Paddington Bear

StudioCanal buys Paddington Bear

French TV and film producer and distributor StudioCanal has acquired classic kids property Paddington Bear. The multi-million pound deal also sees French TV and film producer and distributor StudioCanal acquire The Copyrights Group, which handles licensing and merchandising activity for Paddington and other properties. StudioCanal gets all rights to exploit Paddington aside from the publishing. […]

Hopster strikes DreamWorks deal, preps launches

Hopster has struck a programming deal with DreamWorks and is about to launch on Android. The kids OTT service is currently available in the UK and Ireland, but has picked up multi-territory right to the DreamWorks fare and, following a successful funding round, is expected to roll out in new territories in the first half […]

Swiss Netflix rival launches, preps original comedy

Liberty Global-owned Swiss operator UPC Cablecom has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering, MyPrime, that is to offer an original comedy series. The service will also offer several thousand classic films, series, children’s programmes and documentaries as well as programming from public broadcaster SRF. The move comes ahead of Netflix’s imminent launch in the country. MyPrime […]