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ITV Drops Plans to Acquire Entertainment One British broadcaster formally withdraws its proposals to scoop up the global entertainment company behind preschool sensation Peppa Pig. 21 ... Continue Reading →
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Corus Toons Up Fall Lineup

Corus Entertainment has unveiled the fall programming lineups for its Canadian kids’ networks, with new fresh titles and new seasons of fan favorites heading to YTV, Treehouse and ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Rejects Billion Pound ITV Bid

International production and distribution company Entertainment One (eOne) has rejected a takeover offer from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which had bid about 1 billion GBP ($1.3b USD). In ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →
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Disney and DreamWorks Animation Want Appeals Court to Stop Fight with 10,000 Animation Workers With Sony and Blue Sky dealing out, other heavyweights in the anti-trust legal conflict ... Continue Reading →
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Karen Fowler Tapped as Showrunner on ‘Flora of the Forest’

Koko Rose Media, King Rollo Films and Bejuba! have signed on three-time Emmy-winning creative executive Karen Fowler as Showrunner for Flora of the Forest (52 x 11), the preschool property ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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Svensk Filmindustri Launching Kids’ Streaming Service

Sweden’s Svensk Filmindustri has announced a new children’s entertainment SVOD service: SF Kids Play. The ad-free streaming service will feature a blend of classic domestic properties ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Home, eOne Ink Multi-Territory Pact

Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have entered a multi-territory home entertainment agreement, which will also see the launch of a joint venture in Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben and Holly’ Gets Russian Broadcast, Licensing Partners

Entertainment One has awarded the broadcast rights to its BAFTA and Emmy-winning preschool animation series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom to Russia’s Carousel. Additionally, ... Continue Reading →