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Netflix, DreamWorks extend programming deal

Netflix and DreamWorks have extended a programming agreement in a deal that will give the streaming service several new originals from the animation studio, as well as a raft of library titles. New shows coming out of DreamWorks exclusively for Netflix include a reboot of space exploration series Voltron, and Trollhunters, an original series from […]

Nick UK orders digital comedy series

As Nickelodeon UK prepares for new management, the pay TV channel has commissioned a 5x5mins comedy for its digital platforms. Tinkershrimp & Dutch comes from London-based creative agency Ralph. It will debut on nick.co.uk, nicktoons.co.uk and the Nick Play app on January 15. A behind-the-scenes video debuted yesterday. The news comes as Nick UK prepares […]

Canal+, Watch Next on board Elvis toon

France’s Canal+ has joined development of Spanish toon I, Elvis Riboldi. Canal+ and Philippe Alessandri’s Watch Next Media will co-develop the  52x11mins series with newly-established Barcelona prodco Peekaboo Animation and Catalan studios Insomne Estudi and Wuji House. The Spanish firms were already involved. I, Elvis Riboldi follows the adventures of an energetic and impulsive boy, […]

UK kids industry calls for extra BBC funding

A group of kids producers has written to the government, urging it to up its spend on UK-originated kids programming as the debate around funding kids TV continues. In their letter, sent last week to UK culture secretary John Whittingdale, minister for the digital economy, BBC director general Tony Hall and the BBC Trust, the […]

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