September 27, 2021

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THUNDERBIRD ENTERTAINMENT

Germany SVOD Subscriber Count to Overtake U.K.

TVEUROPE Digital TV Research is forecasting that there will be 238 million SVOD subscriptions across 18 Western European countries by 2026, up from 167 million at the end of 2021.

NIPPON TV

WorldScreenings: Artist View Entertainment

Scott J. Jones, president of Artist View Entertainment, on the company's latest raft of indie gems and ramping up activities on the production side of the business.

RED ARROW STUDIOS

Russell T Davies Returning to Doctor Who

TVDRAMA Russell T Davies will once again serve as showrunner for Doctor Who, succeeding Chris Chibnall, who departs next year.

ARTIST VIEW ENTERTAINMENT

TV Kids In-Demand: Comedy—Part 1

TVKIDS In the first of two kids' comedy reports, we spotlight ZDF Enterprises’ Scream Street, Guru Studio’s Big Blue, Studio 100 Media’s FriendZSpace and Mondo TV Group’s Monster Loving Maniacs.

TV5MONDE ASIA

FOX Entertainment Sets Up International Unscripted Format Fund

TVFORMATS FOX Entertainment and FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE) have established a $100 million international unscripted format fund to identify concepts for the global market.

TV Kids Screenings Festival

Teen Wolf Revival Movie & Wolf Pack Series for Paramount+

TVDRAMA Paramount+ has teamed up with Teen Wolf series creator Jeff Davis for several new projects, including a Teen Wolf sequel movie and a series based on Wolf Pack.

TV Latina at MIP CANCUN

Red Arrow Studios International Takes Rights to New Britney Doc

TVREAL Red Arrow Studios International has acquired the international distribution rights to the feature-length documentary Controlling Britney Spears.

TV Formats Screenings Festival

Studio Lambert Options Nicola Williams Legal Thriller

TVDRAMA The Studio Lambert scripted team has optioned Nicola Williams’ legal thriller Without Prejudice, which was republished in 2021 as part of Bernardine Evaristo’s Black Britain: Writing Back series.

TV Latina Screenings Festival

BBC Studios Inks Presales for Universe & The Mating Game

TVREAL BBC Studios has secured international presales for the science series Universe and the natural-history series The Mating Game.

Bad Habits, Holy Orders Vows to Go Global

TVFORMATS Crackit Productions’ creative director, Elaine Hackett, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the international appeal of Bad Habits, Holy Orders, a format distributed by Keshet International.

TV Drama In-Demand

TV Kids Screenings Festival: Sinking Ship Entertainment

TVKIDS Sinking Ship Entertainment’s selections in the TV Kids Screenings Festival are intended to meet the needs of various broadcasters and platforms across demos, featuring a mix of live action and animation and targeting different demos, including preschoolers with Alma’s Way.

Cineflix Productions Backs New Venture

TVREAL Cineflix Productions and Ping Pong Productions have aligned to launch Shiny Screens Entertainment, a joint venture with showrunner Will Spjut.

Korean TV Festival

Nickelodeon Orders More Ryan’s Mystery Playdate

TVKIDS Nickelodeon has ordered an additional 20 episodes for the fourth season of the preschool hit Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, bringing the total to 30 half-hour episodes.

WNET Group & Love Nature Unveil The Ocean’s Greatest Feast

TVREAL Love Nature and The WNET Group have teamed up for the new blue-chip documentary feature The Ocean’s Greatest Feast, which explores South Africa’s famous annual sardine run.

WorldScreenings

ZDFE Picks Up Shorty and the Legend of the Enchanted Reef

TVKIDS ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has taken on the international distribution rights for the animated film Shorty and the Legend of the Enchanted Reef.

Fremantle Hires Group Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fremantle has appointed Babita Bahal as group head of diversity, equity and inclusion, a newly created role.

MIPCOM Spotlight: ORF-Enterprise

TVEUROPE Now in its 20th season, the ORF-Enterprise drama highlight Soko Kitzbuehel has found audiences around the world.

NORDIC TV Festival

BBC Studios Taps ViacomCBS Alum for EMEA Team

TVEUROPE BBC Studios has appointed Arran Tindall as senior VP of key markets for the EMEA region.

MIPCOM Spotlight: GMA Network

TVDRAMA The drama Legal Wives on GMA Network’s slate follows a Muslim man who marries three women—one to fulfill his family duty, one because of true love and one to save the honor of a friend’s daughter.

Jazwares Toy Line for Do, Re & Mi

TVKIDS Jazwares has launched an exclusive product line inspired by the Amazon original series Do, Re & Mi from Gaumont.

