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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Star Wars’ Toon Rumored, Robert Burns Reanimated, Mark Hamill on Anime, & More

Lucasfilm May Already Be Hiring for the Next Animated ‘Star Wars’ Show A vacancy post on LinkedIn for a new Episodic Director for an animated series is starting to solidify ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Closes Slew of TV Deals Ahead of NATPE Miami

Madrid-based kids and family content distribution leader Imira Entertainment announces a raft of key sales deals in Latin America and the US as well as EMEA regions in the run up to ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Global TV News Bytes

Co-pro partners Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin Random House and international distributor Superights have secured a new overseas nest for preschool toon Puffin Rock, just nominated ... Continue Reading →
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DHX and Amazon Strike Their Biggest Kids’ Streaming Deal Yet

DHX Media netted a large-volume global content deal with Amazon Prime Video for 13 DHX kids’ shows. Covering more than 200 countries and territories with content to be offered ... Continue Reading →
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Zoland Animation, MEI Group Create 1st Chinese Kids’ OTT Zokast

Zhejiang Zhongnan Animation Co. Ltd. (Zoland Animation) has partnered with France’s M.E.I. Group to launch ZOKAST KIDS.TV, a new SVOD platform catering to children of all ages. ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior and MIPCOM News Bytes

APC Kids — the children’s distribution arm of About Premium Content — has scored a slew of deals for its animated series Kid-E-Cats, which follows three kittens with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Takes Over BAMTech, Plans New OTT Services

The Walt Disney Company is acquiring majority ownership of direct-to-consumer streaming specialist BAMTech, with plans to introduce new OTT services which will include an exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Buys ‘Kingsman’ Comic Co. Millarworld

Global streaming service Netflix announced its first acquisition on Monday, having acquired comic-book publisher Millarworld. Launched in 2004 by Scottish comics writer Mark Millar, ... Continue Reading →

Kabillion Launches Spanish-Language App on Roku

Independently owned kids’ VOD network Kabillion — which recently passed the milestone of being available in 60 million homes — has launched its first Spanish-language ... Continue Reading →
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Sony TV to Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority in leading anime distributor Funimation Productions, subject to regulatory approval and ... Continue Reading →