Peppa Pig

UK connected TV service YouView nears 400k

UK connected TV service YouView is now in almost 400,000 homes. YouView did not break down the figure but it is believed that the bulk of the total is accounted for by customers that have signed up for the set-top box via service providers BT and TalkTalk. YouView has also said that a new raft […]

Revenues and profit up sharply at eOne

Entertainment One has posted strong full-year results with double-digit increases in revenue and profit. The UK-listed company said that it invested 6% more year-on-year in TV programming (excluding kids)  in the year to end-March, taking the total to £79.7 million. The TV division, which covers scripted, reality and kids programme production and distribution, recorded revenue […]

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 […]

Peppa Pig heads to Russia

Entertainment One has shopped its hit preschool series Peppa Pig into Russia for the first time. Entertainment One has shopped its hit preschool series into Russia for the first time. Kids channel Karusel has acquired the series and eOne said a licensing and merchandising campaign will follow in the country. The show, about a young […]

Peppa Pig app launches in the US

Entertainment One (eOne) has launched an app to accompany its hit preschool kids series Peppa Pig in the US. The app, Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken, was created by interactive publisher P2 Games. The app is priced at US$2.99 and is available from the US iTunes store and Android Market. It comprises five games and […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

Channel 5 to expand UK originated kids programming

British commercial broadcaster Channel 5 is to increase the amount of local original kids series it airs following its latest license renewal. The Northern & Shell-owned company has pledged to air at least 600 hours of UK originated kids series, meaning that British content will make up half of the channel’s kids content for the […]

TV numbers up at eOne as overall profits fall

Producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) posted healthy increases in profit and revenue at its TV division in the six months to end-September as overall company-wide profits declined. The company’s TV unit was boosted by shows including Rookie Blue, Hell on Wheels and reality series Sugar Stars. Another key title was Haven, the drama series […]