The RCA brand, in conjunction with Display-Vu Corp. an affiliate of Curtis International Ltd., is the latest property to join the Roku TV licensing program. The RCA brand will build and deliver smart TVs that run the Roku OS in the U.S. and Canada. The RCA Roku TVs are expected to be available this summer and will provide consumers with an easy-to-use smart TV, including access to 5,000 channels and 450,000 movies and TV episodes.
Cartoon Network‘s Ben 10 franchise will extend its reach across multiple platforms and into more Australian and New Zealand homes this month with new free-to-air partnerships.
New agreements with 9Go! and TVNZ2 complement its existing distribution on pay-TV and SVOD platforms including Foxtel, Stan, Fetch, and Sky New Zealand. Ben 10 is also available through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app. Read the rest of this entry »
eOne’s Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa’s Australian Holiday marked the theatrical debut for Peppa Pig in Australia, where the release hit 241 screens across the country and debuted at no. 6 in the overall box office chart. Since it opened last month, the release has earned box office receipts of AUS $2.16 million.
The Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience also premiered on April 7 in the UK screening in more than 500 cinemas nationwide. It has generated box office sales of just over £3 million since opening and ranking in the overall top 5 box office releases in the UD during its opening week. Read the rest of this entry »
Media I.M. Inc. Ltd appointed Evolution to represent the North American licensing, merchandising, and promotions rights for its Belarus-originated animated series Sunny Bunnies. The series has also been licensed to key broadcasters globally.
Disney Junior and Disney Channel have both licensed the Sunny Bunnies series in the U.S., and the first season of Sunny Bunnies has already launched on both channels in the U.S. and other regions around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Genius Brands International Inc. licensed exclusive broadcast rights for season one of Rainbow Rangers to Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Caribbean. Currently in development, the mission-based action adventure series is expected to air on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr. The deal follows the recent announcement of Fisher-Price Toys as global master toy partner for the brand. Read the rest of this entry »
American Greetings Entertainment (AGE) partnered with Diagonal View, a leading producer of social content owned by Sky UK Limited, to manage the Buddy Thunderstruck YouTube channel. Read the rest of this entry »
Blue Apron partnered with MasterChef Junior to develop a Mystery Box Challenge that aired on last week’s episode on FOX. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Night Garden and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partnered for a host of green-fingered activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the brand.
Celebrating ‘Ten Years of Magical Journeys,” the activities will run from May until the end of June, and will consist of magical paper trails at all four RHS gardens throughout England. There will also be an augmented reality app available for download, which will allow children to see the In the Night Garden characters come to life along the way. Read the rest of this entry »
Shout! Factory and UYoung partnered to bring preschool series P. King Duckling to the home entertainment marketplace in North America. This multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment distribution rights (DVD and EST) in the U.S. and Canada for all 26 half-hour episodes of the first season of P. King Duckling.
Shout! Factory will plan a strategic rollout of this series, beginning in September through Shout’s kids and family imprint, Shout! Factory Kids. Broadcasted in the U.S. on Disney Junior, the new preschool comedy series has a learning-focused curriculumthat centers on overcoming challenges and inspiring creative thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
Sesame Street teamed up with Google Earth to spotlight 12 bright, strong, girl Muppets from Sesame Street on the revamped platform, that was unveiled today. Hailing from the U.S. and countries including India, South Africa, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, and Bangladesh, these inquisitive girl Muppets inspire children everywhere to learn, explore, and dream big. Read the rest of this entry »