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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 →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Emoji Movie’ & ‘Nut Job 2′ Bits, ‘Game of Thrones’ Record & More

VIDEO: ‘The Emoji Movie’ “Emoticons” Clip Meet some of the colorful characters of Sony Pictures Animation’s technophile adventure in this newly release ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Feniger Appointed VP & GM of Boomerang SVOD

Turner and Warner Bros. have named Sundance Feniger as Vice President and General Manager of their new Boomerang premium SVOD service in the US. Feniger is charged with heading the ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Series Sweep MENA with Bulk Deals

Paris-based animation producer Millimages has sold 400 half-hours of its popular series to major broadcasters and VOD platforms across the Middle East & North Africa. Pan-MENA Free ... Continue Reading →
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Gina Rodriguez Is Netflix’s New ‘Carmen Sandiego’

Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winning star of hit series Jane the Virgin, has signed on to voice iconic crook Carmen Sandiego in Netflix’s upcoming animated reboot, according ... Continue Reading →