February 22, 2019

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Global Adspend to Rise 4.3 Percent in 2019

New research from WARC predicts a 4.3-percent increase in global advertising spending this year to $616 billion, with growth slowing from the 5.4-percent rise in 2018.

Series Mania

MTG Sells Off Nova

TVEUROPE MTG is selling its shareholding in Bulgaria's Nova Broadcasting Group to Advance Media Group in a deal that values the business at €185 million ($210 million).


Incendo Bought by TVA for $15 Million

TVCANADA TVA Group has moved in to acquire the Montreal-based producer and distributor Incendo for around C$19.5 million ($14.8 million).

***Inter Medya***

Netflix Continues The Haunting Anthology, Pacts with Creative Team

TVDRAMA Netflix has entered into a multiyear overall TV deal with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy that includes an all-new chapter for The Haunting.


Fremantle & Fabula in Exclusive First-Look Pact

TVDRAMA Fremantle has secured a first-look partnership with Fabula, founded by Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín.


BBC One Commissions New Comedy from Mischief Theatre Gang

TVEUROPE BBC One has greenlit the brand-new six-part comedy series The Goes Wrong Show from Mischief Theatre, the U.K.-based comedy ensemble behind The Play That Goes Wrong.

***World Screen at MIPTV***

Starz Teams with Reese Witherspoon for Family Drama Kin

TVDRAMA Starz has inked a development deal with Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine for the multigenerational family drama Kin.

***Celebrate 30 Years of Sky***

Pat the Dog Powers Superights’ On-Demand Push

TVKIDS Nathalie Pinguet, Superights’ deputy general manager of sales and acquisitions, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the success of Pat the Dog and why there's reason for optimism in the kids’ media market.

Corus Elevates Trio to Executive Leadership Team

TVCANADA Corus Entertainment is enhancing its business operating structure and making three additions to its executive leadership team from within the company.

***World Screen - Program Price Guides 2019-2020***

Iceland’s Sagafilm to Bring Hilma Novel to TV

TVDRAMA The Icelandic production outfit Sagafilm has landed the rights to adapt the award-winning novel Hilma for television.

Lionsgate U.K. Taps Warner Bros. Exec for Sales Role

TVEUROPE Distribution vet Nicky Wood has joined the Lionsgate U.K. team as senior VP and head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa television sales.

***World Screen Guide 2019***

Cartoon Network Readies New Original Victor and Valentino

TVKIDS Cartoon Network’s brand-new series Victor and Valentino will debut Saturday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m.

NBC Ups Shelby Shaftel to SVP of Alternative Programming & Development

TVUSA Shelby Shaftel has been promoted to the role of senior VP of alternative programming and development at NBC as the company looks to solidify its leadership team.

***TV Formats Guide 2019***

The Happos Family Playtime App Launches

TVKIDS Boomerang, a Turner-owned pay-TV network and streaming service, has unveiled its first dedicated app for the original series The Happos Family.

Animaccord & Docomo Digital Unveil Masha and the Bear App

TVKIDS Masha and the Bear, through a partnership between licensor Animaccord and Docomo Digital, has a new app launching in multiple territories.

***Celebrate ProSieben & SAT.1***

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Event Preview:
Series Mania

This year’s Series Mania will again take place in the Hauts-de-France region

TV Formats Weekly

Rising Star Blazes a Path to Eurovision
Kelly Wright, VP of distribution and new business at Keshet International, on the successful Rising Star format.

TV Real Weekly

Vivicast Media’s Stuart Smitherman
Vivicast’s co-founder and president talks about the prospects for 4K and what may spur widespread take-up of the format.

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