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28 Feb 2020

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Banijay Rights acquires premium feature Thomas Markle: My Story

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, announced that it has successfully acquired the rights to the exclusive Thomas Markle: My Story.

Boom appoints new Director of Development

Prior to Cactus, Skinner was Head of Development at Rob Brydon’s production company, Jones The Film.

ITV Studios signs new deals

Brassic, Sky’s highest-rating comedy in seven years, has been acquired by SVOD service Hulu. Produced by Calamity Films for Sky One and written by BAFTA® winner Danny Brocklehurst.

BC&F Dentsu’s Daniel Barnes and Mindshare Singapore’s Melissa Tang to head APAC Effies 2020 Awards juries  

The APAC Effies is the Asia Pacific region’s preeminent award for marketing effectiveness. 

Netflix builds on animation film slate with Studio Ghibli

Fans in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America will be able to enjoy films from the Academy Award-winning Japanese art house behind Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

Aleksandra Gebauer joins Studio 100 Media’s Licensing Team

Reporting to Gerd Russwurm, Head of Licensing, Aleksandra Gebauer will be the point of contact for the company’s international licensing businesses across all categories.

DocuBay partners with International Film Festival Shimla

DocuBay, announces a partnership with the International Film Festival Shimla (IFFS) that will bring IFFS documentaries featured in last year’s film festival.

WTA announces Tier 3 certification of PlanetCast’s New Delhi (Noida) Teleport

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity. 

Mother and Woman –My Life For My Children– air on Teleamazones

This marks the first time that both series will be offered as finished programs to the Latin American market. 

GRB acquires PBS series/format Family Pictures

Family Pictures USA, originally produced for PBS, created and hosted by filmmaker and photographer Thomas Allen Harris.

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Boom appoints new Director of Development

Prior to Cactus, Skinner was Head of Development at Rob Brydon’s production company, Jones The Film.

BC&F Dentsu’s Daniel Barnes and Mindshare Singapore’s Melissa Tang to head APAC Effies 2020 Awards juries  

The APAC Effies is the Asia Pacific region’s preeminent award for marketing effectiveness. 

Dejero wins second Prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

Globally recognized award underlines how Dejero exponentially improves flexibility in location coverage for newsgathering and live events crews.

Twofour appoints new CCO

Brindley is currently the BBC’s Head of commissioning for Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, overseeing commissions for BBC One, Two and Three, totalling over 350 hours of content a year.

All3media International appoints new SVP

An expert in the field of non-scripted content production, commissioning and co-productions, Rachel was at A+E Networks UK for ten years, joining as Co-Production & Acquisitions Manager in 2007.

Stephanie Atlas Joins Blue Ant Media

Atlas has over 14 years of experience in creating and executing integrated digital and social media campaigns.

Thinking out-off-the-box

The kid’s TV business is becoming ever-more challenging with education producers battling the effects of fragmentation and changing international market demand, EBS’s (Korea Educational Broadcasting System) Senior Executive Producer Dr Hyunsook Chung tells K. Dass how she narrates her education programmes for kids.

Changing Platforms

Leading analyst house across converging media says as companies increasingly bundle and aggregate content and services, they will likely respond positively to vendors with technology that addresses the myriad challenges they face. Edward Barton, Ovum’s Practice Leader for TV tells K. Dass his observation of current video streaming strategies in the market.

Asian content for the West

U.S. video streaming giant shops in Asia for multiple huge titles, according to Joanne Waage, Viki’s SVP, Partnership and Programming. She tells K. Dass The Legend of the Blue Sea was aired in the U.S. minutes after its debut in Korea with English subtitles.

Content war in Japan

U.S. video group, Hulu launched its service in Japan in September 2011. Nippon TV acquired Hulu’s Japan business in April 2014. The unit now has 1.5 million subscribers, paying a monthly fee of USD$8 or JPY933 plus taxes. It boasts a library of 19,000 films, dramas, anime and shorts or enjoys 35,000 hours of content. Kazufumi Nagasawa,

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