Entertainment One


eOne US sales chief exits for Fox

Entertainment One’s Americas sales chief, Joey Sabella, is joining Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTD). He has been appointed VP of sales for the Americas at the distribution arm of the 21st Century Fox studio arm. At eOne, he was head of sales for the US and Latin America, a role that saw him led […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

eOne sales down but Peppa props up profits

Entertainment One (eOne) has seen its half-year revenues dip slightly, but evergreen kids series Peppa Pig drove group profits up as it continues to build scale. London-listed eOne posted unaudited revenues of £395.7 million (US$523.7 million), which was down 1% from £401 million in the same period the year before. However, underlying EBITDA was up […]

eOne brings TV & films together in rejig

Entertainment One has placed John Morayniss and Steve Bertram at the top of a newly unified business structure. The pair have been appointed co-presidents of the consolidated eOne structure, which means film and TV production and distribution are under one roof. Morayniss was previously CEO of Entertainment One Television, while Bertram ran the film arm, […]

eOne poaches BBC Worldwide exec for sales

Entertainment One has hired Joyce Yeung from BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) to become executive VP of sales for Asia Pacific. Yeung is exiting her current post as EVP of global content sales at the BBC’s commercial wing, nine years after she joined as senior VP and general manager of the sales business in Asia. Her hire […]

The kids OTT tidal wave

As technology continues to blur the line between linear and OTT, the opportunities for content providers are never greater than when delivering programming to digital natives. What began as a trickle is becoming a tidal wave, TBI reports. Hopster was an early entrant into the world of entertainment apps for kids and, with its emphasis […]

eOne plots film & TV arms merger as revenue grows

Entertainment One has posted revenues of more than £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) as it revealed plans to merge its television and film assets into a single studio operation. With eOne attempting to double in size in the five years between 2015 and 2020, the firm is planning on bringing the film and TV divisions together. […]

eOne exec switches to TCB post

London-based TCB Media Rights has again expanded its team with the fire of Entertainment One exec Holly Cowdery. She will work on sales in the Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and North Africa regions. TCB CEO Paul Heaney called Cowdery a “rising star” adding: “She already has solid experience in sales, but […]

eOne backs Brad Weston prodco

Transatlantic producer-distributor Entertainment One and Comcast-owned Universal have put their weight behind a new content creation company from New Regency CEO Brad Weston. Culver City-based Makeready will aim at developing and producing original films and TV series for premium cable, OTT and emerging platforms worldwide. eOne, which has an option to acquire 100% of the […]

Hulu snags eOne’s Cardinal and Gap Year

Hulu has inked a multi-series deal with Entertainment One and will take almost 250 hours of programming from the independent production and distribution group. The agreement gives Hulu exclusive US steaming rights to eOne series including Cardinal, and comedy drama Gap Year. The whole first season of Cardinal, which is on CTV in Canada, will […]

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