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Disney’s APAC president Uday Shankar to step down

Disney’s Asia Pacific president Uday Shankar is stepping down from his position after 18 months in the role. Shankar, who was also chairman of Star and Disney India, joined the Mouse House in February last year having previously been president of 21st Century Fox in Asia. He moved into his most recent role after Disney […]

Kids roundup: HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’; Kids execs launch new prodco; Netflix picks up Xilam’s ‘Trico’

HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’ WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has acquired animated kids’ comedy Squish, following a deal with distributor Federation Kids & Family. The 52 x 11-minute series is due to land on the US SVOD in Q1 of 2021. Produced by Federation-owned Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, and executive produced and developed by John Derevlany, the […]

Disney+ Hotstar orders Indian ‘One Of Us’ adaptation

Disney+ Hotstar in India has ordered a local adaptation of UK drama One Of Us. BBC Studios will produce this new Telugu language version of the series, marking the company’s debut into the regional scripted market in India. One Of Us originally aired on BBC1 in 2016 as a four-part series, written by Harry and […]