THE TELCO REPORT

Volume L, No. 25, Oct. 26-Nov. 08, 2018

International Television Program Magazine

Published since 1969

Forward & Intelligence

RICK SANCHEZ JOINS RT

RT America will premiere "The News with Rick Sanchez" on Monday, October 22nd. Award-winning American journalist and author Rick Sanchez will make his RT America debut as the host of a daily prime-time news show.  As a CNN anchor, MSNBC daytime anchor, FOX News contributor, Spanish-speaking anchor at Fox News Latino and Mundo Fox, as well as a Miami news icon, Sanchez has evolved into one of the nation’s top news personalities.    

CONTACT: RT Television, Moscow, Russia. Tel. 7-499-750-00-75 ext. 1200. E-mail distribution@rttv.ru Web: www.rt.com

 

 

9 STORY TO DISTRIBUTE SUTIKKI

Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment, has announced a worldwide distribution agreement (excluding the US, UK and China) with 9 Story Distribution International. Sutikki also appointed 9 Story Brands as its global merchandising and licensing agent (excluding the UK and China). Together Sutikki and 9 Story introduced “Moon and Me,” the new landmark preschool series created by Andrew Davenport, to an international audience at MIPJunior and MIPCOM. “Moon and Me” will make its global television premiere on BBC’s CBeebies channel in the UK this fall, followed by its U.S. debut on Universal Kids. 

CONTACT: 9 Story Media Group, Toronto, Canada. Tel. 1-416-530-9900. Fax 1-416-530-9935. Web:  www.9story.com   

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDING

NATPE has announced that discounted “early bird” registration ends on October 31, 2018. NATPE Miami will take place January 22-24, 2019 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Please visit the NATPE website for further details.

CONTACT: NATPE/Content First, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Tel. 1-310-453-4440. Fax 1-310-453-5258. Web  www.natpe.org

Entertainment

 

TRANSFORMING LIVES

“Ultimate Cinderella” is a unique television program that gives a second chance to deserving women, changing their lives forever. In this one of a kind life makeover show, one protagonist with her touching story is given extreme psychological and physical training aimed at fulfilling her dream, an amazing physical makeover and a brand-new job in the wings.  The protagonists are simple and modest women with unpretentious jobs who for some life-changing reason gave up on their dream and now live unhappy and unsatisfactory lives.  Every week/in each episode the story of one modern Cinderella and her amazing transformation will be shown (20 x 45’).

CONTACT: Global Telemedia Inc., Naples, FL, USA. Tel. 1-203-247-3888. Email: gt@globaltelemedia.com  Web:  www.globaltelemedia.com

RECLAIMED MATERIALS

San Francisco-based salvage expert Michael “Bug” Deakin and his team of craftsmen hunt for history-rich materials to repurpose into timeless pieces for clients’ homes in the new DIY Network series “Heritage Hunters.” Premiering on Sunday, November 4, Bug transforms reclaimed wood from forgotten centuries-old structures. He finds valuable materials such as redwood board-and-batten walls, oak wine staves from a local winery and fragments of hand-hewn Amish barns. From these fragments he creates beautiful kitchen islands, dining tables, porch spindles and exposed beams for ceilings. The action-packed premiere episode showcases Bug and his crew as they salvage historic bleacher boards from the famous Polo Fields in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and craft them into rustic kitchen shelves. The team also revamps an outbuilding on a client’s property into a relaxing retreat by adding a bar built with scrap from a shuttered local restaurant that was a favorite of the family (10 x 30’).    

CONTACT: Scripps Networks, Knoxville, TN, USA. Tel. 1-865-694-2700. Fax 1-865-690-9964.  Web:  www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com

 

REMEMBERING MICHAEL JACKSON

There are very few artists who have obsessed the world like Michael Jackson did. Now musical royalty, his singles topped the charts all over the globe, selling over 350 million records whilst holding the record for the best-selling album of all time. It was clear, although his success is unrivalled, that he was a troubled man whose bizarre life-style eventually eclipsed his musical talent. “Michael Jackson: Remember the King” covers all aspects of his life, from the Jackson 5 to This Is It, from his humble beginnings to Neverland, and from his abusive father to his alleged abuse cases. Join us as we, remember the king (60’).

