Warner Bros. announces Matrix, Eccho Rights – Amazon MiniTV Turkish Drama Collab, Grupo Televisa Takes Over Sky Mexico, 3Play Media Unleashes AI Dubbing Revolution!

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Warner Bros. announces Matrix, Eccho Rights – Amazon MiniTV Turkish Drama Collab, Grupo Televisa Takes Over Sky Mexico, 3Play Media Unleashes AI Dubbing Revolution!

Warner Bros. announces Matrix, Eccho Rights – Amazon MiniTV Turkish Drama Collab, Grupo Televisa Takes Over Sky Mexico, 3Play Media Unleashes AI Dubbing Revolution!

Join us in this week’s edition of the Entertainment Supply Chain Digest. Brace yourself for the latest shockwaves: Warner Bros.

Join us in this week’s edition of the Entertainment Supply Chain Digest. Brace yourself for the latest shockwaves: Warner Bros. unveils another Matrix installment, while Eccho Rights partners with Amazon MiniTV to introduce Turkish drama to fresh audiences. Grupo Televisa’s Sky Mexico acquisition reshapes Latin American media, and 3Play Media leads the AI Dubbing Revolution. Get ready for blockbuster announcements and game-changing innovations as we dive into the latest industry developments!

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IP Deals

Hottest IP [Stories, Formats, Books, Games, Podcasts] to be turned into the next big blockbuster
  • Sony’s Game Show Network (GSN) commissions US adaptation of UK quiz show “Bridge of Lies” as “Beat the Bridge,” hosted by Cameron Mathison. Scotland’s STV Studios, which produces the UK original for BBC One, has retained the format sales rights in the US and Australia. (🇺🇸 🇦🇺 🇬🇧)
  • Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television acquire rights to Matthew Blake’s novel “Anna O” for a series adaptation at Netflix, with Greg Berlanti as executive producer. (🇺🇸)
  • Universal Television secures rights to adapt Lyla Sage’s “Rebel Blue Ranch” book series, featuring small-town romances, from Penguin Random House imprint The Dial Press. (🇺🇸 🇬🇧)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories inks a three-year first-look pact with Amazon MGM post-“Road House” remake, aiming for theatrical and streaming productions. (🇺🇸)
  • Boat Rocker Studios partners with Shark Teeth Films for a three-series deal, featuring new additions to the “Secrets In…” franchise and a factual series. (🇨🇦)
max
All3Media
Anonymous Content

Production + Seasonal Renewals

Sneak peak into recently announced production projects worldwide
  • Warner Bros. announces a new “Matrix” film with Drew Goddard writing and directing, marking the first installment not directly involving Lana and Lilly Wachowski. Goddard pitched a new idea to extend the franchise, with Lana Wachowski serving as an executive producer. (🇺🇸)
  • ABC has renewed “Will Trent” for its third season. Based on Karin Slaughter’s bestselling series, the show follows Special Agent Will Trent, navigating his troubled past while excelling in the pursuit of justice. Executive producers include Liz Heldens, Daniel Thomsen, Karin Slaughter, and Oly Obst, with Rodríguez also serving as a producer. (🇺🇸)
  • Apple TV+ renews “The Last Thing He Told Me” for Season 2 despite its limited series label. Based on Laura Dave’s sequel novel, starring Jennifer Garner. (🇺🇸)
  • Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment to produce a film adaptation of “The Sims,” with Kate Herron as the director. The project aims to bring the beloved video game franchise to the big screen.
  • Kim Da Mi and Son Suk Ku lead the Korean thriller series “Nine Puzzles,” directed by Yoon Jong Bin of “Narco-Saints” fame. Da Mi plays a profiler investigating her uncle’s murder, while Suk Ku portrays a detective aiding her. Scheduled for 2025 release on Disney+. (🇰🇷)
NBCUniversal
Warner Bros
Canal+

Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types
Eccho Rights
TVF International
Focus Features

Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
Amazon MGM Studios
Boat Rocker Studios
StudioCanal

