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Spongebob: The most enduring kids title in TV

This article originally ran in TBI’s MIPCOM issue. We’re republishing it today in honor and memory of Spongebob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died Monday. Spongebob Squarepants is by far the most ‘demanded’ title among children worldwide, according to new data by Parrot Analytics. Data from May to July 2018, highlights that the chirpy yellow sponge […]

News brief: Asian nets buy Nick toon series

Broadcasters across Asia have acquired Nickelodeon animated programming. The deals include Philippines free TV channel ABS-CBN taking shows such as Paw Patrol, IPTV service BesTV taking 20 titles and pay TV provider Eastern Broadcasting Asia Co. has gone for eight seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants, Go, Diego, Go!, and Paw Patrol among others. Earlier this month, […]

Paw Patrol added as Channel 5, Nick grow closer

UK terrestrial net Channel 5 has again turned to its pay TV cousin Nickelodeon, this time taking free TV rights to animated series Paw Patrol. Nick parent Viacom completed its £450 million (US$740 million) takeover of Channel 5 last month, and this immediately lead to the announcement of Neila the Knight, a series co-funded by […]

Nick unveils toons, live-action for new season line-up

Network to launch three new animated series, three live-actioners, four preschoolers My Nick Jr. app to launch in spring Welcome to the Wayne launching on upcoming Nick Jr. App Six toons, three live-action series returning Nickelodeon has unveiled its 2014-15 programming line-up, with greenlights for a trio of animated toons and new live-action shows. The […]

Keith Chapman: Bob creator starts building

Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman is back on the kids TV scene with new Nickelodeon series Paw Patrol. He tells Jesse Whittock about his latest projects, the importance of a US partner and why his former firm, Chapman Entertainment, went under last year. “I’m back now doing what I did with Bob when I […]

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 […]

News brief: Guru hires sales boss from Vodka

Canadian animation house Guru Studio has hired its first director of sales from Spanish toon producer Vodka Capital. Ian Lambur previously worked in international distribution for Jelly Jamm prodco Vodka and will now head sales for Guru, reporting into VP Mary Bredin. Frank Falcone, president, Guru Studio said: “Ian’s addition to the team will help […]