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Hasbro completes $3.8bn deal for Entertainment One

Power Rangers owner Hasbro has completed its $3.8bn deal (£2.9bn) to acquire Entertainment One (eOne), the company behind kids behemoth Peppa Pig and dramas such as The Rookie. Darren Throop, eOne’s president and CEO, will now report to Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO. Elsewhere, eOne’s president of family & brands Olivier Dumont will also […]

Drama deals: eOne boards first French drama, Eccho swoops for Sweden’s ‘Love Me’

Entertainment One picks up first French-language drama Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up international distribution rights to France 2 crime drama La Garçonne from Call My Agent! producers Mother Production and Gedesel. The deal marks eOne’s first French-language acquisition, and was brokered by Noel Hedges, EVP of acquisitions and international distribution for the studio. Set […]

Hasbro’s $4bn Entertainment One deal to be investigated by UK competition regulator

US toy giant Hasbro’s $4bn deal for Entertainment One (eOne) is to be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will explore whether the proposed acquisition, first revealed in August, would cause a “substantial lessening of competition” in the UK. The CMA’s examination will start on Friday […]

Entertainment One sells raft of ‘Peppa Pig’ seasons into Korea

Entertainment One has sold a raft of seasons of Peppa Pig into Korean educational broadcaster EBS. EBS has picked up the rights to seasons five, six and seven, which are premiering to audiences in South Korea this year. EOne has also appointed EBS as the licensing agent for Peppa Pig, where it will manage consumer […]

Inside the multimillion-dollar drama trap

Producing high-end scripted product has never been more lucrative, nor more risky. Richard Middleton explores how producers and distributors are balancing their options Netflix CEO Reed Hastings might have sent his company’s share price down 6% last month when he alluded to the “whole new world” emerging in streaming, but a more populated SVOD universe […]

Exclusive: Entertainment One’s Tess Charman boards MGM

Long-time Entertainment One exec Tess Charman has boarded MGM Worldwide Television, TBI understands.  Charman has joined as executive director of EMEA for the Handmaid’s Tale distributor. It is understood that she will serve in the role on an interim basis. Charman spent seven years at eOne, where she most recently served as sales director for […]

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