Thomas and Friends

Corus snaps up Thomas & Friends for Canada

Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana has struck an exclusive licensing and broadcast deal with Mattel around Thomas & Friends. Under the deal, the children’s title will air on Canadian channel Treehouse, which is owned by Corus Entertainment. Thomas & Friends will be available across the channel’s on-demand platforms, including Treehouse On Demand, Treehouse Classic and the […]

SF launches Swedish kids SVOD service

Sweden’s Svensk Filmindustri is launching a subscription on-demand service offering its library of classic kids titles and third-party programming. SF Kids Play launches on February 29, offering a monthly subscription at SEK59. All programming is available streamed or offline as a download. Programming includes titles from the Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, Saltkråkan and Pettson & […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

News brief: Hulu adds Thomas, Sesame Street, Bob

US streaming service Hulu has added hundreds of episodes of children’s TV programming. As of today Hulu Kids will include new episodes of shows such as Sesame Street, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot and The Electric Company. There will also be new Spanish-language programming. Hulu closed the […]

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 […]