Wendy Goldman Getzler
“We currently don’t have a broadcasting platform, so it’s unique,” says DHX Media COO and president Steven DeNure on the proposed US$160 million cash deal with Bell that will place Canada’s Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in his company’s hands.
With global sales of collectible plush YooHoo & Friends toys exceeding 22 million units, German brand management and media company m4e AG has acquired all licensing rights for German-speaking territories with plans to develop a broad licensing program.
Three Nickelodeon-themed boutiques have launched on Amazon.com, featuring Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as the kidnet gears up for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season in the US.
Scholar, author and cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken is set to explore the rise and impacts of binge-viewing during his keynote opener at the upcoming Kidscreen Summit, which will be held in New York from February 9 to 12.
The first Mister Maker (pictured) and Tickety Toc standalone magazine titles are set to hit UK shelves next year following two publishing deals between brand owner Zodiak Kids and Immediate Media and Signature Publishing.