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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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Shout! Factory and Zag Strike Deal for ‘Miraculous’

Shout! Factory and multimedia kids and family entertainment company AG have entered a strategic distribution partnership for CG-animated action-comedy series Miraculous Tales of Ladybug ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animated Shorts Names 2015 Selections, Opens Submissions

Nickelodeon has opened submissions for the 2016 global Animated Shorts Program, accepting entries through April 15. The annual program, overseen by network development executives, accepts ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs and Daffy Voice Actor Joe Alaskey Dies

Joe Alaskey, a prolific voice performer who played classic cartoon characters such as Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat, died Wednesday February ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Reveals Kids Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon announces the nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards — the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. These gems will get ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Shomi Secures 700+ Nickelodeon Episodes

Kids and family-targeted streaming service Shomi has made a deal with Corus Entertainment — the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada — that will bring over ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Jumanji Release Date Pushed, Spider-Man Shifts Sony shuffles big titles, taps Tom Holland as next live-action Spidey. Floogals Turn Up in Curious Places to Lure Viewers to Sprout YouTube ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Orders Hartman’s ‘Bunsen is a Beast!’

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of Bunsen is a Beast!, an original animated comedy created and executive produced by Butch Hartman. Bunsen is a Beast! follows the adventures of ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Names 2015 Writing and Artist Program Picks

Nickelodeon has selected nine fresh faces to join its illustrious talent development programs this year. Four new, emerging talents will join the 16th annual Writing Program, while ... Continue Reading →
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Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →