American television is more influenced by foreign programmers than ever, but Americans remain unlikely to watch foreign TV programs in their original languages, say industry executives.
While breakout hits on the level of "Modern Family" or "Glee" may not be in the bunch this year, a new slate of programs heading to Mipcom has studios feeling confident.
A year after FremantleMedia formed a kids television division, and recruited Sander Schwartz away from Warner Bros., the production entity is ready to roll out its first slate of family shows.
Diverse agendas, economies and tastes spur a compelling mix of issues heading into Mipcom.
Iran is rightly renowned for its cuisine, but quite what the country will make of an Iranian version of the hit Brit irreverent reality skein "Come Dine With Me" is anyone's guess.
Leading French production outfits Univergroup Pictures and Onyx Films are joining forces to produce "Miraculous Lady Bug," a stereoscopic 3D superhero toon.
Brands made much of the running at Mip Junior, the Cannes-set tyke toon mart, which wrapped Sunday.
Turner Broadcasting System has signed a deal to bring Spanish 3D toon skein "Jelly Jamm" to its network in more than 130 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Shine Group and Zodiak Rights, the conglom's rebranded distribution arm, have teamed up to adapt each other's formats in German- and Italo-lingo territories.
In the lead up to next week's Mipcom TV mart in Cannes, international distributor DRG has closed a number of deals.
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