In demand chart: Netflix’s Gilmore Girls leads Amazon’s Grand Tour

Netflix’s reboot of US comedy series the Gilmore Girls is leading the pack in Germany, some distance ahead of Amazon’s biggest ever commissioned series, The Grand Tour, our latest In Demand charts reveal. The latest exclusive data set from influential analytics firm Parrot,covering November 27 – December 3, reveals the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the […]

Disney’s Pyne: TV remains indispensable

Despite growth in alternative media, “TV remains the indispensable connective tissue,” that ties people together, according to Disney Media Networks distribution chief Ben Pyne. Despite a decline in linear TV viewing, overall viewing time for top shows is actually growing, added Pyne, who is president, global distribution networks at The Walt Disney Company-owned Disney Media […]

Disney EMEA to remake Israeli teen drama

Disney EMEA is to remake Disney Channel Israeli original musical drama North Star. The live-action series will likely feature a UK cast with filming commencing in spring next year ahead of launch of Disney Channels across EMEA later in 2016. The 13x22mins show, also titled North Star as a working title, is based on a […]

Kids live-action takes a step forward

The value of investing in live-action programming is becoming abundantly clear to broadcasters around the globe, reports Claire Mitchell of Eurodata TV Worldwide. While animation still makes up the bulk of children’s programming in terms of volume in most countries, live-action is becoming increasingly popular. Across the European countries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and […]

Disney Channel launches on German free TV

Germany’s latest competitor in the children’s free-to-air channels market has arrived. Disney Channel launched on Friday as the newest entrant in a market that already includes Super RTL and KiKA. Disney Channel was previously available on pay TV in Germany, but The Walt Disney Company decided to make the move some 18 months ago after […]

Disney’s kids novella launching in the UK

Disney is launching its kids telenovela Violetta on Disney Channel in the UK. The show has performed strongly for Disney on its channels in Latin America, southern Europe and France and its UK launch will make the first time Disney Channel UK has shown a dubbed drama series. Disney said the cumulative European audience to […]