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Meet the Small Potatoes to Air on Disney Channel, Disney Junior

NEW YORK: The broadcast debut of Meet the Small Potatoes, a musical animated film from Little Airplane Productions, is slated for tomorrow on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The North American rights to Meet the Small Potatoes have been picked up by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, which will start distributing the DVD ...

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Breakthrough Licenses New David Rocco Installment to Nat Geo

TORONTO: Breakthrough International has made a deal with National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) for the show David Rocco’s Dolce India, which will premiere on the Nat Geo Adventure channel in Australia, Asia, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Malta and Greece. The series is a follow up to David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and ...

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Beyond Picks Up Pair of Children’s Titles from Dot To Dot

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution has acquired two new children’s titles for its catalogue from Dot To Dot Productions, Totally Rubbish and Get Squiggling Letters. The 10×30-minute Totally Rubbish was a commission for CBBC. Presented by Michelle Ackerley and Nigel Clarke, the art series teaches kids how to turn worthless trash into ...

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ABC Family Continues to Move Toward More Originals

BURBANK: Two new original reality shows are being lined up for ABC Family, one of which is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap. The Vineyard (working title) follows a handful of 20-somethings who are living in Martha’s Vinyard for the summer. The show is created and executive produced by Dave Broome (The ...

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PBS Kids Releases Wild Kratts Educational App

ARLINGTON: Following the successful premiere of a Wild Kratts special last month, PBS Kids has launched the Creature Math iPad app inspired by the hit kids’ show. Produced by Kratt Brothers Company, the Creature Math app helps users sharpen their math skills while creating animal habitats. It also teaches science ...

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BBC Shuffles Senior Team

LONDON: The incoming director-general at the BBC, Tony Hall, has announced the first in a series of changes to the senior team, including tapping James Purnell for the post of director of strategy and digital. Purnell is currently a senior producer at Rare Day and advisor to the Boston Consulting ...

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YOU On Demand Expands to IPTV Platform

NEW YORK: YOU On Demand has signed a distribution agreement with Tianjin IPTV, which delivers the Chinese pay-per-view and VOD service to households across 16 major districts in the greater Tianjin metropolitan area. This expands YOU On Demand’s reach from cable to IPTV. This means that more customers than ever ...

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Revenues Up, Profit Down at Discovery

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications posted fourth-quarter revenues of $1.2 billion, an 8-percent gain over Q4 2011, though net income took a hit, down from $336 million to $224 million. The increase in fourth-quarter revenues was led by 15-percent growth at international networks and 4-percent growth at the U.S. networks. Net ...

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TLC International Brings Medical Docuseries Back to Life

LONDON/SILVER SPRING: Bizarre ER, a hit medical documentary series produced by Maverick TV, is being brought back by TLC International. Bizarre ER details hospital visits caused by unusual circumstances, which are recreated through graphics and animations. Filmed in the U.S. and the U.K., it is presented by singer and actor ...

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