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 →

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 →

Spike TV’s Scream Awards Gets Int’l Distrib.

Alfred Haber Distribution Inc. (AHDI) has signed on as the international distributor of Spike TV’s 2006 Scream Awards, the first annual televised kudo fest celebrating horror, ... Continue Reading →

DECODE Brings Urban Vermin to YTV

Canada’s YTV has commissioned DECODE Ent.’s Urban Vermin, an new CG-animated action-comedy series about raccoon siblings who try to outdo one another in their quest to mine ... Continue Reading →

No ‘GO’ for PBS KIDS

In April, we reported that PBS had slated an October launch for PBS KIDS GO!, a 24-Hour digital broadcast channel for early elementary school kids. Now the public broadcasting entity ... Continue Reading →

Toons Up for Emmys

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, pitting Cartoon Network, FOX and Comedy Central against one another ... Continue Reading →

NBC to Remake Rankin & Bass’ Santa

Daily Variety reports today that the NBC network is re-imagining the 1974 Rankin & Bass stop-motion holiday special, The Year Without a Santa Claus, as a two-hour, live-action ... Continue Reading →

Tribune to Syndicate Family Guy

Tribune Broadcasting has inked a deal with Twentieth Television to air Seth MacFarlane’s Emmy Award-winning animated series, Family Guy, on the Tribune Broadcasting station group ... Continue Reading →