Entertainment Archive

HBO scores ‘South Park’ streaming rights

In a deal worth a reported $500 million, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, the new streaming platform set to launch in May 2020, has outbid several media companies for the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Comedy Central’s iconic adult animated series, South Park. In an announcement made today by...

‘La Noria’ premieres online

Night Wheel Pictures has announced that celebrated animator Carlos Baena’s short film, La Noria, is now streaming on Vimeo. Written and directed by Baena, the film tells the tale of a grieving young boy who loves to build Ferris wheels. One day the boy encounters dark creatures and...

Netflix approves for ‘Mighty Little Chota Bheem’ season 3

Netflix has greenlit the third season for Mighty Little Bheem after the second season of the animated original series received rave reviews and created headlines. The streaming giant is also working on two holiday specials for the next two years and a Diwali special of the series. Mighty Little...

‘Normal People’ at Mipcom

At Mipcom this week, the team behind BBC-Hulu series “Normal People” – led by Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated director of “Room” – presented the first footage from the show, and explained how they approached the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Variety had exclusive access to the presentation....

Mipcom: Lagardere Studios Distribution to produce ‘Commandos’

Lagardere Studios Distribution has boarded “Commandos,” a Dutch high-voltage war drama series directed by Ivan Lopez Nunez and Hanro Smitsman. Based on an idea by Oscar Van Woensel and Boudewijn Rosenmuller, the series follows John, an old Commando who led Dutch Special Forces on a covert mission...

Voice Kids now in Nigeria

MIPCOM: Nigeria is to become the 40th country to air a local version of talent format The Voice Kids after local broadcaster Fame TV agreed a deal with distributor Talpa Global. Fame TV has licensed both the adult and junior versions of the singing competition series, which will...

‘Devils’ kicks off at Mipcom

Comcast-owned Sky Studios and Italy’s Lux Vide launched financial thriller “Devils” on Monday at Mipcom in Cannes, where NBC Universal Global Distribution has already closed sales deals with several undisclosed territories. “Devils” reconstructs the dynamics that prompted the debt crisis that threatened to unravel the many European countries that...

VIMN partners with Youku at Mipcom

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is collaborating with Youku, the video streaming platform from China’s Alibaba Group, on an original animated series as part of a wider deal. Little Luban (working title) is part of a memorandum of understanding for a multi-year content development and distribution partnership...

Mipcom: Pathe and Vendome to team up

Pathe, a France based production company and Vendome Pictures will be partnering in a limited series based on the famous Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The show will be based on The New York Times’ investigative reporting on how firefighters saved the historic cathedral and will follow in...

TV Asahi hosts ‘Super Shiro’ at MipJunior

TV Asahi, Japan’s  leading television network, hosted a world premiere for their upcoming show ‘Super Shiro’ at MipJunior. More than 100 MIPJunior delegates were in attendance for the world premiere of the new chase comedy, which was followed by a panel discussion featuring TV Asahi’s Takahiro Kishimoto,...