June 26, 2017

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***Eccho Rights***

Kagan Projects Further Erosion in Pay-TV Subs Base

TVUSA Over the next five years, the number of U.S. pay-TV subscribing households will fall by 10.8 million to reach 82.3 million in 2021, according to new projections from Kagan.


Discovery in Olympics Deal with Italian Telco

TVEUROPE Italian telco TIM has reached an agreement with Discovery Communications to bring coverage of the Winter Olympic Games to its mobile, broadband and ultra-broadband customers.

***ITV Inter Medya***

Mobile Operators Poised to Tap into OTT Gains in Africa

TVMEA Mobile operators are seen as key drivers for the nascent OTT market in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, while still small, is expected to see considerable gains through 2022.

***Telemundo Internacional***

U.S. Actors Union May Call Strike Authorization Vote

TVUSA The board of SAG-AFTRA says it will seek a strike authorization vote from its members unless a new three-year deal can be reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) by June 30.


Lionsgate’s Sandra Stern Dishes on Candy Crush

TVFORMATS Sandra Stern, the president of Lionsgate Television Group, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the new show Candy Crush, which is based on the hit mobile game played around the globe.


AwesomenessTV Pacts with Roadshow Television

TVDRAMA Roadshow Television has acquired exclusive rights for three new drama series from AwesomenessTV in Australia and New Zealand.

Electus Adds Cooking Show to Distribution Slate

TVREAL Electus International has inked a deal to distribute Carlito’s Cooking Adventures, featuring Asian fusion chef Carlos Cham, on the global market.

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

Endemol Shine’s The Wall Being Adapted in Canada

TVFORMATS Quebecor Content has signed an agreement with Endemol Shine Group to produce a local version of the game-show format The Wall for broadcast in prime time on TVA in French Canada.

HBO LatAm’s The Bronze Garden to Premiere in 50 Countries

TVDRAMA The Bronze Garden (El Jardín de Bronce) is set to debut in 50 countries during its premiere week, marking the first time an HBO Latin America original series will become available nearly simultaneously on sister HBO and HBO GO networks worldwide.

***World Screen at MIPCOM***

ORF-Enterprise Sends Factual Titles to Europe, U.S.

TVREAL ORF-Enterprise sealed several deals across Europe and the U.S. for titles from its wildlife and history portfolio during NATPE Budapest and Sunny Side of the Doc.

DRG Elevates Richard Halliwell to CEO

TVEUROPE Richard Halliwell has been promoted from managing director to CEO of DRG, effective immediately, while current CEO Jeremy Fox transitions into a new executive chairman position.

ABC Slates Fall Premiere of Marvel’s Inhumans

TVDRAMA ABC has scheduled the network television debut of the first two episodes of the family drama series Marvel’s Inhumans for the end of September.

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

Alfred Haber Notches Up Sales for 60th Grammy Awards

Alfred Haber, Inc. has signed several deals across the globe for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS in the U.S. for the 46th consecutive year.

Pan Tau Being Remade for TV

TVDRAMA Caligari Film Produktion has secured the remake rights for the classic series Pan Tau for TV and the big screen.

Two MMA Contests Headed to UKTV’s Dave Channel

TVEUROPE UKTV has inked a two-part deal with mixed martial arts promoter BAMMA for two live contests that will air on its entertainment channel Dave.

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

New Programming Lands on Qubo, ION Life

TVUSA ION Media has acquired new programming for its special-interest digital kids' network Qubo and lifestyle channel ION Life.

Christian Murphy Takes On New Post at A+E Networks

TVUSA A+E Networks has named Christian Murphy, previously senior VP of network business development, as senior VP of daytime and programming partnerships.

Spin Master Sends Hatchimals, PAW Patrol to China

TVKIDS Spin Master is launching the globally popular children's properties Hatchimals and PAW Patrol in the Chinese market next month.

Blue Ant Taps Head of Commercial Affairs, Production

Blue Ant Media has appointed Sam Sniderman as global head of commercial affairs and production, a newly created position that follows the company's recent acquisition of Racat Group.

World Media Rights Bolsters Team with New Hires

TVREAL World Media Rights has appointed Val Campbell as head of production and Suzanne Clarke as finance director following a board restructure and an investment from ZDF Enterprises.

CBC Adds Book-Based Special to Holiday Lineup

TVKIDS This December, CBC is slated to premiere The Great Northern Candy Drop, a book-based animated special that is being produced by Amberwood Entertainment.

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World Screen Weekly

Henrik Pabst, managing director of Red Arrow International.

TV Drama Weekly

Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, co-stars of UnREAL.

TV Real Weekly

Terra Mater CEO Walter Köhler and Sabine Holzer, head of TV.

TV Formats Weekly

Case Study: Loaded
Keren Shahar, Keshet International’s COO and president of distribution, talks about the tech dramedy format.

TV Kids Weekly

Mattel Creations’
Andrea Carpenter

The senior director of content distribution and programming discusses Mattel’s new centralized content division.

World Screen
Media Kit 2017


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