True Visions

Int’l orders, Rai recommission for volleyball toon

Italian public broadcaster Rai has ordered a second season of Spike Team, the animated series about a kids volleyball team. The second run of the show, which is from Italy’s Team Entertainment, will be on Rai 2 in a Saturday and Sunday morning slot from later this month. The second series of the show introduces […]

Electus promotes Farrokh, sells 150 hours

Ben Silverman’s studio Electus has promoted international sales executive Cyrus Farrokh to VP, distribution, and concurrently sold 150 hours to broadcasters across Asia Pacific. Former Shine International exec Farrokh joined Electus in May last year as executive director of international distribution and production, a role that handed in sales responsibilities in France, Italy and Asia […]

Beyonce concert to broadcast in 150 territories

A concert in aid of female empowerment starring singer Beyoncé Knowles will broadcast in 150 territories, it has been confirmed. The Sound of Change concert on June 1 will see former Destiny’s Child star Beyoncé (left) joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Ellie Goulding, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu among the presenters. […]

Lifetime, H2 set for Southeast Asia launch

A+E Networks-owned channels Lifetime and H2 will launch across Southeast Asia on June 14. A+E’s local subsidiary AETN All Asia Networks announced the nets would launch on StarHub TV in Malaysia, True Visions in Singapore, PCCW-owned now TV in Hong Kong and Macau Cable TV in Macau. More carriage deals are set to follow. Female-skewing […]

News brief: Abadas finds Thai home

UK-based distributor Hoho Entertainment has sold preschool series Abadas to a Thai broadcaster. The 52x11mins series, which comes from Dinamo Productions, has gone to True Visions. This follows broadcasts runs on CBeebies, S4C and RTE in the UK, Disney Channel in Australia and further international acquisitions in the Middle East, Israel and Korea. The show […]