Netflix has taken its relationship with Disney one step further by picking up the US rights to a total of five Disney Junior and Disney XD shows, including Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Halifax-based DHX Media, The Jim Henson Company, Nat Geo Kids, Corus and BabyFirst Plus are among the first creators of paid YouTube channels.The move puts the Google-owned online platform closer to acheiving an affordable a-la-carte lineup of premium content and in a better position to compete on the SVOD front.
Disney is amplifying its preschool mobile offerings with a new Doc McStuffins iOS app, as well as new additions to the Disney Junior Appisode lineup.
L.A.-based post-production service provider SDI Media has named Doug Roberts as VP and GM of Access Services, following an increased demand for live and offline closed captioning and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, as well as audio description services.
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.
Toronto, Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has sold the first season of its children’s comedy Almost Naked Animals to Disney XD in The Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.