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Amazon to Offer PBS Kids Shows

Amazon has expanded its multiyear licensing agreement with PBS for hundreds of additional episodes of shows including children’s show such as Caillou, Arthur, Daniels Tiger’s Neighborhood, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon and Viacom Strike Streaming Deal

Amazon has announced a spate of new content acquired for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, many of which are children’s series from Viacom’s family of networks ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Orders ‘Moonbeam City’ Pilot

Comedy Central continues its search for more animated series. The Viacom-owned cabler has ordered a new pilot about a handsome, yet stupid private eye who does everything he can to ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix May Say Buh-Bye to SpongeBob

Remember a few years ago when Nickelodeon was blaming its diminished ratings on Netflix and the popularity of its animated series SpongeBob SquarePants on the disc/streaming service? ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Joins Wal-Mart’s Disc-to-Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Korra,’ ‘Raving Rabbids,’ ‘MvA’ Highlight Nick Slate

Nickelodeon announced at its annual upfront presentation in New York a roster of more than 300 new animated episodes in 2012, including premiere dates the for the highly anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Jr. Says Shalom to Israel

Viacom Int’l Media Networks (VIMN) has announced that together with long-time local partner Ananey Communications it will launch its leading preschool channel Nick Jr. in Israel, ... Continue Reading →
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Nielsen Investigates Nick’s Mysterious Ratings’ Drop

Something strange has happened to Nickelodeon’s ratings since mid-September. Both Hollywood trades have stories today about how the ratings for the children’s cable network has ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo’s ’1001 Nights’ Is Top Show at Junior

Canadian indie shop Big Bad Boo’s new animated series 1001 Nights was the most-watched show at the MIP Junior market this weekend. Loosely based on the classic Middle Eastern ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Chairman Waheed Alli Steps Down

Chairman of U.K. property house Chorion Waheed Alli has resigned after the business failed to renegotiate banking deals to fix its significant debt burden, reports The Guardian. William ... Continue Reading →