Love Nature goes live on Amazon Channels in Germany

Wildlife and nature video streaming service Love Nature has launched on Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria. The Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture service is now available, localised entirely in German, to Amazon Prime members in Germany and Austria for €3.99 a month. Love Nature said that viewers in these countries will […]

A+E launches Kriminal OTT service with Amazon

A+E Networks has launched a new true crime-related on-demand service on Amazon Channels in the UK. The new service, Kriminal, will be available for Prime members in the UK via their existing Amazon Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV,Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and on […]

Blue Planet II draws record 14.1m viewers

Blue Planet II has become the most-watched show of 2017 in the UK so far, drawing in 14.1 million viewers for its first episode. The recent figures also make the show the most-watched natural history programme in 15 years. In addition, the figures pin it as one of the most watched programmes of the last five years, […]

CBC picks up TVF’s Hardline Buddhists

TVF International has licensed Channel NewsAsia’s Myanmar’s Hardline Buddhists to Canadian pubcaster CBC at MIPCOM (pictured). In the special, BBC Panorama reporter Mobeen Azhar travels to Myanmar to investigate and question links between religion and violence. Myanmar’s Hardline Buddhists is one part of Channel NewsAsia’s series Power and Piety, all of which is being distributed by TVF […]

Indie Off the Fence makes trio of hires

Production and distribution company Off the Fence (OTF) has expanded its team with three appointments in sales and digital. Joining from Pilot Productions, and a previous employee of Banijay Group, Rebeca Fernandez (pictured) will join OTF as sales manager. Fernandez will be responsible for sales to Latin America, Hispanic US, Iberia, the UK and Ireland. […]

A+E content chief joins Nat Geo

A+E Networks’ Christian Drobnyk has joined National Geographic Global Networks as executive VP of programming strategy and acquisitions. Drobnyk will focus on National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo, reporting to Nat Geo Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe. He joins from Disney-backed channels group A+E, where he was senior VP of programming strategy, […]

Nat Geo swoops on Netflix & AOL execs

National Geographic Partners (NGP) has poached digital execs from Netflix and AOL. Kyle Christensen and David Miller have joined to expand the digital team at NGP, which 21st Century Fox majority-owns with the National Geographic Society as a minority partner. Christensen joins from Netflix and becomes VP of channels social and digital strategy, while Miller […]

Agatha Christie chief joins Bob & Co as CEO

Agatha Christie Ltd chief executive Hilary Strong is joining UK-based production group Bob & Co as CEO. Strong is leaving her role at the Agatha Christie estate, which represents the IP of author Christie, after nearly five years. She is exiting to run Bob & Co’s portfolio of television drama, factual programming, film, theatre and […]