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A+E appoints Scripps exec as MD for Southeast Asia & Australia

A+E Networks has appointed Scripps Network’s Leena Singarajah (pictured) as managing director for Southeast Asia and Australia, as Alan Hodges departs as managing director of Asia-Pacific. Singarajah will be joined by Saugato Banerjee who will become managing director for North Asia. The duo will report to Edward Sabin, executive managing director, international at A+E Networks. […]

Vice confirms Vivendi’s Delport as int’l chief

Vice has confirmed that it has appointed former Vivendi Content head Dominique Delport as its president of international and chief revenue officer. News first emerged of the company’s intentions to hire Delport earlier this month. It has now been confirmed that Delport will report directly to Nancy Dubuc, who recently moved over to Vice as […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

A+E strikes wide-ranging programming deal with Verizon

A+E Networks has scored a programming output deal with US telco and digital business Verizon. This will see shows such as Knightfall, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Live PD playing on various Verizon platforms, which include Yahoo and AOL (now known collectively as Oath). Verizon Fios customers will be able to access content […]

Leading US nets join SVOD streamer

A+E Networks, Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are among the major US broadcast groups confirming they will put channels on a new, factual- and entertainment-focused live TV streaming service. The new service, Philo, will be priced at US$16 a month, and will offer live TV streaming, DVR services and on-demand programming. It will have more […]

TBI Weekly: the Mouse chases the Fox

It was revealed this week that Fox has been in talks with Disney about selling some of its content assets to the Mouse House. Fox would put most of its entertainment business on the table, including the Hollywood studio, FX and National Geographic, its stake in European satcaster Sky and Indian pay TV business Star. But, why […]

MIPCOM slates – Discovery & A+E

Discovery Networks International Discovery Networks International will look to highlight four new documentaries at its MIPCOM booth this year. The slate will include docs on the human experience. Above & Beyond: NASA’s Journey To Tomorrow will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the institution and shines a spotlight on the vital role it plays for humanity […]

History greenlights Bill Clinton scripted drama

A+E’s History has ordered a six-episode scripted drama series titled The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, the first of an annual presidential miniseries strand first announced in March. Based on Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the series will be executive produced […]

Channel 5 VOD service starts Blaze with A+E

Channel 5 (C5)’s video on demand service, My5, will now offer content from free-to-air entertainment channel Blaze, which is part of A+E Networks UK. This marks the first time a commercial public service broadcaster has provided a branded presence from outside its network on its on-demand platform, according to C5. My5 viewers can access a […]

Lost’s Carlton Cuse signs multiyear deal with ABC

The former executive producer and showrunner of Lost, Carlton Cuse, is returning to ABC through a multiyear deal. Cuse will develop new projects through his company Genre Arts, where he will be creating and collaborating with other writers for network, cable and streaming platforms. Genre Arts will be based on the Disney Studios lot, and […]

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