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Sky Plans 600% Growth of Kids Content Library

European pay TV leader Sky has announced it plans to expand its library of on-demand kids’ content from 700 titles to 4,000. The move is part of the broadcaster’s multi-million-dollar ... Continue Reading →
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Three Top Toon Execs Depart Nick

Three top execs exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio last week: Rich Magallanes, senior VP, current series; Jenna Boyd, senior VP, animation development; and Jill Sanford, VP, animation ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Launches Animation Scholarship

Nickelodeon has partnered with national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — to award one skilled, innovative animator ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Launching Standalone Sub Service

Nickelodeon plans to follow the example of HBO by launching a direct-to-consumer, standalone subscription service this February. The decision was revealed during a call between parent ... Continue Reading →
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Len Uhley to Receive WGA Animation Award

Veteran television animation writer Len Uhley (Ben 10, Static Shock, Duck Tales) is set receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Gets a Facelift for 2013 Macy’s Parade

The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon will have a new look at next month’s 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Thursday, Nov. 28). Donning a holiday-themed ensemble ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Basks in Licensing Rewards of Hit Shows

This past week at the Brand Licensing Show in London, Nickelodeon was in the spotlight for its popular L&M programs for its hit animated series, the new CG-animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Is Being Shopped for Cable Syndication

Twentieth Television will be shopping off-network syndicated repeats of The Simpsons to cable networks in the coming year, says The Hollywood Reporter. The long-running Fox hit which ... Continue Reading →