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Asia’s Television Forum

Yeow Hui Leng, senior project director of Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore organiser Reed Exhibitions tells TBI about this year’s edition of ATF How many attendees will be in town? We are expecting some 5,200 attendees this year, comparable to that in 2015. In 2015, 5,011 attendees from 60 countries attended ATF. In […]

MGM extends Robertson contract

MGM has renewed the contract of Greg Robertson, meaning he will remain in charge of the US studio’s Asia Pacific office. The deal was described as “multiyear”. Robertson will remain in Australia as managing director and senior VP, international television distribution, and continue to report to president, worldwide television distribution and acquisitions Chris Ottinger. During […]

Warner Bros. secures volume deal with Globo

Warner Bros. has signed a multi-year free TV deal with Brazilian broadcaster Globo. This will see Warner Bros. International Television Distribution providing the network will feature films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and TV series including Gotham, The Flash and Supergirl. The deal is a boon for Warner […]

Ex-Eyeworks, Shine exec joins Lionsgate

Former Eyeworks and Shine International sales exec Ted Bookstaver has joined US studio Lionsgate Television. He will take up the newly-created post of senior VP, alternative programming sales. In the role, he will oversee global sales of Lionsgate’s slate of alternative (unscripted) shows. Lionsgate’s executive VP, alternative programming Jennifer O’Connell, who joined last year after […]

Formats Ireland

Ireland is emerging as a solid format creating hotspot, as its small local market forces producers to think internationally, TBI reports. Ask Irish producers what the most significant development in formats has been of recent years and the answer is almost invariably the same: RTÉ’s Format Farm. The initiative launched in 2012 in order to […]

Netflix extends UK deal with Fox

Netflix in the UK and Ireland has acquired Homeland and American Horror Story from Fox, extending an existing programming agreement between the pair. The deal with the Hollywood studio’s TV sales arm, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, give Netflix two seasons of espionage drama Homeland and also the first two runs of horror anthology series […]

Warner unveils company-wide top level shake-up

Warner Bros.’ new chief exec Kevin Tsujihara has made his stamp on the company’s television division by handing Peter Roth a new creative role and Jeffrey Schlesinger and Craig Hunegs new titles as part of a major company-wide restructure. Tsujihara was named Warner Bros. CEO earlier this year and initiated a company-wide restructure that this […]