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News brief: KidsCo buys hidden camera series

International children’s channel KidsCo has acquired Novovision’s series Junior Hidden Camera for its global networks. KidsCo has acquired 25 half-hours of the candid camera show, which French comedy producer-distributor Novovision will be pitching in Cannes in 52 epsiode format. “Acquiring quality, on-brand content remains a core element of KidsCo’s strategy. Junior Hidden Camera‘s humour resonates […]

Reports: Hulu board talking to buyers

The board of US video-on-demand site Hulu has held discussions with a number of potential buyers in an effort to establish their interest in acquiring the site, according to US press reports. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both reported that News Corp and Disney – Hulu’s joint owners along with Comcast – were weighing […]

Hulu names Forssell interim CEO

Hulu has appointed its senior VP of content Andy Forssell as its interim CEO and he will take charge following departure of current boss Jason Kilar at the end of the month. In a blog post announcing the move, Kilar said that Forssell had the Hulu board’s “strong support” and that a permanent decision would […]

Rovio unveils Angry Birds TV, VOD launch plan

The long awaited Angry Birds Toons series has secured carriage on 14 broadcasters and a number of online and digital platforms ahead of its launch later this week. TV industry insiders have long been waiting to discover the identities of the channels that will launch the short-form Rovio Entertainment property, which is based on the […]

NBC Universal talks to OTT providers about channel packages

US content provider NBC Universal is in talks with a number of internet video services to provide a full line-up of programming akin to the packages currently provided for pay TV service providers. Cable giant Comcast revealed in a compliance report, required as a condition of its acquisition of NBCUniversal, that it had received and […]

Comcast to take full control of NBC Universal

US cable and media giant Comcast is to acquire the 49% of NBC Universal that it does not already own from General Electric for US$16.7 billion. Comcast said it would take full control of NBC Universal at the time of its original acquisition deal, which was completed in 2011, but had seven years in which […]

GSN orders cable version of Minute to Win It

US cable net GSN has ordered a new version of Shine’s gameshow format Minute to Win It. The 40x1hrs version for GSN marks the first time dedicated episodes will have been on US cable. The show, in which contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around […]

Current TV eyes sale

International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale. The company is currently evaluating its strategic options and has hired JP Morgan Chase and the Raine Group to assess its options. One option is to sell the firm, while it is also exploring strategic partnerships with media companies or a new round of venture […]

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