A new development and investment JV is being backed by the Malaysian government and Asian media company Astro Overseas. Kuala Lumpur-based Ideate Media will focus on live-action and animated content development and IP exploitation.
Barcelona-based production company Imira Entertainment has named Elena Mera Dios as its new sales manager for the EMEA, North America and Asian markets. Her move is timed with the departure of producer and head of sales Christophe Goldberger.
Disney Channel has upped development exec Adam Bonnett, who has spearheaded such shows as Hannah Montana and Shake it Up, to the newly created role of EVP of original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide.
M6 head of children’s programming Morgann Favennec is joining new Paris-based distributor Superights Family Entertainment, founded by French companies Axone Invest and Superprod, which will focus solely on live-action and animated family and youth entertainment.
In a move that speaks volumes about the rising value of digital youth content, DreamWorks Animation has purchased the 55,000 channel-strong YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV for US$33 million.