Advanced Television


Bakish: Strikes haven’t ‘saved Paramount+’

Bob Bakish, head of Paramount, told an audience at MIPCOM that suggestions the Hollywood strikes had saved his company was ‘wildly overstated’. Bakish allowed that “the strike is accretive to cash in 2023 and that is true for the industry [as a whole]… We are playing the hand we were dealt,” he said at a […]

October 18, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC Studios, Nippon TV development partnership

BBC Studios and Nippon TV, the Japanese media and entertainment company, have partnered to co-develop a new comedy gameshow format Koso Koso. BBC Studios will act as distributor for the format globally, with Nippon TV leading distribution in Asia. The format launches to international customers at BBC Studios Showcase in February 2024. The new format […]

October 18, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Planet Earth III sees success with international buyers

BBC Studios has announced strong international pre sales of the third instalment of its Natural History Unit’s BAFTA award-winning series, Planet Earth, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The eight-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University has sold to: […]

October 17, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

FilmRise signs Wiggles deal

FilmRise, the New York City-based film and television studio and streaming network, has entered into an exclusive worldwide distribution deal (excluding Australia and New Zealand) with The Wiggles, the long-running children’s entertainment group. The Wiggles are known for their infectious music and videos that have captivated and children aged 2-5 in territories across the globe […]

October 17, 2023

WBD to start European Max rollout in 2024

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) will commence rolling out Max across Europe in spring 2024, with countries under its current HBO Max footprint being the first to receive the SVoD service. The news was revealed during a keynote at MIPCOM from WBD international chief Gerhard Zeiler and WBD head of streaming for Europe, Leah Hooper Rosa. […]

October 16, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Crayola Studios production deal with 9 Story

Victoria Lozano, EVP Crayola, took to the stage at MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, France on October 15th to set out the vision and inspiration behind Crayola Studios’ move into entertainment content and explained why the ambitious plans fit naturally with the company’s wider ethos. Delivering the Keynote presentation, New ‘Kid’ in Town, Lozano stressed the long-term […]

October 16, 2023

Insight TV announces The Ride Life with Sung Kang

Insight TV, the millennial-focused global channel operator, is announcing the start of production on a new automotive travel show The Ride Life with Sung Kang,  featuring the star of the global hit movie franchise Fast & Furious. ​ A co-production between Insight TV, Beach House Pictures, Bros Studio and Raison D’Etre Stories, the series is filming across diverse […]

October 16, 2023

Big Light Productions options 29 Seconds

The rights to hit novel 29 Seconds, written by ‘Master of the up-all-night thriller’ T.M. Logan, have been snapped up by Big Light Productions. The Leonardo producer, founded by award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (Devils, Medici, The Man in the High Castle, The X-Files), will develop the thriller into a limited drama series, as part of their first look deal with Tomorrow Studios, an […]

October 16, 2023

WBD reveals restructured content licensing team

The international arm of Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced a restructuring of the content licensing team following the departure of Robert Blair in July. WBD international president Gerhard Zeiler revealed in a staff memo that a team of existing executives will fill Blair’s role. Phil Goodhew, senior VP of commercial strategy for international TV […]

October 13, 2023

Channel 4 orders Marilyn Manson docu-series

UK/US producer Lightbox, founded by Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn is in production on a premium three-part documentary series co-financed by Channel 4 and Fifth Season examining the recent controversy around the rock star Marilyn Manson. Marilyn Manson: Behind the Mask (working title) charts the musician’s rise to fame, significance and role as a counterculture […]

October 11, 2023