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ATF Spotlight: DreamWorks Channel

SINGAPORE: The DreamWorks channel, which launched across Asia this year, partnered with HBO Asia for playout, affiliate sales and marketing. “Thailand was the first market to go live, with CTH; Malaysia followed quickly with Telekom Malaysia,” says Eric Ellenbogen, co-head of international TV and DreamWorks Classics at DreamWorks Animation. “We’re ...

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Nelvana Secures SVOD Deals for Kids’ Titles

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has placed more than 800 episodes of its children's content with SVOD service providers around the world. Movile picked up global rights for Babar and the Adventures of Badou, The Backyardigans, Franklin and Friends and Max & Ruby. Meanwhile, iflix subscribers throughout Southeast Asia will have access ...

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Family Channel’s New Teen Block to Launch in January

TORONTO: DHX Television's Family Channel is expanding its offering with the launch of a new teen programming block called F2N, set to kick off in January with the premiere of Degrassi: Next Class. F2N will be added to Family Channel’s lineup with the debut of Degrassi: Next Class on January ...

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Jetpack Inks Deal with Outfit7 for Talking Tom and Friends

LONDON: Jetpack Distribution has signed an agreement with Outfit7 Limited for the global broadcast rights to the app-based Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. Jetpack will have the exclusive global television rights—excluding Asia—to distribute Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. With a voice cast led by Colin Hanks, ...

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7 Wonder Lands CBeebies Commission

LONDON: 7 Wonder has been commissioned to produce the new 25-part series Do You Know?, hosted by tech vlogger Maddie Moate, for CBeebies. Each episode will see Moate exploring topics that children are keen to learn about, examining everything from how pasta shapes are made to what happens inside a ...

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Asian Sales for Cyber Group Studios

PARIS: Cyber Group Studios has sold more than 250 half-hours of programming to broadcasters in Asia, with deals on such shows as Zorro the Chronicles, Tales of Tatonka and Zou. Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific renewed the rights for the CGI series Tales of Tatonka for the region. In Indonesia and Sri ...

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ZDFE Licenses Kids’ Shows Across AsiaPac

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has placed more than 150 hours of programming from its ZDFE.junior slate, including Dance Academy and Mako Mermaids, with broadcasters across the Asia Pacific. In Australia, ABC International acquired the pan-Asian pay-TV rights for all three seasons of Dance Academy. HBO Family Asia picked up the ...

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ATF Spotlight: 9 Story Media Group

SINGAPORE: A house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors takes center stage in Nature Cat, a new animated series that 9 Story Media Group is showcasing at this year’s ATF. “Nature Cat is not only incredibly funny, it also delivers the ever-important universal message of encouraging kids to ...

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Kids’ Series Little Roy Notches Up Presales

DUBLIN: The hybrid live-action/animated series Little Roy, a joint CBeebies and CBBC commission, has secured presales with broadcasters in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium. The 52×14-minute series is headed to NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and VRT in Belgium. These new presales follow a previous pickup ...

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ATF Spotlight: Rainbow

SINGAPORE: At ATF, Rainbow will be showcasing a selection of kids’ shows, including Winx Club and the brand-new Regal Academy. Andrea Graciotti, the head of sales and co-productions at Rainbow, says Regal Academy offers a “unique and utterly hilarious take on our best-loved fairy tales that come to life at ...

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