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NBCUniversal Purchases Remainder of Sprout

In another shakeup in the small-screen landscape, NBCUniversal has bought out its partners in preschool cable network Sprout. The company says this move demonstrates its increased commitment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Plumps Up Uni’s Bottom Line

In reporting their third quarter profits, Comcast noted improvement in its entertainment arm NBCUniversal, handily bolstered by the success of the Illumination Entertainment toon Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Hopkins Is Hulu’s New CEO

Hulu has named Mike Hopkins as its CEO. Acting CEO Andy Forssell is leaving the company. Hopkins, who has been a Hulu board member since 2011, was most recently president of distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Launches on Xfinity App

Free kids’ video on demand network Kabillion, a subsidiary of Moonscoop LLC ranked in the top 10 in the U.S., has announced its launch on Comcast’s Xfinity TV Player app–which ... Continue Reading →
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BabyFirstTV Seeks More Animated Growth Spurts

It’s been quite an eventful quarter for BabyFirstTV as the fast-growing channel hit the 35 million home mark in the U.S. and named Trifecta Media as its exclusive ad sales rep. The ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough’s ‘Crash Canyon’ Lands on MAV TV

Crash Canyon, the prime-time animated series produced by Breakthrough Entertainment will debut on MAV TV, a U.S. cable broadcaster reaching 45 million homes through affiliates such ... Continue Reading →
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BabyFirst to Air Bilingual ‘Mili y Molo’

BabyFirst Americas, a leading TV network for babies, toddlers and their parents on Comcast cable systems, has picked up the bilingual educational toon Mili y Molo from New York’s ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Joins Wal-Mart’s Disc-to-Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film ... Continue Reading →
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24-Hour Disney Jr. Channel Launches This Friday

Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand aimed at kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will become a 24-hour channel this Friday (March 23). The new channel (which will be available ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical ... Continue Reading →