In-demand charts: Netherlands (July 24-30, 2016)

The global Pokémon Go craze makes an impression on our charts this week in the Netherlands. The inclusion of Pokémon: the Series in our overall rankings shows how impactful the augmented reality app has been on media consumption trends. However, it is the ever presents – Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones – […]

SVOD deals for Pokémon

The distributor of the animated Pokémon series has placed it on several international SVOD platforms. The videogame-based cartoon series has been sold to Canadian streaming service Shomi and Italy’s TIMvision. In France TF1’s TFou Max kids on-demand platform has picked up Pokémon and in Germany it has landed on Kividoo. The Pokémon Company International, a […]

Nick nabs latest Pokémon seasons

Nickelodeon Germany has acquired the latest seasons of Pokémon the Series: XY. The deal with The Pokémon Company International includes the current season, Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest. Episodes will begin airing on pay TV channel Nick’s Saturday morning boys action block with the nineteenth season premiere in 2016. Furthermore, deals for the first two […]

Asia’s super heroes

Are Asian television companies finding new ways to reboot the animated boys’ action genre? Jesse Whittock reports on the latest shows and why international coproductions are leading the way. Comic book superheroes have created much of the global narrative around animated boys action programming in the past few years, especially since The Walt Disney Company […]

Peter Chernin invests in Indian animation firm

The Asian division of Peter Chernin’s company has taken a stake in an Indian animation and comic book firm. CA Media, the Asian investment division of The Chernin Group, has acquired a large minority stake in Graphic India. The Indian firm launched last year and specialises in creating superhero properties for the Indian market. The […]

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 […]