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Viacom poaches Worldwide exec as Asia boss

Viacom International Media Networks has recruited Mark Whitehead as executive VP and managing director of its Asian business. He will replace Indra Suharjono, who is leaving the company at the end of June. Whitehead, who will start in the new role in August, joins Viacom from BBC Worldwide, where he has been senior VP and […]

Cloud OTT service Magine launches in Germany

Magine, the cloud-based over-the-top TV service, has launched in Germany. It has been in beta test mode in the country with SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels all carried on the service. RTL and RTL II will be available on the full commercial service as well as Bloomberg TV, Al […]

News brief: Nick Jr. France sprinkles Peppa on schedule

Nick Jr. in France has acquired preschool toon Peppa Pig from distributor Entertainment One. This comes after the popular show launched free-to-air in the territory on France 5 last month. Nick Jr. will launch the programme on March 31. Furthermore, eOne Licensing has appointed France TV Distribution to assemble a local consumer products programme. Italian […]

UK streaming service brings MTV, History to Freeview

A new subscription streaming service is bringing channels such as Comedy Central, MTV and History to Freeview viewers in the UK. VuTV is launching today on the Freeview EPG on channel 238 at a cost of £6.99 (US$11.40) per month on Freeview HD web-connected TVs and set top boxes. Channels included on the service are […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

New launch for MTV China

MTV China, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. have all launched in Hong Kong on TVB’s pay TV platform. The channels, which are part of the Viacom International Media Networks stable, rolled out on TVB on November 1. “We are delighted to add a new carriage partner in TVB Pay Network Vision, and to see the expansion […]

News brief: Nick Jr., Spout commissions more Poppy Cat

Preschool series Poppy Cat is returning after broadcasters Nick Jr. and Sprout committed to a second season. The show is coproduced by Coolabi Productions and King Rollo Films. With Nick Jr. airing it in the UK and Australia and Sprout in the US. Cake is also back to distribute the 52x11mins season, which is currently […]

Annoying Orange, Driftwood Bay find new broadcast homes

The Jim Henson Company has sold its third party series The Annoying Orange and Driftwood Bay to a raft of broadcasters. Orange, which is a coproduction between Orange web series creator Dane Boedigheimer, Tom Sheppard (Pinky and the Brain) and Hollywood-based talent house The Collective and first broadcast on Cartoon Network, has gone to Teletoon […]

News brief: Argentine education net asks What’s Your News?

A public TV channel in Argentina has acquired UK children’s format What’s Your News? from Canada’s Picture Box Distribution. Pakapaka, which is operated by the Ministry of Education of Argentina, has bought the format, in which animated characters host their own news programme for 4-6 year-olds. The format was originally created by TT Animation in […]

Rai Yoyo seasons schedule with more Peppa

Italian public children’s channel Rai Yoyo has acquired seasons five and six of Entertainment One-sold animated series Peppa Pig. The much-travelled kids series has scored well on the Rai channel, where it airs as Peppa. The new episodes will be aired in English, with only the opening credits in Italian, to help develop language skills […]