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Scooby-Doo & Tom and Jerry Set for Live Events in the MidEast

LONDON: Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA) and Shooting Stars have inked a deal with MBC to develop live theatrical shows and consumer experiences for Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry in the Middle East. The two-year agreement sees ticketed and non-ticketed events being held in theaters, shopping malls, stadiums ...

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New Malaysian Animation Studio to Focus on 2D, 3D

CYBERJAYA: The KRU Group has unveiled the latest addition to its stable of companies, Kartun Studios, which will focus on the areas of 2D and 3D animation. The new studio is based in Kuala Lumpur. It serves as the animation arm of the KRU group of companies. The outfit will ...

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Australia’s FOX8 Secures The Strain

SYDNEY: The 13-part thriller The Strain is set to air in Australia on Foxtel's FOX8, with a debut on July 30 at 8:30 p.m. The Strain is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan. It stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) ...

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Globo Makes First Sales into Pakistan

SÃO PAULO: Globo has sold three of its telenovelas into Pakistan in the first deal the Brazilian outfit had made in that country. Free-to-air channel Plus Max, part of Pakistan’s Business Recorder Group, has picked up The Life We Lead, The Enchanted Tale and India: A Love Story. The first ...

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2018-2024 Olympic Broadcast Rights Awarded in Japan

LAUSANNE: The Japan Consortium, which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, has secured an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for broadcast rights for Olympic games in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024. The Consortium was awarded the broadcast rights in Japan for the ...

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Super RTL to Broadcast, Rep Kate & Mim-Mim in Germany

LONDON: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has sold the new preschool program Kate & Mim-Mim to Germany's Super RTL, which has signed on to air the show and represent its licensing and home entertainment rights in the country. Kate & Mim-Mim will debut on Super RTL later this year, following ...

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CBeebies & CBBC Co-Commission More Katie Morag

LONDON: The live-action children’s series Katie Morag is set to return for a second season on CBeebies and CBBC sometime next year, marking the first time the British kids’ channels have co-commissioned a show. Some episodes of the sophomore run will be shown exclusively for a younger set on CBeebies, ...

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