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41e Names Sleepwear Licensee for New King Kong Series

GREENWICH: 41 Entertainment (41e) and Arad Animation have appointed Komar Kids as the sleepwear licensee for Kong: King of the Apes, an upcoming animated show for Netflix. Under the agreement, New York City-based Komar Kids is working on a line of branded sleepwear, layered garments, sets, robes and blanket sleepers ...

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USA Network’s Suits to Air in Spanish on NBC Universo

MIAMI: NBC Universo is set to air the original USA Network series Suits in Spanish starting next month. Co-produced with Universal Cable Productions, the series will debut on the U.S. Latino network July 7. The series delves into the fast-paced, high-stakes world of a top Manhattan corporate law firm. The ...

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MGM & Sinclair Team for Sci-Fi MCN

BALTIMORE/LOS ANGELES: Sinclair Television Group and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are working together to jointly create, develop, distribute and air a science-fiction multi-channel network, set to launch this fall. The 24-hour MCN will feature more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content. The network will feature a mix of science fiction, fantasy ...

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Syfy Brings Back Bitten for Third Season

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Syfy has given a third-season greenlight to the werewolf drama Bitten. Production on the supernatural thriller’s new ten-episode run will begin this summer. Bell Media’s Space in Canada also picked up the show’s third season. No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) produce the series, in ...

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Vivendi Purchases Dailymotion for $243 Million

PARIS: Vivendi has acquired an 80 percent stake in the online video platform Dailymotion from Orange, for 217 million euros ($243 million). The move gives Vivendi access to a range of music and audiovisual content and allows for the joint development of original content, together with the Universal Music Group ...

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El Rey Unveils The People’s Network Digital Platform

AUSTIN: Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has created a new digital platform, The People's Network, to allow creators, makers and fans to showcase their creative talents. El Rey is kicking off the multiplatform initiative with a special promotion, The Epic Summer Movie Contest, in partnership with Corona Extra. Users are ...

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Eccho Rights Inks New Deals for Entertainment Format

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has signed four new European agreements for the entertainment format Eei Eei Oh!, focused on people and their pets. Eei Eei Oh!, which comes from BIC Formats, looks on as owners have their pets perform in front of a jury and studio audience. It is being licensed by ...

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Virgin Media Taps First Digital Entertainment Chief

LONDON: David Bouchier, a veteran of the European pay-TV industry, has been tapped as Virgin Media's first chief digital entertainment officer. The newly created role brings together the content, programming and digital entertainment teams, as the cable operator looks to further develop its proposition in the TV and entertainment market. ...

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