Angry Birds

Big Fish set for Angry Birds game show in live-action first

Big Fish Entertainment is partnering with Rovio Entertainment to bring hit mobile game Angry Birds to TV as a live-action game show. In Angry Birds Challenge (WT), participants will team up to complete super-sized obstacle courses as quickly as possible to save the most eggs and win. Combating a variety of surprise hurdles – including […]

Cake has Angry Bird Blues at MIPTV

Cake will launch new Angry Birds series Angry Birds Blues at MIPTV. The new animated series, which targets 8-to-12s, follows three bluebird triplets and their adventures on Bird Island. The series was teased at the end of The Angry Birds Movie and as a 30×2’30mins dialogue-free series is well suited to the international market. Angry […]

Ex-CEO buys Angry Birds TV studio

Angry Birds owner Rovio Entertainment has sold its Vancouver studio to its former CEO, Mikael Hed. The undisclosed financial agreement hands Hed (pictured, below right) control of the animation studio plus some non-Angry Birds properties from the Rovio stable. The lucrative Angry Birds franchise remains with Rovio, however. Hed has formed Kaiken Entertainment to house […]

‘Landmark’ pan-Euro Sony deal for Sky

Sky has struck its first-ever pan-European movie output agreement. A deal with Sony Pictures Television gives the UK-based satcaster multi-year access to new Sony feature films such as Ghostbusters (pictured), Angry Birds and Money Monster, including for the first time ultra HD movies. Previously, Sky and Sony had territory-by-territory agreements, but with Sky recently promoting […]

Angry Birds firms hires DreamWorks sales boss

Rovio Entertainment has poached an international TV sales chief of Burbank-based DreamWorks Animation to run its toon and distribution businesses. Tuomo Korpinen has joined the Angry Birds firm to become president of Finland-based Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution Company, and executive VP, media business at the wider Rovio group. Based in LA, he will […]

Cake to help Angry Birds migrate

UK-based distributor Cake has acquired distribution rights to Rovio Entertainment’s animated series of the Angry Birds mobile app. Under terms of the agreement, Cake gets to represent the entire catalogue of Angry Birds Toons shorts, and spin-offs Angry Birds Stella and Piggy Tales. Angry Birds Toons launched digitally in 2013 via video channel ToonsTV, through […]

Stan Lee makes Indian superhero for Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has picked up Chakra: The Invincible, a superhero TV movie from Stan Lee. The show will debut on Cartoon Network in India to 34 million homes at the end of November. Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, has made the show under his Pow! Entertainment banner alongside Indian prodco and studio Graphic India, which […]

Former Angry Birds man hatches new plan in Cannes

The ex-COO of Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment was in Cannes this week with a new “TV-as-a-service” platform that allows “consumers to become producers”. Harri Koponen has created NPTV, a company behind a new technology aimed at giving viewers to capability to view multiple live feeds of TV programming at once, including graphics and custom […]

Stalbow flies Rovio’s Birds nest

Andrew Stalbow, the man that negotiated television deals for the Angry Birds animated series, is exiting his role at Rovio Entertainment. US-based Stalbow was head of strategic partnerships, a position that included taking the mega-popular mobile games onto TV. The Wall Street Journal reports he is leaving to launch his own venture, though details haven’t […]