Nigel Pickard, who stepped down as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation earlier this year, has joined new UK-based content company Dial Square 86 as a director.
Tween-oriented video social network Viddiverse has partnered with Pencils of Promise, a charity dedicated to building schools and improving the quality of education for kids around the world.
MarVista Digital Entertainment has inked a VOD deal with New York-based distributor iN DEMAND that will significantly expand the reach of MarVista’s family, teen and tween content library across North America.
A new deal forged by independent Canadian broadcaster Channel Zero will see 24-hour South Asian children’s channel Halla Bol! Kids TV become the first channel in the Hindi-language kids category on US pay-TV provider DISH Network this summer.
L.A.-based Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman as the brand management company’s president of global consumer products.