Kids round-up: YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel; HBO Max & Discovery ink Jetpack deals; FilmRise licenses Scholastic shows

YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel YouTube Originals has picked up Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, a prequel to the soccer animated series Supa Strikas, from the newly-acquired Moonbug Entertainment, in partnership with UNICEF. The first half of the 12-part series will launch on 3 December on the official Supa Strikas YouTube channel and the YouTube […]

News round-up: NATPE confirms physical Miami event; Endemol Shine Boomdog names scripted chief; LADstudios names production head; FilmRise true crime order

NATPE confirms physical Miami event The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has confirmed its Miami-based event will take place in person, from 18 to 20 January next year. The event, which went virtual last year, will include attendees from around the globe and an extensive event schedule that will be announced soon. NATPE […]

FilmRise welcomes ‘Barney And Friends’ in kids content deal

New York-based producer and streamer FilmRise has licensed several children’s shows from kids distributor 9 Story Distribution International, for its North American AVOD service, FilmRise Streaming Network. The deal includes non-exclusive licenses to seasons 10-14 of Barney And Friends; aimed at children aged 2–7, the series features the title character Barney, a purple dinosaur who conveys educational […]

FilmRise snags LUPIN, Sonic X anime among TMS Entertainment deal

New York-based producer and streamer FilmRise is to launch a new anime-focused OTT channel and has struck a far-reaching deal with studio TMS Entertainment with which to stock it. The deal gives FilmRise AVOD rights in the US and Canada to 38 anime TV series and films – accounting for more than 1,100 episodes. TV […]

Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]

News round-up: FilmRise expands Mediator With Ice-T; UK’s C4 returns to ‘The Street’; Aftershock adapts ‘Kaiju Score’

FilmRise expands Mediator With Ice-T US-based film and television outfit FilmRise has acquired distribution rights to Jetmir Media’s court TV series The Mediator With Ice-T. FilmRise will represent the show in all media worldwide, with Jetmir retaining US broadcast syndication rights. In addition, both FilmRise and Jetmir are co-financing 20 new episodes of the series. […]

FilmRise ups Trey Durst to VP of digital content programming

New York-based TV and film studio and streaming network FilmRise has promoted Trey Durst to VP of digital content programming. Durst, who previously served as senior director in the same team, will now move into a higher leadership role and gain oversight of all the company’s OTT programming activities. In his new role, Durst will be responsible for […]

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