NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →

VR Vets Form New Indie Co SPACES

A new independent company founded by entertainment industry virtual reality veterans has launched with the goal of using the limitless potential of virtual and mixed reality to transform ... Continue Reading →

Sprout Picks Up ‘Magic Hockey Skates’ Special from eOne

Entertainment One has inked a broadcast agreement in the U.S. with NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool network for the animated TV special, The Magic Hockey Skates. The half-hour mini ... Continue Reading →

Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →

Amy Friedman Named SVP Programming at Sprout

Children’s media veteran Amy Friedman has been named Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Sprout — NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network. Joining Sprout ... Continue Reading →

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NBCUniversal Debuts The Secret Life of Pets CP Program Global master toy partner Spin Master leads licensee lineup that also includes Random House, Funko, Ty and more. Crimean Artist ... Continue Reading →

Mattel’s ‘Little People’ Show Set for Sprout

Mattel Inc. and HIT Entertainment announce that NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool channel will launch season one of a new animated series based on the iconic Little People brand from ... Continue Reading →

Sprout Snaps Up ‘YaYa & Zouk’

Distribution360, a marblemedia company that monetizes content across existing and emerging platforms, has secured sales of over 260 episodes to broadcasters and digital platforms across ... Continue Reading →

Tech-Savvy Series ‘Dot’ Set for Sprout

NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has tapped September 2016 for the premiere of Dot., a new original animated series based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular kids book ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →