COMPANIES / TV
Paris-based producer/distributor Cyber Group Studios and The Jim Henson Company have joined forces for the first time in a co-production collaboration that will see two new book-based animated children’s series come to market.
The life of Little League World Series hero and triple threat American athlete Mo’ne Davis will be chronicled in an original movie for Disney Channel entitled Throw Like Mo.
Despite Q4 2014 sales declining by 1.8% (US$96 million) to US$5 billion, Toys ‘R’ Us is reporting an overall sales increase of 0.5% (US$61 million) to US$12.4 billion for its full fiscal year.
In a move that bolsters Peppa Pig’s presence in Eastern Europe, Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) has appointed licensing agents Plus Licens AB and Mondo TV to manage programs for the preschool property in the region.
In a partnership that’s taking educational mobile game content to heady new levels, two Irish companies, Kavaleer Productions and neuroscience lab Cortechs, have joined forces to launch a suite of brain-fitness apps for kids with autism and ADHD.
Disney EMEA has greenlit production for a full season of The Evermoor Chronicles, a spin-off of its hit live-action miniseries Evermoor.
Viacom International Media Networks has inked a multi-series package deal with free-to-air broadcaster Televisa for 496 hours of Nickelodeon content, including the first season of Bella and the Bulldogs (pictured).
Syahrizan Mansor is moving up the ranks at Viacom International Media Networks, having been named the new VP of Nickelodeon Asia.