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Al Jazeera Children’s Channel to Air Gruppo Alcuni Show

TREVISO: The Grupo Alcuni series SLASH://, targeted at 7- to 12-year-olds, has scored a slot on the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel for the Middle East and North African region. The show tells of the adventures of a group of five youngsters, hailing from across the globe, who can physically travel ...

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4Kids to Auction Yu-Gi-Oh! Assets

NEW YORK: 4Kids Entertainment has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction off the rights to the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, among other assets, this June, with an initial $10-million bid in from a company affiliated with Saban Capital Group. The motion notes that the $10 million “stalking horse” bid ...

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Hasbro Studios Fills Latin American-Focused Sales Role

LOS ANGELES: Sheetal Merchant has been hired by Hasbro Studios in the role of manager of international sales and distribution, with a focus on Latin America. Based in the company’s London office, Merchant comes to the role with more than ten years of experience in TV program sales and distribution. ...

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Cartoon Network Expands TV Everywhere Strategy

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network is planning to stream its on-air content live across multiple platforms, including online and mobile. The move is part of the network’s TV Everywhere strategy to provide content for viewers on all screens. This includes streaming on CartoonNetwork.com and for mobile viewers on the iPhone, iPod touch and ...

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ZDFE Takes On Distribution for KI.KA L&M Rights

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has assumed responsibility for the worldwide distribution of the licensing and merchandising rights for the German kids’ channel KI.KA. ZDFE will handle the marketing activities of the joint children’s channel of ARD and ZDF. KI.KA is now in its 15th year. Its brands that ZDFE will now ...

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Qubo Acquires eOne’s Taste Buds

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the kids’ show Taste Buds to the U.S. channel Qubo, where it will debut this summer. The 32×30-minute show is an educational, live-action food adventure series for kids. It encourages them to think about what they eat and explore new foods from the ...

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Redakai Gets TV & Licensing Deals in South Korea

PARIS: Zodiak Kids’ Marathon Media has secured new TV and licensing deals for the boy-skewing Redakai, Conquer the Kairu property in South Korea. The show, targeted at boys 6 to 10, is headed to broadcaster JEI. Joon International has been appointed as the consumer products agent, while the toys will be ...

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Disney Channel Orders New Live-Action Comedy

BURBANK: Disney Channel has a new live-action comedy on the way, Dog With a Blog, a family sitcom told from the pet’s point-of-view. The series centers on step-siblings whose parents buy them a dog to encourage them getting along. The two soon discover that the pooch has a secret: the ...

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More House of Anubis for Nick

MUNICH: A third season of the daily mystery-adventure series House of Anubis has been ordered by Nickelodeon from Studio 100 and Lime Pictures. The show is based on the format Het Huis Anubis, which was originally produced for Nickelodeon in the Benelux countries. The series is now in its sixth ...

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