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Disney strikes BT Vision VOD deal

The Walt Disney Company has struck a deal with UK IPTV operator BT Vision to launch an ABC-branded video-on-demand service, the first time it has launched such a service. The service will see a raft of series produced by Disney’s ABC Studios including Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds and Private Practice made available to […]

FIC, AMC launch global roll out of The Walking Dead

Fox International Channels (FIC) and US cable network AMC are to roll out apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead globally at the end of October and start of November. This comes after the international channels arm of the News Corp-backed US network acquired all international rights, including distribution and home video rights, to the series. […]

Telenovelas drive Dori Media revenue and profit gains

An uptick in cash generated from telenovela production and distribution has helped UK-listed Dori Media post half-year increases in profit and revenue. The company, which produces scripted content and runs TV channels, reported a 4% increase in group revenue of US$26.3 million. EBIDTA profit was up 17%, taking the total to US$7.5 million. The company […]

BBCWW inks first Chinese digital deal

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British public broadcaster, has struck its first digital deal in China with online portal sohu.com. This comes as the company launches its first BBC Showcase event in Beijing. The digital platform will air a raft of drama, kids and factual programming from BBC Worldwide’s library including David Copperfield, […]

Breakthrough picks up 200hrs of Pyramid programming

Breakthrough Entertainment has inked a deal with Pyramid Productions and will represent 400 half hours of its lifestyle and factual programming at MIPCOM. Indie producer Pyramid is based in Calgary and makes numerous entertainment-themed series. Titles that Canadian producer and distributor Breakthrough will take to market include Hollywood’s 10 Best, Hollywood’s Greatest Mysteries: Movies that […]

France Télévisions boss introduces his new team

After taking up duty on Monday, Rémy Pflimlin, the new president of French public broadcaster France Télévisions has announced his new team. Four delegate general directors have been announced. Coming from Radio France, Patrice Papet will handle organization and human resources while Martin Adjari,  former deputy director at the Opéra de Paris will manage administration […]

RTL to launch German version of Comedians At Work

German broadcaster RTL is launching a local version of hit Israeli comedy series Comedians At Work after striking a deal with formats house Armoza Formats. The broadcaster has commissioned Endemol to produce the series – known in Germany as Stars bei der Arbeit (Stars At Work) – which will air in primetime from November. The […]

ProSieben inks CBS VOD deal

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has inked a VOD deal with CBS Studios International. This renewed agreement will give customers of ProSiebenSat.1’s online service Maxdome access to watch series including LL Cool J-fronted action series NCIS: Los Angeles, Julianna Margulies’ legal political drama The Good Wife and teen revamp 90210. It comes a couple of months after […]

Nickelodeon preps iCarly-Victorious crossover movie

Nickelodeon is preparing to take its two most popular live-action shows and create a one-off crossover TV movie. Dan Schneider, the creator of a string of hit series for Nick told TBIvision that he has just started work on the show, which will be an amalgamation of iCarly and Victorious and will involve the entire […]

Discop organisers launching ‘The Remakes Market’

The organisers of the Discop markets are launching a new trade fair for buyers and sellers of classic TV and film content. ‘The Remakes Market’ will be held over three days this November/December in LA. The show will focus on ‘film, television and literary properties that have achieved high levels of popularity in their country […]