Volume L, No. 22, September 07-20, 2018

International Television Program Magazine

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Forward & Intelligence


MIPJunior has announced that Margie Cohn, President of DreamWorks Animation Television will keynote at MIPJunior 2018. MIPJunior takes place in Cannes, France October 13-14,2018, ahead MIPCOM. In a keynote session titled “Creating Timeless Content in Ever-Changing Times,” Margie Cohn will chronicle five years of extraordinary growth and expansion and will discuss what it takes to create innovative kids and family series across multiple distributors that can keep up with today’s ever-evolving market. As DreamWorks looks ahead to more diversified distribution, Cohn will offer her thoughts on the future of the industry and why it looks bright for content creators. 

CONTACT: Reed MIDEM, Paris, France. Tel. 33-1-4662-1777. Fax 33-1-4662-1797. Web:




The Telco Report is accepting program listings for our upcoming SPORTELMonaco and MIPCOM editions. Please see our website for further details. The deadline for both special editions is Friday, September 17, 2018. Please note that we publish year-round and that new program listings are welcome any time. Listings may be submitted via email to; further details are posted here.

CONTACT: The Telco Report, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Tel. 1-310-828-4003. Fax 1-310-828-3340. Web: 


SPORTEL has announced that SPORTELAsia 2019 will be held in the vibrant city of Macau from the March 5-7, 2019 at the luxurious JW Marriott Hotel. Known as the "Las Vegas of China," the city is the ideal location for the international SPORTEL Community to come together for business and develop opportunities with new key stakeholders across important Far East Markets. This will be the first edition of SPORTELAsia since the event was held in Shanghai in 2014.

CONTACT: SPORTEL, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Tel. 377-93-30-41-33. Fax 377-93-30-36-49.  Web:




The 61st Annual Grammy Awards® will return to Los Angeles in 2019 after being held in New York, earlier this year, for its 60th anniversary celebration. Alfred Haber, Inc. (AHI), the exclusive international distributor of the show, has announced that the company has already lined up several key international sales for the 2019 music event slated for February 10 at the iconic STAPLES Center. The ceremony will broadcast in the U.S. on the CBS Television Network for the 47th consecutive year. Major broadcasters finalized thus far for the 61st edition of “Music’s Biggest Night®” include: Rogers (Canada), Tencent (China), WOWOW (Japan), VTM (Belgium), M-Net (Africa), Channel One (Russia), Viacom 18 (India), WDR (Germany), D17 (France), and Bangkok Broadcasting (Thailand).

CONTACT: Alfred Haber Television, Inc., Palisades Park, NJ, USA. Tel. 1-201-224-8000. Fax 1-201-947-4500. Web:


“Oasis—A Love Story” is a scripted drama format about a young woman who is unwanted by her parents. Saddened by her unfortunate life, she attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge. Unsuccessful in her endeavor, she is befriended by a police detective who immediately takes her to the hospital. Upon waking up in the hospital, she realizes she has been unidentified and thinking she might be able to live a different life she pretends to have lost her memory. The detective, who recently lost his wife, decides to take care of her until she regains her memory and invites her into the family home with his three children. A story that started from a lie turns into an unexpected happy ending with a family she could only hope for (60’ format).    

CONTACT: Nippon Television, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 81-3-5275-4139. Fax 81-3-5275-4008. Web:



A+E Networks will launch its newest scripted series, “Project Blue Book,” at MIPCOM 2018. Developed by A+E Studios for HISTORY, “Project Blue Book” is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. The series is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history (10 x 60’). 

CONTACT: A+E Networks, New York, NY, USA. Tel. 1-212-210-1400. Fax 1-212-210-9476. Web:



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:  Web:






“Super Wings” follows the adventures of an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels around the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters new problems that he must solve with the help of his friends the Super Wings: Dizzy, Jerome and Donnie. Together, the team explores different countries and learns the diversity of new cultures (52 x 12’).

CONTACT: Janson Media, Tappan, NY, USA. Tel 1-845-359-8488. Email:  Web:


“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:






“The Mayo Clinic: Faith—Hope—Science,” a new two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers will air this fall on September 25. Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith—Hope—Science” is a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years—and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today. Film begins with the story of Dr. W.W. Mayo who, after traveling throughout the Midwest looking for a place to practice, settled with his family in rural Minnesota. Together with the Sisters of Saint Francis and his sons Will and Charlie, he laid the foundation for a medical center that now treats over a million patients every year from 50 states and 150 countries…and employs 64,000 people in Rochester and at campuses in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona. (120’)

CONTACT: Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, VA, USA. Telephone 1-703-739-5000. Fax 1-703-739-3889.


Produced by the Berlin film production company Hanfgarn & Ufer and written and directed by Michael Höft for ZDF and ZDF Enterprises, "Gold for Kim—A Life for North Korea's Leader" sheds light on a completely new and different aspect of North Korea—sport in the country of Kim Jong-un. The film plays dramatically on the contrast between the viewer's acknowledged expectations and completely new impressions. On a journey across the country, using the theme of "sport" as its vehicle, the film delves as far as possible into the reality of everyday life behind the official façade and, with the help of personal contributions, captures the thoughts and feelings of the country's aspiring sports stars. In addition to focusing on athletes, the documentary also looks at ordinary people and their everyday life (52’).

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



Examining the life of the controversial artist, Egon Schiele—Between Love and Hate” explores themes of loneliness, hidden potential, rejection, veneration, lust and vice and condemnation. Schiele's short but spectacular rise to the highest peaks of Art's Mount Olympus ended abruptly in a seemingly meaningless death, but his spirit lived on though his worldwide adoration and canonization. Egon Schiele's short and enigmatic life and his undecipherable art still to this day, a century after he took his last breath, inspiring myths around his unapproachable and dubious character. This film documentary does not focus solely on the artist's biography but rather on the tense correlation between his uncompromising, unconditional artistic talent and its radical opponent: society's moral code of conduct (60’).

CONTACT: ORF Enterprise, Vienna, Austria. Tel. 43-1-87878-13030. Fax 43-1-87878-12757. Web:

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