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News Bytes: ‘Bat Pat’s’ New Home, ‘Masha’s’ World Cup Fever, Fox’s Diversity Push and More

‘Bat Pat’ Flies to Toon-A-Vision Atlantyca’s animated series Bat Pat is flapping its wings to the launch of Toon-A-Vision, the new free cable TV service and only kids and family ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Scully Lands Multi-year Deal at Fox

Mike Scully can’t get enough of Fox Animation. The former exec producer and show runner of The Simpsons recently signed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. “Thanks ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: The Deal with the FOX Deal, Seed’s Synesthetic ‘Finger Machines,’ Rodeo Wrangles ‘Jumanji’ FX & More

Comcast’s Fox Bid Would Carry Less Antitrust Risk Than Disney’s, Says Comcast-Backed Expert On the heels of Comcast’s cash offer reveal, Geoffrey Manne (exec director of the nonprofit ... Continue Reading →
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420TV Picks Up and Re-Ups Trae tha Truth’s Animated Series

420TV — a VOD channel set to launch early this year as a premium outlet for cannabis news, entertainment and lifestyle content — has secured a programming deal with hip-hop ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Hopes to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Universal is looking to sell its stake in China-based Oriental DreamWorks, according to a report in The Financial Times. Universal is seeking to let go of its 45% stake in the venture ... Continue Reading →

Kabillion Launches Spanish-Language App on Roku

Independently owned kids’ VOD network Kabillion — which recently passed the milestone of being available in 60 million homes — has launched its first Spanish-language ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel

NBCUniversal has added the DreamWorks TV channel to the purview of Duccio Donati, whose title will now be Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Kids. The branded channel has been ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Vet Launches ‘Disrupted’ Micro-Series Via Nimble

In the wake of DreamWorks Animation’s acquisition by Comcast/NBCUniversal, a lot has changed. Capturing this shake-up is a new animated micro-series, Disrupted, created by director ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Voltron 84’ Trailer On Fri., March 24, Netflix is presenting 12 classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe episodes hand-picked by the creative team behind DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Scraps Tim Minchin’s ‘Larrikins’

DreamWorks Animation has made its second cancellation announcement since being purchased by Comcast and absorbed into the NBCUniversal family: Australian comedian-actor-writer-musician-director ... Continue Reading →