JP Bommel

NATPE Budapest 2017 adds new business initiatives

JP Bommel, President & CEO of NATPE announced the launch of several new initiatives for the forthcoming NATPE Budapest Global TV Market and Conference, taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest from June 19-22.

Until We Meet Again

GMA Worldwide heads WCM Moscow

GMA Worldwide, a leading content provider from the Philippines announced its attendance to WCM Moscow 2017 (May 30-June 1) with a catalogue of innovative original formats and hit telenovelas in high definition.

Parrot Analytics

Parrot Analytics: What do genre trends tell you about your show?

In 2016 global audiences not only demanded less funny content but also, perhaps paradoxically, less scary content. Comedy and horror, as genres, both exhibited declining total “Demand Expressions”, the industry-standard metric that Parrot Analytics has developed to measure the multiple ways that consumers express their demand for content.

CJ E&M: Jae Hyuk, SVP, Ellian Liche, Seeun Kim, and Spencer Thomas, producers of the global production team, factual

BCM 2017: new narrative ways become reality

BCM 2017 concludes today, Friday 12, with a mix of sensations for the participants: on one side, most of them agree there are less executives this year, but on the other they confirmed that the meetings they had in Busan were valuable for the future.

Dave Clarke

DRG appoints Dave Clarke as development and acquisitions consultant

Leading independent distributor DRG (USA) announced that appointment of Dave Clarke as development and acquisitions consultant. The executive arrives the company after being head of scripted acquisitions and co-production at ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

MTG sells Czech TV holding to Denemo Media

MTG (Sweden) has signed an agreement to sell its 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to the Czech joint venture, Denemo Media, on an operation estimated in € 237.4 million (USD 257.6M)

Mystical Tales

Film UA: Mystical Tales format to be adapted on Azteca America

FILM.UA Group (Ukraine) struck a deal on selling its docudrama format Mystical Tales to Azteca America, who will adapt and show the program to Spanish-speaking Americans. The local version will be based on the episodes from seasons 6 and 7 of the Ukrainian program.

Toolbox and Jump bring video services to the next level via Big Data and AI

Toolbox and Jump bring video services to the next level via Big Data and AI

Toolbox announced that UNITY is now pre-integrated to support JUMP’s Data-as-a-Service Insights Platform. Video service providers can now deliver the best user experience with their video apps while providing a complete insights platform for Toolbox customers. This will help them make data-driven business decisions as fast as the rapidly changing market demands.

Naked Balkans

Antenna launches new shock doc series Naked Balkans at MIPTV

Antenna International Enterprises, the distribution arm of international media and entertainment organization Antenna Group, is launching a new shock doc strand, Naked Balkans, at MIPTV next month. The 15-episode series (15x'45) explores a range of shocking new topics from across the Balkans region.

Cops on the Block

KABO license Cops on the Block in Ukraine

KABO (France) announced the license of its scripted comedy format Cops on the Block in Ukraine, to TV channel ICTV.

Phillip Luff, Managing Director, UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks to launch Food Network in Italy

Scripps Networks Interactive announced the launch of the multi-platform food entertainment channel Food Network in Italy, which will be able from 8 May on FTA LCN 33.


GoAsean partners OTTs tonton & dimsum

GoAsean, the world’s first ASEAN travel channel announced during the Hong Kong International Film Festival - FILMART a landmark partnership with tonton, Malaysia’s first and largest OTT service, owned by Media Prima Berhad and dimsum, the latest Malaysian SVOD from SMG Entertainment Sdn Bhd (Star Media Group). It starts distribution since April.

UK: Katie Boyd joins Screenchannel as creative director

Katie Boyd

Screenchannel Television, production company focused in factual, formatted and factual-entertainment programming, and acquired by Rare TV Group in February 2015, appointed independent producer Katie Boyd as creative director.

Germany: Tele München acquires stakes in Storied Media Group

Germany: Tele München acquires stakes in Storied Media Group

German based Tele München Group (TMG) has acquired a stake in Storied Media Group, the US-based rights brokerage and production house founded by CEO Todd Hoffman three years ago.

Squeeze: Cracké arrives to Indonesia


Squeeze announced that the Indonesian broadcaster Indosiar will soon be featuring the TV series Cracké in its programming. Under this agreement, the family TV series has the potential to reach close to 54 million viewers in Indonesia, and achieves more than 175 countries and territories.