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Amazon Prime Strikes Exclusive PBS KIDS Deal

Amazon and PBS Distribution have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes Amazon Prime Video the exclusive premium SVOD home for a broad collection of PBS KIDS series. Prime members ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Provides 2,500 Half Hours for VOD in China

DHX Media has agreed to provide more than 2,500 half hours of content to Alibaba Group’s video on demand service, which is currently available on its Tmall Box, OTT devices and various ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Launches YouTube Channel

PBS KIDS has accomplished the launch of its own officially branded YouTube channel, youtube.com/pbskids. The channel will be geared towards kids aged 2-8 and their parents. The pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #241

Baboon Animation’s newest shining star, the accomplished Susan Kim, has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including PBS’s runaway hit Peg+Cat, ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Properties Hot Items at DISCOP

International indie DHX Media has signed a number of deals for its various animated programs in anticipation of the DISCOP Istanbul event. Operators in the Middle East, Central & ... Continue Reading →
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New Eps. of ‘Arthur’ and ‘Martha Speaks’ Debut on PBS

PBS Kids will premiere new episodes of popular animated children’s series Arthur and Martha Speaks, beginning November 11. The new outings feature guest voice actors Alan Cumming ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV Bytes: BRB, DHX Media, Toon Goggles

BRB/Dracco’s Filly Funtasia Staffs Up: BRB and Dracco’s upcoming new animated series Filly Funtasia has put together a top-notch writing team: Dean Stefan (The Penguins ... Continue Reading →
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Oasis to Produce New Season of ‘Martha Speaks’

Montreal-based Oasis has struck a deal with Boston pubcaster WGBH and the PBS Network for the production of 16 new episodes of the popular animated series, Martha Speaks. Oasis will ... Continue Reading →
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Writing Terrific Toons with Allan Neuwirth

We recently had the chance to chat with the very talented and prolific New York-based animation writer Allan Neuwirth, whose many credits include The Octonauts, Jelly Jamm, Arthur, ... Continue Reading →