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Viacom launches Nick Jr on Indonesian mobile platform

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is joining forces with Indonesia’s leading mobile operator Telkomsel to launch Nick Jr. in the Southeast Asian country. The deal marks VIMN’s first linear channel deal with a mobile partner in Indonesia. The preschool linear channel will be available in English and Bahasa Indonesia and follows a previous deal that […]

TV still most popular pastime for children, says Futuresource

Watching television remains the activity that children aged three to 16 dedicate the most time to, according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey. Across the surveyed countries – which included the UK, France, Germany, US, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil – kids were found to spend an average of 4.8 hours […]

Sony & Komixx ink deal for young adult content

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Komixx Entertainment have signed a multi-project deal to co-develop and co-produce author-based IP for young adult audiences. The collaboration marks SPT’s first move into young adult content. It will look to develop Komixx’s extensive portfolio of IP optioned from young-adult authors worldwide. The portfolio includes thriller novel Captured by Kelly Anne […]

Netflix extends DreamWorks Animation deal

Netflix has struck an expanded relationship with Comcast-NBCUniversal-owned DreamWorks Animation in a move that will initially see animated series Fast & Furious debut on the subscription video-on-demand service. Following Comcast-NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation in 2016, which pitched Comcast head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family programming market, Netflix said it had expanded its relationship with […]

Gaumont teams with Julian Lennon on animated series

International studio Gaumont has joined forces with musician, writer, and son of the former rocker John Lennon, Julian Lennon to produce an animated series based on his children’s book Touch the Earth and its upcoming sequel Heal The Earth. The preschool-targeted series will have themes of environmentalism and social issues running through it in “a fun, […]

Nickelodeon parts with Drake & Josh producer Dan Schneider

Nickelodeon has parted ways with Dan Schneider, the producer of popular kids’ shows such as Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and iCarly. The news emerged after Schneider’s show Game Shakers was cancelled, according to Deadline who first reported the story. “Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative […]

French consolidator Mediawan posts 2017 financials

Paris-listed production-distribution group Mediawan has reported its 2017 full year numbers. Both actual and pro forma results were included in results for the company, which launched at the end of 2015 as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Actual results (including a nine-month consolidation of financials from Groupe AB, which it bought last year) show […]

COBA claims EPG changes may derail kids content investment

UK multichannel broadcasters’ association COBA has issued a warning that changes to regulations governing the prominence of channels on electronic programme guides (EPGs) could threaten its members’ willingness to invest in kids programming. COBA said that multichannel broadcasters invested an average of £15.6 million (US$22 million) per year over the last three years in new […]

Blue Ant takes kids & global nets unit to EMEA with McKee

Blue Ant Media is launching its kids and global networks division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) via new carriage deals for Love Nature and ZooMoo, with Chiara McKee (pictured) leading it as regional VP. As part of its EMEA launch, Love Nature’s 4K channel has landed on Ooredoo TV’s UHD linear service […]

Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series. For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school. Winx Club was created […]

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