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Mondo to Rep Turner Kids’ Content in MENA Region

ROME: Mondo TV S.p.A. has been appointed as the exclusive agent and representative for the kids’ library of Turner Broadcasting System Europe in markets across the Middle East and North Africa for the next three years. Mondo TV has the rights to sub-license a total of around 580 programming hours, including hits ...

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Disney Channel Launches in Turkey

LONDON: Following the launch of Disney Channel in Turkey on Free Sat, the channel’s distribution has passed 100 million households in Europe, the Middle East and Africa within three years. The launch of Disney Channel in Turkey expanded the channel’s reach by 11 million homes. The channel’s programming targets kids ...

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Marvel Series Joins The Hub Lineup

LOS ANGELES: The Hub television network has secured the hit animated series The Super Hero Squad Show from Marvel Animation. The half-hour series, which features super heroes such as Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Thor and Captain America, will air on The Hub, Monday through Friday starting January 30. It was ...

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Télé Images Scores Presales for New Animated Series

PARIS: Télé Images Productions, a Paris-based subsidiary of Zodiak Media Group, has inked presale deals in several European territories for its new animated series Secret Ranch. The series has been picked up by TF1 Teletoon+ and Equidia in France, and the German public channels ARD and KI.KA and Italy’s De ...

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Nelvana Hires Former Classic Media Exec Andrew Kerr

TORONTO: Nelvana Enterprises has hired Andrew Kerr, who previously worked for Classic Media and Ragdoll, as its head of consumer products for the Americas and Australasia. Kerr was previously the executive VP of consumer products and marketing for international at Entertainment Rights/Classic Media. Prior to this he was the executive ...

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Disney XD to Air Fort Boyard Season Two

BURBANK: Next week, Disney XD will premiere a new cycle of the reality adventure series Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge. In the second installment of the series, 24 teens from the U.S. and the U.K. compete as teams in a series of challenges designed to test their brainpower, courage and teamwork. ...

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New Preschool Series in Development for CBC

TORONTO: Yowza Animation is collaborating with the Canadian publisher OwlKids and CBC Television to develop the preschool series Chirp. The series is based on Chirp magazine and brings the mixed media brand into television and digital media. In addition, the Yowza team is working with Moonray Studios’ Dan Clark to ...

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Marathon Media Lands New Partners for Redakai

PARIS: Zodiak Kids’ Marathon Media has secured new partners in Australia and New Zealand for its boy-skewed property Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, including Stella Projects, Moose Toys, Network Ten and Magna Home Video. In Australia, the kids’ series Redakai will air on Network Ten’s Toasted block in early 2012, followed ...

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Disney Junior Gears Up for March U.S. Launch

BURBANK: The Disney Junior channel is to launch on March 23 in the U.S., joining 28 other Disney Junior channels around the world. The 24-hour channel, which targets kids ages 2 to 7, will be available via major cable and satellite providers, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Bright House ...

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