Hertfordshire’s Parthenon Entertainment and Barcud Derwen of Caernarfon have inked a three-year deal to run S4C International‘s program sales and copro brokering functions. The new Cardiff-based venture will launch at MIP.
Samsung and Discovery have united to promote HD TVs. The partners will display HD content on 30,000 Samsung HD TVs in over 40 countries.
Sydney’s Beyond International has acquired a 51% stake in dSP Television. dSP Beyond will produce game shows, reality and variety programs.
Discovery has launched a new lifestyle brand into the U.K.: Discovery Real Time Extra. Available on Sky, the new net is male-focused.
The APTN Library will now represent ITV Thailand. The London-based archive will see hundreds of news stories added to the 250 ITV items APTN already offers.
A centerpiece at this year’s MIPCOM will be the new Made-for-Mobile Screenings and awards. Endemol chief creative officer Peter Bazalgette will offer a keynote on Mobile TV Day, entitled ‘It’s digital media, not new media, stupid!’
Former Fox World and Sony Pictures International Television vet Tim Crescenti has launched Small World IFT, an international entertainment format consulting company based in L.A.
Film Australia is offering AU$7.5 million (US$5.75 million) in funds over three years to help high-end history with its new ‘Making History’ initiative.