Peppa Pig

eOne parent Hasbro urged by investor Ancora to sell ‘Peppa Pig’ outfit

An activist investor at Hasbro has reportedly told the toymaker to sell off the multinational entertainment company Entertainment One (eOne). According to a letter obtained by the WSJ, Ancora Holdings – which owns a 1% stake in Hasbro – has said that it wants the company to explore a full or partial sale in order […]

Entertainment One sells raft of ‘Peppa Pig’ seasons into Korea

Entertainment One has sold a raft of seasons of Peppa Pig into Korean educational broadcaster EBS. EBS has picked up the rights to seasons five, six and seven, which are premiering to audiences in South Korea this year. EOne has also appointed EBS as the licensing agent for Peppa Pig, where it will manage consumer […]

Amazon Channels UK picks up Discovery Kids

Discovery has launched digital subscription service, Discovery Kids, on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels service in the UK. Discovery Kids offers content targeted at children aged four to eight years old, including animated series like My Little Pony, Peppa Pig and Angry Birds Toons, as well as Discovery content like Doki, Meet the Penguins and Dogs: The Untold Story. “Children are digital natives from […]

European Commission sets animation growth plan

The European Commission has set an animation growth plan for the economic region that looks to support talent and gain global reach. The European Animation Plan has three objectives for the next five years: to foster the global reach and appeal of EU animation; to make Europe an inviting place to work for European talent […]

Peppa Pig grows as eOne preps more eps

Entertainment One Family is to once again expand its cash cow children’s property Peppa Pig. The company is lining up 117 new episodes of the Astley Baker Davies-created preschool series, taking the overall number to 381 by 2023. New episodes from season seven will roll out to the end of 2018, before the 117 in […]

eOne profits plunge as TV investment ramps up

Entertainment One has seen its half-year profits slide 80% as the international studio reported a significant increase in spending on content and production. Profits before tax at the London-listed company were £3.7 million (US$4.6 million) for the six months to September 2016, down significantly on the £18.1 million posted in 2015. This was to due […]

Televisa becomes key Mexican Ben & Holly home

Televisa has taken free-to-air rights to Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and will become the preschool show’s primary home in Mexico going forward. Nick Jr. will remain as the pay TV home of the eOne Family-distributed programme, with Televisa debuting it on free TV later this month and taking local licensing rights. Televisa has been […]

New Korean home for Peppa Pig

Global preschool hit Peppa Pig will launch on pay TV in South Korea later this month. The show, which is owned and distributed by eOne, will go on the CJ Tooniverse cable channel from October 10. The kids net is part of the CJ E&M stable of channels. The show previously played on free-TV channel EBS […]

In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

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