CONTACT: Looking Glass International, St. Andrews Beach, VIC, Australia. Tel. 61-3-5988-6947. Email: carly@lookingglassint.com  Web:  www.lookingglassint.com

Children’s

MUSICAL WORLD

“The Adventures of Gracie Lou” is set in the colorful, happy and musical world of three year old Gracie Lou and all her friends. They have many fun filled adventures, learning new words, playing exciting games and singing new songs. Children will love these bright and colorful animated nursery rhymes that parents know and love. So come join in the fun with Gracie Lou and all her family and friends when they ask "Can we come play with you?" (48 x 2-3’).

CONTACT: ABC Commercial, Ultimo, Australia. Tel. 61-2-8333- 3491. Fax 61-2-8333-1051. Web: www.abccontentsales.com.au/programsalesworldwide

 

 

 

 

PRE-SCHOOL SERIES

An animated series for pre-schoolers, Carotina Super BIP will delight audiences of all ages. Younger viewers will love the colorful, vegetable-shaped characters in this funny and "lessons to be learned" series. Carotina is a regular "kid" until he and his friends face a crisis. He then reverts to his "Super BIP" and turns in to a superhero! His courage and example are admired by all. A great fun show your young viewers will want to watch over and over (78 x 5’-7’).

CONTACT: Global Telemedia Inc., Naples, FL, USA. Tel. 1-203-247-3888. Email: gt@globaltelemedia.com  Web:  www.globaltelemedia.com

SUPERHEROES IN TRAINING

Ever wonder where the children of famous superheroes go to learn their powers? Welcome to “Superhero Summer Camp™,” the one-of-a-kind sleepaway camp where the children of legendary superheroes are spending the summer learning how to call up—and control—their familial superpowers. “Superhero Summer Camp™” offers a variety of traditional camp activities, camp songs and campfires, but the best part of camp is when these curious campers transform into mini-versions of their famous super parents including Sparkman™, Silver Streak™, and Torpedo™. Sparks calls up and controls electricity, Streak has super speed, Rocket flies as fast as a rocket, Cy turns into a twisting tornado of turbo power, Flare shoots laser beams from the palms of both hands and Tori has super strength. Working together, these six superheroes-in-training are having fun and making friends, as they practice their powers and prepare to power up, team up, and save the day (52 x 11’).

CONTACT: 41 Entertainment LLC, Greenwich, CT, USA. Tel. 1-203-542-7310. Email: allen.bohbot@41ent.com  Web: www.41e.tv

Documentaries

 

 

 

RISE OF MANKIND

“Anthropocene—The Rise of Humans” chronicles key developments in the impact of humans being on the world around us. The Earth—a unique planet full of beauty and wonder—our home. A complex mix of natural cycles and resources combined in a delicate balance that enables life as we know it, including our staggering population of 7 billion human beings. But our home is in trouble, not least through our own actions. It’s why this age in the history of Earth is sometimes referred to as the Anthropocene—the epoch when human impact became so significant, it began to change the planet’s own systems (3 x 50’).

CONTACT: ZDF Enterprises, Mainz, Germany. Tel. 49-6131-991-1601. Fax 49-6131-991-1612. Web: www.zdf-enterprises.de

MARIA THERESA

Focusing on the life of one of history’s most influential women, “Maria Theresa—Europe’s Mother-in-Law” examines Maria Theresa’s long and eventful reign as Empress of Austria. The empress arranged her children's marriages to make peace with France, Spain, Parma and Naples. One of these children was Marie Antoinette, who married Louis XVI of France before they were both decapitated. Needless to say, these marriages were largely unsuccessful. Watch as Maria Theresia struggles to balance dynastic responsibility and motherly love (52’).

CONTACT: ORF Enterprise, Vienna, Austria. Tel. 43-1-87878-13030. Fax 43-1-87878-12757. Web: http://contentsales.orf.at

 

HISTORY OF THE TELESCOPE       

Science and history converge in “Eyes on the Skies,” a one-hour documentary exploring one of the most revolutionary inventions of all time—the telescope. An engineering marvel, the telescope has transformed the world of astronomy and completely changed the way we think of the cosmos. Watch and listen as some of the scientific community's top minds guide viewers through 400 years of telescopic discoveries, from Galileo to the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (60’).   

CONTACT: Janson Media, Tappan, NY, USA. Tel 1-845-359-8488. Email: info@janson.com  Web: www.janson.com

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