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ITV Drops Plans to Acquire Entertainment One British broadcaster formally withdraws its proposals to scoop up the global entertainment company behind preschool sensation Peppa Pig. 21 ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Takes Full Ownership of Secret Location

Having recently turned down a billion-plus dollar acquisition bid from ITV, Canada-based Entertainment One (eOne) has snapped up 100 percent control of interactive and emerging platform ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Rejects Billion Pound ITV Bid

International production and distribution company Entertainment One (eOne) has rejected a takeover offer from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which had bid about 1 billion GBP ($1.3b USD). In ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News: DreamWorks, FremantleMedia, One Animation, Sesame Workshop, Shaboom!, Squeeze, ZAG

DreamWorks Animation and France’s Lagardere Active TV have inked a deal for free-to-air and basic pay-TV rights for the latter’s kids and family channels to broadcast the ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hive’ Premieres on Clan

The Hive, an animated series about the everyday adventures of a family of bees, will make its debut on TVE’s kids channel Clan in Spain this Sunday, September 13 as part of its Back ... Continue Reading →
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Countdown to Re-Launch

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New Trailer for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’

It’s not yet clear when Thunderbirds Are Go! will be shown in the United States, but with a preview like this, it can’t be soon enough for fans of the 1960s “supermarionation” ... Continue Reading →
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Bait Restructures in New Cardiff Facility

Cardiff-based Bait Studio has restructured and invested in a new facility, bringing its visual effects and motion graphics, animation and interactive divisions together on one site. VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Platinum Pursues Fourth ‘Matt Hatter’ Season

Platinum Films announces a new fourth season of its boys’ action-adventure toon Matt Hatter Chronicles. Leading U.K. kids’ free-to-air broadcaster CITV has greenlit a further ... Continue Reading →