Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) announces that Indonesian magnate, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, has joined the ATF Leaders’ Summit (28 November 2017) speaker line-up, adding to the list of C-Level executives presenting at the ATF Conference, who represent leading content brands such as Amazon Prime, Marvel Entertainment, PCCW Media Group and Sony Pictures Television.
Smithsonian Channel (USA), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, has renewed its hit series America in Color, recommissioning UK based Arrow Media to produce six new hour-long episodes to air in 2018.
This year’s Discop Africa, which took place in Johannesburg from October 25 to 27, 2017, was very fertile for Turkish distribution company Inter Medya.
Naked Entertainment (UK) announced that its format 100% Hotter has been commissioned by Channel 5 for a second celebrity spin-off series. Following the success of the first series, which almost doubled the broadcaster’s primetime average among 16-34 year olds, the 4x60’ episodes will air in January 2018.
Mipcom 2017 comes to an end today with good outcome: business firmly up, twists fever. There are quite the same attendees as last year: less people per company, but more companies. Anything fresh to stress? There is a model battle for feature films between digital titans.
Following the first announcement about the inaugural Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) Animation Pitch, Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation announced that the competition has received industry endorsement, with representatives from key international and Asian children’s entertainment brands forming the on-stage jury.
Participant Media (USA) appointed Miura Kite at its newly created position of SVP of Narrative Television. In her role, Kite will help build out Participant’s television slate by identifying, developing, and packaging high-end properties for premium cable, basic cable, and broadcast networks, as well as digital and emerging platforms.
Electric Pictures (Australia) and Bristow Global Media (Canada) have started production on 100 Days to Victory, a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War.
With a growth of 20-30%, Global Agency (Turkey) has become during last years in one of the main players in global stage, both in terms of territorial expansion and new formats.
As a part of Kanal D’s expansion strategy, the company appointed Deniz Cantutan as Sales Manager for CEE & CIS & Baltics and German-speaking territories. She will be based in Istanbul Office and report to Kerim Emrah Turna, Director of Business Development and Sales.
ABS-CBN Corporation, the leading media and entertainment company in The Philippines, has secured a volume deal with StarTimes, a leading digital TV operator across Sub-Saharan Africa. With this partnership, more Filipino content is set to air in the region, in response to African viewers’ demand for more the dramas of this origin.
ITV Studios has acquired a majority stake in Italian independent producer Cattleya, the company behind international hit TV dramas Gomorrah and Romanzo Criminale, and Netflix’s first Italian original series Suburra.
Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) announced a major focus on Big Data at its ATF Leaders’ Summit (28 November 2017), a gathering of decision makers that will mark the start of the four-day event taking place from 28 November to 1 December 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore.
Focusing on the production of premium content in Brazil and abroad, Elo Company has recently inked an exclusive agreement with BRIO network of journalists for the production of original content.
Reed Exhibitions, producer of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), announced the new ATF Animation Pitch 2017, which has opened its call for entries. The competition is aimed at creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original animation targeting kids.
Gaumont has finalized a first-look agreement with screenwriter, producer, and director Christopher McQuarrie and producing partner Heather McQuarrie to develop multiple scripted drama projects for the studio.