World Screen Premieres

MIPCOM Spotlight: GoldBee

TVKIDS GoldBee’s highlight Hoodie is a parkour-based live-action series that follows the story of Pieter and his friends, who secretly become crime fighters.

Gusto TV Launches on SelectTV in the U.S.

TVREAL Food channel Gusto TV, home to Cook Like a Chef, has launched on FreeCast’s SelectTV service in the U.S.

MIPCOM Spotlight: Autentic Distribution

TVREAL From Autentic Distribution’s People & Places strand, the three-part docuseries World’s Most Dangerous Railway Lines brings viewers along on a train journey through extreme landscapes.

SPI’s Dizi Launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Spain

TVDRAMA The SPI International/FilmBox drama hub Dizi is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Spain.

MIPCOM Spotlight: Serious Kids

TVKIDS Girls of Olympus, a new animated fantasy-adventure series for kids aged 8 to 12, leads Serious Kids’ MIPCOM highlights.

Konami Cross Media NY & PhatMojo Pact for Yu-Gi-Oh!

TVKIDS Konami Cross Media NY has named Los Angeles-based PhatMojo as the new master toy licensee for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand.

MIPCOM Spotlight: Vuulr

The online content marketplace Vuulr has a catalog of more than 30,000 titles from 120 countries and across 60 genres.

Winsing Unveils New IP, Toy Line

TVKIDS At the Winsing 2021 New Toy Line Rollout Conference earlier this month, Winsing Animation unveiled the IP Super10 and rolled out its latest line of toys.

MIPCOM Spotlight: Mediatoon Distribution

TVKIDS A kids’ comedy title that Mediatoon Distribution is bringing to the global market, Nicholas’ Fantastic Summer sees its titular protagonist enjoy time with his family at the beach, exploring places and finding new friends to play with.

The Format People & Litopos Align

TVFORMATS The international format consultancy The Format People (TFP) and the Latin American content provider Litopos Producciones have formed a new strategic alliance.


New From WorldScreenings


MarVista Entertainment – The Miseducation of Bindu

***Video***(YA comedy, 1x90 min.) When a bullied teenage girl forges her mother’s signature to test out of high school, hijinks ensue as she struggles to pay the test fee.
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GRB Studios – Dons of Disco

***Video***(Doc., 1x89 min.) A lip-syncing scandal pits an American singer against an Italian male model over the legacy of 1980s “Italo Disco” star Den Harrow.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) – Because Victoria

***Video***(Dramedy, 10x30 min.) Five years have gone by and Victoria starting school seems to mark the return of personal problems between the three mothers: Jazmin, Emma and Barbara.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

BossaNova – Accused of Murdering Our Son

***Video***(Crime/investigation, 1x60 min.) This unflinching new documentary follows in real time the unique experience of an elderly couple accused of murdering their son.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

FilmRise – The Mediator with Ice-T

***Video***(Unscripted, 20x30 min.) Ice-T seeks resolutions between two feuding civilian parties in a court-like platform.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

ORF-Enterprise – Hudson River—Journey into the Wild

***Video***(Wildlife/nature, 1x52 min.) Native Americans called it “Mahicantuck – the river that flows both ways.” The Hudson’s wilderness is a testament to nature’s ability to thrive in the shadow of a metropolis.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Rive Gauche – In Their Own Words

***Video***(Doc., 6x60 min.) Using a fresh and innovative combination of access-driven interviews, archive and animated content, an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling legends. Icons include Elon Musk, Pope Francis, Diana Princess of Wales, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chuck Berry and President Jimmy Carter.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Autentic Distribution – Heroes of the Deep

***Video***(Fact-ent., 4x45 min.) Follows the Baltic Divers to the bottom of the sea, where they come across unusual and sometimes explosive stories.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Media Ranch – Dining with the Enemy

***Video***(Format) Travel show where a chef enters war zones or conflicts to cook for two people on opposing sides to bring them together over a meal.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

Incendo – Destination Love

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 1x90 min.) On a remote island in New Zealand, a young woman and local vineyard owner hope to create the perfect destination wedding for her best friends.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


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Cyber Group Studios Creates Meaningful Connections
Raphaelle Mathieu, senior VP of sales, acquisitions and new media, discusses the company's focus on delivering content that addresses the current needs of children.

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START Sets New Trends in Russian Drama
Daria Bondarenko, executive VP of sales and acquisitions, on what’s driving the gains at the Russia SVOD platform.

TV Formats Weekly

Cash at Your Door Knocks at the Homes of U.S. Viewers
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Albatross Amps Up Its Acquisitions Strategy
Anne Olzmann, managing director, on how the company is expanding its acquisitions strategy amid a boom in demand for factual programs.

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