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On the heels of higher fourth quarter and full-year earnings, DHX Media has claimed full ownership of 117 kids and family titles and distribution rights for 34 titles including successful teen drama Degrassi from indie distributor Echo Bridge Entertainment.
Just one day after announcing its new Camp Yeti preschool series, Nelvana is joining forces with Brown Bag Films and Candy Bear to produce another original series for under-fives, Cozy Island.
As The Furchester Hotel makes its global debut today on Sesame Workshop’s YouTube channel, Kidscreen got a little one-on-one time with one of the series’ stars. Cookie Monster talks biscuits, waiting tables and the perils of hosting guests who happen to be cookies.
As blockbuster hits Transformers Age of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and affiliate fees from its media networks helped drive a 9% bump in fourth quarter revenue, Viacom is upping Pierluigi Gazzolo to president of its VIMN Americas division.
- New report examines the dangers of InstaFame on youth culture (CBC)
- Sony’s new web TV service, PlayStation Vue, is set to launch (Variety)
- Spidey rules Batman in global licensing revenue (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Facebook turns to animated characters to help users adjust their privacy settings (Bloomberg)
The toy maker has upped Stephen Davis to chief content officer, amid reports that Hasbro is in talks with DreamWorks Animation for a potential merger.