- OTT players reveal kids' wish lists
MIP JUNIOR: Bosses from the new breed of digital buyers, including a UK service due to launch in 2016, have outlined their programming needs as they continue their pursuit of kids.
- CBS renews Zoo, reboots MacGyver
CBS in the US has renewed drama series Zoo for a second season as well as commissioning a remake of classic action series MacGyver and a comedy pilot from Tina Fey.
- Kids’ TV reboots ‘don’t guarantee success’
MIP JUNIOR: Leading producers in the kids’ TV industry have warned that rebooting classic properties is no guarantee of success.
- Fourth Wall wins Mip Junior Pitch
MIP JUNIOR: UK-based design agency Fourth Wall Creative has won the International Pitching Session here in Cannes with a show about a boy's attempt to stop his ice cream melting.
- Dora and Rosa get Czech success
MIP JUNIOR: A Czech Republic-based broadcaster is on board an animated fantasy adventure series picked up by UK-based distributor Media IM earlier this year.
- ABC, Marvel plot comedy
US broadcast network ABC is adapting Marvel Comics’ Damage Control as a television comedy, and taken a legal drama to pilot, while cancelling Chasing Life after two seasons.
- Abu Dhabi Media launches kids' net
MIP JUNIOR: Abu Dhabi Media has launched a new children's channel based on a popular kids' magazine, with original local programming filling the schedule.
- Tiger Aspect ups drama execs
Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Tiger Aspect has elevated two of its executives to lead its drama division, overseeing a slate that includes Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street.
- Fox International elevates Ford
MIPCOM: Fox International Channels has promoted Jeff Ford to senior VP of content development for Europe and Africa.
- All3 shutters German prodco
All3Media Germany is closing down its Me, Myself & Eye Entertainment production label with the firm's staff moving across to Tower Productions, its joint venture with BBC Worldwide.
- Universality, risk vital to kids' shows
MIP JUNIOR: Leading children's TV experts have said producers must focus on creating shows with global themes that embrace risk if they are to succeed.
- Pinypon dolls get animated
MIP JUNIOR: Spanish production outfit Anima Kitchent has started production on an animated series based on dolls from toy giant Famosa.
- Spike content lands on Foxtel
MIPCOM: Australian pay TV broadcaster Foxtel has picked up multiple programmes that originally aired in the US on Viacom-owned cablenet Spike.
- De Jesus leaves ITVS for Violets
MIPCOM: ITV Studios staffer Fernando De Jesus is leaving the company after seven years to be reunited with its former director of formats at his UK indie.
- ITVSGE hires MGM exec for Asia
MIPCOM: Japanese broadcasters have acquired more than 1,000 hours of programming from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which has hired a new senior sales manager for the Pacific Rim region.
- ANT1 seeks shiny floor show
MIPCOM: Greek commercial broadcaster Antenna is looking for a "big, shiny show" at Mipcom for the 2016-17 season on its main ANT1 channel, according to the company’s head of entertainment.
- Ten boards aboriginal teen drama
MIP JUNIOR: Australian broadcaster Network Ten has come onboard a teen drama set in northern Queensland, from the same prodco behind hit series Rake.
- Mouse House catches magic rabbit
MIP JUNIOR: Disney Channel EMEA has acquired a forthcoming animated series coproduced by Brown Bag Films in Ireland and Cyber Group Studios in France.
- Espresso launches production arm
MIPCOM: UK distributor Espresso TV is rebranding as Espresso Media International and is launching a production unit here in Cannes.
- Kaleidoscope scores Bobby deal
MIPCOM: UK-based Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has picked up a feature-length documentary that explores the life story of England footballing legend Bobby Moore.