April 19, 2021

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Deloitte Study Charts Pandemic’s Effects on Media Consumption

The 15th edition of Deloitte's Digital Media Trends survey explores media consumption trends amid Covid-19, charting intensified streaming competition, price sensitivity and the prospect of higher churn rates.


ZDF’s Nicole Keeb to Be Honored with TV Kids Pioneer Award

TVKIDS Nicole Keeb, the head of international co-productions and acquisitions for children and youth at ZDF, will be honored for her contributions to the children’s programming industry with a TV Kids Pioneer Award, presented as part of the TV Kids Summer Festival.


Starz Greenlights Courtney Cox Horror Comedy

TVUSA Starz has ordered the eight-episode horror-comedy series Shining Vale, starring Courtney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town).


The Replacement Remake for Elisa Viihde

TVDRAMA A remake of the hit BBC drama The Replacement is being prepped to air on the Elisa Viihde Viaplay streaming service in 2022.


ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group’s Format Mix

TVFORMATS Paul Gilbert, senior VP of international formats for ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company's format slate that runs the gamut from recent hits like Tough as Nails and Have You Been Paying Attention? to classics such as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and Top Model.

Sunny Side

Synchronicity Options Graeme Armstrong’s The Young Team

TVDRAMA Synchronicity Films (The Cry, Only You) has optioned the rights to Graeme Armstrong’s debut novel, The Young Team.

TV Drama Screenings Festival

Paramount+ Unveils Unscripted Series from Dave Grohl

TVREAL Paramount+ is set to launch From Cradle to Stage, a new original unscripted series created by Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia Hanlong Grohl.

Rai Ragazzi Debuts Nefertine on the Nile

TVKIDS Italian pubcaster Rai has given the animated series Nefertine on the Nile its worldwide debut.

TV Movies Screenings Festival

HBO Max Sets Season Two of Legendary

TVREAL HBO Max has set the second season debut of the voguing reality competition series Legendary for May 6.

MISTCO Sends The Innocents to LatAm & MENA

TVDRAMA MISTCO has secured new deals to bring the drama series The Innocents to Latin America and the MENA region.

May Digital Editions

Incendo Preps Two New Romantic Comedy Films

TVCANADA Incendo and Screentime New Zealand have commenced production on the romantic comedy Written in the Stars, featuring New Zealand actors Kimberley Crossman (Golden Boy, Funny Girls, Together Forever Tea) and David De Lautour (Wentworth, Westside, Touch).

MeteoHeroes Earth Day Showings in LatAm

TVKIDS Mondo TV Iberoamerica, part of Mondo TV Group, has secured an agreement with a number of broadcasters in Latin America to air four specially chosen episodes of MeteoHeroes on Earth Day.

Cream Productions Launches Podcast Division

TVREAL The Canadian production company Cream Productions has unveiled its new podcast division, which will create, develop and produce nonfiction audio programming with a focus on original content and spin-offs of its televised and streaming programming.

Turkish TV Festival

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ZDF Enterprises – Ku'damm 63

***Video***(Drama, 3x90 min./6x45 min.) The Schöllack sisters are now grown women confronted with their life choices and with a society that is not as free as it pretends to be.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


A+E Networks – Assembly Required

***Video***(Factual/format, 10x60 min.) Home Improvement stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn reunite for a new competition series that spotlights the best and brightest builders from across the country. In their home workshops, these skilled individuals roll up their sleeves and compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing. Available as a format.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


GoQuest Media – Civil Servant

***Video***(Spy thriller, 24x50 min.) A young, ambitious Serbian Secret Service agent negotiates the dangerous rules of the modern century international spy game.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Calinos Entertainment – Better Together

***Video***(Drama) Four people turn 35 on the same day. All four of them are about to go through the most important day of their lives.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


PBS International – First We Eat

***Video***(Arts/culture/lifestyle, 1x101 min., 1x55 min.) Follow one family’s year-long challenge to live off the land where the Arctic Circle is closer than any major city.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


GRB Studios – The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek

***Video***(Doc., 8x60 min.) From the original writer's room in 1966 to the newest set of Star Trek: Picard, will take audiences through the all-encompassing history of Star Trek.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Beyond Rights – Countdown to War

***Video***(History, 3x60 min.) A radical new examination of Hitler’s actions and mental state, day-by-day in the 18 months leading up to the outbreak of World War 2.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


GMA Network – All or Nothing

***Video***(Drama, 30x45 min.) Iris’ perfect life turns upside down when she discovers her father’s secret illegitimate family.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


ORF-Enterprise – Soko Kitzbuehel

***Video***(Series, 257x45 min.) A young team of CID officers constantly encounters extremely baffling murder cases in the picturesque Alps. A long-running detective series with a hint of humor.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


WaZabi Films – Nadia, Butterfly

***Video***(Drama, 1x106 min.) Nadia, a professional swimmer in her 20s, faces the challenges of her imminent retirement.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

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World Screen Weekly

Nicely Entertainment’s Vanessa Shapiro
The CEO talks about changes in windowing brought about by the coronavirus, the challenges and triumphs of Nicely’s first year and where her 20 years of experience in the industry will steer the company next.

TV Drama Weekly

ZDF Enterprises’
Robert Franke

The VP ZDFE.drama on ZDF Enterprises’ leading position in the always in-demand crime-drama genre.

TV Kids Weekly

Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry Sirvin
The partner and head of international at Dandelooo weighs in on trends in the preschool genre and shares her views on Covid-19’s impact on the children’s media business.

TV Formats Weekly

Universal Stories Drive BBC Studios’ Scripted Formats
Sumi Connock, creative director of formats at BBC Studios, on what gives the scripted formats on the company's slate their international appeal.

TV Real Weekly

Kevin Macdonald on 2020: The Story of Us
Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald talks about 2020: The Story of Us, in which he addresses the coronavirus in Britain.

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