MGM launching China World

Hollywood studio MGM is to open MGM Studio World in China. The entertainment centre will be based in Shanghai and will promote its brands – which include James Bond, Stargate, Rocky and the Pink Panther – in the country. The indoor location will include restaurants, stores and a 200,000 square feet entertainment venue for shows […]

Danger Rangers oral care products on the way

 Danger Rangers are to be turned into a set of toothbrushes and hair products after producer and distributor Educational Adventures inked a raft of licensing deals. It signed an agreement with World Trend to produce musical toothbrushes and haircare. The Bean Bag Boys will also create branded bean bags.

Prehistoric Park heads to China

Dinosaur adventure series Prehistoric Park is to be released in China via DVD after distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises inked a deal with CAV Warner Entertainment. The move marks the first time a Fremantle property is released by a Hollywood studio’s distribution arm, albeit via a joint venture. The show, which was created by UK indie Impossible […]

Big labels look to small screen

Record labels turn their attention towards television production The television and music industries have always been closely connected, but with record companies launching fully fledged production arms, TBI looks at the effect on music programming The Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger had his own sitcom, Elton John is set to present his own primetime […]

Online Boowa & Kwala head for TV

Distributor Granada International is to step up sales activity for its multiplatform kids property Boowa and Kwala following its sale to French broadcaster Tiji and French language Canadian channel Radio Canada Television. The show, which follows the adventures of two dogs, was originally created as an internet site and has since been spun into a […]

Metronome buys producer Sto-Co

Metronome acquires Swedish producer Stockholm and Copenhagen Scandinavian production group Metronome has bought Swedish producer Stockholm and Copenhagen and there are plans for more acquisitions. Schibsted-backed Metronome is one of the region’s biggest TV players, owning Meter, Mekano, Spartacus and numerous other producers. Stockholm and Copenhagen produces comedy and entertainment shows and was snapped up […]

Nick Lat Am looks past Skimo

Nickelodeon Latin America is set to ramp up local production following a recent reorganization by its parent company. Nick found success with long form series Skimo earlier this year. Now MTVNLA is moving much of its head office services to Buenos Aries, Argentina and is installing country specific bosses in Mexico and Brazil. President Pierluigi […]

ER inks raft of LatAm deals

Entertainment Rights has cut a number of deals in Latin America. It has sold Basil Brush, Legend of Frosty, Peter Cottontail – The Movie and Casper Scare School to Cartoon Network, while the Disney Channel has picked up George of the Jungle.

Lionsgate dances with Televisa

Indie studio Lionsgate has acquired the format rights to Televisa’s Mexican hit Dancing for the Wedding of my Dreams as it ramps up its reality business. Lionsgate is currently shopping the series – which sees contestants dance it out for the chance of a dream wedding – to broadcasters from the US, UK and Australia. […]

SPTI to sell Power of 10

Sony Pictures Television International is to sell gameshow format Power of 10 worldwide after it was picked up by US broadcaster CBS. The studio acquired the format rights to the show – which sees contestants try and gauge public opinion in a series of pop quiz questions – from producers Embassy Row.