Walt Disney Company Sees Higher Quarterly Earnings

BURBANK: The Walt Disney Company reported profit for the fourth quarter of $1.5 billion, an 8 percent gain, on revenue of $12.4 billion, thanks to a succession of hit movies.
Studio Entertainment revenues for the quarter increased 18 percent to $1.8 billion, and segment operating income increased $146 million to $254 million…. from worldScreen

Second Season for BBC Four Comedy Detectorists

LONDON: The British comedy Detectorists, which just finished its first run on BBC Four, has been renewed for a second season. The show follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting and dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history. Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and stars in the title, with Toby Jones co-starring…. From : Worlscreen

MIP Junior & MIPCOM: The Week in Kids

NEW YORK: TV Kids spotlights the action in the kids’ programming segment from MIP Junior and MIPCOM. This year saw MIP Junior welcoming delegates in a new home at the Palm Beach. While one would expect to hear moaning due to the distance of the location—further down the Croisette in the opposite direction of the Palais—the stunning sea views, increased networking space and more comfortable screening facilities made the shuttle-bus ride over worth the trek……. from worldscreen

IMPS Releasing Remastered Smurfs Episodes on YouTube

BRUSSELS: IMPS is partnering with ODMedia and Expoza to fully digitize 272 episodes of the classic Hanna-Barbera version of The Smurfs, which will be made available on YouTube. The episodes, each lasting 24 minutes, were made between 1981 and 1989. Those chapters will now be digitized and remastered in full HD 16:9 through a process meant to improve sound and picture quality…… from

Matt Lucas to Host International Emmy Awards Gala

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has lined up the British comedian Matt Lucas, whose credits include TV shows such as Little Britain and movies including Bridesmaids, as host for this year’s International Emmy Awards Gala, to be held November 24 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. Lucas has worked in television both as an actor and writer. This includes Shooting Stars, Come Fly with Me and the hit Little Britain. In film, he has been part of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland and the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, as well as Bridesmaids……. from