DreamWorks Classics

Comcast buying $3.8bn DreamWorks Animation

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is buying DreamWorks Animation, in a deal valuing the toon studio around US$3.8 billion. A deal had been expected after news of advanced talks broke earlier this week. Family-focused DreamWorks will become part of Comcast’s entertainment arm, NBCU, following the agreement, which will significantly bolster Comcast in its bid to rival The Walt […]

VOD vendor grabs DreamWorks Classics catalogue

Digital distributor MoMedia has acquired rights to more than 20 series from the DreamWorks Classics catalogue. The agreement comprises more than 800 episodes and is for video-on-demand sales rights worldwide outside North America. Titles include Postman Pat, Noddy, Tinga Tinga Tales and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and will be made available to […]

DreamWorks into TV: Classic and Awesome

In diversifying away from movies, DreamWorks has made two key acquisitions, the multimillion dollar deal for digital producer and channel manager AwesomenessTV and US$155 million acquisition of Classic Media. Classic Media founder Eric Ellenbogen tells Stewart Clarke about becoming part of DreamWorks. DreamWorks Classics offers something no other kids company can, says Eric Ellenbogen: the […]

TV sales aid DreamWorks Animation revenue

DreamWorks Animation has posted revenue of US$154.5 million and a US$10.1 million profit, in part thanks to sales from its DreamWorks Classics TV brands division. While a large part of the numbers come from DreamWorks’ film business, TV operations posted revenue of US$18.2 million and gross profit of US$4.2 million in the three months to […]

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 […]

Teletoon swings in for George of the Jungle

Canadian children’s broadcaster Teletoon has commissioned another season ofGeorge of the Jungle, the most recent remake of the classic animated comedy. Singapore’s August Media Holdings and Canadian prodco Chocolate Moose Media are working on the second season, which has got the greenlight six years after the remake’s first run. George will deliver in 2014. August’s […]