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01 Apr 2020

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K7 Media strengthens Asia Pacific team

K7 Media, has bolstered its Asia Pacific offering with specialist media consultant, Victoria de Kerdrel joining the team at the start of 2020.

Banijay Rights signs new deal

International distributor to get exclusive early access to factual content.

all3media takes Inside The Tower of London to North America

Hybrid history series Inside the Tower of London, from all3media group’s Lion Television, is now set to air across the US through a new deal with the Smithsonian Channel.

Kew Media Distribution secures global sales for non-fiction titles

The deals include My Paranormal Nightmare, Season 2 of Paranormal 911, and also Season 2 of Haunted Hospitals.

12 Yard appoints new Managing and Creative Director

Together they have over 25 years of experience at 12 Yard, Mannes having joined in 2005, while Gaskell has spent 13 years there during two separate stints.

Joy Toy, Skybrands and Spreadshirt sign 100% Wolf license agreements

Studio 100 Media presents new licensees for the spanking brand new 100% Wolf just in time for the International Toy Fair.

DocuBay signs global distribution deal with US-Based 1091

Licensed titles include docs on Harvey Weinstein and John Lennon featured in new CrimeBay.

ZTE helps China Telecom realize China’s first 5G remote diagnosis of new coronavirus pneumonia

To date, ZTE has obtained 35 commercial 5G contracts in major markets, such as Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA).

ITV Studios to launch landmark natural history series

A unique concept, A Year on Planet Earth will feature a story arc across the season, drawing viewers in over a number of episodes and unfolding like a drama.

Kew Media Distribution announces a raft of sales to US, Canada and Latam ahead of NATPE Miami

Kew Media Distribution, has signed substantial deals ahead of NATPE Miami where it will also be showcasing a number of outstanding drama, non-fiction and event series.

PEOPLE

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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