London – BBC Worldwide announced the launch of BBC First in Belgium on 4 June. Following on from the successful launch of the channel in The Netherlands on 16 May, Belgium is the second country in Europe to receive BBC First, a fully localised channel which is the brand new home of the very best of British scripted content. With all programming subtitled in Flemish, BBC First makes its Belgium debut on cable provider Telenet, with further platforms to follow throughout the Benelux … [Read more...] about BBC First to launch in Belgium
Toronto, Canada – 9 Story Entertainment has announced the sale of its children’s animated comedy Camp Lakebottom (26x22’) to Disney XD U.S., as well as, multiple international Disney channels in the UK; Ireland; Benelux; Italy; Spain (through LUK); CEE including Poland; Asia including Japan, Korea and India; Middle East; Turkey; South and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Camp Lakebottom, produced by 9 Story Entertainment for TELETOON Canada, has also been licensed to ABC … [Read more...] about 9 Story Entertainment’s “Camp Lakebottom” sold to Disney XD U.S.
Entertainment One (eOne) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Alliance from affiliates of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Investissement Québec, following the announcement on January 3, 2013, regarding clearance having been received from the Canadian Competition Bureau and the remaining conditions having been met. Alliance is a leading independent distributor of filmed entertainment products in Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain. The board of eOne believes that the … [Read more...] about eOne completes acquisition of Alliance
Mumbai, India – Comedy Central India has acquired exclusive airing rights to comedy series Anger Management from Lionsgate International Television. Lionsgate has already sold the series in several territories worldwide, including Canada, Latin America, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Benelux, Poland, Spain and South Africa. Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury syndication arm distributes the show in the U.S. where it has already been sold into syndication with the Fox … [Read more...] about Comedy Central India acquires U.S. sitcom “Anger Management”
Discovery Networks International has launched its first ever global Facebook page as well as a YouTube channel for its new landmark series How We Invented the World. Participating countries include the US, Brazil, parts of Latin America, the UK, Romania, France, Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Australia, Benelux, Norway, Italy, Germany, South Africa, and Turkey as well as for promotion in Asia and Sweden. The LIVE Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HowWeInventedTheWorld) will serve as a vertical … [Read more...] about Discovery Channel launches global Facebook page, YouTube channel