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Sprout Grows into Universal Kids, Adds DreamWorks Titles in Fall

NBCUniversal’s preschool network Sprout will be rebranding to Universal Kids, which will go live September 9. Universal Kids will continue to offer premiere preschool programming ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Snaps Up ‘Sammy & Co’ Rights ahead of MIPTV

Zodiak Kids has taken on distribution rights for aquatic action-adventure series Sammy & Co from STUDIOCANAL, and will launch the brand-new second season at MIPTV this week at Stand ... Continue Reading →
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Marc Goodchild Named Head of Digital for Turner EMEA

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa has appointed Marc Goodchild as its Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product. An award-winning TV producer and digital executive, Goodchild ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Sends ‘Zack and Quack’ Flapping to Global Channels

Zodiak Kids, a Banijay Group company, announces a slew of sales as international buyers flock to its animated preschool series Zack and Quack, including deals across Latin America and ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Inks Package Deal with Amazon India

Zodiak Kids has made a major content sale to Amazon India in a new deal that adds up to over 100 hours of programming. The agreement includes all four seasons of popular kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminated Film’s ‘Little Princess’ Marks 10th Anniversary

Illuminated Film Company is this week wishing a happy 10th birthday to Little Princess, which first introduced the darling character and her family to TV audiences in October 2006 on ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Sends ‘Floogals’ Down Under & Beyond

Zodiak Kids has scored further sales for preschool series Floogals, securing broadcast deals with ABC (Australia), Cartoonito and DeAJunior (Italy) and BBC Alba (Gaelic-speaking UK). ... Continue Reading →
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Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Ent. Acquires Arc Assets

Jam Filled Entertainment — a full service Canadian animation company recently acquired by Boat Rocker Media — has purchased the principal assets of recently shuttered Arc ... Continue Reading →
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Jam Filled Eyes Arc Productions Buy

Following the dramatic closure of Toronto animation studio Arc Productions, Jam Filled Entertainment (itself recently acquired as a subsidiary of Boat Rocker Media) has moved to acquire ... Continue Reading →
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Toronto’s Arc Productions Shutters

Toronto animation studio Arc Productions, formerly Starz Animation up until 2011, has halted operations and locked up its offices. CEO Tom Murray stated in a written note to employees ... Continue Reading →