With a little Disney expertise in-hand, Boulder, Colorado-based connected-toy company Sphero is launching its first branded cartoon series Las Aventuras de Sfero y Jhonny-C on Mexican entertainment network Telefantasía this fall.
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Corus Entertainment and Nickelodeon are extending their partnership with a new long-term deal that gives Corus exclusive rights to all Nick content across digital and linear platforms in Canada.