Astral, Corus Hungry for More of Teletoon Pie

Montreal-based Astral and Toronto’s Corus Entertainment Inc. announced on Thursday that they will buy the remaining 20 percent of the Teletoon Network that they didn’t already ... Continue Reading →

TVN Sprouts VOD Deal with PBS KIDS

TVN Entertainment Corp. and PBS KIDS Sprout have extended their partnership with a new Video On Demand agreement. Under the new deal, TVN will provide distribution and asset management ... Continue Reading →

MTV2 Revives Crank Yankers

Just as it did with MTV’s cancelled stop-motion animated series Celebrity Death Match, cable outlet MTV2 is resurrecting Comedy Central’s puppet-populated prank call show, ... Continue Reading →

Ricky Sprocket Flies on Nick

Ricky Sprocket ‘ Showbiz Boy, a new animated series from Snowden Fine Prods., Studio B Prods. and distributor Bejuba! Ent. Inc., has been picked up by Nickelodeon channels in ... Continue Reading →

Censored South Park Cruises Back

After pulling it out of rotation, Comedy Central is reportedly planning to re-air the South Park episode ‘Trapped in the Closet,” which mercilessly skewers actor Tom Cruise ... Continue Reading →

Lionsgate Moves to South Park

Major independent studio Lionsgate is venturing into television syndication with the acquisition of TV distributor Debmar-Mercury LLC, which owns rights to Comedy Central’s hit ... Continue Reading →

SCI FI Airs Stan Lee’s LightSpeed

Stan Lee, the creative force behind Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and Fantastic Four comic-book franchises, is introducing a brand-new superhero to television ... Continue Reading →

DIC Makes Promise with Thomopoulos

DIC Ent. plans to get some positive messages out through Promise Media Prods, a new venture with independent production company Thomopoulos Prods. The new shingle will develop, market ... Continue Reading →

Ex-FUNimation Execs Form Illumitoon

North American fans of Japanese animation will soon have another source for getting their anime fix with the formation of Illumitoon Ent., a privately held distribution venture established ... Continue Reading →

PBS Looks at Tintin, Creator

As comic-book fans get set to descend upon San Diego next week for Comic-Con, PBS will offer a rare look at a classic European comic and its creator when its P.O.V. series presents ... Continue Reading →