Wendy Goldman Getzler
Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has its eyes on strategically building out the global TV presence of its yourfamily and RiC TV channels, and the company has tapped former KidsCo CEO Paul Robinson to lead the charge.
Increased big-box competition and decreased momentum for videogame sales, both at home and abroad, led to continued losses at global retailer Toys ‘R’ Us, which saw a 4% drop in US sales during its crucial holiday quarter of 2013.
Preschool property Tree Fu Tom is stepping up its marketing game through FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s Spring Into Action campaign, a brand awareness initiative that will support new series episodes on CBeebies and the show’s coinciding product range.
In nearly a year from now, ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins from Anne Sweeney as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, as Sweeney is set to depart from the company in January 2015.
Zodiak Media has struck a significant content agreement in China with Ciwen Media Group, which is set to distribute more than 390 episodes of Zodiak programming and serve as a regional distribution agent across free TV, cable and satellite, home entertainment and VOD platforms.