Señal News

Señal News presents the latest news and the best analysis on the global entertainment business, with access to the most influential executives of the biggest TV, streaming, film, animation and telecommunications companies.

Espresso Media\

Distribution

8 FEB 2023

Espresso Media's documentary "Moscow's Dirty Gold Rush" goes to Spain

The TV title, that investigates a corrupt relationship between Russian oligarchs and organisations operating in the UAE, has secured its first sale to RTVE.

Vision Films adds action crime “Crossfire” to its films slate

Distribution

8 FEB 2023

Vision Films adds action crime “Crossfire” to its films slate

The movie directed by Yadhu Krishnan will have a limited theatrical run with the transactional VOD release across the US and Canada on May 12, 2023, DVD to follow in early June.

Imagen Los ingresos de la TV paga bajarán en promedio un 11% para 2023

8 FEB 2023

Main international Media & Entertainment companies grew a 8.2% in Italy

Netflix's performance (+8.1%) is in line with the average but strongly slowdown compared to growth during the pandemic.

Tom Cruise joins list of presenters for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Production

7 FEB 2023

Tom Cruise joins list of presenters for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards

The actor will present Jerry Bruckheimer with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award at the 70th Annual award program.

Beach House Pictures Launches New Natural History Content Unit

Production

7 FEB 2023

Beach House Pictures Launches New Natural History Content Unit

The production company has appointed Claire Clements to lead the new division.

CNC launches training program for international pairs of authors of series

Production

7 FEB 2023

CNC launches training program for international pairs of authors of series

The program is launched in correlation with Series Mania festival, the coproduction and networking market Conecta Fiction & Entertainment (Spain) and the Sarajevo Film Festival – CineLink Industry Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Abacus Media Rights to distribute Amos Pictures\

7 FEB 2023

Abacus Media Rights to distribute Amos Pictures' Andrew Tate Documentary

The documentary was commissioned in the UK by Channel 4. 

NBC confirms the return of "That\

Distribution

7 FEB 2023

NBC confirms the return of "That's My Jam"

The next season of the show executive produced by Jimmy Fallon offering various special appearances and new games is scheduled to kick off Tuesday, 7 March at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Six applicants join Sky’s new Assistant Commissioner programme

Production

7 FEB 2023

Six applicants join Sky’s new Assistant Commissioner programme

Six successful applicants have been selected to join Sky on its new Assistant Commissioner programme, a two-year scheme designed to attract creatives from outside the traditional commissioning pool.

UK Connected TV market is expected to grow to £2.31 billion by 2026

7 FEB 2023

UK Connected TV market is expected to grow to £2.31 billion by 2026

An ongoing shift to streaming among audiences, new ad-based models from the likes of Disney+ and Netflix, and an increase in ad-supported viewing are set to drive further growth in the UK CTV market, according to IAB’s latest report.

Showtime to expand its “Billions” and “Dexter” franchises

Production

7 FEB 2023

Showtime to expand its “Billions” and “Dexter” franchises

Showtime announced some development plans for series based upon the hit drama “Billions” and also the production of new content based on the “Dexter” universe.

UK production company Wildseed Studios joins Mediawan Kids & Family

Kids & Animation

7 FEB 2023

UK production company Wildseed Studios joins Mediawan Kids & Family

Mediawan Kids & Family announced its first international acquisition for the division with the purchase of a majority stake in UK production company Wildseed Studios.

Gusto TV\

Distribution

7 FEB 2023

Gusto TV's “Vegheadz” wins a Taste Award for "Best in Canada"

Hosted by two-time MasterChef Canada winner Pino Di Cerbo, the culinary program dives into a world of unique and exciting veg-forward dishes.

Kidscreen 2023: Beyond to feature new animated series developed with Custom Nuts

Trade Shows

7 FEB 2023

Kidscreen 2023: Beyond to feature new animated series developed with Custom Nuts

"Jock and Sunny", "Shape &Shapers" and "Classical Chaos" will be launched at the Kids market and further developments will be added from the pipeline through 2023 and into future years.

Netflix and Australia’s National Indigenous Television join in a new animated series

Kids & Animation

7 FEB 2023

Netflix and Australia’s National Indigenous Television join in a new animated series

"Eddie’s Lil’ Homies" television series will promote kindness and inclusion and will be distributed by ACTF.