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Food Network to Debut in Brazil

KNOXVILLE: Scripps Networks Interactive has announced its plans to premiere Food Network in Brazil later this month, marking the company's first channel brand to launch in Latin America. Food Network will become available to customers of the SKY Brazil TV platform. The channel will include such local productions as Menu ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: PGS Entertainment

CANNES: The very first episodes of ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks are being presented by PGS Entertainment at this year’s market. The updated series, which is a co-production between Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions, has already secured such key partners as Nickelodeon, M6, SUPER RTL, Globo, YTV and Antena 3, to ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Animasia Studio

CANNES: A security service operating on a chaotic, bird-filled island sets up the premise of Chuck Chicken, an animated action comedy that Animasia Studio is presenting. The company is also offering up Harry & Bunny, a non-dialogue comedy led by a magician and his stage rabbit, and Kung Fook College, ...

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GRB Sends Pair of OWN Series to Africa’s MNET

SHERMAN OAKS: GRB Entertainment has sold the popular OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network scripted shows The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, both of which come from Tyler Perry, to MNET in Africa. Set in a Savannah mansion, The Haves and the Have Nots is a drama that ...

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Sinking Ship Entertainment Unveils MIPCOM Highlights

TORONTO: At this year's market, Sinking Ship Entertainment plans to present a number of new and returning children's programs to international buyers. Sinking Ship heads to Cannes with a $30 million production slate. Titles to be showcased include Odd Squad, a comedy math series due to debut on PBS next ...

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Planeta Junior Reveals Plans for MIPCOM

MILAN: Planeta Junior will have its own booth for the first time at this year's market, where the company is slated to showcase Egyxos, Sendokai Champions and Bubble Bip, among other highlights. New episodes of Egyxos will be screened at MIP Junior. The series has been picked up by Super! ...

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CAKE Principals Set Up Two New Production Outfits

LONDON: CAKE Entertainment principals Edward Galton and Tom van Waveren are planning to launch two new TV production companies aimed at the children's programming sector with funding from the U.K. government-backed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Both companies intend to raise £5 million ($8.06 million) in investment from the EIS funding. ...

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Nickelodeon Slates New Educational Preschool Series

NEW YORK: Later this month, Nickelodeon is scheduled to premiere Blaze and the Monster Machines, a new educational preschool program focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of a monster truck named Blaze and his 8-year-old driver, AJ. The interactive animated show ...

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21st Century Fox, BSkyB Increase Investments in Roku

LONDON: BSkyB has invested a further $700,000 in the OTT platform Roku, which plans to use the funds to bolster operations and activities. The U.K.’s largest premium satellite television provider previously made a total of $12.2 million investments in Roku in 2012 and 2013. BSkyB also revealed that 21st Century ...

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