Kids


Netflix, Nickelodeon strike multi-year output deal for animated film and TV

  Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on […]

Kids round-up: 41 Entertainment doubles down on YA animation; Hopster enters New Zealand

41 Entertainment expands YA animation US-based producer 41 Entertainment (41E) has unveiled a second young adult-oriented animation project. Roswell Conspiracies has been created in-house by 41E, which owns exclusive, global, multimedia, animation rights. An 8 x 44 minute first season is planned, with the story revolving around the US site of Area 51 and an […]

Viacom18 launches first SVOD play in India with Voot Kids

Viacom18 is launching its first SVOD play in India with a kids app. The platform, Voot Kids, is an extension of the existing AVOD brand Voot, headed up by Viacom18 group CEO Sudanshu Vats, who first detailed the kids SVOD plans to TBI last year. TBI understands that the launch of an SVOD tier for […]

Disney+ officially launches in US, Canada and the Netherlands

Disney’s eagerly awaited streamer, Disney+, has officially launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands – where it had already been running a free trial since September. The streamer will also launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, while other major European countries such as the UK, France and Germany will have to […]

ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

Disney+ to exceed 100 million subs by 2025

Forthcoming streamer Disney+ is expected to have secured more than 100 million subscribers by 2025, according to a new report revealed today. According to Digital TV Research, the ‘big five’ SVOD platforms – Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Apple TV and HBO Max – are expected to have a total of 529 million global subscribers by 2025, […]

BBC’s iPlayer heads to Sky as part of content, tech deal

The BBC in the UK has struck a deal that covers content and technology with domestic competitor Sky, with the public broadcaster’s on demand service iPlayer becoming available via the pay TV platform as a result. The main feature of the deal is the availability of the BBC iPlayer app and connected red-button service on […]

Julie Bristow steps down at Kew Media-owned Bristow Global Media

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Bristow Global Media (BGM), is leaving the Kew Media Group-owned company to pursue new opportunities. BGM was formed by Bristow in 2013 to create multi-genre, multi-platform content and was acquired by Kew in March, 2017 as part of the production group’s acquisition spree prior to its launch. Marlo Miazga, […]

1 2 3 68