Saban Capital Group

Dekel to exit Saban Brands

Elie Dekel is leaving Saban Brands, the intellectual property arm of Saban Capital Group. Dekel has run Saban Brands as president since its launch five years ago, but is now leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to Licence Global, which broke the news. Joel Andryc, Saban Capital Group’s managing director, has been named interim president […]

Univision confirms IPO plan

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision is going public after filing for an IPO. The plan, which has been in the works for months, will see Univision Communications offer an unspecified number of Class A common stock on a currently unannounced stock exchange. Pricing of the IPO has not been revealed either, though the company posted full-year […]

News brief: Saban hires former Hub, CBS exec for digital

Saban Brands has hired Kendall Doty as VP of digital. Doty was most recently at Discovery-Hasbro JV kids net The Hub and before that was director, interactive content and mobile marketing at US network CBS. At Saban she will be tasked with growing the presence of the company’s brands – including Power Rangers, Julius Jr. […]

Discovery, BSkyB could make joint Channel 5 bid

US-based Discovery Communications and British satcaster BSkyB may table a joint bid for for-sale UK broadcaster Channel 5. According to unnamed sources familiar with the talks quoted by the Financial Times, Sky would pick up Channel 5’s advertising sales business. A deadline for bids on the broadcaster has been set for this Thursday and other interested […]