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Portfolio Secures New Sales for Trio of Titles

TORONTO: Portfolio Entertainment has sold the animated kids' series DOKI, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! and RoboRoach to broadcasters in Canada, Norway and UAE. DOKI is headed to NRK in Norway and TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada. The show follows the adventures of the titular ...

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Kulipari to Make a Splash on Netflix

Earlier this week, Netflix unveiled a number of new original series coming to its roster of kids’ programming. Among them is Kulipari: An Army of Frogs, produced by Splash Entertainment and Outlook Company. The property is based on a trilogy of books created by American football star Trevor Pryce, and ...

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HBO Asia Orders More Hollywood On Set

PARIS: HBO Asia has picked up an additional 76 episodes of Hollywood On Set from Prime Entertainment Group. The new run will air in HD across 25 territories via HBO Asia. The show goes behind the scenes and on set of the latest movies out of Hollywood. David Freydt, the ...

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BBC Worldwide to Host London Doctor Who Fest This Fall

LONDON: This November, BBC Worldwide is slated to host a festival celebrating the international hit Doctor Who featuring special appearances by showrunner Steven Moffat and current series lead Peter Capaldi. The Doctor Who Festival will run from November 13 to 15 at ExCel in London. The event will include sets ...

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ITV2 Commissions New Comedy Panel Show

LONDON: ITV has tapped STV Productions, with GroupM Entertainment, to produce a new comedy panel show for ITV2, Safeword. The 7×45-minute series will begin airing in July. It will be hosted by Rick Edwards (Tool Academy) and feature regular captains Katherine Ryan (Have I Got News For You) and David ...

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Turner Promotes Deborah Bradley to EVP Post

ATLANTA: Deborah Bradley has been elevated to executive VP of networks and programming optimization, content strategy and commercialization for Turner Broadcasting System. Bradley is responsible for all acquisitions, licensing, program planning, scheduling, operations and inventory management for TNT and TBS networks and their digital and mobile platforms. Bradley, who also ...

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Licensing Expo Spotlight: Mondo TV

LAS VEGAS: At this year’s Licensing Expo, Mondo TV is presenting a number of titles from its co-production partners Giochi Preziosi, Aurora World Corporation and Abu Dhabi Media. Highlights from Giochi Preziosi include Dinofroz Dragons’ Revenge and Atomicron. “Both properties were born from successful Giochi Preziosi toy lines,” says Roberta ...

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Licensing Expo Spotlight: m4e/Telescreen

LAS VEGAS: The central character in the new animated series Wissper, a highlight from m4e for the Licensing Expo, is a quirky little girl who can talk to animals. Wissper sits in the catalogue alongside the girl-skewed fantasy adventure series Mia and me, which has two completed seasons of 26 ...

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Licensing Expo Spotlight: Cyber Group Studios

LAS VEGAS: The upcoming action comedy Zorro the Chronicles, part of the Cyber Group Studios catalogue for exploitation at the Licensing Expo, centers on the famed masked swordsman. “There’s a lot of diversity in the series and I think there’s a massive amount of potential in terms of merchandising,” says ...

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