Make way for Relativity Media. The television and film studio is trying to scoop up YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios from Disney with a last-minute bid worth up to US$1.1 billion.
UK-based Silvergate Media’s preschool adventure IP Octonauts has formed a partnership with Marine Conservation Society (MCS), one of the top charities for protecting UK seas, shores and wildlife.
The Jim Henson Company has formed a partnership with Base79 that will see the Los Angeles-based digital video company help boost Henson’s original content presence on YouTube.
A cross-section of the kids entertainment industry’s top leaders, from Hulu, Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV and Disney Digital Media, are now set to offer up new insights to the 1,600 attendees expected at next month’s Kidscreen Summit in New York.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s SVP and MD of entertainment networks Sunny Saha has announced he is stepping down from his position with the Cartoon Network parent company effective at the end of February.
Europe’s biggest visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments has joined forces with Finland’s Rovio Entertainment to launch the first-ever Angry Birds 4D experience, which is set to debut at Merlin’s Thorpe Park Resort in Surrey, England this May.
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.