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Malaysia: GCMA expands to new business areas

‘The media and entertainment industry is still growing within Malaysia and GCMA has been expanding to accommodate to the needs and demands of the market in tandem with this growth. We will provide the much needed intermediary assistances currently in demand within the market to truly catapult the local creative content industry to international standards’, explains to Prensario Adam Ham, CEO.

Extreme Babysitting

9 Story announces sale of Extreme Babysitting to Nickelodeon UK

9 Story Entertainment announced the sale of the prank reality series, Extreme Babysitting to Nickelodeon UK. The series first launched in Canada on YTV early in 2013 and is now part of 9 Story’s portfolio with the company’s recent strategic relationship with CCI Entertainment and acquisition of CCI Kids’ family and children’s library.

Katie O’Connell

Gaumont International hires three new key executive

Gaumont International Television, the production and distribution studio based in Los Angeles and part of the European-based motion picture studio Gaumont, announced the appointment of three new key executives. The top tier hires include Carol Trussell, Head of Production, Adam Fishbach, SVP of Creative Affairs and Mary Carol Bulger, Director of Production Administration.

Michael Rosenberg

eOne Television inks exclusive deal with The Cartel

Entertainment One anonnunced it inked an exclusive first-look deal with production and management company The Cartel to develop, produce and distribute scripted and unscripted television projects including series and MOW’s.

Fugget About It

9 Story’s announces deals for Fugget About It in U.S

9 Story Entertainment announced an agreement with Hulu for the transmission of its animated comedy series Fugget About It, in exclusive for the United Stated-based web TV and streaming video service and Hulu Plus.

Nancy Dubuc

A+E Networks assumes full ownership of AETN All Asia Networks

A+E Networks has concluded a transaction with Astro Overseas Limited (AOL) to assume full ownership of AETN All Asia Networks, the Singapore-based company formed as a joint venture in 2007. AETN All Asia Networks will be rebranded as A+E Networks Asia.

Marion Camus-Oberdorfer

ORF-Enterprise: more deals in Central and Eastern Europe

After Natpe Budapest, ORF-Enterprise (Austria) has listed several sales in Central and Eastern Europe. Marion Camus-Oberdorfer, Head of Content Sales International, said the show is a great place to expand the company catalogue within the region.

Ray Donovan

Showtime: Ray Donovan increases on its premiere in the second week

Ray Donovan is the first freshman drama in network to improve on its series premiere in second week, up in 15% last night vs. its record-breaking series premiere last week.

Lara´s Choice

Two of CME’s best fiction formats have been sold to Latin America

CME’s worldwide exclusive Sales Agent, MediaPro Distribution announced today that two novella formats originally created and produced by CME’s production companies have been acquired by the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, Televisa: the classic love story entitled Only Love, a Romanian telenovela produced by Media Pro Pictures and broadcasted by ACASA TV and the Croatian romantic drama series entitled Lara’s Choice produced by Media Pro Audiovizual and broadcasted by NOVA TV.

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CEE TV market evolves fast, Natpe Budapest must do the same

As an outcome, Natpe Budapest has stressed, more than solved, its evolving problems after this 2013 edition. Though quite many executives finished the market pleased, complains about buyer assistance and networking tools were lauder than last years. Natpe organization must follow participants’ feedback to improve the show next year.

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Natpe Budapest & deep CEE television industry changes

Today, June 27, Natpe Budapest comes to an end with mixed comments, good & bad, about the evolution of the market. For some players, especially newcomers, it is a good place to expand their business within CEE. Other participants think Natpe must make some changes for the future.

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More changes for the second edition of Natpe Budapest

In its second year, Natpe Budapest 2013 starts today at 12pm full of expectations, and changes: as it was said here yesterday, the number of attendees (both exhibitors and buyers) is pretty similar to last year and, even the economical crisis is still a problem within the region, the organizer truly believes this is going to be a good market.

Rod Perth, president & CEO, Natpe

The challenges of Natpe Budapest 2013

The second edition of Natpe Budapest starts tomorrow, June 25, and will face again many tests: on one side, the financial crisis is still strong within Central and Eastern Europe, while local companies keep waiting for an improvement soon; and on the other side, there are more trade shows organized in the region (Czech Republic, Croatia, etc.), which has split a bit the attendance.

ABC announces
a new season
of Celebrity wife swap

 Celebrity wife swap

ABC has ordered a third season of 13 episodes of the reality show Celebrity Wife Swap, the Zodiak USA format.

All3Media announces new distribution deals with Lion Television

Yap Bakalim

The independent television distributor All3Media International, has signed the first format deal for Lion Television’s hidden camera game show Money From Strangers, as Star TV in Turkey commission a new local version.

Harmony Gold announced new deals with Content Television

Greg Phillips

Harmony Gold announced a new deal with Content Television, whereby the distribution company will handle the worldwide distribution of the film Stepping High, a Harmony Gold and Cinemotion 21st production.

Off the Fence acquires catalogue from NuvoTV

Model Latina

The distribution and production company Off the Fence, has acquired a catalogue of programmes from NuvoTV, the first English-language cable network for bi-cultural Latinos in the US.

Filmax: first international adaptation of The Red Band society in Italy

The Red Band society

Filmax International announced the start of shooting of Braccialetti Rossi, the first international adaptation of The Red Band society, next Monday 15th July in Puglia. The series will be broadcast by RAI1.

A+E Networks UK appoints Heather Jones as VP of Programming

Heather Jones

The entertainment broadcaster A+E Networks UK, has appointed Heather Jones as the VP of Programming, who will be responsible for A+E Networks UK’s programming strategy across the company’s channels in the UK, Central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Greece and Africa.

Kiev Media Week announced the first Kiev CoProduction Meetings

Victoria Yarmoshchuk

Kiev Media Week presents the Kiev CoProduction Meetings, a co-production event unique for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and CIS countries. The event will take place on 11 September in Kiev, Ukraine

All3Media launches new format Le Cube in France

The Cube

All3Media International announced a deal with Banijay Group to launch the game show format The Cube in France, which will air daily on France 2.

Peace Point: new content for Latin America´s market

Anna Olson

Peace Point Rights announced the sale of new content to Chello Latin America and Discovery Latin America.

LOVEFiLM adds new series with CBS deal

Netflix Dexter

Lovefilm, an Amazon company, announced a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International that will expand the range of TV content on the provider of VOD.

Super Channel expands exclusive Licensing deal distribution for STARZ original series

Magic City

Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, announce a expanded licensing and programming distribution agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution to improve the original programming coming to its subscribers.

CBS announces deals for Under the dome

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CBS Studios International announced agreements for the broadcast rightsof Under the Dome with broadcasters from UK, Germany, France, Italy, Network, Australia and Canada.