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Hasbro backs Boggle Battle TV series

The content arm of games giant Hasbro has teamed with the creators of Chopped and indie studio Entertainment One to adapt board game Boggle into a TV show. Hasbro Studios, Keller/Noll and eOne will partner for Boggle Battle, which is they said will introduce the classic word game to a whole new audience. Family and […]

Kids streaming service seals deal with Hasbro

A multimedia streaming service has signed a deal with Hasbro Studios, allowing it to expand its family-friendly content offer. Montreal-based Playster, which operates globally, now has Hasbro animated and live-action children’s titles such as Transformers and Kaijudo. Suitable for children from 3-to-12, the animated and live action shows feature Hasbro’s most popular characters. “Working with […]

Hasbro buys Irish studio Boulder

Hasbro has acquired Irish animation studio Boulder Media. The US kids toy giant has moved heavily into TV via its Hasbro Studios arm, and this marks its latest play. Dublin-based Boulder will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hasbro and work on its series as well as third-party projects. “At Hasbro, we’re building our brands through […]

Stretch Armstrong to Netflix as original

An animated comedy series based on extendable-armed rubber kids toy Stretch Armstrong is headed to streaming giant Netflix. Stretch Armstrong will debut on the platform in 2017, alongside another newly-announced kids series, live-action drama The Greenhouse. Netflix has also lined up an animated version of the Lalaloopsy girls. Lalaloopsy will debut in the autumn of […]

Hasbro titles go digital with MoMedia

Transformers: Rescue Bots and G.I Joe: Renegades will go out through digital and VOD distributor MoMedia after it secured a deal with Hasbro Studios. MoMedia is to repackage and distribute Hasbro Studios television titles for TVOD platforms worldwide, excluding the US, Australia and New Zealand. Transformers: Rescue Bots (pictured) and G.I. Joe: Renegades are the […]

Cartoon Network takes Transformers

Turner’s kids channel Cartoon Network has acquired global rights to Hasbro’s new Transformers series. The Turner channel will show Transformers: Robots in Disguise across its global footprint having already acquired US rights to the show from its producer and distributor Hasbro Studios. The show was originally set for The Hub in the US, but it […]

Cartoon Network grabs Transformers after Hub switch

Cartoon Network has snapped up Transformers: Robots in Disguise after the Transformer franchise’s former home, The Hub, rebranded as Discovery Family. The new Hasbro Studios-produced animated show will be run exclusively on the Turner Broadcasting System-owned US cable channel. It has been slated for a debut on The Hub, but will now debut in the […]

Rovio hits 1bn views, preps next Angry Birds

Finland’s Rovio Entertainment’s ToonsTV channel has passed one billion views just seven months after launch. Concurrently, Rovio is lining up a second season of its Angry Birds Toons original series, a new one featuring the Bad Piggies and a series based around the pink Angry Bird, Stella. All three will go on ToonsTV, which is […]

Saban and The CW’s Vortexx swallows three new kids shows

Vortexx, the kids programming block on US broadcast network The CW, has unveiled its new programming line-up, which includes three new series. The five-hour weekly block runs on The CW between 7am and noon every Saturday. It is run by Saban Brands and the new line-up launches this Saturday, August 17. The new titles are […]

News brief: Hasbro renews Oz digital deal

Hasbro’s LA-based entertainment subsidiary Hasbro Studios has renewed a deal that allows Melborne firm Madmen Entertainment to sell shows including Transformers Prime in Australia and New Zealand. The deal also covers My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and includes digital platform and DVD distribution rights. “Madman has done an outstanding job for us and we […]