Nigeria’s LaVida secures $50m financing & strikes Story Lab US deal

Nigerian production company LaVida Studios has secured a $50m financing deal and forged a partnership with US-based studio The Story Lab. Lagos-based LaVida, which is behind Seven on Netflix, as well as Third Party, Stuck and Eye-Witness for AfricaMagic/Showmax, has struck a three-year exclusive deal with the Dentsu International-owned firm to create a slate of […]

DHX and Dentsu ink Mega deal

Japan’s Dentsu and Canada’s DHX are joining forces on a new Mega Man series. The animated show, based on the Capcom videogame character, will be co-distributed by the pair, with each handling different territories and regions. Dentsu will handle sales in Asia and DHX will sell the series in the US, in association with Dentsu […]

TF1 orders local Ninja Warrior

TF1 has ordered a local version of the popular physical gameshow format Sasuke/Ninja Warrior. The show, which was created by Japanese free-to-air broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System, has been remade around the world, including in the US where American Ninja Warrior is on NBC. In France, TF1’s in-house programming department TF1 Production, which also makes the […]

MarVista picks up another Dentsu toon

US-based producer and distributor MarVista has acquired Latin American rights to Yo-Kai Watch, the second anime inspired toon series it has picked up in recent weeks from Japan’s Dentsu. The 26x30mins series has proved popular in Japan where it is shown on TV Tokyo. MarVista has TV and L&M rights throughout Lat-Am. The agreement comes […]

MarVista snags rights to Nick’s Little Battlers

US-based producer and distributor MarVista has picked up Latin America rights to animated series Little Battlers eXperience (LBX). The animated series is produced by the US division of Japan’s Dentsu and has proved popular on TV Tokyo in Japan and Nicktoons US, and a second season has just been greenlit. The series follows the adventures of […]