News round-up: Fox extends animation with SPT; WaterBear lands Vice alum; ViX strikes Chefclub pact

Fox gobbles up hot dog animation US broadcaster Fox has ordered animated comedy Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros. (working title) from creators Adam and Craig Malamut. The series will be co-produced by Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, with Fox-owned Bento Box Entertainment serving as animation studio. Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox, revealed […]

Kids round-up: Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am; Youku acquires ‘Dino Dana’; Chefclub Kids leads Pluto TV partnership

Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am Paramount+ in Latin America has picked up preschool adventure series Tainá And The Amazon’s Guardians, following a deal with French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo. Based on the Brazilian films of the same name, the 26 x 11-minute series, targeted at 2-5-year-olds is produced by Brazilian production company […]

Exclusive: Chefclub moves into OTT with French & Swiss FAST launch

Paris-based digital food brand Chefclub has struck an agreement with Samsung TV Plus to launch a new FAST channel in France and Switzerland. The agreement extends Chefclub’s reach into OTT streaming for the first time and follows the channel’s launch in December 2021, rolling out with 50 hours of existing Chefclub content, and 10 hours […]