August 5, 2021

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Streaming, Ad Gains Drive ViacomCBS Results

With ad revenues bouncing back and gains in its streaming business, ViacomCBS's second-quarter revenues were up 8 percent to $6.6 billion.

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Southeast Asian Streaming Gains

TVASIA Across AVOD, SVOD, freemium and gaming platforms, online video consumption in Southeast Asia rose to 1.2 trillion minutes in the second quarter, a 6 percent year-on-year boost, according to Media Partners Asia (MPA).


U.K. Streaming Usage Surges

TVEUROPE Britons spent a third of their time watching TV and online video in 2020 amid Covid-19 lockdowns, according to new Ofcom data, driven in part by streaming usage gains.


ViacomCBS Pacts with Sky for Paramount+ Rollout

TVEUROPE ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has clinched a deal to bring Paramount+ to Sky platforms in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria next year.

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South Park’s Trey Parker & Matt Stone Sign New ViacomCBS Deal

TVUSA MTV Entertainment Studios has entered into a new and expanded deal with South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that includes extending the series on Comedy Central through 2027.

Series Mania to Host Forum Exclusives from 19 Countries

Series Mania has announced the 21 titles from 19 countries that have been selected for Forum Exclusives, with seven of the series being world premieres.

***TV Kids***

Amazon Preps Canadian Original The Lake

TVCANADA Amazon Prime Video has started production on The Lake, the first scripted Canadian Amazon original series.

Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Join 1883

TVDRAMA Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott is set to star alongside music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in the upcoming Paramount+ original series 1883.

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Discovery Orders Two More Seasons of BattleBots

TVREAL Discovery has picked up an additional two seasons of the robot-fighting series BattleBots, totaling 80 hours.

IMDb TV Picks Up Buddy-Cop Drama Pretty Hard Cases

TVDRAMA Amazon’s IMDb TV streaming service has added to its offering season one of the drama Pretty Hard Cases, originally commissioned by CBC in Canada.

TV Kids

Top Gear Production Shifting to Bristol

TVREAL The London-based, BBC Studios-produced BBC One motoring entertainment show Top Gear is set to relocate production to Bristol next spring.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Renewed

TVKIDS Disney+ has ordered a second season of the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is slated for 2022.


Kanal D International’s Ekin Koyuncu on Market Trends

Ekin Koyuncu, executive director at Kanal D International, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the new slate of rom-coms, the continued success of Hekimoğlu and more.

Gigantosaurus Season Three Launch Date Set

TVKIDS Season three of Cyber Group Studios’ Gigantosaurus is slated to premiere on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW on August 9.

World Screen Premieres

discovery+ India Unveils Originals Lineup

TVREAL discovery+ India has revealed its lineup of original content, which includes the return of Star vs Food and a new local version of the U.S. format Say Yes to the Dress.

BritBox’s Murder in Provence Adds Patricia Hodge & Geff Francis to Cast

TVDRAMA BritBox UK and BritBox North America have commenced production in the U.K. and France on Murder in Provence, with Patricia Hodge and Geff Francis joining the cast.

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HGTV Commissions Table Wars with Martha Stewart

TVREAL HGTV has greenlit Table Wars, a new tabletop and special event design competition series that will feature Martha Stewart as its lead judge.

New Licensees on Board for Bluey

TVKIDS Bluey’s licensing program has expanded as BBC Studios partners with eight new companies to introduce a wide range of products.

TV Real Screenings Festival

Amagi Reveals Revenue Growth, Customer Increase

Amagi has seen sequential growth of 18 percent in revenue in the quarter ending June 2021, as demand remains strong for CTV-led FAST solutions.

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group Appoints New Execs

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG) has appointed Annie Cliche and Paul Griffin to senior executive positions.

Mike Cosentino Joins Mogul Productions

CTV veteran Mike Cosentino has become a strategic advisor to Mogul Productions.

New From WorldScreenings

ZDF Enterprises – Crime Scene: Antiquity

***Video***(History/bio., 5x50 min.) A criminal forensics series with a twist: it investigates serious unsolved crimes of the distant past, which have remained shrouded in mystery—until now.
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Dori Media Group – The New Black

***Video***(Comedy, 12x30 min.) They live the dream: on the one hand, they enjoy the benefits of the prestigious yeshiva student status in the orthodox society, and on the other hand, they enjoy the pleasures of modern life.
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Inter Medya – Scorpion

***Video***(Drama) Perihan Emgen, her daughter, grandchildren and her son-in-law Fikret, who she only tolerates for her daughter Berna, live under the same roof comfortably and prestigiously due to Perihan literally clawing her way to the top. Ferda is also the daughter of Perihan Emgen—she was abandoned at the age of one.
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Kanal D International – Romance Next Door

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 60 commercial hrs.) A love story and also the story of friendship between four young people from different social classes and cultures, whose characters are opposite to each other.
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GoQuest Media – Debt to the Sea

***Video***(Mystery/thriller, 11x50 min.) The arrival of a mysterious stranger triggers an unstoppable wave of events for the unsettled inhabitants of a beautiful but deadly Montenegro coastal village.
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Eccho Rights – My Home My Destiny

***Video***(Drama, 135x45 min.) The most talked about romantic drama from Turkey of 2020 has won huge audiences and millions of passionate fans worldwide.
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ARTE Distribution – Napoleon, Death and Destiny

***Video***(History, 1x52 min./1x90 min.) Napoleon constantly defied death like a mission, creating the storytelling of his tragic destiny.
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Workpoint Group – The Rapper

***Video***(16x90 min.) Talented rap artists nationwide compete in a niche-made-mainstream rap competition by rapping to big-hit songs in any genres to impress the coaches.
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Escapade Media – Cloudy River

***Video***(Drama, 1x47 min.) Asks whether you can truly be there for each other in an open relationship while pursuing the individual freedoms the relationship is founded on.
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GMA Network – Hidden Lies

***Video***(Drama, 30x45 min.) Two best friends will be caught in between their feuding mothers. Will they also become enemies or will their friendship lead to the reconciliation of their mothers?
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July 2021


World Screen Weekly

ITV’s Sasha Breslau
The head of content acquisitions on how she has continued to acquire shows and fill schedules despite production disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

TV Kids Weekly

Sensical’s Common Sense Approach to Kids’ Streaming
Eric Berger, CEO of Common Sense Networks, on making Sensical the preferred free streaming destination for kids and families.

TV Drama Weekly

Event Preview: MIA—International Audiovisual Market
Lucia Milazzotto, director of MIA—International Audiovisual Market; Francesco Rutelli, president of ANICA; and Giancarlo Leone, president of APA, discuss this year's event.

TV Formats Weekly

Banijay’s Tempting Offer
Carlotta Rossi Spencer, Banijay’s head of format acquisitions, talks about Temptation Island, which was first launched on FOX in the U.S. in January 2001 and now has 20-plus iterations.

TV Real Weekly

Autentic on Delivering Factual Content with Depth
Mirjam Strasser, Autentic Distribution’s head of sales and acquisitions, on the importance of a strong angle, compelling storytelling and the right format for a successful factual title on the global market.

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