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Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

Playmobil series Super 4 sales stack up

A range of broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada have acquired the Playmobil-inspired kids animated series Super 4. Neox Kidz, which is part Spain’s Atresmedia; TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal; RTBF in Belgium; RTS in Switzerland; RTL téléKids in Netherlands and Luxembourg; MTV3 in Finland; Canal+ in Poland; Noga in […]

Gran Plan unveiled in Finland, Russia

Armoza Formats’ cross-generational format The Gran Plan is being remade in Finland and Russia. Finland’s MTV3 has partnered with Banijay Finland to create a local primetime remake with an “all-star golden girl cast”. The network has already run Armoza’s Connected, which is into its third season. “After the success of Connected, we’re thrilled to partner […]

Global-aiming Yellow poaches MTV3 formats boss

Finnish producer Yellow Film & TV has poached local broadcaster MTV3’s head of formats to become its head of development as an international push gears up. In his new role, Pete Paavolainen will work alongside CEO Olli Haikka, COO Milla Bruneau and CFO Jorma Reinilä to build its international presence. He will be charged with […]

News brief: Global sales for new Jungle Bunch series

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and North America have bought Tat Productions and Master Films animated kids series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue! The show was commissioned by France Télévisions. It is distributed by PGS Entertainment, which has shopped it to broadcasters including Cartoon Network in Germany (where Super RTL has already taken […]

Transmedia by numbers

Children’s love of great TV content shows no signs of abating but young audiences are becoming increasingly agnostic when it comes to the screen they use to find it, resulting in the line between app, game, toy and TV show blurring. Mediametrie and Eurodata TV media consultant Claire Mitchell looks at the numbers these crossovers […]

UK channel goes Under the Dome with CBS

Channel 5 in the UK has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the buzzy CBS miniseries Under the Dome. The show, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television, will air on the UK terrestrial channel in the autumn. Under the Dome follows events in a small down that is suddenly and inexplicably […]

LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]

PGS sells Robin Hood to raft of b’casters

PGS Entertainment has shopped its new Robin Hood animated series to a raft of broadcasters. The France-based distributor sells 52x11mins Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, which is produced by Method Animation, DQ Entertainment, ZDF Enterprises and Fabrique D’Images. In Europe it has been bought by Spain’s RTVE and its public broadcast counterpart in Belgium VRT. […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]