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MTV UK commissions Reggie Yates doc

MTV UK has commissioned a doc series which will see British personality Reggie Yates tackle issues facing young people around the world today. Reggie Yates vs The World, which has been commissioned as an 8 x 60-minute series, will be co-produced by Flicker Productions and Kremplewood. In each episode the filmmaker, writer and director will […]

Iflix strikes strategic partnership with Foxxum

Asian streaming outfit Iflix and smart TV technology specialist Foxxum have struck an agreement to make the Iflix app available on all Foxxum-enabled devices in key markets including Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The partnership will see tailored versions of Iflix’s app, offering previews, hand-picked recommendations and features like Movie of the Day and a dedicated […]

Mentorn taps ITN Productions for new factual head

Mentorn Media has expanded its senior team with ITN Productions exec Bernie Kay, who will join the company to the newly created role of head of factual. Kay will bolster Mentorn’s slate of talent-led projects, factual entertainment formats and documentaries. She joins from ITN Productions, where she has served since 2015 as an executive producer […]

Discovery, Science Channel commission ‘Uncharted’ from Karga Seven

Discovery and Science Channel in the US have commissioned Uncharted from Karga Seven Pictures – a title that follows explorer Justin Fornal to investigate unsolved mysteries. The title sees urban explorer Fornal use detailed historical maps, along with the latest in high tech imaging, to investigate mysteries that have remained elusive. Uncharted (WT) will premiere […]

Disney+ to reach 75m subs by 2024, says research firm

A forecast from research firm Digital TV Research shows that Disney+ is set to reach as many as 75m subscribers by 2024. On Thursday (11 April) Disney outlined its plans for its Disney + platform to investors and stated that it expects to reach 60-90m Disney+ subscribers by 2024, with the US contributing a third. […]

Op-ed: Finding new diamonds in formats

Larry Bass, CEO of Irish producer ShinAwil, on how to find original formats in an increasingly competitive market. Despite the sun shining brightly on Le Croisette, it was difficult not to notice the waning delegate numbers at this year’s MIPTV. Indeed, it was hardly surprising that organisers declared on Monday that they would be introducing […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Disney+ unveils price point, two-year global expansion

Disney has given investors a first glimpse into its new SVOD service, which is to launch on 12 November with a “rapid” global expansion planned within the next two years. The Mouse House’s long-anticipated Investor Day in Burbank, California, included extensive presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and Disney+ from execs including chairman and CEO Bob […]

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