studio show formats, but they have found ways to meet them—even discovering new ways of doing business that could be here to stay.

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Taste the Nation Digs Deeper
Padma Lakshmi and Part2's David Shadrack Smith discuss the ethos of the new Hulu series Taste the Nation.

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Ad Market Takes a COVID-19 Hit
New forecasts from GroupM project that global advertising revenues will fall 9.9 percent this year.

TV Kids Weekly

Cloudco’s Sean Gorman Talks Tinpo
The president of Cloudco Entertainment shares details about the new preschool series Tinpo.

TV Drama Weekly

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