Peppa Pig

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 forecasts growth on TV, Peppa sales

Entertainment One has pointed to significant growth in its TV sales and Peppa Pig units in a trading update. Full year earnings are expected to be ahead of management expectations following strong numbers reported this morning. This comes after AIM-listed eOne revealed an ambitious plan to double in size in the next five years. eOne’s […]

Buyers briefing: Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery

Name: Angela Recio Sondon Title: VP, programming and acquisitions, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic Ahead of NATPE next week, TBI talks with Angela Recio Sondon, who is in charge of key programming decision-making for Discovery’s entire Latin America and US Hispanic portfolio. She outlines her content needs, how the Discovery commissioning process works and upcoming shows TBI: What channels […]

News brief: Nick sprinkles Asian Peppa on schedules

Nickelodeon has acquired seasons one to six of Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig for its Nick Jr. channel feeds in Asia. Nick’s deal is pan-regional, while Singaporean broadcaster OKTO and Taiwan’s Yoyo TV have acquired season five of the show. Furthermore, seasons one and two are now available through the Apple Store and Google Play in […]

Amazon buys Peppa Pig and raft of kids series

Amazon has acquired a slew of kids series for its streaming service in the UK, including preschool hit Peppa Pig. Amazon has invested in several original kids shows for its Prime Instant Video services and the acquired content will sit alongside those. It has picked up new episodes of Peppa Pig and 64 Zoo Lane, […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: Will Ennett, TalkTalk

Name: Will Ennett Title: Head of pay TV content, TalkTalk Former Blinkbox and Viasat buyer Will Ennett joined UK telco TalkTalk a year ago as head of pay TV content, a role that sees him strike deals for the TalkTalk TV pay service, which is available through internet TV service YouView. He becomes the first […]

News brief: Nick Jr. France sprinkles Peppa on schedule

Nick Jr. in France has acquired preschool toon Peppa Pig from distributor Entertainment One. This comes after the popular show launched free-to-air in the territory on France 5 last month. Nick Jr. will launch the programme on March 31. Furthermore, eOne Licensing has appointed France TV Distribution to assemble a local consumer products programme. Italian […]

Rai Yoyo seasons schedule with more Peppa

Italian public children’s channel Rai Yoyo has acquired seasons five and six of Entertainment One-sold animated series Peppa Pig. The much-travelled kids series has scored well on the Rai channel, where it airs as Peppa. The new episodes will be aired in English, with only the opening credits in Italian, to help develop language skills […]

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 […]