DHX Media-owned reschool properties Teletubbies and In the Night Garden are bolstering their retail presence in China following new licensing agreements with BBC Worldwide Asia and Shanghai V-Pop. In the Night Garden is also making strides over in the UK, where interactive publisher P2 Entertainment is set to launch a new branded app.
The companies will acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top ad-based and subscription video services as part of this new initiative.
Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, where he will head up the brand-new content production unit and spearhead the development and production of original live-action digital series.
After successful debuts in France and the UK, and an announced launch in the US, Nickelodeon’s My Nick Jr. personalized on-demand programming service is now heading to Asia in a deal struck by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia and SMIT, a Hong Kong-headquartered digital tech company that provides OTT solutions for the pay-TV industry.
Leading video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco Games Europe S.A.S. will release Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for Nintendo 3DS this fall.
A new line of Garfield figures, plush, vehicles and seasonal products are heading to market courtesy of the brand’s newly appointed master toy licensee, Pennsylvania-based Wicked Cool Toys.