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Nick HD+ Launches in India on Tata Sky

December 21, 2015

MUMBAI: Nickelodeon’s high-definition children’s channel Nick HD+ has rolled out in India on Tata Sky. Nick HD+ features a range of content, including local programs such as Motu Patlu and Pakdam Pakdai, classics like Ninja Hattori, as well as international shows like …

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Lionsgate Becomes Shaun the Sheep Home-Entertainment Partner

December 22, 2015

SANTA MONICA: Lionsgate has come on board as the home-entertainment partner for the entire Shaun the Sheep catalogue in the U.S., where Boomerang has signed on to become the new broadcast home. The agreement with Lionsgate includes seasons one through …

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Chinese Nickelodeon Attraction to Open Doors by 2020

December 22, 2015

NEW YORK: A new Nickelodeon-branded attraction is set to go up in China by 2020, at an estimated cost of $1.85 billion. The project, which will be built in Sanshui New Town, will be Nick’s first branded attraction in the …

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Eco-Friendly Global Book Deal for YooHoo & Friends

December 22, 2015

IDAHO FALLS: Green Kids Club (GKC), which focuses on environmental sustainability and preservation, has teamed up with Aurora World, which is licensing its plush characters from YooHoo & Friends for a special edition of green books, set for international distribution. …

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First Toy Line for eOne’s PJ Masks

January 4, 2016

LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Just Play as the global master toy partner for the popular preschool series PJ Masks, marking the brand’s first toy collection. The line will include action figures, playsets, vehicles, plush, dress-up and role-play items. …

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Disney XD Slates Hour-Long Gravity Falls Finale

January 4, 2016

BURBANK: The one-hour final episode of the Emmy Award-winning animated adventure-comedy series Gravity Falls is set to air on Disney XD on Monday, February 15. The series finale, titled “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls,” will air at 7 p.m. …

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Rovio to Target Asia with New Angry Birds Game

January 4, 2016

ESPOO: Rovio, the Finnish company behind the hit Angry Birds brand, has teamed up with Korea’s NHN Studio629 to develop games geared toward the Asian market. Through the deal, Rovio will provide the Angry Birds IP to NHN Studio629, which …

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Guillermo del Toro Series Part of DWA & Netflix’s Expanded Deal

January 5, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS/GLENDALE: Netflix and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) have expanded their current multiyear agreement, making the streaming service the global home—outside of China—to a number of new original series produced by the studio, including one from acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. …

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Nickelodeon UK Greenlights First Original Digital Series

January 5, 2016

LONDON: Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has commissioned its first original series specifically developed for digital platforms from London-based creative agency Ralph. Titled Tinkershrimp & Dutch, the 5×5-minute comedy series is set to premiere across Nick Play and the U.K. websites …

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Disney & ABC Promote the Importance of Reading

January 6, 2016

BURBANK: Disney and ABC have partnered to raise awareness about the importance of reading with the nonprofit First Book through the Magic of Storytelling campaign. Disney is donating its 50 millionth book to First Book, a nonprofit that gives new …