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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 →
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2 Animated Pitches Among ComedyPRO Just For Laughs Winners

Two animated series concepts won over the judges of the 2017 Just For Laughs pitch competition in Canada, which this year comprised two separate programs: the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Inks First Kids’ Content Deal with Amazon Prime

BBC Worldwide has set a multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime Video, giving the SVOD service’s subscribers in the UK and Ireland access to a slew of TV series from CBeebies ... Continue Reading →