- Sony and Viacom partner for Web-TV deal (Forbes)
- New Target CEO doubles down on kids products – including toys – as one of its new key categories (The Wall Street Journal)
- YouTube’s US video-ad revenue to surpass US$1 billion in 2014: report (Variety)
- Disney believes Maker Studios can be the next Pixar or Marvel (Mashable)
Kim Goody and Alan Coates, co-founders of London’s Soho Square Studios, have launched a new children’s and family entertainment based production arm, Soho Square Productions. The new prodco has partnered with industry vet Keith Chapman on its first preschool series.
France-based Technicolor has secured a deal for the CGI adaptation of Tom Taylor’s hit graphic novel series The Deep that sees Canada’s Nerd Corps Entertainment join Australia’s A Stark Production as a co-production partner.
Cartoon Network has widened its talent search in Asia Pacific by launching its international shorts program in the Philippines to find writers, artists and studios with original ideas for potential hit animated series.