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Kids round-up: Distribution360 sells into Asia; eOne strikes ‘Cupcake & Dino’ deals; WildBrain spark hires Bennett

Distribution360 strikes raft of Asia deals Distribution360 has secured several deals across territories in Asia for its kids’ programming. KTH in South Korea has acquired 504 episodes of Skyship Entertainment content, which includes Super Simple Songs, Finley’s Factory, The Bumble Nums and Treetop Family. D360 has also placed four titles with specialist kids channel Da […]

Breakthrough exec transfers to D360

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to another Toronto-based sales house, Distribution360 (D360). Mackie has joined the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions after ten years with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables vendor Breakthrough. At D360, she will work across the company catalogue, which comprises kids, family and unscripted. She debuts at […]

MIPCOM slates – Passion, D360 & Flame

Passion Distribution UK-based Passion is taking some 300 new hours to Cannes next week. Toplining is the format slate is social experiment series The Class Next Door, while eye-popping clip show Japandemonium (pictured) leads the finished tape slate. The Class Next door is a 4x60mins series from Passion stablemate Firecracker Films that sees parents under […]

Deal monitor: All3, Global Agency, Distribution360

All3Media International, Global Agency and Distribution360 have all closed sales deals in recent days. All3Media’s sales arm has sold 400 hours of programming into China, with Shanghai Media Group-owned Wings Media securing 50 hours for Shanghai Arts Channel and VOD platform bilibili.com buying factual entertainment shows. Wings’ deal includes one-hour specials Alexandria and Egypt’s Lost […]

Starz takes Snapshots from Distribution360

US premium cable channel Starz has acquired a package of kids series from Canada-based Distribution360. The deal comprises seasons one and two of Teletoon’s Skatoony, Kids’ CBC’s Snapshots, and TVO pair The Mystery Films and The Prime Radicals seasons one and two, and season one of Atomic Betty. Pay TV and SVOD rights are covered […]

Canuck firms prep Goonies-inspired drama

Canadian producers Marblemedia and Omnifilm Entertainment have partnered to create a scripted series that Toronto-based Distribution360 will sell internationally. The Odyssey is billed as a “fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies”. Showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone), who are currently creating an original one-hour pilot […]

Franchise building

The current batch of home renovation formats mirror the pared-down approach to home ownership in the post-recession. Jesse Whittock looks at how the genre continues building. Fitting a new kitchen, re-turfing the garden or completely renovating a home are stresses every home-owner identifies with. The reward when the job’s done is unique, and perhaps that’s […]

Rankin resurfaces at Distribution360

Former DRG and Cineflix sales exec Diane Rankin has resurfaced at Distribution360, the programme sales business owned by Marblemedia. Rankin left the TV business in late 2012 and has now returned, coming in as senior VP, international sales and acquisitions at D360. In the new role Rankin will split her time between London and Toronto, where […]

News brief: D360 makes home renovation deals

Canada-based sales firm Distribution360 has sold home renovation programming from its Si Entertainment catalogue to international broadcasters. Australian pay TV platform Foxtel has renewed Si shows Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan and Disaster DIY. South Africa’s The Home Channel has picked up Leave it to Bryan and Tackle My Reno (pictured). Outside of […]