Global Entertainment Leaders Speak

Partnerships / M&A

Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!
  • Paris-based Superprod Group has acquired top Luxembourgish animation companies Studio 352 and Mélusine Productions, strengthening its position as a leading European animation production group. (🇫🇷 🇱🇺)
  • Endeavor Group Holdings, owner of talent agency WME and a major stakeholder in TKO Group, is undergoing privatization led by private equity firm Silver Lake Capital, marking the largest media and entertainment deal in history at $13 billion. (🇺🇸)
  • Grupo Televisa has reached an agreement with AT&T to purchase its stake in Sky Mexico, granting Televisa full ownership of the pay TV operator. Previously, AT&T owned 41.3% stake; the deal is now pending regulatory approval. (🇲🇽)
  • OSN Group completes acquisition of 55.45% stake in Anghami Inc. at $3.69/share. Merger integrates OSN+’s premium video content with Anghami’s music/podcast catalog, forming entity with 120M+ users, 2.5M+ subscribers, and nearly $100M revenue. (🇦🇪)
  • Distortion Studios, a venture led by Studio Giggle, launches a virtual production hub in Bristol, England. Spanning 200m², the facility leverages Unreal Engine for real-time 3D content creation, empowering producers to craft original intellectual property across various genres.(🇬🇧)

Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies

Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • Blackmagic unveiled enhancements, such as a new Mini 16TB in the new update 1.2, boasting improved security with admin-controlled access and better syncing to Dropbox and Google Drive.(🇺🇸)
  • Sony Electronics releases firmware updates for several camera models, introducing C2PA compliance to authenticate images in an era of AI-driven image manipulation. (🇺🇸)
  • Appear showcases advancements in contribution, remote production, and distribution, including a JPEG XS module and accelerated SRT solution. Appear will demonstrate how its accelerated SRT solution is enabling one of Brazil’s leading media groups to reduce its playout facilities from 13 to just one. (🇦🇺)
  • At NAB Show 2024, Cablecast Community Media will preview its new Social Streaming and Control Rooms features, simplifying direct streaming to social media platforms and enhancing live production workflows. (🇺🇸)
  • Blu Digital Group integrates OOONA’s Convert & QC API into BluConductor, enhancing project management for media localization. This integration automates tasks and QC routines, ensuring compliance and boosting workflow efficiency. (🇺🇸 🇮🇸)
Sohonet
Dolby
Wacom

Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
  • 3Play Media launches human-in-the-loop AI Dubbing, blending human-edited transcripts with top AI voice matching for accurate, cost-effective audio tracks at scale. (🇺🇸)
  • SyncWords secures a patent for simultaneous multilingual dubbing of video-audio programs, enhancing its live subtitling and dubbing automation platform, and deepening collaboration with AWS Elemental. (🇺🇸)
  • Autodesk enhances Design & Make software with connected workflows and time-saving toolsets, aiming to streamline collaboration and support creativity in media and entertainment. (🇺🇸)
  • MAGIX introduces SOUND FORGE Pro 18, a significant upgrade to its renowned audio recording, editing, and mastering platform. Boasting AI-powered text-to-speech, 3D reverb effects, and seamless integration with Storyblocks (🇩🇪)
    Penteo Audio Plugins unveils Penteo Version 6, a significant upgrade amplifying its stereo upmix and downmix capabilities. This release introduces 15 new creative workflow controls and presets, along with support for 14 advanced audio formats accommodating up to 64 channels.
Premiere Digital
Zoo Digital
Light Iron

Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
  • ENCO introduces AI-driven virtual news anchor within Qimera virtual production set at 2024 NAB Show, revolutionizing live news delivery.
  • DNEG secures exclusive license for Unity’s Ziva character-simulation software, enhancing digital character creation with real-time technology and machine learning.(🇬🇧)
  • Chaos introduces Project Arena, a toolset revolutionizing virtual production by seamlessly integrating V-Ray assets onto LED walls from Maya, Houdini, or 3ds Max, enhancing workflow efficiency and quality. (🇩🇪)
  • AWS unveils AWS Deadline Cloud, a fully managed service transforming rendering project management for CG and VFX pros. It streamlines project setup, deployment, and scalability, boosting pipeline efficiency and facilitating workload expansion. (🇺🇸)
  • NVIDIA introduces AI Enterprise 5.0, a cloud-native platform democratizing generative AI for businesses. It features NVIDIA NIM for speedy AI deployment and cuOpt for dynamic decision-making. (🇺🇸)
Toon Boom
Crafty Apes
Fin Design + Effects
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