Atlan exits Splash as senior team rejigs

Nicolas Atlan is exiting US-based Splash Entertainment, with CFO and COO Steve Rosen upped to co-CEO to replace him. Atlan was co-chief executive along with Mike Young at Splash, which was previously known as Moonscoop LLC. His replacement, Rosen, has been with Splash since 2003 and was part of the team that launched Splash-owned VOD […]

Kabillion launches ToonPower

US on-demand kids service Kabillion has added Casper’s Scare School and George of the Jungle to its line-up. The shows, which were licensed from Broadcast Partners, will run on a new block on Kabillion dubbed ToonPower. Kabillion is run by producer and distributor Splash Entertainment. Co-CEO Nicolas Atlan said: “Its an honour for me to now have Casper’s […]

Kabillion launches SVOD app

Kids on-demand service Kabillion is launching a new SVOD app for Apple and Android devices. The core Kabillion service is an ad-supported free on-demand proposition, carried on cable platforms in the US and reaching about 50 million homes. The new branded app launched in the US this week and allows consumers to sign up to […]

News brief: Kabillion joins Cablevision platform

US VOD network Kabillion has launched on Optimum TV, a platform from Stateside cable company Cablevision. This means the service is now in more than 50 million US homes, the company said, and represents a threefold increase in size since its launch in 2007. Splash Entertainment-owned Kabillion recently partnered with Base79 to build its offer […]

Kabillion taking content direct to consumers

US on-demand kids service Kabillion has struck a deal to get its content distributed on connected devices. The service, which is run by Mike Young and Nicolas Atlan’s Splash Entertainment, has inked a deal with VHX, a tech company that provides a platform for content owners who want to distribute content direct to consumers. Kabillion […]

Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

WWE, Mattel grapple with toon

Sports entertainment company WWE and toyco Mattel have tag teamed on a 26-part animated shortform toon featuring popular wrestlers such as John Cena, Kane and Sheamus. The first four two-minute episodes of the stop-motion animated series WWE Slam City launched yesterday on the Cartoonium YouTube channel and a dedicated website WWESlamCity.com. The series, which the WEE […]

Young and Atlan take control and rebrand Moonscoop US

Moonscoop LLC has been rebranded Splash Entertainment. The US kids producer and distributor and VOD platform operator will be run by Mike and Liz Young and Nicolas Atlan who, with the backing of private investment from French company JokeBox, have taken full control of the company. Moonscoop LLC was the US unit of the Moonscoop […]

Kabillion to preview Simon Fuller’s kids TV project

On demand kids service Kabillion will show the first excerpt from pop and TV impresario Simon Fuller’s new kids TV project, The Meeps. The world premiere preview will take place this Wednesday (June 19) on Kabillion with a shorter teaser clip launched today. The Meeps is a 3D CGI series, created by Fuller and featuring […]