Olivier Dumont

TBI Kids Survey 2016: What is the biggest issue facing the industry?

TBI asks the the most influential players in the kids business for their views on the hot-button topics that are defining the sector in 2016 and beyond Asking folks in the kids industry about the biggest challenge they face elicits a range of responses, most of which can be filed into two areas: funding and […]

Nick US buys Ben and Holly

Nickelodeon has acquired preschool animated series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. The show, which is distributed by Entertainment One, comes from Astley Baker Davies, the UK prodco that makes Peppa Pig and which eOne acquired control of this week. Viacom-owned kids channel Nickelodeon will run Ben and Holly on its preschool service Nick Jr. and […]

eOne poaches Nerd Corps’ Reinseth

Transatlantic studio Entertainment One has poached Nerd Corps Entertainment’s Jillianne Reinseth. The executive joins eOne as VP, creative affairs in its eOne Family division, which houses preschool money-spinner Peppa Pig, on March 2. Reinseth previously held the same role at Canadian prodco Nerd Corps, and was has in the oast been VP, development at Cookie Jar […]

eOne acquires L&M firm

Entertainment One has expanded its licensing capabilities with the acquisition of US-based brand agency Art Impressions. The deal is the latest acquisition for the growing Canada and UK-based eOne, which last year acquired film distributor Alliance Atlantis. Other previous deals include Australian distributor Hopscotch Group, UK producer Contender and Benelux vendor RCV Entertainment, and Canuck […]

Televisa buys Peppa

Televisa, Mexico’s largest broadcaster, has acquired hit preschool series Peppa Pig from its distributor Entertainment One. Televisa will start airing the show at the end of the year. The deal with eOne covers licensing and merchandising as well as TV rights and Televisa’s consumer products division will roll out a wide-ranging programme to coincide with […]

Entertainment One takes in Simon’s Cat

Entertainment One has taken a raft of rights to YouTube animated property Simon’s Cat. The producer and distributor, which sells Peppa Pig around the world, will sell the Simon’s Cat content internationally across all media including TV, home entertainment, online and licensing and merchandising. Simon’s Cat is an animated series following the antics of a […]

Peppa Pig launching in South Korea

Entertainment One has sold its hit preschool series Peppa Pig into South Korea. EBS has picked up the animated series and it will debut on the free-to-air broadcaster later this month. eOne said it has appointed Daniela Flower as dedicated territory manager to oversee sales and development of its properties in South Korea. It has […]

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch producer inks deal with eOne

Paula Hart has agreed a first-look deal with Entertainment One (eOne) and will develop new TV movies, family-skewed shows and animation projects with the producer and distributor. Hart, founder of Hartbreak Films, will work closely with Ira Pincus, executive producer, eOne Television and Olivier Dumont, managing director, eOne Family to develop new content. Hart executive […]