DVD Sales Join CD Sales’Heading South

Has the DVD market finally reached the saturation point? One of the most successful consumer products in modern history, home video sales fell the first quarter of 2006 4.3% and video ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar’s Spider Riders in TELETOON Web

TELETOON in Canada has picked up broadcast rights to Cookie Jar Ent.’s Spider Riders, a co-production with Japanese advertising agency Yomiko. The 52×30 series, which is ... Continue Reading →

New PBS Kids’ Platform A Go For October ’06

Wishbone and company are getting a new digital home now that the PBS KIDS GO! Channel has announced plans to launch in October. The new 24-Hour digital broadcast channel will be devoted ... Continue Reading →

Canuck Series Goes Online With AOL KOL

American children on the AOL KOL service will now get the chance to watch Nelvana’s Jacob Two-Two, which has been seen by worldwide audiences for several years now. As its first ... Continue Reading →

MTV Gets in a Jam with Irish Animator

MTV Networks International has secured television rights to Jam Media’s newest hit property, Pic Me, for its Nickelodeon channels in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Babies Ruffles Feathers

Probably hoping to go where Baby Einstein has gone before, the creators of Sesame Street plan to release a series of videos aimed a children as young as six months. This has drawn vociferous ... Continue Reading →

Kappel Leaves Loonland, New CEO Flamank Flies In

Not all the MIP action is about selling programs. It’s also about selling out execs. On Tuesday, market attendees were surprised to hear that TV Loonland CEO Selma Kappel had ... Continue Reading →

Beckmann, Kidd on Board with Gnomon

The CG brainpower over at Hollywood’s Gnomon School of Visual Effects just got a boost as visual effects specialist Richard Kidd and Disney development pro Patricia Beckmann will ... Continue Reading →

Icon’s Vitaminix Gobbled By MIP B’Casters

Barcelona-based Icon Animation has announced the signing of a raft of programming deals at MIPTV 2006 for its Vitaminix series. Panama free TV channel TV7 (Corp. Medcom), UEA cabsat ... Continue Reading →

Foothill Unveils MIP Pilots

Forget March Madness. How about MIP Madness? It continues apace today as, among other things, Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. unveils the two completed pilots it’s ... Continue Reading →