April 22, 2019

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MPA: AsiaPac Online Video Revenues to Double by 2024

TVASIA Revenues from online video subscriptions and advertising across the Asia Pacific will hit $52 billion in 2024, according to Media Partners Asia (MPA), double the $26 billion forecast for this year.

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Mediapro Canada Acquires Tri-Lite TV

TVCANADA Mediapro Canada has added to its production capacity through the acquisition of Canadian media services company Tri-Lite TV.

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Rewind Networks’ Avi Himatsinghani Talks HITS Movies Expansion

TVASIA On the heels of securing carriage on Indonesia’s leading pay-TV player, MNC Vision, for the recently launched HITS Movies service, Rewind Networks CEO Avi Himatsinghani talks about the opportunities that still exist for linear TV channels in Asia.

***SPI***

IYUNO Takes LYD Stake

TVASIA Subtitling, dubbing and post-production outfit IYUNO Media Group has picked up a significant stake in the Korean content-distribution company LYD.

***TV5MONDE***

Over the Atlantic with Rabbit Films

TVFORMATS Jonathan Tuovinen, the COO and head of international at Rabbit Films, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the celebrity-centered original format Over the Atlantic.

***Sunny Side of the Doc***

Professor T Set for U.S. PBS Stations

TVDRAMA The Belgian crime drama Professor T is coming to local PBS broadcast stations across the U.S. and PBS Passport beginning May 2.

YouTube Greenlights Retro Tech with Marques Brownlee

TVREAL YouTube has greenlit the docuseries Retro Tech starring YouTube creator Marques Brownlee that is based on his popular series Dope Tech.

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HOOQ Launches Original Series Bhak

TVASIA Bhak, the winner of the inaugural HOOQ Filmmakers Guild initiative, is now available on the Asian VOD service.

First-Time Live Telecast for Radio Disney Music Awards

TVKIDS The Radio Disney Music Awards are back this summer for a seventh year, though for the first time will air as a live event, newly rebranded as ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration.

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War Crimes Dealers Racks Up Raft of Global Deals

TVREAL War Crimes Dealers, produced by CAPA and directed by Alexandra Jousset (Illusion), has sold into several countries across the world and has been commissioned for broadcast in France by ARTE.

Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game Released

TVKIDS Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC, have partnered for the Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game.

Masha and the Bear Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Success in the U.K.

TVKIDS Masha and the Bear, now in its tenth year on the air, is celebrating its success across linear and digital platforms in the U.K., including Tiny Pop TV, Cartoonito, Netflix and its YouTube English channel.

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A+E Networks – Lost Gold of World War II

***Video***(Factual, 8x60 min.) Delving into the last great mystery of WWII, investigators and engineers, using the latest technology, search for an immense treasure buried by the Japanese in the Philippine jungle.
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Calinos Entertainment - Forbidden Fruit

***Video***(Drama, ongoing) Yıldız and Zeynep are two sisters who are very close but have very different life goals: Zeynep wants a successful career while Yıldız is looking for a rich man who would save her from her low-income life.
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Keshet International – Around the World by Train

***Video***(Factual, 6x45 min.) Sir Tony Robinson takes a whirlwind journey around the globe on some of the world’s most historical railways, learning local traditions and histories along the way.
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Distribution360 – Tales by Light

***Video***(Factual, 12x30 min.) Offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of the world’s best photographic storytellers, all in 4K.
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Caracol Televisión – The Good Bandit

***Video***(Series, 60x60 min.) A mafia boss decides to change his life, get away from crime and become an honest man.
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