Entertainment One

eOne parent Hasbro urged by investor Ancora to sell ‘Peppa Pig’ outfit

An activist investor at Hasbro has reportedly told the toymaker to sell off the multinational entertainment company Entertainment One (eOne). According to a letter obtained by the WSJ, Ancora Holdings – which owns a 1% stake in Hasbro – has said that it wants the company to explore a full or partial sale in order […]

Roku Channel takes ABC Australia drama ‘The Newsreader’ for US debut

Roku has acquired Australian drama The Newsreader as a Roku Channel exclusive for its US debut. The series will launch on the US AVOD service on 18 March as a Roku Original, following a deal with distributor Entertainment One. Set in the 1986 and centered around the frantic world of broadcast news, The Newsreader (which is TBI’s […]

Show of the week: The Newsreader

Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter) and Sam Reid (Anonymous, Belle) head the cast of this 6 x 60-minute drama set in a commercial television newsroom in 1986, which follows a tumultuous three months in world history through the eyes of a young reporter and a notoriously ‘difficult’ newsreader. From the shock of the Challenger explosion, to […]

eOne hires Left Bank exec as creative director for UK scripted

Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Sharon Hughff as creative director of scripted television for the UK. In her new role, London-based Hughff will oversee the scripted team and pipeline in the UK while leading eOne’s efforts to expand its slate of stories to international buyers in Europe and Asia. She will report to Pancho Mansfield, president […]

Nine in Australia ties with eOne for Subtext’s jury drama

Nine Network in Australia has unveiled more details about its upcoming Subtext Pictures-produced drama, which explores the lives of four jury members. After The Verdict has been created, written and executive produced by Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt (House Husbands, Dead Lucky) and tracks jury members who begin to question their verdict on […]

‘Fantastic Four’s Tim Story strikes eOne deal, hires Freeform & ABC alum

Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne) has struck a first-look deal with Fantastic Four director Tim Story and his prodco The Story Company, which has hired a former ABC exec to oversee the pact. The agreement will see Story and eOne develop TV shows for all platforms, with the deal reuniting the film director and eOne global […]

Entertainment One owner Hasbro appoints new CEO

US toy giant Hasbro has promoted Chris Cocks to CEO to succeed the late Brian Goldner, who passed away last year. Hasbro is the owner of Peppa Pig and PJ Masks studio Entertainment One (eOne), as well as popular IP including Transformers, GI Joe and My Little Pony. Cocks, who joined the company from Microsoft […]

NENT Group acquires 700 hours from eOne in new content deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired more than 700 hours of content from Entertainment One (eOne) in a deal covering NENT services in the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland and the Netherlands. The multi-year, multi-genre deal is the largest to date between the two companies and includes programming such as ABC Australia drama series […]

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