Expanding its reach in Asia, Sundance Channel Global has closed a carriage deal for Sundance Channel HD with Astro, Malaysia's key pay TV operator, in the run up to the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes.
International brand manager PGS Entertainment has inked a deal with Universal Pictures Video for worldwide distribution of "The Jungle Bunch," a one-hour, CGI 3D toon special produced by Gaul's TAT.
Studios arrive at Mipcom with new shows, agendas.
The glossy coffee-table books are everywhere in Moscow.
TV producers in Russia want to shake up the way shows are being made: They're looking to up the quality and create programming that can sell to Russian nets as well as to foreign buyers.
Konstantin Ernst, head of pubcaster Channel One, has forged a reputation as both a tough television executive and film producer who's got a solid grasp on what the Russian public wants.
Territory Reports: Industry upheaval is rampant around the globe, but affects individual countries and regions in distinctly different ways.
After losing ratings ground this year, Telefe is fighting back with a comedy directed by Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella, who sharpened his skills helming episodes of "House" and "Law and Order."
It's the annual autumnal clash of titans in Russia. After the long sultry days of summer, as fall colors begin to appear in the parks and gardens, the TV channels go head-to-head in a ratings war.
Sony Pictures Television, which found early success in licensing adaptations of such scripted shows as "Who's the Boss" and "The Nanny," is making great strides in the sale of light entertainment…