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Global TV News Bytes

+ Magic Light Pictures, the U.K.-based company behind the success of film and licensing properties The Gruffalo and Room on the Groom is building up its operation with two key appointments. ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Toon Veteran Casemiro Is Marathon’s New Kids CCO

French studio Marathon Media has hired American animation veteran Eryk Casemiro as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. Casemiro who recently relocated to Paris, reports directly to Vincent ... Continue Reading →
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Territory Report: French TV Animation in 2013

It’s no surprise that France continues to be a market leader in animation production in Europe. Despite the tough economic climate in the continent, French studios strive to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Announces New Intl. VOD deals

Zodiak Kids has sealed a series of VOD deals with providers around the world for a selection of its animated shows including Marathon Media’s Totally Spies (Series 1-5) and Martin ... Continue Reading →
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Lucky 13: MIPTV 2013 Toon Highlights

The spring TV season is officially in full swing when the annual MIP-TV content market returns to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. You can get a good feel for what animation producers ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak to Launch ‘LoliRock’ at MIPTV

Zodiak Kids will be bringing the noise to the MIPTV market in Cannes next month as it launches Marathon Media’s new 2D animated series LoliRock. The 52 x 26 series features elements ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon to Host ‘Totally Spies’ Event in Versailles

The sassy Beverly Hills high school teens of Totally Spies! will spend the summer at the world-famous Palace of Versailles, through a series of unprecedented cross-promotions between ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Seals ‘Totally Spies’ Deals, Adds New COO

Zodiak Kids has secured a raft of sales for the brand new sixth season of its hit 2D comedy series Totally Spies!, with Teletoon Canada, DeA Kids Italy and MBC (Middle East) now on ... Continue Reading →
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Canal J Launches ‘Redakai’ Holiday Contest

Paris-based Canal J has launched an online holiday competition to give away 100 Redakai TCG box sets to fans of Marathon’s action-packed boys’ series. The promotion will culminate ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon Media Reveals World Domination Plans

As Marathon Media’s Totally Spies! heroines get ready to take over the palace of Versailles, the French studio prepares a new storyboard-driven series with Nickelodeon in Hollywood. Marathon ... Continue Reading →