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Germany’s kids’ channels competition heats up

German children’s TV is set for its biggest shake-up in years, with the Disney Channel set to go free-TV – a move that places it in direct competition with Super RTL, the market leading family network that the Mouse House joint-owns. Jesse Whittock assesses the battle ahead. The pace of change in the German kids’ […]

Discovery’s Revision3 buys YouTube channel operator

Discovery-owned online video operator Revision3 has acquired a DeFranco Creative, which operates aportfolio of online YouTube networks, and handed its founder a senior management position. The deal sees Revision3 pay an undisclosed amount for affiliate DeFranco, which operates channels including The Vloggity and SourceFed and produces shows such as The Philip DeFranco Show (pictured), which […]

Super RTL offsets Disney loss with DreamWorks deal

German family channel Super RTL has secured a major long term output deal with DreamWorks Animation, an agreement that goes a long way to offsetting the Disney programming it is set to lose. The deal, struck at the LA Screenings, also goes some way to answering questions over the future direction of the channel’s programming […]

DreamWorks to acquire AwesomenessTV

DreamWorks Animation has agreed to pay up to US$117 million for AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel operator. AwesomenessTV comprises about 55,000 YouTube channels aimed at teens with about 14 million subscribers and 800 million video views. The deal will cost Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks an initial US$33 million, with further payments based on performance due in 2014 […]

Jason Kilar joins DreamWorks board

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is to join the board of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation. Kilar, who stepped down from his rocky run at the top of streaming service Hulu last month, joins DreamWorks along with Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge to replace current directors Mathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman. Kilar’s time at Hulu […]

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