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Inside HBO Max’s complete originals slate

HBO Max may not be launching for another seven months, but the service is ramping up its marketing drive in earnest, revealing star-studded content offerings from high-profile talent such as Mindy Kaling and Greg Berlanti, as well as aggressive plays for catalogue fare such as South Park and Rick and Morty. WarnerMedia revealed details for […]

In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

Hulu stats reveal viewers turned to comedy this year

Hulu has released year-end data showing that its viewers, all based in the US, turned to comedy for light relief in 2017. During a year of uncertainty, Hulu claimed that “more people needed to laugh more often” and took to the streamer to view a range of comedies. Americans watched more comedy TV shows this […]

Kent Alterman on the lookout for animated comedy

Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president, expressed his desire to find more animated comedies during the Edinburgh International Television Festival. During a Q&A session with comedian Jimmy Carr, Alterman said that it has been difficult to find animated shows that have been able to live in the shadow of long-running toon South Park, which has been […]

In-demand chart: Norway (January 1-7, 2017)

Skam was undeniably the most unexpected Norwegian drama series to make international headlines last year. The in-house NRK drama, originally produced for the pubcaster’s web platforms and for teenage girls, suddenly became a worldwide sensation after building the brand on linear channels, with national newspapers around the world writing column inches on it throughout 2016. […]

In-demand chart MIPCOM special (October 2-8, 2016)

MIPCOM is undeniably upon the TV industry. In offices around the world, sales executives are drilling down into their new catalogues, and buyers are marking down the series that could be the game-changers for their schedules. Viewers, of course, are just interested in the best new shows available. Indeed, it’s a new show that makes […]

Middle East launch for Comedy Central

Middle Eastern pay TV platform OSN has added the Comedy Central channel to its line-up. The Viacom channel will join stable mates MTV, Nickelodeon channels on OSN. Viacom International Media Networks has been aggressively rolling out its comedy net under president and CEO Bob Bakish. Comedy Central will launch on OSN on May 7, with all […]

NBC Universo buys The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead will play in the US in Spanish for the first time after NBC Universo acquired the zombie drama. Episodes from season one, two and three will begin airing dubbed in Spanish in early 2016. The Walking Dead has been the highest-rated US television series for the past three years on cable channel […]

Kiwi SVOD service bags Viacom shows

A new Netflix-style subscription on-demand service has acquired Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants. Lightbox’s deal with Viacom International Media Networks is for more than 400 hours ofprogramming, handing the locally-owned SVOD service streaming rights to theshows. Also included in the package are live action series such as Workaholics, Awkward and iCarly, and […]

Hulu lands multi-year South Park deal

Hulu has dealt a blow to streaming service rivals Netflix and Amazon by acquiring exclusive rights to Comedy Central’s acerbic comedy South Park. The three-year agreement will see the US platform take VOD exclusivity for the show’s library and forthcoming episodes. All 17 seasons of the American culture satire will be available for free until […]