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Shine Iberia Portugal to produce “Mistura Beirão” for TVI

Production

14 JUN 2024

Shine Iberia Portugal to produce “Mistura Beirão” for TVI

New competition format, in partnership with brand client Licor Beirão, to launch in Portugal on June 15.

Gulli and Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA ordered season 8 of “Totally Spies!”

Production

14 JUN 2024

Gulli and Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA ordered season 8 of “Totally Spies!”

The new season will be produced by Zodiak Kids & Family France (part of Banijay Kids & Family), in collaboration with Gulli and Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA.

A+E Networks EMEA acquired Quintus Original “Beyond Borders”

Distribution

14 JUN 2024

A+E Networks EMEA acquired Quintus Original “Beyond Borders”

A+E joined DPG Media Group’s Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV in acquiring the series which also plays out across Quintus Studios’ Free Documentary channel in the US, UK, AUS, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.

USA: Roku leads in time spent

Trends

14 JUN 2024

USA: Roku leads in time spent

Comscore’s CTVi revealed that The Roku Channel reached at least 1 out of every 4 streaming TV households, which amounts to more than half the total streaming TV households using FAST channels in the U.S.in February 2024.

Onur Güvenatam Joins the International  Academy of Television Arts &Sciences

Awards

14 JUN 2024

Onur Güvenatam Joins the International Academy of Television Arts &Sciences

He is the Founder of OGM Pictures. This honor recognizes his significant impact on the global media landscape and commitment to high- quality content.

Europeans spend almost €700 on subscriptions every year

Markets

14 JUN 2024

Europeans spend almost €700 on subscriptions every year

A report by Bango showed the impact of ad-funded content and bundling on streaming and subscription habits.

Eva Kamin to become ZDF Studios\

Corporate Moves

14 JUN 2024

Eva Kamin to become ZDF Studios' new Vice President for Acquisitions and Co-Productions

The executive has held various positions in the company since 2006. Meanwhile, Volker Lehmann to retire.

Beta Film partners with Number 9 Films to form subsidiary Number 9 TV

Deals

14 JUN 2024

Beta Film partners with Number 9 Films to form subsidiary Number 9 TV

Meanwhile, former Paramount TV exec Kate Laffey joins as Head of TV. The collaboration aims to focus on high-end scripted television drama.

Fremantle appointed Thalia Crone as Global Head of Media Supply Chain Operations

Corporate Moves

14 JUN 2024

Fremantle appointed Thalia Crone as Global Head of Media Supply Chain Operations

She will report to Bob McCourt – COO, Commercial and International. The exec will be responsible for implementing an efficient end-to-end content delivery process across all areas within the Commercial and International division, globally.

Annecy MIFA 2024: Winsing launches trailer and futher details of "Into the Mortal World"

Kids & Animation

14 JUN 2024

Annecy MIFA 2024: Winsing launches trailer and futher details of "Into the Mortal World"

This intriguing Neo-Chinese animated feature, building upon the beloved story of the Cowherd and Weaver Girl, is set to hit the screen in China on July 12th, 2024.

Newen Connect\

Distribution

14 JUN 2024

Newen Connect's comedies have been picked up by distributors in over 50 markets

"Family Therapy", "Open Season" and "Lucky Punch" been selected by diverse distributors, with some of the titles also being remade locally in certain territories.

Mediaset Italy promotes hit musical format "I Sing Family" in the CEE Region

Distribution

14 JUN 2024

Mediaset Italy promotes hit musical format "I Sing Family" in the CEE Region

Claudia Marra, Sales Manager Mediaset Distribution, has attended NEM Dubrovnik to present this new title that it's a reboot of the very famous Italian talent "I Sing" and that has had different adaptations.

ARTE Distribution to distribute doc about US infamous serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer

Distribution

14 JUN 2024

ARTE Distribution to distribute doc about US infamous serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer

"My Friend Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal" looks into the origins of Dahmer, through the eyes of his high school friend, Derf Backderf.

Banijay Rights appointed Leila Loumi as VP of Licensing

Corporate Moves

13 JUN 2024

Banijay Rights appointed Leila Loumi as VP of Licensing

In her new role, Loume will be responsible for executing Banijay Rights’ licensing and merchandising strategy across Banijay Entertainment’s key brands.

GMA Network\

Distribution

13 JUN 2024

GMA Network's shows expand its global footprint

"First Lady" and other popular programs from GMA Network are headed for Viu beginning June 17, giving viewers more GMA shows to watch on the streaming platform. Meanwhile, its drama, “Pulang Araw,” is set to premiere on Netflix this July.