Sprout Snags ‘Maya’ Series & Movie

Studio 100 Media announces that NBCUniversal’s stateside preschool network Sprout has acquired the rights for both the CG television series and feature film adaptations of Maya the ... Continue Reading →

NBC/U and Corus Shut Down KidsCo

Following yesterday’s new that NBCUniversal has taken full ownership of preschool network Sprout, the media company and Canada’s Corus Entertainment announced that they ... Continue Reading →

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 →

‘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 →

LOVEFiLM Secures WBA Deals

Amazon-owned streaming service LOVEFiLM.com has signed a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to bring a number of the studio’s animated series to U.K. ... Continue Reading →

Amazon and Viacom Strike Streaming Deal

Amazon has announced a spate of new content acquired for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, many of which are children’s series from Viacom’s family of networks ... Continue Reading →

KidsCo & Syfy Launch Syfy Kids Block

International kiddy channel KidsCo has announced a new partnership with NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel to launch a dedicated programming block aimed at sci fi fans 6-10 years old, Syfy ... Continue Reading →

M-Go Strikes Deal with Starz Digital

M-Go, the digital content service joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor has struck a content licensing deal with Starz Digital and launched in beta mode for users in ... Continue Reading →

KidsCo Picks Up Five Nelvana Toons

International children’s channel KidsCo has licensed a slate of new content from Nelvana, including Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar. The content acquired ... Continue Reading →