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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →