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Disney buys Henson’s Pajanimals

Disney has picked up animated series Pajanimals across a raft of territories. The 52x11mins series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. Disney has acquired its Disney Junior channel in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It will debut on Disney channels in […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

ITV buys more Almost Naked Animals

CiTV in the UK has ordered another season of animated series Almost Naked Animals. The digital kids channel, which is run by commercial broadcaster ITV, has ordered a third series of the show, which is produced and distributed by Canada-based indie 9 Story Entertainment. Elsewhere in Europe, 9 Story sold the show to Canal+ in […]

DQE sells toons to ABC

Indian producer and distributor DQ Entertainment (DQE) has sold a pair of animated series to Australian public broadcaster ABC. It has picked up the second season of Iron Man Armored Adventures and the second season of Casper’s Scare School. Iron Man Armored Adventures is a copro between DQE, Method Animation and Disney-owned Marvel and Casper […]

Shine names Katrina Neylon as Ruth Clarke’s replacement

The distribution arm of Shine has promoted Katrina Neylon to senior VP, head of EMEA, filling the role vacated by Ruth Clarke earlier this year. Neylon will run a six-strong team and report to Shine International boss Nadine Nohr. She joined shine as director of sales in 2011 since when she has brokered deals including […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

Todd Lituchy’s New Media Vision picks up preschool show

New Media Vision, the company run by former Disney and Viasat executive Todd Lituchy, has picked up international rights to a new preschool show, Snapatoonies. The animated series, which has interactive and music elements, is produced by Jordle Productions, a start-up UK producer that is run by two mums. NMV has taken international rights and […]

Netflix snags Warner Bros content as Scandi roll out continues

Netflix has launched in Denmark today and will roll out in Norway and Finland later this week and the streaming service has secured a pan-Scandinavian programming deal with Warner Bros. for the studio’s TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, TBI has learned. The Warner Bros content previously resided with C More, […]

MTV named the biggest TV channel in Europe

Viacom’s MTV is the most widely distributed channel in Europe, according to new research. The youth-skewed channel is carried by 123 operators across the continent and beats Disney Channel and the Discovery Channel, which are second and third with 122 and 121 operators respectively. National Geographic and Eurosport were the fourth and fifth most distributed […]