Lego goes OTT with new streaming service

Children’s toy brand Lego has partnered up with multi-platform video distribution company Future Today to launch a streaming service. The Lego Channel is a free content app aimed at kids that will be available across all major OTT streaming platforms including Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. It will feature more than 1,000 videos, which […]

Cineflix buys Dior, builds Lego

Cineflix Rights has snagged international rights to two UK-produced factual series, Inside Dior and A Big Lego Christmas. The deal gives Cineflix two new shows to feed into its MIPTV slate and to show buyers at its London showcase event next week. Inside Dior is a two-parter from Finestripe. It launched on the More4 service […]

Former Arc exec joins Atomic Cartoons

Canadian studio Atomic Cartoons has hired Matthew Berkowitz as head of development. The new recruit was most recently at Arc Productions, the Toronto-based studio that closed earlier this year amid financial difficulties before Jam Filled Entertainment acquired the assets at auction. At Arc, Berkowitz oversaw the slate and worked with Arc customers and partners including […]

Lego Star Wars series set for Disney

The US Disney XD channel is prepping a Lego Stars Wars toon series, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. It will feature existing Star Wars characters as well as new heroes and villains, and focus on the titular Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell spaceships. The son discovers he has a connection […]

Sohu, Lego given MIPCOM keynote blocks

Charles Zhang, the boss of Chinese streaming site Sohu, has been confirmed as MIPCOM keynote speaker. Zhang is CEO and chairman of the China-based and Nasdaq-listed Sohu, and will give a ‘Media Mastermind’ keynote. Sohu has been increasingly working with international content companies, licensing drama and factual shows from BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios among […]