Teletoon


Nickelodeon buys ToonMarty

Nickelodeon has bought global rights to ToonMarty, the upcoming Canada-produced toon series from Sean Scott, the creator of Jimmy Two Shoes. The Viacom kids net will put the show out across its international kids nets and has global rights, with the exceptions of North America, China and Japan. The 40x11mins show was commissioned by Corus […]

Breakthrough brings in kids veteran for sales

Breakthrough has recruited Caroline Tyre and the seasoned Canadia kids TV exec for a new sales and acquisitions role. At the Canadian producer and distributor she be senior director, covering sales and acquisitions across Europe and parts of Asia. Tyre will report to Craig McGillivray, vice president, distribution, who rejoined Breakthrough last year. He said: […]

Boat Rocker staffs up distribution

Fast-growing producer and distributor Boat Rocker has staffed up its rights division, adding execs including Jessica Watson, who has joined from Entertainment One as director of global sales and acquisitions. Toronto-based Boat Rocker has also brought in Jodi Lutz as director of rights management, Chris Hunt as senior manager of media operations, and Kelsey Griffin […]

Corus moves Teletoon originals exec to Nelvana

Canada’s Corus Entertainment has moved an original programming boss at its kids network Teletoon to production arm Nelvana. Athena Georgaklis has been named head of development, and will lead rights acquisition and original content development for the studio. She takes up her post immediately, reporting to Nelvana president Scott Dyer, and working closely with the […]

Amazon Loops in DHX with kids deal

Amazon has acquired animated series Looped for its Prime Instant Video service in the US. The deal sees Amazon snag exclusive US streaming rights as part of a wider deal with DHX Media. The Canada-based kids studio has also licensed five seasons of The Busy World of Richard Scarry, one season of Madeline and an […]

News brief: Iberian nets buy eOne toon

Kids networks in Spain and Portugal have acquired 2D animated series Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong from eOne Family. Spanish free-to-air net TVE Clan bought the show for Spain, with pay TV channel Biggs doing the same in Portugal. The 52x11mins series, from Sticky Pictures and eOne and for Teletoon in Canada and […]

Former ABC kids chief resurfaces at Corus

Deidre Brennan has resurfaced at Corus Entertainment, and will be vice president of kids content at the Canadian media giant. She joins having recently exited Australian pubcaster ABC where she oversaw its kids channels and content. Corus’ kids brands include YTV, Treehouse, Teletoon and the local versions of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and the Disney channels. […]

Teletoon boards Cottonwood’s Squish

Canadian kids channel Teletoon has come onboard Squish, the new 52x11mins animated comedy from France’s Cottonwood Media and Toronto’s Shaftesbury. Teletoon has confirmed a development deal for the show, while French channel Gulli, which previously had joined the development, has ramped up its participation to a prebuy. “Cottonwood’s raison d’être is to produce premium content […]

News brief: Turner Lat Am net buys Stan Lee toon

Pay TV channel Cartoon Network Latin America has bought Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 from Genius Brands International in a multi-territory deal. The superhero-themed show comes from Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture of LA-based GBI, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics. It has previous been sold to the likes of TF1 in France, which was […]

Disney Channel rolling out in Canada

Disney Channel will launch in English and French in Canada next month. The channel will be run, under licence, by Canadian media giant Corus Entertainment and replace its Télétoon Rétro service. Disney Channel and its French counterpart, La Chaîne Disney, will roll out in September 1, and the launch line-up for the new services will […]

1 2 3 4