With the help of TV exec Victoria Powell and London mayor Boris Johnson, a new TV accelerator program will give small and startup London-based indies the chance to pitch for up to US$3 million in private equity investment per company and receive business training.
Viacom International Media Networks’ VP of international brand management Charlotte Castillo has been promoted to SVP of brand management and creative for Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP).
Viz Media Europe has appointed UK agency Bulldog Licensing and German brand management company m4e to rep Japanese anime sensation Yo-kai Watch in the UK and German-speaking territories, respectively.
In bolstering its production capabilities for global brands like Nickelodeon and MTV, Viacom is set to open an 88,000-square-foot studio in Miami, which will be named Viacom International Studios.
Acclaimed illustrator/brand creator Jo Rose and kids media exec Lisa Hryniewicz have formed new UK-based joint-venture Koko Rose Media to manage the rapid worldwide growth of Rose’s popular preschool and lifestyle brand Deer Little Forest.