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Gaumont hires France TV exec for sales

France Télévisions Distribution exec Laura Laas is joining Gaumont as VP of international TV sales for animation. This will see Laas selling Gaumont toons such as Belle & Sebastian, Trulli Tales and Furry Wheels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and North America, and working closely with animation president Nicolas Atlan and his team. […]

DOJ clear DreamWorks deal

NBCUniversal’s US$3.8 billion deal for DreamWorks Animation has gained regulatory clearance from the US Department of Justice, according to Comcast. The deal is expected to close in coming months, an NBCU rep told a number of US news outlets via email. The DOJ has found no threat in the proposed deal, which will see DWA […]

New Noddy set for NBCU cable channel

US cable network Sprout will debut a new Noddy animated series this autumn. Following a deal with producer and rights holder DreamWorks Animation, the NBCUniversal kids net will air Noddy Toyland Detective. The deal is an example of how Comcast, which owns Sprout, will look to use properties from the library DWA, its latest major […]

VOD vendor grabs DreamWorks Classics catalogue

Digital distributor MoMedia has acquired rights to more than 20 series from the DreamWorks Classics catalogue. The agreement comprises more than 800 episodes and is for video-on-demand sales rights worldwide outside North America. Titles include Postman Pat, Noddy, Tinga Tinga Tales and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and will be made available to […]

France Televisions adds Zodiak Kids exec

France Television’s international distribution business has added a Zodiak Kids sales exec to its ranks. Aude de la Villarmois has been appointed head of licensing at France TV Distribution, effective January 26. Previously, she was sales director at Zodiak Kids and fellow Zodiak Media company Marathon Media. She had handled marketing of children’s brand for […]

DreamWorks into TV: Classic and Awesome

In diversifying away from movies, DreamWorks has made two key acquisitions, the multimillion dollar deal for digital producer and channel manager AwesomenessTV and US$155 million acquisition of Classic Media. Classic Media founder Eric Ellenbogen tells Stewart Clarke about becoming part of DreamWorks. DreamWorks Classics offers something no other kids company can, says Eric Ellenbogen: the […]

DreamWorks buys Chapman TV library

DreamWorks has bought the Chapman Entertainment library giving it kids series Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion to feed into its catalogue. The titles will sit alongside those from Classic Media, which DreamWorks acquired last year for US$155 million. They will be sold via what was the […]

Alphanim rebrands, producing Noddy remake

French toon producer-distributor Alphanim has rebranded and is onboard a new version of Enid Blyton’s Noddy for France Televisions. From today, the company will be known as Gaumont Animation. The move is part of a wider strategic development plan that includes production of original content and classic properties, according to a joint statement from Pierre Belaïsch, […]