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TBI Kids: Year in Review

Undeniably, 2016 was the year digital platforms established themselves as key kids entertainment market gamechangers. “Netflix, without a doubt” was the network that made the biggest impression across the year, says Halle Stanford, executive VP of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Many others agree with her – Andrew Cole-Bulgin of Komixx Media Group […]

Netflix acquires Technicolor adventure toon

Streaming giant Netflix has taken US rights to CG-animated adventure series The Deep. The show will begin streaming on the SVOD platform on June 1 following a deal with distributor DHX Media. The Deep is an underwater adventure series following a family of explorers who investigate the depths of the ocean. Technicolor, the show’s underlying […]

Comcast firm preps TVOD service after M-GO deal

Comcast-owned movie ticketing firm Fandango is to launch a transactional VOD service on March 30 after acquiring the M-GO platform earlier this year. US-based Fandango will rebrand M-GO as FandangoNOW, which will offer “massive library of new release and catalogue movies from all major studios and next-day TV shows for purchase and rental”. FandangoNOW, billed […]

Comcast service buys DreamWorks-backed M-GO

Comcast-owned movie ticket service Fandango has reportedly acquired movie-streaming service M-GO for an undisclosed fee. Fandango announced the deal Friday in a move that will see it bundle film tickets with digital content, according to various US reports. M-GO is a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation. The transactional video-on-demand service offers new-release movies […]

Mattel exec joins Robot Chicken prodco

Marge Dean has joined Robot Chicken prodco Stupid Buddy Stoodios as general manager. Dean (pictured) joins from Mattel’s production banner Playground, where she was director of production. She is one of the most seasoned US execs in animation having also worked at Wildbrain Animation, Technicolor, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros Animation. Stupid Buddy, which was […]

News brief: North Europe, Belgian nets go Deep

A pair of Scandinavian channels, one from Finland and one from Belgium have boarded Technicolor’s CG-animation The Deep. Belgium’s Ketnet, Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE have all pre-bought the show, which is 26 episodes long and for Seven Network and ABC3 in Australia and Super RTL in Germany. Technicolor distributes the series, which […]

Technicolor buys French prodco OuiDo

US technology and content company Technicolor has acquired OuiDo Productions, the French kids prodco that counts Alvinnn!!! & The Chipmunks (pictured) and Sonic Boom among its credits. OuiDo was created out of Lagardere’s Genao Productions. Former Lagardère executives Boris Hertzog, Sandrine Nguyen and Billy Frédéric Richard launched OuiDo after Lagardere moved out of kids animation in […]

OTT leads the way on 4K

As if the OTT players weren’t bumping heads with traditional broadcasters enough already, they’ve now claimed the high ground on the latest original programming battlefield: ultra high-definition, also known as 4K. Jesse Whittock and Andy McDonald report While Michael Bay was suffering an autocue-induced meltdown on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, numerous […]

News brief: Technicolor to develop Fun Crew toon

France- and Hollywood-based Technicolor has optioned rights to Cosmo, Bud & Boo, a 52x11mins 2D toon. The comedy, for 4-7s, comes from Fun Crew Ltd and was developed with former Nickelodeon UK exec Debbie MacDonald. It follows three bears, one of whom is a boy in a bear suit.

Checking up on US-Israeli TV at The Operating Room

LA-based prodco The Operating Room was founded by businessman Roby Freireich and filmmaker Oded Turgeman six years ago and first came to many people’s attention this June after Bunim/Murray picked up Screenz, the drama format that went out on pay TV platform Yes in Israel. The third partner in the company alongside Freireich and Turgeman […]