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News brief: Chinese VOD net add Turtles

Chinese on-demand video site Tencent has acquired seasons one and two of Viacom’s Tenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The deal was one of a batch distributor Viacom International Media Networks announced overnight, with Nicaragua’s Telenica taking a 1 400-hour package including new shows Harvey Beaks, 100 Things to do Before High School and Shimmer & Shine. […]

Vivendi moves for stake in Banijay-Zodiak

French media giant Vivendi is in talks to buy a minority stake in the soon-to-be merged Banijay Group and Zodiak Media production and distribution group. Vivendi confirmed yesterday that it is in exclusive talks to buy into to the new company. In a note in its first half 2015 financial results, the French media firm […]

Turtles, Dora spread in Lat Am, Europe

Viacom International Media Networks properties Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer: Into the City have sold to broadcasters around the world. Turtles seasons one and two have gone to China’s TianJinShi Team Shine Culture Communication Co. and will launch on Kaku Kids for Beijing Television and Jiajia Cartoon Channel with Guangdong Jia Jia […]

Zodiak Kids conjures Magiki deal

French kids channels Gulli and its Italian counterpart Super have ordered Magiki, a new animated kids series from Zodiak Kids and Winx Club producer Rainbow Media. DeAgostini runs the Super channel in Italy and the new show is based on a range of kids toys the media company sells across Europe. DeAgostini also owns Zodiak, […]

Zodiak Media announces David Frank replacement

Zodiak Media has hired Marc-Antoine d’Halluin as group CEO. He will replace David Frank, who said he has not yet decided on his next move. D’Halluin will take the reins at Zodiak on October 15. The French media executive joins from Rubis Media Partners where he was a partner. Prior to that he was CEO […]

PGS sells Robin Hood to raft of b’casters

PGS Entertainment has shopped its new Robin Hood animated series to a raft of broadcasters. The France-based distributor sells 52x11mins Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, which is produced by Method Animation, DQ Entertainment, ZDF Enterprises and Fabrique D’Images. In Europe it has been bought by Spain’s RTVE and its public broadcast counterpart in Belgium VRT. […]